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10 Surprising Facts About Band of Brothers

In 1998, HBO—then a network that had not yet completely broken through with hits like <i>The Sopranos</i> and <i>Sex and the City—</i>decided to take on its biggest …

Band of Brothers

Looking Back On Xenogears, 20 Years Later

Although these it's not mentioned as often today as some of its contemporaries, Xenogears is nevertheless a cult-classic RPG. Released in 1998 for the original PlayStation by the company then known as Squaresoft, Xenogears set the stage for a series of games that continues today, two decades …

What Is Bushido?

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" …

China’s cultural debt to a Nepalese artist in the 13th-century court of Kublai Khan | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

The neighbourhood of Fuchengmen, just west of central Beijing, no longer bears any resemblance to Kublai Khan’s majestic Yuan dynasty capital of …

The Legend of the White Snake: A Chinese Mélusine Story

By Minjie Su A husband ‘accidentally’ glimpses into his wife’s bedchamber only to discover that the lady whom he believed to be fair, noble, and …

6 Of The Most Brutal Acts Of Revenge In History

Right or wrong, revenge has always been a very basic part of the human emotional spectrum. Inummerable sagas, poems, stories & movies have been …

World History

You in Ancient Rome: A Day in the Life

Historians and Classics enthusiasts often pay close attention to the history surrounding the great and legendary figures of Ancient Roman politics, …

Ancient Chinese Art

Ancient China covered a vast and ever-changing geopolitical landscape, and the art it produced over three millennia is, unsurprisingly, just as …

See the Most Luxurious Medieval Manuscripts in Existence

Feel free to judge these books by their covers.<p>There are treasures to be found inside many medieval manuscripts, from pointing hands to menageries of …

Archaeology

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexico’s ‘birthplace of the gods’, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders – from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth – are being revealed to the world<p>In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent …

Archaeology

6 things you (probably) didn’t know about the ancient Greeks

From the true identity of the poet Homer to the elephants used as the first weapons of mass destruction, there is much to fascinate in the stories of …

Ancient History

Biography of Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan.The name echoes through the history of Europe and Asia with a drumbeat of horse-hooves, accompanied by the screams of doomed …

World History

A One-Pan Pasta Dinner That's an Ode to Philly Cheeseteaks

As a child of the 1980s, one night a week was reserved for Hamburger Helper — a quick sauté of ground beef, some noodles, and sauce and you've got …

Exploring Japanese Hell.

“God of Heavenly Punishment.” From the scroll “Extermination of Evil” ( 1127 – 1192 AD).<p>As a child, growing up in Japan, there was one book that …

Japan

Babylonia and the Law Code of Hammurabi

An Introduction to Babylonia and the Law Code of Hammurabi<p>Babylonia (roughly, modern southern Iraq) is the name of an ancient Mesopotamian empire …

Ancient History

Ancient Nara

Nara, located around 30 km south of modern Kyoto, was the capital of ancient Japan between 710 and 784 CE. It gave its name to the Nara Period …

Yomi

Yomi, or Yomi-tsu-kuni, is the underworld of the Shinto religion, even if it forms no part of Shinto theology and appears only in ancient myths as …

King Arthur

King Arthur is among the most famous literary characters of all time. The Arthurian legend of the Knights of the Round Table, Camelot, the Quest for …

Ancient History

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The 10 best girl groups in K-pop today

Finding the best performers in K-pop is much harder today than it was in the late ’90s, when bands like S.E.S. and H.O.T. ruled the scene. …

Uncharted 4 Director Says They Had To Ask One 'Sexist Focus Tester' To Leave

Not everyone was happy with new <i>Uncharted 4</i> characters like Nadine “Triceps” Ross. In fact, according to director Neil Druckmann, his team had to ask …

Uncharted

Religion in ancient Rome: what did they believe?

From Jupiter to Venus, Romans worshipped and made sacrifices to a multitude of gods and goddesses, believing that these deities could influence their …

Ancient History

This Is What Early Modern Photography Looked Like In Japan

From the late 19th century to the early 20th century, Japanese photographers were doing amazing things with color.<p>Before the turn of the 20th century, photographers in Japan were masterfully experimenting with the use of color. The images of the era, filled with blushing cherry blossoms and azure …

Top 10 most famous & deadliest swords in the world + their history (With Pictures)

3. Zulfigar<p>Zulfiqar is the ancient sword of the Islamic leader Ali. Ali was the cousin and son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad. He ruled over the …

Ten Legendary Swords from the Ancient World

Swords are not only weapons, but symbols of great power, used over the centuries as offerings, in ceremonies, for coronations, and as precious items …

Go to (Japanese) Hells!

If someone tells you to go to hell, book your flight to Japan. There are plenty of hells to chose from! Different religious and folklore traditions …

Here's what America would be like if the Nazis and Japanese had won WWII

This weekend marks the 71st anniversary of the Allies' D-Day landing at Normandy, France, which ultimately led to the liberation of France from Nazi control.<p>But what if the Allies had never launched their seaborne invasion, leaving Europe in the hands of Hitler and Nazi Germany?<p>Amazon Studios …

Felice Beato's photos depicting life in 19th century Japan

Courtesans and samurai: Beautiful photos depicting life in 19th century Japan are some of earliest colour images ever taken<p><b>The images were all</b> …

The Three Fates: Destiny’s Deities of Ancient Greece and Rome

The ancient Greeks believed that many aspects of a person’s life were determined by the three mythical women known as Fates. These were three sister …

Incredible Construction: Greek Acropolis Built by Ancient Engineers to Resist Earthquakes

Throughout its 2,500-year history, the ancient ruins of the Acropolis in Greece managed to survive many earthquakes where other, more modern …