“A.D. 793. This year came dreadful fore-warnings over the land of the Northumbrians, terrifying the people most woefully: these were immense sheets of light rushing through the air, and whirlwinds, and fiery dragons flying over […]
Imagine being a top-notch athlete and a highly skilled warrior in ancient Mesoamerica. You’ve been celebrated; you are a highly desirable bachelor; you are also probably very well off. Then your king and the high […]
In the High Middle Ages (1000 to 1300 A.D.), Florence was an obscure republic surrounded by powerful monarchies. Despite internal and external conflicts it rose to prominence through trade. Nobility and high birth did ensure prestige and influence but the families who managed the sources of capital held high positions in government. In the 13th and 14th centuries, the de Medici family effectively ruled the city and their power and influence reached their greatest extents under Lorenzo de Medici (born 1449), who’s son and nephew went to become Popes.
In ancient times, it was a royal fashion to construct temples and other architectural landmarks to commemorate one’s complete victory over one’s predecessor. However, the structures had very practical purposes and far outlived the monarchs. […]
The tectonic plates, which carry Turkey and the neighboring Caucasian republics, are some of the most restless in the world and have been so for millions of years. The region has been chronically shaken by […]
Netaji Bawan | Renko-ji Temple | Travel Back through Time As the Second World War entered its decisive phase in 1943, the Unterseeboot 180, or U-180, lurked low in the icy waters off Kiel […]
Stone Chariot Image courtesy Vijaya Narsimha from Pixabay At the turn of the 14th century in India, there were several Hindu kingdoms in the Deccan, which had been chronically raided and pillaged by Muslim […]
Till 1400 B.C., the Minoan civilization thrived on the Mediterranean island of Crete. The Minoans enjoyed trade and cultural exchanges with contemporary regimes of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Polynesia, the various islands of the Aegean and Balkan […]