History is an excellent source for pop culture to milk. The Assassination Of Jesse James, Schindler's List, Apollo 13; just ask Hollywood. So it's no wonder the subject has provided us with countless hilarious memes, too. And the aptly-titled Instagram account 'History In Memes' is sharing all the best ones!

Featuring figures and events from virtually all periods of our past, it invites people to take a look at what has happened from a different and funny perspective. Continue scrolling to check out its best recent posts and when you're done, fire up our first publication on it here. Enjoy!

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Jay Son
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3 weeks ago

That would've been awesome 😂😂

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Raven Sheridan
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3 weeks ago

Amen!

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To learn more about why these memes are so popular, we contacted Dr. Constantina Katsari, who has a Ph.D. in economic history and a long and successful career in UK academia.

"I always thought that history is instrumental in the formation of logical thinking," Dr. Katsari told Bored Panda.

"Without it, critical analysis remains deficient. At the same time, history teaches good citizenship and enhances political instincts. Above all, history helps us distinguish truth from lies. As a seeker of truth, I especially value the skills I acquired over the decades."

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Jul Chv
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3 weeks ago

Good idea for a reality show. "Real Jesus from New Jersey"...

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Luisa Madrigal
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3 weeks ago

I snort-laughed at this

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Raven Sheridan
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3 weeks ago

Boom! Mic drop.

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Dr. Katsari agrees with the popular phrase that history is written by the victors. "After all, most losers are dead, maimed, politically inactive, or otherwise condemned to invisibility," she explained.

However, there are still ways we can get a different perspective on things. "Saying that, we should not forget the value of archaeology that helps us fill in the gaps and gives a voice to non-victors," Dr. Katsari added.

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Keating_5
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3 weeks ago

Bravo sir!

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Hawkmoon
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3 weeks ago

These days, they don't even have a table or a chair, less a plate.

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Bored Person
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3 weeks ago

This actually seems like a good show

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Cowws
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3 weeks ago

aww. That's wholesome

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Interestingly, some philosophers draw attention to the doubts that may be felt when history is compared with different branches of investigation, such as chemistry or biology.

By contrast with such inquiries, the historian's procedure, including the manner in which he conceptualizes his data and the principles of argument he employs, may appear to be governed by subjective or culturally determined predilections that, as a result, are contestable and, therefore, out of place in a supposedly reputable form of knowledge.

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Jay Son
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3 weeks ago

It amazes me everytime how big Australia really is.

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JustAPanda
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3 weeks ago

As an Asian...I can confirm

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troufaki13
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3 weeks ago

Is French censored???

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Pernille.
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3 weeks ago

This made me laugh so loud it woke up the cats, so this might be my last comment:)

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One topic that was repeatedly examined in this context was the role of evaluation (specifically, moral evaluation) in historical writing—a subject, incidentally, about which historians themselves are apt to exhibit a certain uneasiness.

Many argue that value judgment can and should be totally excluded from history and, indeed, from social studies as a whole. However, this viewpoint does have its opponents, too.

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loty moty
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3 weeks ago

These are some epic brows

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loty moty
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3 weeks ago

Yes, we can also give Trump NFT of the US Presidency, give Scotland, Basque country and Catalonia independence NFTs and give Germany cheap gas NFT.

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thEBOrdeSTpaNDA
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3 weeks ago

EGYPTOLOGY is a PYRAMID scheme. Ha

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Keating_5
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3 weeks ago

Eleanor Roosevelt really was one of our coolest First Ladies

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Objectors highlight that the language the historian uses, adapted as it is to the assessment and appraisal of human motives and characteristics, makes some degree of evaluation unavoidable.

They argue that, even if the possibility of a drastically revised historical vocabulary allows the ideal of a wertfrei, or objective history, to be theoretically conceivable, such an ideal can scarcely be seriously entertained as a realizable practical goal.

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XenoMurph
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3 weeks ago

American: I will die for capitalism

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Cecilie Hammershøy
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3 weeks ago

And Sweden

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Tamra
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3 weeks ago

What a time to be alive.

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Alias Delfs
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3 weeks ago (edited)

Who the f**k is going to try to imprison that guy!, He looks like he could snap your spine over his knee(edit grammar )

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Dr. Katsari agrees with these folks. "There will never be absolute objectivity in history," she said.

"We all start from entrenched beliefs that need to be proved or disproved. Being objective as a historian is a constant struggle that involves rigorous logical exercises."

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Luisa Madrigal
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3 weeks ago

Righttt..."Roomates"

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Alexia
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3 weeks ago

They also put some road signs for the invaders indicating "THE HAGUE" (international tribunal on war crimes)

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Pernille.
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3 weeks ago

I wonder if the Romans would have been equally offended when told their empire were declining as the US are when told their country is failing. My first thought is no, as each province still had a local history and identity to hold on to.

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Heinrich Hall
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3 weeks ago

The first sculpture depicts a Celt and the second is Celtic. Nothing to do with"Germanic".

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So if you find yourself disliking some of these memes, that's good. Emotional and moral conflict is an opportunity for growth.

You can deal with this inner uneasiness by educating yourself on the topic more. "Academic literature is the golden standard," Dr. Katsari suggested. "There are some excellent public historians around that do an amazing job, though."

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Max
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3 weeks ago

Ocean Roombas!

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Jay Son
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3 weeks ago

Just their luck...

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Luisa Madrigal
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3 weeks ago

*Coughs in colonies"

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Hawkmoon
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3 weeks ago

Dad pun level increased to 100.

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3 weeks ago

Dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun

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JoyfulZebra
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3 weeks ago

"TRIPLE KILL"

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Chich
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3 weeks ago

Posted this before, but a good come back would be "And your ancient artifacts are where?"

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Daria
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3 weeks ago

Impractical but impressive 😎

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Trillian
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3 weeks ago

Cologne tries this and "oops, a roman villa" ... oops, another roman artifact ... oops, a roman tunnel ....

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xolitaire
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3 weeks ago

You forgot the South Mexican Ocean

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Max A.
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3 weeks ago

Everyone should stop invading each other now, especially you, America, and second, you, Russia

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Pernille.
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3 weeks ago

Danish travel agents are currently advertising charter long boat trips to the east coast of the UK, so just check the calendar of public holidays in Denmark and adjust your defences accordingly

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Radek Suski
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3 weeks ago

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Random Panda
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3 weeks ago

Archduke Metallica

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L H
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3 weeks ago

🤣🤣🤣

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XenoMurph
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3 weeks ago

She got home and started researching "Worst Nursing Homes" in North America

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Dayton MooreMonge
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3 weeks ago

How do you move the French boarder by accident?

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troufaki13
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3 weeks ago

Actually it means "opposite of arctic" and "arctic" is in reference to the constellation.

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troufaki13
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3 weeks ago

Noooooooooooooooooooo!! Indy!! You're not working for the British Museum, are you???

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Jay Son
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3 weeks ago

But, of course. Sir Metallica of Worcestershire sauce.

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Iampenny
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3 weeks ago

hmmm, the photos on the bottom look very suspicious, the hole hasn't changed shape or the stones in the pothole haven't moved a quarter of a century?

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Jay Son
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3 weeks ago

What could go wrong?

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Lady P
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3 weeks ago

AKA The "Bob Ross" tree

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Dahamada Jamawas
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3 weeks ago

Don't forget about the person who sells the stickers

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Bored Person
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3 weeks ago (edited)

That flag's pretty cool

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