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The Codex Gigas also known as The Devil’s Bible, once considered the eighth wonder of the world. It is known as the Devil's Bible because of a large illustration of the devil on the inside and the legend surrounding its creation. It is thought to have been created in the early 13th century in the Benedictine monastery of Podlažice in Bohemia.

Mysterious~ In June 1836 five young boys, hunting for rabbits on the north-eastern slopes Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, found 17 miniature coffins hidden inside a cave. They were arranged under slates on three tiers, two tiers of eight and one solitary coffin on the top. Each coffin, only 95mm in length, contained a little wooden figure, expertly carved with painted black boots and custom made clothes.

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The dark secrets of the French forest blocked off 100 years after WW1

Memories: The land is still pockmarked with the trenches and craters left behind after the fierce fighting

The Longyou Caves were only discovered late in the 20th century. At least 24 caves have been discovered so far. All of which were carved by hand. Although the overall excavation involved almost a million cubic metres of stone, there is no historical record of them or evidence of the work. Their origin is a complete mystery. At present there is no explanation for their existence. They represent one of the largest underground excavations of ancient times.

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Ancient Syriac bible found in Cyprus

Rare Antique Bible Manuscript -- Written in Syriac, a dialect of the native language of Jesus -- thought to be 2,000 years old.

Nephilim are beings, who appear in the Hebrew Bible; specifically mentioned in the Book of Genesis and the Book of Numbers; they are also mentioned in other Biblical texts and in some non-canonical Jewish writings. They were called fallen ones because men’s hearts would fail at the sight of them.

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John Wayne Gacy

This is a photo of two of serial killer John W. Gacy's clown suits... On display at National Crime & Punishment Museum in Washinton DC.

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See the grave that scared road workers so much they paved around it

A haunted grave in the middle of the road??

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Monday Morning Randomness

Vietnam soldier's lighter: "We the unwilling, led by the unqualified, to kill the unfortunate, die for the ungrateful"


Bullets collided…


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The Historian Who Unearthed “Twelve Years a Slave”

In 1931 Sue Eakin, a white girl in Louisiana, saw a dusty, old book called "Twelve Years a Slave." She found a copy for herself a bit later - and spent 70 years rescuing it from obscurity and doggedly proving it was factual. "Her passion was history, getting the history out.” In 1968 she got it back into print. In 2007, at 88, she published an edition with maps and pictures. She wrote in the acknowledgments, “Now Solomon and I can rest.” Two years later, she died. A great story at the click.

A set of 70 books were found about 5 years ago in Jordan."Initial metallurgical tests indicate that some of the books could date from the first century AD. This estimate is based on the form of corrosion which has taken place, which experts believe would be impossible to achieve artificially."

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Plague Doctors

The Black Death Plague Doctor: A plague doctor was a special medical physician who saw those who had the Bubonic Plague. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, some doctors wore a beak-like mask which was filled with aromatic items. The masks were designed to protect them from putrid air, which (according to the miasmatic theory of disease) was seen as the cause of infection.

A B-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building on the morning of July 28, 1945. New York Times photographer Ernie Sisto had two of his friends hold his belt while he dangled off the side of the building to snap this photo.

Opium den. In the Word of God: King James Bible Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: