Scorpions in Ancient Egypt
by Hisham K. El-Hennawy

Oxford University Is Older Than the Aztecs
By Colin Schultz
SMITHSONIAN.COM

The Birth of an Outlaw
Billy the Kid’s birthplace has been an unsolved mystery, but research sheds new light on this “truth.”
by FREDERICK NOLAN
True West Magazine

If you are a fan of podcasts then I must recommend Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History. Especially the six part series Blueprint For Armageddon and the two part series  -a third is in the works- Kings of Kings. The first is about the buildup to and the entire first World War. The second is about the Achaemenid Empire, or First Persian Empire. Follow the links from his page for the full episodes which are usually a few hours each.