14 Weird As Hell Deaths In Ancient History

They say "Comedy = Tragedy + Time" but I would argue that "Tragedy + Time = Older Tragedy." Because these deaths are ancient but still pretty tragic. (Although, okay, some are just absurd. A tortoise falling on someone's head ... is funny.) The Ancient World seems hard to comprehend today. From volcano jumps to mercury pills, people even died in incomprehensible ways.

Read on for 14 examples of truly strange ways to die. If we can learn anything, it's to avoid pears at all costs.

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14 Weird As Hell Deaths In Ancient HistoryThe Death of Heraclitus

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14 Weird As Hell Deaths In Ancient HistorySource: Culture Trip

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14 Weird As Hell Deaths In Ancient HistorySource: A Cabinet of Greek Curiositieshref

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14 Weird As Hell Deaths In Ancient HistorySource: Esquire

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14 Weird As Hell Deaths In Ancient HistorySource: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography

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14 Weird As Hell Deaths In Ancient HistorySource: Lives of Eminent Philosophers

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14 Weird As Hell Deaths In Ancient HistorySource: A Cabinet of Greek Curiosities

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14 Weird As Hell Deaths In Ancient HistorySource: Smithsonian

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14 Weird As Hell Deaths In Ancient HistorySource: Suda Online

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14 Weird As Hell Deaths In Ancient HistorySource: Tyranny and Political Culture in Ancient Greece

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