In what bizarre way did the famed Greek playwright Aeschylus die in 456 BCE?

Answer: While on a visit to Sicily, an eagle with a turtle clutched in its talons was flying above Aeschylus while he was walking. Thinking it had found a stone when he saw Aeschylus’ bald head, the eagle dropped the turtle, hoping it would break open. Instead, the shell cracked Aeschylus’ skull and killed him.

Source: Ancient Greece by Rosalie F. Baker and Charles F. Baker III

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