Ancient History & Civilizations

21 Babylonian Civilization Facts You Should Know

One of the most powerful and important cities of ancient Mesopotamia was Babylon, the city that was nestled in-between the two river systems of Tigris and Euphrates. The ancient civilization of Babylon is regarded as the earliest cradle of civilization by historians. It was the capital city of 10 Mesopotamian dynasties and was conquered by

15 Fascinating Winston Churchill Facts

Sir Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He was in power from 1940 to 1945 and was later re-elected and served the term from 1951 to 1955. He was a Noble Laureate and won a Nobel Prize in the field of literature in 1953. Born into a family of Dukes, he

29 Surprising Facts About History Of Valentines Day

Do you know that Valentines Day – the day when people celebrate love, started not with cute cuddly teddies, fragrant red roses and chocolates, but, with blood and lots of gore? Yes dear readers…the Valentines Day as we know it today has had a bloody beginning and then, came to be celebrated, thanks to a

21 Scary Torture Methods For Females

Women have been victims of subjugation and control by men since time immemorial. Reading through history, you will most likely chance upon ghastly cases where females have been tortured to death. In most cases, tortures were inflicted on women for reasons like witch craft, murder, blasphemy and also for suppression of sexuality. The methods of

25 Akhenaten Facts That You Should Know

One of ancient Egypt’s most controversial pharaohs, Akhenaten was also known as Amenhotep IV. Ancient Egypt was ruled by this heretic pharaoh for 17 long years and he belonged to the 18th Dynasty. The pharaoh was known by many interesting names like the Rebel Pharaoh, The Heretic Pharaoh and the Great Heretic. Akhenaten believed in

18 Blaise Pascal Inventions And Facts That You Should Know

The man who gave us the world’s first mechanical calculator Pascaline – Blaise Pascal was a child prodigy, a great scientist, a philosopher, a prolific writer and a mathematician of French origin. From discovering Pascal’s Theorem at the tender age of 16, to inventing the first mechanical calculator at 19 to help his father, Pascal

25 Stunning Facts About Medieval England Life

There are so many cliches that are associated with medieval period, specially England that usually spring up in history textbooks, and end up presenting loads of hilariously wrong and misconstrued ideas about the Dark Ages we all refer to as the ‘Medieval Period’. Seriously, you must know that medieval England was not all about Knights

11 Forgotten Kingdoms That Are Vanished From History

Our history is so rich, so diverse, and so interesting! What makes it riveting is the existence of numerous well known dynasties and kingdoms ever to have dominated lands and territories. But, all said and done, history is biased too. While, most of us will vouch for the mighty Greeks or Romans, or even the