Ancient History & Civilizations

15 Magnificent Renaissance Paintings

The Italian Renaissance art began and refers to the era of painting in the period of late 13th century and went upto the 15th and 16th centuries that occurred around Italy and its neighbors. In Tuscany, the city of Florence is considered to be the birthplace of Renaissance and specifically of the paintings. The Italian

13 Amazing Facts About Egyptian Pyramids You May Not Know

Most of us identify the Egyptian pyramids as massive, impressive structures, built centuries ago in the midst of nowhere. They served as the main burial sites of pharaohs, the ancient Egyptian kings. The most recent pyramid was discovered as late as November 2008, when Zahi Hawass, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, informed

13 Fascinating Facts About Hannibal Barca

Hannibal Barca, also known as Hannibal The Conqueror, was a Punic military commander from Carthage. He is regarded as one of the greatest military commanders and stands tall among the great military men like Alexander the great, Napoleon Bonaparte, Genghis Khan and Sun Tzu. Also known as the “Elephant Commander”, the following are some amazing

15 Most Sacred Places in the World

Travel broadens the mind. And what could be more fulfilling than a trip to some of the most sacred places on earth? For centuries, people battled hardships to visit these places, guided by the belief that religious and spiritual powers can get rid of their wrongdoings. Yet others have traveled miles simply to soak in

15 Most Beautiful Indian Temples

Indian temples are renowned for their elegance, superior architectural style and beauty. The country ‘Bharat’ as we call it is a diverse land, with diverse cultures, traditions and religions. Hundreds of temples dot the length and breadth of India and are all unique. The temples in the northern fringes are different than those of the

13 Worst Dictators in World History

They say it takes love for the country, compassion for humanity, and a strong advocacy of mercy and justice to emerge as a revered leader. However, there have been numerous instances where these leaders who were once the symbols of justice and equality, turned out to be the worst dictators in their lust for power.

15 Greatest Chinese Inventions Of the Ancient Times

We now know China as a gigantic superpower and a country that is the leading manufacturer of various products that sell worldwide. It is no wonder that China’s current scenario and model of development and progress had roots in its glorious past. Chinese inventions hundreds of years ago took over the world then and even

15 Great Indian Freedom Fighters Lost in the Pages of History

Remembering our freedom fighters evoke much passion and nationalism. Many of them made the supreme sacrifice to get independence for India. They are commemorated and romanticized in the best way possible. People like Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose almost single-handedly took on the powerful British Empire. But there were many others whose