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Twitter Thread: A Brief History Of Ancient Roman Fossil Hunting

It's said that you learn something new every day. Sometimes the knowledge one gains can seem pretty mundane. But today, Twitter user @OptimoPrincipi managed to rock our world with an informative thread about ancient Roman paleontology. The short thread is an eye-opener for anyone who thought the science was, well, modern. Turns out that Roman "fossil hunters" were fascinated by the bones of the "monsters" that pre-dated humans, even going as far as to create replicas of the extinct creatures. It's a wonderful look at the inquisitive minds of the past, and a testament to the apparently rich history of archaeological discovery. 

Informative Twitter thread about the history of Ancient roman fossil hunting, archaeology, paleontology, dinosaurs, mammoths, extinct animals | Gareth Harney @OptimoPrincipi 1) An ancient Roman-dinosaur- monster-bones thread! Yes read right did know Romans were keen fossil hunters, fascinated by bones ancient "monsters Augustus liked decorate his holiday-villa "not so much with statues and pictures but with | bones monstrous beasts, famed their antiquity and rarity. He called them bones giants
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Dank History Posts That Gave Us A Chuckle

If you're a high school student who loathes going to your history class every day, then you may want to try some history memes instead. They're far more interesting than sitting in your boring class or strolling through an equally boring museum. Just take our word for it and scroll at your leisure.

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Seventeen Ancient Roman Memes For The Back-Stabbers

Some people are twentieth-century history nerds, and others geek out over ancient history - these memes are for the latter. And who doesn't like a nice little dose of ancient Rome every once in a while?

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19 Fascinating & Funny Tumblr Posts About History

Time to get some learnin' on! This one is for those history nuts out there. You wouldn't think of Tumblr as a place to learn things, but when has Tumblr ever been predictable? Here and some random history facts that you probably didn't know. Thanks again Tumblr for pleasantly surprising us. 

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... are doomed to... something something. Can't remember. Oh well!

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My sense of humor is crippled by my knowledge of history; I know just enough to make obscure jokes, but not enough for them to be clever.