The Egyptians Built Pyramids While Mammoths Still Walked The Earth + 8 More Historical Events That Overturn Your Vision Of Time

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Well, time is a relative term, and sometimes it’s hard to imagine how many years ago the Egyptian Pyramids were built until we learn that mammoths still existed at the same time.

Nexter.org prepared for you nine historical facts that surprisingly took place at more or less the same time.

Luther King Junior was born in the same year as Anne Frank (1929)

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The victim of the Holocaust, Anne Frank, who became known all over the world for her Diary of a Young Girl. Her book is one of the most known and breathtaking in which she tells about her life from 1942 to 1944, is one of the most known and breathtaking.

The American Baptist Martin Luther King Jr. was a famous activist who fought for the civil rights for whole his life.

Did you know that this two people who became the symbols of strengths and faith in a better future were born in the same year?

Egyptians built pyramids while mammoths still walked the earth (2660 BCE)

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Don’t you find surprising the fact that while a growing civilization was building incredibly huge pyramids, mammoths were still alive? Researchers have confirmed the fact that wooly mammoths existed until about 1650 BC. Meantime, the oldest Pyramid of Djoser in Egypt was built between 2630 BC–2611 BC.

Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth II were born in the same year (1926)

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Did you know that Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth II were born in the same year? Moreover, they met once at the premiere of a movie The Battle of the River Plate in London Leicester Square in 1956. Both of them were 30 at that time,

above, you can see how Marilyn is shaking Elizabeth’s hand.

In the UK, still was a death penalty (hanging), when the metro has already worked

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In 1863, on the London rails for the first time, the subway train has passed. This fact becomes more surprising when you find out the fact that the last hanging in the UK was committed in 1868 after which was canceled. It means that anybody could use the underground to get in Newgate prison( where the last death penalty was held) and look at Michael Barrett last condemned to hanging.

Princess Diana and Mother Teresa passed out within days (1997)

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In 1997, Mother Teresa passed out this world a few days later after Princess Diana. The Princess was killed in a car crash on August 31st, while Mother Teresa died because of on September 5th.

The University of Oxford a few hundred years older than the Aztecs Empire

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It is hard to believe, that the Oxford University (Approximate date of foundation 1096) has already existed hundreds of years before the creation of the Aztec coalition of three Nahua altepetl city-states. As long as the University of England was developing, gaining more students, opening new specialties, the Aztecs ruled in the Valley of Mexico from 1428 until 1521.

Ecstasy was found the same year as the Titanic went down (1912)

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Wow, did you know that? The well-known Titanic sank in 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean. It was this year that the German scientist who worked for the company MERC first synthesized MDMA (ecstasy) while he was trying to find a cure for better blood coagulability.

The Harriet The Tortoise, that lived until 2006, met the Charles Darwin in person

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Some say that Charles Darwin took away Harriet the Tortoise from the Galapagos Islands, while he was on his world tour, then he brought it to Australia, where the turtle lived until 2006 and died in the age of 175.

George Washington never knew dinosaurs existed. Here’s why

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Until 1824, people had no clue about the existence of dinosaurs, among them the tenth U.S President George Washington who died in 1799. Only in 1824, the British geologist William Buckland first described and named the new species of dinosaurs, notably Megalosaurus.


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