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17 Best Books on Ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptian civilization is known for its remarkable achievements in art and architecture, statecraft, engineering and medicine. The great buildings in and around Cairo are testimony to the vibrant life that the Egyptians used to follow. The Egyptian civilization that flourished on the banks of Nile was among the earliest in world history. The

18 Important Events in Ancient Rome History

“Rome was not built in a day”, is a popular idiom all of us have been hearing since childhood. And true to the words, the ancient Roman civilization spread over centuries from 753BC when Romulus founded Rome, till 476AD when Augustulus was abdicated and the city was taken over by the Goth. In a timeline

13 Biggest Nuclear Explosions in History

There’s something undeniably fascinating about watching things blow up. The monstrosity of an explosion satisfies our fetish for watching a destructive event. We watch rigged explosions happening in films, on TV, and even in some amusement parks. But a nuclear explosion beats all of them. Here are some of the biggest natural and man-made nuclear

13 Famous Gay Couples in Ancient History

While lesbian and gay couples have legal and social sanction in today’s emancipated societies, the situation was not the same even a century ago. Homosexuality in ancient times was largely forbidden and scorned. Several leading historians are still reluctant to acknowledge that many famous people in history were in fact homosexual. But notwithstanding the social

15 Weird Facts about Sex in Ancient World

Sex in ancient world had a largely oxymoronic status. While it was a taboo in many societies, sex in ancient times often bordered on the bizarre and unbelievable, where it was liberally practiced. The Greeks, Romans, Arabs and several other communities had their own traditions. Let’s take a look at some of the strange ancient