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Pirates in America
Little Known Facts
The Pirates' House | Barbary Pirate War | Blackbeard | Punishments and the Pirate's Code of Conduct | Sources | Pirate Flags | Little Known Facts | Pirates in the Entertainment World


Did you know...

...The history of piracy can be dated back for 3,000 years?
...One of the first accounts of the description of piracy is in Homer's The Odyssey and The Iliad?
...Contrary to popular belief, parrots would have been too much trouble for pirates to deal with?
...Treasure was not buried as often as people think?              
...Pirates were compensated if they lost body parts?
...Though rare, there are still pirates today?

Etymology of "piracy"
From the medieval Latin piratia, from Late Greek pierateia, from Greek peirates