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
Ancient History & Civilizations
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
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.
William Shakespeare, aka the Bard of Avon, is perhaps the most identifiable icons of England, after the royal family, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the red double-decker buses. Exactly 400 years after his death, Shakespeare’s plays are still performed all over the world and have been adapted and re-adapted time and again for both stage
Gladiators have always been the most fascinating facet of the ancient Roman empire. While the Romans resembled the present day urbans in many ways including having an organized society, fixed set of country laws, organized towns, etc there is this one thing about their mode of entertainment that sets them apart. For almost 650 years,
The beginning of the 19th century marked the story of David Crockett better known as Davy Crockett. Hailing from the wilderness of Tennessee he went on to become the first folk heroes of America. Crockett was an outstanding hunter, writer and Congressman of the U.S. Over the years, he has been regarded as a superhero
Want to know what the ancient Greeks loved to wear? Read this post about the 13 ancient Greece clothes that we are presenting below. The Greeks had a unique sense of clothing that comprised of outer body garments, inner wear, shawls, jewelry and footwear. Some of these were worn by both the sexes. Clothes in
Henri Matisse was one of the finest painters of all times. His areas of interest were very well mastered and diverse. They included printmaking and sculpting. Throughout his life span of eighty four years beginning from 1869, he accomplished a lot of things in his life. This post is particularly about his work in the
Sex has fascinated mankind from the very beginning of time. Conservatives may argue that it has become more than central in today’s over-liberal society, a far cry from the pious nature of our forebears. The truth, however, is that people from the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations practiced various sexual traditions that were downright weird.
The 2nd Punic War was one of the three epic battles fought between Carthaginians and the Romans from 218 BC to 201 BC. Among the three Punic Wars, the second war can be termed as the bloodiest with maximum number of battles. This war was fought under the command of Hannibal who fought for Carthage