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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.
Historical Myths: Common Codes Supposedly Hidden in Statues
The Myths: 1. On a statue of a horse and rider, the number of legs in the air reveals information about how the rider died: both legs in the air means they died ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Debunking The Protocols of the Elders of Zion - Historical Myths
The Myth: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion are the records of 24 (or 27) meetings held in Basel at the time of the First Zionist Congress in 1897. They detail a ...
Horned Helmets - Viking Myths and Facts - European History - About ...
The Myth Viking warriors wore horned or winged helmets. The Truth There is no evidence, archaeological or otherwise, that Viking warriors wore any type of ...
The Truth Behind The 300 Who Held Thermopylae - European History
Historical Myths - The 300 of Thermopylae - Find out the true figure.