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10 Deities Who Like to Party

Do you know the top 10 deities that like to party? Check out the 10 deities that like to party in this article from

Why is Mesopotamia called the cradle of civilization?

Mesopotamia was a region in the Middle East from which all of civilization developed. Learn about Mesopotamia and the birth of ancient civilization.

Can You Identify These Ancient Texts?

If you consider yourself a master of emojis, you're pretty much a master at deciphering ancient texts. They're full of pictograms, hieroglyphs, symbols, characters and more. Let's see if you can identify some of the oldest content in the world.

Rhythm and Rhyme: The Poetry Quiz

Poetry may seem simple, but if you take a closer look, you'll see the attention to form, detail, meter and rhyme that make classic poems so unforgettable. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the art and practice of poetry.

Lapis Lazuli: Crystal Properties, Origins and Uses

This ancient rock adorns King Tut's coffin and the Sistine Chapel. And at one time it was more precious than gold. What is it about this deep blue rock that has drawn us in for centuries?

How Much Do You Know About the Ancient Cities of the World?

As the musical "Hamilton" reminds us several times, oceans rise and empires fall - and cities rise and fall with them. Do you know much about these centers of early civilization?

The History of Lilith, From Demon to Adam's First Wife to Feminist Icon

The black-haired "demoness" of folklore turns up in many ancient legends, but in the 21st century, Lilith has been recast as a feminist symbol.

Owl Omen and Symbolism: Why Do Owls Fascinate Us?

You can find at least one owl omen anywhere the barn owl lives — that’s worldwide, except Antarctica and Micronesia. But not all of these omens are positive.

Some Chinese Restaurants Laced Food With Opium—What Would Happen if You Ate It?

Could Chinese food laced with opium actually make you return to the same restaurant? Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article.

Can You Ace This Mixed General Knowledge Quiz If We Give You Hints?

Hey, smarty pants! If you're the king or queen of pub trivia or a Jeopardy master, then this is the quiz for you. Take it to test your knowledge of topics from history to entertainment!

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