11. The Gilgamesh Epic
The Epic of Gilgamesh is the world’s oldest extant epic narrative, written 1500 years before Homer’s The Iliad. It narrates the account of Sumerian King Gilgamesh of Uruk and his many exploits. Famous in Mesopotamia, the attractive King is not without defects, and as a result, he faces numerous challenges as he seeks immortality.
10. The Secret Archive of the Vatican
Deep within the Vatican, beneath the heart of the Catholic religion, are 53 miles (85 kilometers) of shelving containing 1200 years’ worth of classified manuscripts. This is the Vatican Secret Archive, and it is well-known. As the name implies, it is highly clandestine, but the real translation was most likely Private Archives, implying that they are the Pope’s personal property.
9. Bulgaria’s Murder Bureau is number nine.
The Committee for State Security was Bulgaria’s top-secret security agency during the Communist regime. It was known as Service 7 and was responsible for the kidnapping and murder of Bulgarian residents all over the world. It allegedly began operations in 1963 and by 1972 was allegedly engaged in illegal activity in at least nine countries across Europe and even Africa.
8. Space Aliens Mating with Humans
According to a recent poll, at least 6% of Americans believe they have been abducted by aliens at some point in their lives. Extraterrestrials, they claim, are using them to breed because they are having troubles on their own world. Aliens are also making hybrid beings in order to one day take over the world.
7. The JFK Papers
The government has kept the JFK files hidden for decades. These documents are directly related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The files have fueled a slew of insane conspiracy ideas that others besides the notorious Lee Harvey Oswald were engaged in his heinous death.
6. The Assyrian Empire’s Secret Queen
Sammu-Ramat, the Assyrian Empire’s hidden queen, was commonly known as Semiramis. Between 811 and 806 BC, she was Queen Regent of the Assyrian Empire. She sat on the throne for her son in the years before he reached maturity, and she was one of the only women ever to be able to do so in the absence of a husband.
5. Ancient Hebrew Medicines
A new archaeological find sheds some light on the ancient history of the Hebrews. This latest discovery, unearthed at an ancient Israelite altar, suggests that the Hebrews smoked marijuana during their sacred ceremonies. Archaeologists utilized gas chromatography to test the Iron Age sanctuary discovered at Tel Arad, deep in Israel’s Negev desert.
4. Slave Quarters Discovered
Historians recently discovered the slave quarters of a woman named Sally Hemings inside Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate. Since it was made public during his first tenure as president, their contentious relationship has sparked much controversy. Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States and is credited with writing the Declaration of Independence.
3. Unit 731 of the Imperial Japanese Army
Japanese Unit 731 was a research study that went horribly, horribly wrong. This program was one of Japan’s greatest secrets until the 1990s, when details began to leak. This section was formed to do research on diseases, chemicals, and weaponry. Unit 731 originated as a public health service comprised of army volunteers.
2. Stanford Prison Experiment
The Stanford Prison experiment was unlike any other social psychology experiment ever conducted. A research team led by a psychology professor named Phillip Zimbardo randomly assigned 24 college-aged men to be either a prisoner or a guard by tossing a coin.
1. The Real Story of Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene is regarded as a pivotal figure in Christianity. And yet, no one can agree on who she was, what role she played in the life of Jesus Christ, or even why her name is so contentious. She’s been gone for 2000 years, and she’s been dubbed a prostitute, a sinner, and some even believe she was Jesus Christ’s bride.