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A Cup Of History – Online Bits Did you know that in ancient Greece, temple priests employed engineers and scientists to invent machines that would help them perform miracles to keep the followers flocking to the temples, and some of … Continue reading

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A Cup Of History Online Bits: In September 52 BC The battle of Alesia took place between Vercingetorix leading the Gallic tribes against Julius Caesar leading the Roman armies..Vercingetorix who had retreated into his fort in Alesia was soon laid under siege … Continue reading

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The Cup Of History Online Bits: Did you know that the tradition behind the famous British 5 O’clock tea , goes back to the days of British colonization of India, when British soldiers set out on their daily patrols would … Continue reading

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A Cup Of History Online Bits: Did you know that for a fact , Gold was looked at by the Aztecs as not the most valuable metal but Jade in fact they looked down at the Spaniards for their fascination … Continue reading

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A Cup Of History Online Bits: Did you know that Adolf Hitler prior to his involvement in politics attempted to join the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna several times and was turned down each time , Some of his … Continue reading

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A Cup Of History Online Bits: Did you know that the name of Dracula that belonged to Vlad III prince of Wallachia, who was also known as Vlad the impaler, the name of Dracula which in Romanian is spelled Drakulya. Dracul, … Continue reading

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A Cup Of History Online Bits: During the Messine Offensive in 1917 , the Royal British Artillery fired approximately 3.5 million artillery shells in 12 days at a rate of almost 3.5 shells per second!  

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