interesting facts of history that most people don’t know

Here are a few more interesting historical facts that many people may not be aware of:

  1. In ancient Rome, it was customary for wealthy people to hire professional mourners to attend their funerals and wail loudly to show the depth of their grief.
  2. The Great Wall of China is not visible from space with the naked eye, despite popular belief. It is only visible from orbit with the help of satellite imagery.
  3. The city of Pompeii, which was famously destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, was buried under ash and pumice for nearly 1,700 years before it was rediscovered in the 18th century.
  4. During the Middle Ages, it was believed that bathing could lead to illness and even death, so people went long periods of time without bathing. It was not until the Renaissance that the practice of bathing regularly was revived.
  5. The ancient Egyptians believed that the brain was an unimportant organ and removed it during the process of mummification, while preserving other organs such as the heart and liver. They believed the heart was the center of emotion, thought, and intellect.
  • December 19, 2022

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