01. The ancient city of Jericho (currently in Palestine) is the world’s oldest walled city, with evidence of stone fortifications dating back nearly 9,000 years. Archaeological digs have turned up traces of habitation that are even older up to 11,000 years ago. #city #world #didyouknow #interesting #fascinating #history #ancient #world #travel #adventure #living #palestine #turkey #peru #pyramid
1. In 1014 A.D., after defeating a large Bulgarian army at the battle of Kleidion, Byzantine Emperor Basil II had 99 of every 100 prisoners blinded, leaving each 100th man with one eye so that he could lead his comrades home. Upon seeing his thousands of blinded soldiers, the Bulgarian Emperor reportedly died of a heart attack.
1. During World War 2, the British maintained an entirely fictional army, the “4th Army” that they successfully used to draw German forces away from invasion targets on multiple occasions, including the Normandy landings.
1. The person who graduates last in his class during the United States Military Academy at West Point graduation ceremony each year is called “the goat,” joining an exclusive club whose members include Civil War hero General George Custer.
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