Ancient History & Civilizations

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

13 Facts About Slavery In Ancient Greece That You Should Know

In history, most ancient societies have thrived on quite a few paradoxes just like ancient Greece where citizens were taught to live freely. But, at the same time slavery in ancient Greece was also a parallely thriving practice, or say industry. The practice of keeping slaves was not uncommon in ancient Greece or Rome. Though,

13 Unbelievable Stories from World War 2

World War 2 was arguably the fiercest battle ever fought in the history of mankind. Millions of people fought and died in the six-year war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, and in the conflicts that began much earlier. Like all other battles, this war too had more than its share of amazing stories. While

15 Little Known Facts About Socrates

Think philosophy and pop comes out the name of Socrates. Today, we are covering some little known facts about Socrates – the greatest philosopher this world has ever seen. This famous personality has been touted as the Father of Modern Western Thought. Socrates was a whimsical wizard, a man who had many a bizarre habits.

15 Historical Mysteries That Are Unsolved

Man is an inquisitive and curious animal. We all like to know everything, we like to solve puzzles and mysteries, and what we cannot solve intrigues us even further. The history of mankind looms around many unsolved mysteries which sometimes can give us the chills. There are some historical mysteries which no matter what haven’t

15 Unknown and Surprising Facts about Chanakya

Considered as a pioneer in the field of political science and administration, Chankaya (4th century BC) was an Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, and royal adviser. He is largely credited for founding the Mauryan Empire. Also known as Kautilya or Vishnugupt, Chanakya was the chief adviser to the first Mauryan Emperor Chandragupta, and his son, Bindusara.

15 Interesting Facts About Great Pyramid of Giza

The pyramids of Egypt are indeed a wonder of the world. The kind of technique and technology involved in the making of these pyramids baffles the architects of today. The kind of precision which went into the making of pyramids thousands of years ago definitely cannot be replicated even in the modern world. Pyramids were

13 Most Adorable Gustav Klimt Paintings

Known for his decorative style and the frank erotic nature, Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), was an Austrian painter and an exponent of the Vienna Secession movement. He challenged the established concepts of art and introduced a movement which was largely similar to the Art Nouveau style. Klimt often shocked his critics with unorthodox techniques, and sometimes,