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The Lost Tomb of Genghis Khan

This is the location of the Lost Tomb of Genghis Khan, located in the Southern Gobi Desert.<p>The location of this secret tomb is detailed in “The …

Genghis Khan

Medea

The tragedy Medea was written in 431 BCE by Euripides (c. 484 – 407 BCE). Euripides authored at least 90 plays of which 19 have survived intact. As …

Ancient History

The Importance of the Lydian Stater as the World's First Coin

The Lydian Stater was the official coin of the Lydian Empire, introduced before the kingdom fell to the Persian Empire. The earliest staters are …

Ancient History

Urartu Religion

The religion of the Urartu civilization, which flourished principally in ancient Armenia from the 9th to 6th century BCE, was a unique mix of …

Ancient History

10 Paranormal Investigations And Encounters In Africa

For centuries, Africa was uncharted by European explorers. The continent was full of myth and mystery, the place where legendary creatures might …

Wildlife

Lost Civilization in Grand Canyon Was, Wait, Egyptian?

At 277 miles (445 kilometers) long, up to 18 miles (28 kilometers) wide and 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) deep, the Grand Canyon is one of the most …

National Parks

Battle of Manzikert

The Battle of Manzikert (Mantzikert) in ancient Armenia in August 1071 CE was one of the greatest defeats suffered by the Byzantine Empire. The …

World History

Siberian synagogue built by abducted child soldiers back in Jewish hands

The return of the unique wooden shul by the city of Tomsk lends closure to a saga that dates back to the mid-1800s.<p>><br>• ><p>A menorah stands at the center …

Israel

Midlands mass grave was burial site for Viking 'Great Heathen Army' war dead, new study reveals

The powerful Norse army was sent to invade the four Anglo-Saxon kingdoms that constituted England in 865 AD.<p>In the 70s, a mysterious mass grave …

Twelve Greatest Illuminated Manuscripts

Illuminated manuscripts are, as their name suggests, hand-made books illumined by gold and silver ink. They were produced in Western Europe between …

Ancient History

1204: The Sack of Constantinople

In 1204 CE the unthinkable happened and Constantinople, after nine centuries of withstanding all comers, was brutally sacked. Even more startling was …

World History

Manuel I Komnenos

Manuel I Komnenos was emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 1143 to 1180 CE. Manuel continued the ambitious campaigns of his grandfather Alexios I and …

Ancient History

The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells (c. 800 CE) is an illuminated manuscript of the four gospels of the Christian New Testament, currently housed at Trinity College, …

Ancient History

Why are we still shedding our soldiers' blood for pedophiles?

After 15 years of failure and undefined missions in Afghanistan, this administration claimed to finally have discovered an innovative idea. Let’s …

Afghanistan

Mount Ararat

Mount Ararat (Armenian: Masis; Turkish: Ağrı Dağı; Kurdish: Çiyaye Agiri; Azeri: Ağrıdağ) is a dormant, compound volcanic mountain, consisting of two …

Ancient History

Medieval Text Resolves Mystery of Viking-Irish Battle

The famous Irish king, Brian Boru, is widely credited with defeating the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf more than 1,000 years ago. But not …

History

1453: The Fall of Constantinople

The city of Constantinople (modern Istanbul) was founded by Roman emperor Constantine I in 324 CE and it acted as the capital of the Eastern Roman …

World History

Constantine VI

Constantine VI, also known as Constantine "the Blinded”, was emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 780 to 797 CE, although for most of his reign his …

Ancient History

The Delian League, Part 6: The Decelean War and the Fall of Athens (413/2-404/3 BCE)

The sixth and last phase of the Delian League begins with the Decelean War, also referred to as the Ionian War, and ends with the surrender of Athens …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

Black History

The US Air Force lost 4 nuclear bombs in Spain 52 years ago — and the disaster is still being felt now

Early on the morning of January 16, 1966, a B-52 Stratofortress bomber took off from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina.<p>The bomber headed toward Europe, where it would patrol near the borders of the Soviet Union with four nuclear weapons, part of Operation Chrome Dome, a Cold War …

Military

Constantine IV

Constantine IV ruled as emperor of the Byzantine empire from 668 to 685 CE. His reign is best remembered today for the five-year Arab siege of …

World History

The Oldest Object in England’s Crown Jewels Is a Spoon

Most of the coronation regalia were destroyed in the 17th century, but the anointing spoon survived.<p>One of the strange things that humans do with …

Newly-discovered earliest burial tomb of 9th century BC Scythian prince may contain hidden treasure

The burial tomb is believed to be not just the earliest but also the biggest one discovered yet.<p>An ancient burial tomb, believed to possibly be of a …

Archaeology

Packers free agency 2018: Who should Green Bay bring back?

Who should the Green Bay Packers re-sign, and who should new general manager Brian Gutekunst let walk in free agency?<p>With Gutekunst in charge, the …

16 of the Strangest Unsolved Mysteries of All Time

Photo: Shutterstock<p>1. The Incident at Dyatlov Pass<p>On the first night of February 1959, nine ski-hikers died mysteriously in the mountains of what is …

7 things that happened in January through history

<b>5 January 1757: Louis XV cheats an assassin’s blade</b><p>On 5 January 1757, Versailles shivered under a thick blanket of snow. At six that evening, Louis …

German History

Seal from First Temple Period found at kotel supports Biblical accounts

The new find supports the biblical rendering of the existence of a governor of Jerusalem 2,700 years ago, says archeologist.<p>The clay sealing from the …

According To NASA, Other Developed Civilizations Existed On Earth Before Us

<b>Recently, according to the latest research of NASA, it was stated that several other developed civilizations, which were similar to ours, already</b> …

Photos: The architectural mastery of Ethiopia’s ancient churches

Ethiopia is legendary for its medieval, rock-hewn churches, the cruciform and colorful frescoes of which have attracted tourists from across the world. The ancient kingdom of Abyssinia, which we now know as modern-day Ethiopia and Eritrea, was probably the site of the first Christian nation, and …

Archaeology