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How Delta Force Snipers Hit Enemies in Combat - Special Method

Exactly 24 years ago, the Black Hawk Down incident was unfolding on the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia

Mogadishu

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

10 Interesting Things You Should Know About The Teutonic Knights

Almost as famous as the Knight Templars, the Teutonic Knights and their popular imagery of extravagant horned-helmets on steel-clad horsemen have …

World History

Mongolia: Archaeologists Unearth Tomb Of Genghis Khan

<b>Construction workers employed in road building near the Onon River in the Khentii province of Mongolia, have discovered a mass grave containing the</b> …

Archaeology

It's Illegal To Die In The Norwegian Town Of Longyearbyen, And The Reason Why Is Ridiculously Creepy

Although I would argue that death doesn’t necessarily have to be a scary or taboo thing (the death positive movement is a thing!), there <i>are</i> some …

How Winston Churchill stole from India for Britain’s war

“I am glad to learn from the Minister of War Transport that a strict line is being taken in dealing with requests for cereals from the Indian Ocean area. A concession to one country at once encourages demands from all the others,” the prime minister commented in a memo on 10 March 1943. “They must …

India

8 Reasons The Mongol Empire Dominated

The Mongol Empire was the largest contiguous empire in history. It was started by tribes in the Steppes of Central Asia. Genghis Khan united the …

In Pics: 36 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

That India is home to some marvellous architecture and heritage is a fact well-acknowledged. We have majestic palaces, serene beaches, breathtaking …

A Nazi Sub Captain Once Nominated his Enemy for the Victoria Cross

A Nazi Submarine Captain Once Nominated his Enemy for the Victoria Cross

Royal Burial in Ancient Canaan May Shed New Light on Biblical City

An undisturbed elite tomb discovered in ancient Armageddon is replete with gold offerings—and the promise of unlocking secrets with DNA analysis.<p>The extraordinary discovery of a magnificent and untouched 3,600-year-old burial chamber in the ancient Canaanite city-state of Megiddo has stunned …

Elizabethan England’s relationship with the Islamic world

The first stories of the Islamic faith entered England with the Crusades, but what is known of Elizabethan England’s longstanding encounter with the …

How Charles I lost his head over his lust for the world's greatest art collection

Great leaders like to demonstrate their power. These days, it tends to be shows of military might and grand parades of state of the art weaponry. But …

Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians

Aethelflaed (r. 911-918 CE) was the daughter of King Alfred the Great of Wessex (r. 871-899 CE) and became queen of Mercia following the death of her …

10 Deadliest World Events In Human History

Throughout human history, there have been many world events that have seen a multitude of deaths and widespread destruction. The ten entries on this …

Zenobia, the Rebel Queen Who Took On Rome

This ancient queen of Palmyra conquered Egypt, captured Roman provinces, and nearly transformed her realm into an empire equal to Rome.<p>Wealth, culture, and power dwelled in the city of Palmyra in the third century A.D. This cosmopolitan capital of the Roman province of the same name lay close to …

10 Colossal Treasures of the Ancient World Still to Be Found

As Gwen Stephanie said: “All the riches baby, won’t mean anything,” and all we have to add is: “Of course, how could they when they are still lost to …

7 Ancient Generals That Never Lost a Single Battle

There are many famous and quite amazing ancient generals like Caesar, Hannibal or Attila. But not many of them were so good that they were <b>never</b> …

6 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Ottoman Empire

Jem Duducu presents six lesser known facts about one of the largest empires in history<p>The Ottoman Empire is one of the largest empires in history. In …

Urartu Art

The art produced by the Urartu civilization, which flourished in ancient Armenia, eastern Turkey, and northwestern Iran from the 9th to 6th century …

Ancient History

10 Incredible Roman Military Innovations You Should Know About

While military innovations did play their crucial role in the armies of ancient civilizations, it was undoubtedly the Romans (among few) who pushed …

Three mysterious ancient maps you’ve probably never heard of before

<b>One of the most curious ancient maps is the 120 Million-year-old map called ‘the map of the creator’. According to Russian experts, the maps is a</b> …

10 Weird and Grotesque Archaeological Finds

History is full of surprises, and archaeology allows us a rare glimpse into the past that often reveals more than any textbook ever could. Every …

Petra Lost and Found

In the early 1800s, a Swiss explorer tricked his way into Petra, the ancient oasis whose location had been a closely guarded secret for centuries.<p>Deep within Jordan’s desolate desert canyons and rugged mountains lies an ancient treasure, the stone city of Petra. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one …

7 Unique Burial Sites With Amazing Histories

Over the course of history, people have spent many a different way figuring out how to properly and respectfully remove the dead from the living. …

The insect that painted Europe red

Truly vibrant red was elusive for many years: until a mysterious dye was discovered in Mexico. Devon Van Houten Maldonado reveals how a crushed bug became a sign of wealth and status.<p>Although scarlet is the colour of sin in the Old Testament, the ancient world’s elite was thirsty for red, a symbol …

Mexico City

Before Our Species Left Africa, Now-Extinct Humans Made These Fancy Tools in India

Archaeologists have discovered sophisticated stone tools in India dating back some 385,000 years. That’s all sorts of incredible, because <i>Homo sapiens</i> …

Chichen Itza

Introduction<p>Deep within the jungles of Mexico and Guatemala and extending into the limestone shelf of the Yucatan peninsula lie the mysterious …

Vikings

The Vikings were diverse Scandinavian seafarers from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark whose raids and subsequent settlements significantly impacted the …

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

Global Warming

10 More Incredible Archaeological Discoveries

Mankind has always been fascinated by the past. From obscure farmers who uncover old remnants from wars among the Ancient Greeks, to the …