We’ve been lied about these 5 historical facts

By THP Team


History is based on factual events and beliefs. What if these facts that we’ve believed turn out to be false? We can assure you that these facts were made up and drift from the reality.

1.Sphinx’s nose was not destroyed by Napoleon



For years, people have believed that it was the French army commander; Napoleon Bonaparte was responsible for mutilating the nose of the great Sphinx in Giza in 1798 but the same statue was found portrayed in Frederic Norden’s notes in 1737 without a nose. This has raised a huge controversy.

2.The helmet of Vikings was a not always horned


The first thought that clicks in our mind when horned helmets are shown is of Vikings. The archaeologists still can’t say on what was the shape of their helmets as they believe that these helmets were only used in rituals and not in combats.

3.Stonehenge: then and now


Numerous theories and hypotheses have been proposed to solve the mystery of Stonehenge. It has changed drastically over the years and looked way different earlier than it does today.

4.Christopher Columbus did not discover America


We’ve been taught that Christopher was the one who discovered America but researchers believe that Vikings were the first Europeans who travelled there in late 10h century.

5.Van Gogh didn’t send his ear to all his beloved ones


The famous story about Van Gogh cutting his ear and sending it to his loved ones is made up. The real story behind this is that out of remorse, Gogh chop off his ear lobe for accidentally attacking his friend, Paul with a razor.


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