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Top 11 Historical Myths Debunked - European History - About.com
There are an awful lot of known 'facts' about Europe's history which are actually false. Everything you read below is widely believed, but click through to find out ...
Historical Myths - Index of Historical Myths - European History
Taking common historical myths and revealing the truth.
The Truth Behind The 300 Who Held Thermopylae - European History
Historical Myths - The 300 of Thermopylae - Find out the true figure.
Top 11 Myths or Urban Legends About Ancient History
It's a little harder to prove that myths about ancient history are false than it is to disprove myths about more modern eras, but the prevailing opinion is that the ...
The Death of Catherine the Great (Historical Myths) - European History
This entry in our historical myths series examines two legends about the death of Catherine the Great: one involving horses and one toilets.
Historical Myths: Common Codes Supposedly Hidden in Statues
Raised horse legs and crossed legs: do the legs on statues reveal if someone died in battle or went on crusade? Find out the truth behind this urban legend.
Was Adolf Hitler a Socialist? Debunking a Historical Myth
The Myth: Adolf Hitler, starter of World War 2 in Europe and driving force behind the Holocaust, was a socialist. The Truth: Hitler hated socialism and communism ...
Did Medieval People Believe in a Flat Earth? - European History
Professor Jeffrey Russell argues that the Columbus myth originated in a history of Columbus from 1828 by Washington Irving, which claimed that theologians ...
Myths, Legends, and Folk Tales Differences - Ancient/Classical History
In common parlance the stories of the Greek and Roman deities and heroes are indiscriminately referred to as myths and legends. If we wish to be more careful, ...
The Death of Stalin (Historical Myths and Truth) - European History
Is it a Myth? The myth of Stalin's death is often given by people wishing to point out how Stalin seemed to escape all legal and moral punishment for his many ...