People Divulge Which Widely Believed Historical 'Facts' Are Completely False
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History is all a fabrication. That is a sad truth that we seem to be learning more about day by day.

We have been manipulated by those in power and historians. So much of history has been about the narrative of the time.

And Lord only knows if there is any way to fix the mess. There are some secrets only witnesses can attest to, and those facts are in a grave.

Truth is basically a farce at this point, at least that's what it feels like. I know I can't be alone in this thought.

Redditor u/Onitsukaryu wanted to dissect and discuss the power points of life's background that are not as solid as some believe by asking:

What widely believed historical "fact" is actually totally false?

There are sides to every story. That is an important life mantra. I just never thought it could also apply to the historical facts that were suppose to be concrete. I mean we have built society and cultural norms on lies. That's unfortunate...

Helmet Fashion

Thor Vikings GIF by THE BEARD STRUGGLE Giphy

"There has never been a viking helmet found that had a horn attached to it."

- TheFlameKeeperXBONE

"There are several horned helmets In the Danish National Museum, but they are from the bronze age and very obviously ceremonial."

- LeakyLeadPipes

the big circle

"For most of recorded history people knew the earth was spherical."

- Leucippus1

"Yep, the ancient Greeks already proved this long ago. Also, the reason nobody initially wanted to fund Columbus is not because they thought earth was flat but because for all they knew it would be a very long voyage across a huge sea which was super risky and costly."

- Murkepurk

Fiddle Me This

"Nero played the fiddle, the fiddle wasn't even around while he was alive."

- Satinthepogman

"There are also reports that while Rome was burning Nero ran into burning buildings to save people. One man even offered to pay him because he was covered in soot and unrecognizable as the emperor."

"It's believed that after the fires had died down one of his aids told him to make a song to uplift the populist. Someone over heard him playing the lute (more than likely) and singing about the fire and misunderstood what he was doing."

- Realwalrus5353

Phonies

"Cleopatra was actually not am Egyptian and belonged to the Ptolemaic dynasty, a family of Greek origin that ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great. Her family actually refused to speak Egyptian, and she was the first to learn the language."

- innocentunderwood

"A lot of the Pharoahs were not of Egyptian ancestry. Ancient Egypt got taken over a couple of times. I think at one stage there was probably even a red headed Pharaoh."

- NecromancyBlack

Friends

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"Salieri and Mozart got along quite well. All the available evidence suggests that Salieri was very supportive of Mozart's music."

"Furthermore, he didn't promise his chastity to God... or if he did he didn't follow through because he got married and had kids. Furthermore he didn't need to manipulate the emperor because he was one of the richest composers in the world, whereas Mozart was broke for most of his adult life. Amadeus is a great film, but it's more fiction than fact."

- epsonabcdefg

I'm going to continue to believe Amadeus and Salieri had drama. The play is too good to go and fiddle with that narrative now. Also, I'm glad to know everyone isn't as dumb as we thought. The Earth is round, science prevailed early.

It's all Gross

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"Catherine The Great didn't have sex with horses. That was some dude in Enumclaw, WA."

- jdward01

The Seat

"That Rosa Parks was sitting in the white section of the bus during the encounter that made her famous. She was actually sitting in the front of the coloured section (where black people were expected to sit) but refused to give her seat to a white man (which is what was expected of black people at the time)."

- Existing-Shopping358

Witches

"That witches were burned during the Salem Witch Trials."

"The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. More than two hundred people were accused. Thirty were found guilty, nineteen of whom were executed by hanging." Thanks Wikipedia."

- KxpMultiFandomer

Birth Places

"Hitler was born in Austria. We actually don't even know exactly where he was from as his dad had confusing origins. Marie Antoinette was Austrian as well. Napoleon was French by citizenship but Italian blooded. Stalin was Georgian and didn't even speak Russian until he was an adult."

- TJeffersonsBlackKid

Fire Non-Starter

Scared On Fire GIF by SpongeBob SquarePants Giphy

"Mrs O'learys cow didn't start the great Chicago fire. A newspaper guy made the story up because it sounded good."

- bljbmnp

Well now I don't even know if the sky is actually blue or just an illusion. The farce is strong in those "history" books we keep reading and peddling. Oh all the things we'll never know.

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