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Roman gladiators lived fascinating, brutal, lives
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 21:23

Roman gladiators are some of the most iconic characters in history and have defined how we think of entertainment in ancient Rome. Their portrayal in films and stories has turned them into archetypal legends – facing death on a daily basis is certainly not something to be taken lightly!

The Little Ice Age and Its Giant Impact on Human History
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 18:05

The Little Ice Age is a period tentatively defined as running from the 14th to the 19th century in which the northern hemisphere of Earth endured a limited but substantial cooling period. Now please be forewarned, the Little Ice Age (LIA) should not be confused with the Medieval Warm Period, or the Last Glacial Period

Chahak child and the crucible slag and a smithing slag layer. 	Source: 	Rahil Alipour, UCL
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 02:20

Scientists discover evidence of chromium production in ancient Persia, but historians at Sheffield in England defend the cities claim to having ‘invented’ the super-steel. To many younger readers “Chromium code” is a free and open-source software project from Google...

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 00:51

The Romans left behind remarkable monuments and their influence on architecture cannot be overstated. Many of their public monuments commemorated a military victory and sought to legitimize their rule. 

The Birth of the Renaissance: Understanding the Genesis of a New Era
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 21:55

By conservative estimates, the European Renaissance spans the historical period of the 15th and the 16th centuries, an era when artists produced many of greatest masterworks ever created. 

Gallo-Roman mosaic
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 20:59

The continental neighbors of the Romans, the Gauls were considered barbaric entities which the Republic and Empire attempted to colonize multiple times.

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