Ancient History & Civilizations

15 Amazing Discoveries of Ancient Paintings

Many archaeologists admit that discovery of an historical object is often by sheer luck. Many of the greatest treasures in the world were discovered only after nonprofessionals stumbled upon them. Many of these lost objects were being searched for centuries. The same goes for ancient paintings as various major works of art were discovered by

15 Things You Must Know About Queen Cleopatra

The name Cleopatra paints in our minds a picture of a powerful seductress who mesmerized menfolk in the ancient times. Queen Cleopatra has remained an enigma for us for 2083 years. It was in 30 BC that this powerful queen of Egypt left this world by taking her own life at the tomb in Alexandria.

15 Interesting Facts about Vasco Da Gama

Our first brush with Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was through the history textbook. He was the first European to land in India on 20 May 1948 after setting sail from Lisbon on 8 July 1497. After sailing down the western coast of Africa via Cape of Good Hope, the Vasco da Gama ship took

15 Unknown Things About Roman Emperor Caligula

The psychopath Roman emperor Caligula was known for his madness and sadistic personality during his reign of Rome for four years. Caligula is one of the most hated Roman emperors in the history and the world will always remember him for his lunatic predisposed mind and notoriety. But, if we were to closely examine Caligula

13 Causes That Led to the American Civil War

The American Civil War was fought from 1861 to 1865 and remains the bloodiest war in US history. Four years of fighting left nearly 750,000 soldiers dead. It was fought between the Union, largely representing the North, and the Confederate States of South that broke away from America following President Abraham Lincoln’s election. The two

15 Interesting Aristotle Facts You Should Know

Here are the top 15 Aristotle facts if you want to know this great Greek philosopher better. We all know that Aristotle was one among the most influential and popular personalities in the ancient world. He was a genius who mastered not merely science but also other fields like poetry, theater, music and politics. He

15 Fascinating Facts About the Roman Colosseum

The Roman Colosseum needs no introduction. It is definitely one of the most beautiful examples of Roman architecture. Known as the Flavian amphitheater, this huge structure is a huge tourist attraction. Located in the heart of Rome, it happens to be an oval amphitheater which is the largest of its kind all across the globe.

15 Interesting Things about Ancient Chinese Mythology

Chinese mythology is rich and complex and dates back to more than 4,000 years. Chinese myths are intertwined with history and reality and make up for some fascinating tales. Chinese gods are often worshipped as historical figures and myths are treated as reality. The three great religious traditions — Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism have all

15 Interesting Anne Frank Facts That You Should Know

Today its 15 interesting Anne Frank facts that we are rounding up for our dear readers that have always wanted to know about this young girl whose life got snatched at a very early age during the Holocaust. Anne Frank is one of the most widely researched personalities all over the world and she still