Ancient History & Civilizations

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,

13 Interesting Facts About Niccolo Machiavelli

“Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are.” – Niccolo Machiavelli. Formally known as Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli, Niccolo Machiavelli was an infamous man, he was an Italian politician, diplomat,

15 Famous Scientists Who Died Mysteriously

Ever since explorations and larger scientific experiments became common from the beginning of the 21st century, there have been several incidents where famous scientists died under mysterious circumstances. Some were murdered while others just dropped dead like flies. No wonder, conspiracy theories abound the mysterious deaths of these scientists. Decades later, the deaths still continue

13 Things You Should Know about the Roman Legionary

The Roman legionary, perhaps, played the most important role in pushing the boundaries of the Roman Empire all across Europe, Asia, and Africa. The all-conquering Roman military juggernaut was a highly disciplined and efficient unit that converted a small city in the Italian peninsula to one of the most powerful empires in history. Almost the

10 Most Famous Ancient Roman Art Paintings

Roman art was one of the greatest gifts given to mankind by the mightiest civilization to have ever lived on this planet – The Roman Empire. The paintings of ancient Rome depicted a kaleidoscope of human emotions, intermingled with mythological portrayal of characters and animals. A large number of paintings were popular during the ancient

15 Unknown Things about Christopher Columbus

12 October, 1492. Italian explorer and fortune hunter Christopher Columbus sets foot on the pristine white sands of the Bahamas and hoists the Spanish royal flag. He claims the territory for his King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Columbus believed he was in Japan, but in reality, he had landed in “New World”. History, for better

15 Popular Ancient Greek Gods And Their Stories

The mythological stories about ancient Greek Gods have always been a subject of fascination. We have all grown up listening to the interesting stories about Zeus, Apollo and a whole lot of other popular Greek Gods. Such is their popularity that some of these stories have been brought to the big screen by famous play

15 Famous Roman Emperors Of Ancient Times

The Roman Empire has been ruled by many Roman emperors and empresses. Rome has been one of the oldest civilizations in the world and has seen a number of rulers. Most of the Roman rulers later went on to become extremely famous globally, because of Rome’s rich history, culture and developments during the ancient times.