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Ancient Mayan Altar Reveals ‘Game of Thrones’-Esque Empire

Marcello Canuto sits beside the altar he and his team discovered in the jungles of northern Guatemala (via National Museum of Archaeology and …

Game of Thrones

WWI Centennial: “The Black Day of the German Army”

<i>Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 315th installment in the series. Read an overview of</i> …

10 medieval dates you need to know

Don't know the battle of Bosworth from the battle of Bannockburn? Confused between Magna Carta and Domesday Book? We've got you covered. Here we …

10 History Books That ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Need To Read, Because The Red Wedding Was Based On A Real-Life Event

Whether you're a TV fan waiting for season eight, or a long-suffering book fan still holding out hope that <i>The Winds of Winter</i> will be published at …

Postcard from Kazan: Taste of Soviet Pepsi is sample of Russia's past

In the mid-1980s, in the iciest depths of the Cold War, the Soviet Union produced its own cola. It was done in the attempt to convince an increasingly disillusioned population that its leaders were capable of meeting a growing urge for consumerism. Against all known trademark laws, it was dubbed …

It Was America’s First English Colony. Then It Was Gone.

Magazine<p>Two decades before Jamestown, settlers arrived in what is now North Carolina. What happened to them is a mystery, but there are some clues.<p><b>From the English</b> ship <i>Hopewell</i> anchored off the coast of what is now North Carolina, Governor John White watched with elation as a column of smoke rose …

Roanoke

The Strange Story Of William Adams – The Englishman Who Became A Samurai

Not only was William Adams the first Englishman to reach Japan, he became an adviser to the shogun and one of the first Westerners to become a …

will.i.am

Tsushima! — The Battle That Sank Imperial Russia’s Navy

<b>By Ron Singerton</b><p><b>“WE SAIL TOMORROW</b> and our enemy flies the Russian flag.”<p>These were the famous words of the diminutive, disciplined and fearless …

World History

Bronze-Age Bonapartes – Five Great Conquerors Who Dominated the Ancient World

<b>ALEXANDER THE GREAT</b> was just 32 when he died. The Macedonian conqueror breathed his last on June 10, 323 BCE in a Babylonian palace that once …

Military History

The Tragedy of Cattle Kate

On July 20, 1889, in a gulch by the Wyoming’s Sweetwater River, six cattlemen lynched a man and a woman accused of cattle rustling. As the purported …

Who Was the Most Powerful Woman in Ancient History?

As the #MeToo movement takes center stage, we asked historians to look to the past for lessons from powerful women.<p>From politics to the Oscars, the #MeToo movement is spotlighting the nature of women’s relationship to power. Why are traditional positions of power still closed to so many? How do …

Dutch parliament recognizes 1915 Armenian 'genocide'

The Dutch parliament has voted to recognize the deaths of Armenians during World War I as genocide. The decision is likely to enrage Turkey amid …

How Killer Rice Crippled Tokyo and the Japanese Navy

One stubborn doctor pioneered a cure.<p>In 1877, Japan’s Meiji Emperor watched his aunt, the princess Kazu, die of a common malady: <i>kakke.</i> If her …

The Jews of medieval England

Jewish people first began arriving in England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 and their histories can be traced in the country’s major cities …

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 …

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 …

Body Modification

Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I in their own words: 5 fascinating letters from Tudor monarchs

When Henry VII and his successors put quill to paper, they left us a priceless insight into their desires, fears and motivations. Andrea Clarke tells …

Henry Viii

China’s First Emperor, Creator Of The Terracotta Army, And His Obsessive Quest To Find An Elixir Of Life

Qin Shihuang was on a lifelong journey to gain immortality and decreed that all of China must search for his elixir of life.<p>New archaeological …

BBC

Goodbye Russia: A generation packs its bags

<b>Russia's leading environmental activist is one of more than a million people - many of them young and well-educated - who have packed their bags and left the country in recent years, writes the BBC's Lucy Ash. Russian even has a word for the phenomenon, "poravalism".</b><p>"Do I feel homesick?" says …

Bushido: The Ancient Code of the Samurai Warrior

The Samurai Code<p>Bushido was the code for Japan's warrior classes from perhaps as early as the 8th century through modern times. The word "bushido" …

Samurai

Early Christianity

Emerging from a small sect of Judaism in the 1st century CE, early Christianity absorbed many of the shared religious, cultural, and intellectual …

Identity

Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses

The Large and Varied Pantheon of Sumerian and Akkadian Deities<p>Mesopotamian gods and goddesses are known from the literature of the Sumerian people, …

Ancient History

'Matilda' hits cinemas as Russia fears more violence

Russia is on edge as the controversial historical drama premieres. DW's Juri Rescheto in Saint Petersburg explains why attacks have dogged Aleksei …

The great Viking terror: how Norse warriors conquered the Anglo-Saxons

Until AD 865, Viking raiders' modus operandi in the British Isles was simple – they came, they saw, they plundered, and then they sped away back over …

Biography of Explorer Cheng Ho

The Famous Chinese Eunuch Admiral-Explorer of the 15th Century<p>Decades before Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in search of a water route to …

Indian Ocean

Battleship Potemkin: What happened to the ship after the movie was over? - Russia Beyond

A baby carriage with a child inside rolls down the steps as the crowd runs in panic from the soldiers firing at them… This scene, from <i>Battleship Potemkin,</i> is one of the most iconic in world cinema. The film is about a mutinous Russian naval ship during the Revolution of 1905, which shook the entire …

The deadly germ warfare island abandoned by the Soviets

During the Cold War, Vozrozhdeniya Island was a top-secret testing ground for deadly Soviet super-pathogens. Despite over two decades of abandonment, their legacy lives on.<p>On the Kazakh-Uzbek border, surrounded by miles of toxic desert, lies an island. Or at least, something that used to be an …

Russia’s Recent Facebook Ads Prove the Kremlin Never Loved Black People

Thousands of Russian-bought Facebook ads that the social media company is preparing to deliver to Congress reveal a very sound knowledge of America’s …

The Fast and the Furious — A Quick History of Civil War Repeating Rifles

<b>By Sam Bocetta</b><p><b>THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR</b> was a time of great advances in weaponry. This is especially so in terms of small arms.<p>In 1861, most infantrymen …

Military History