Below is an overview of all the claims that we have examined so far. Have you come across a claim you’d like us to fact-check? Feel free to send it to us.
Despite all evidence to the contrary, there is a persistent claim that the ancient Greek heavy infantryman referred to as a “hoplite” is named after his shield.
With the coronavirus making its way through the world, ancient epidemics like the Plague of Athens are seized upon to make dire forecasts about the fate of modern society.
During the Bronze Age, Crete is thought by some to have enjoyed a Pax Minoica (“Minoan Peace”), thanks in large part to their ability to dominate the sea.
Invasions, migrations, and other movements of people were long used to explain changes in the past, but this is no longer widely supported in academic circles.
The Battle of Thermopylae was where, in 480 BC, a force of just 300 Spartans led by King Leonidas fought valiantly against the Persians. Or is there something the popular accounts are not telling us?