Ancient History & Civilizations

25 Surprising Facts About Spartans You Should Know

Time and again Spartans have been projected as a clan of ‘testosterone charged’ throat rippers with well chiseled bodies who wouldn’t think twice before kicking your bottom! But, don’t you agree there is so much more to this fascinating warrior clan that we ought to know about? Well, Spartans were not only gallant soldiers. They

15 Most Famous Rembrandt Paintings

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a prolific painter. In fact, he was a Dutch, draughtsman, printmaker and painter. Born on the 15th of July 1606, in Netherlands, he is considered as one of the greatest visual artists in the whole world. He happens to be the most important Dutch artist in history and his work

15 Lesser Known American Mysteries

Well, curiosity could certainly kill the cat, but it sure can solve a number of mysteries as well. A number of outcomes in history have been enshrouded in mystery, which has remained unresolved for many years. On that point are some mysteries which sure can flabbergast the people, who get to know about them. Some

15 Adverse Facts About Peloponnesian War

The ancient Greek Peloponnesian War was fought between 431 to 401 BC. The war was fought by the Athenian empire against the Peloponnesian League, which was being led by Sparta. This war, which has been divided into three phases by historians spelled doom left, right and center. This was the war which completely reshaped Greek

13 Magna Carta Facts You Might Not Know

Magna Carta happens to be one of the most important documents in history. Signed by King John of England, it is believed that this document has been the basis of human rights, the American Declaration of Independence and other related important documents. The document marked its 800th birthday in 2014. Also known as the Great

21 Babylonian Civilization Facts You Should Know

One of the most powerful and important cities of ancient Mesopotamia was Babylon, the city that was nestled in-between the two river systems of Tigris and Euphrates. The ancient civilization of Babylon is regarded as the earliest cradle of civilization by historians. It was the capital city of 10 Mesopotamian dynasties and was conquered by

15 Fascinating Winston Churchill Facts

Sir Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He was in power from 1940 to 1945 and was later re-elected and served the term from 1951 to 1955. He was a Noble Laureate and won a Nobel Prize in the field of literature in 1953. Born into a family of Dukes, he