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The cosmic egg in the hands of a giant deity

Five Common Myths From Around the World

Modern h umans evolved between 200,000 and 300,000 years ago, spreading across the globe around 100,000 years ago and developing diverse cultures. Despite these cultural differences, many myths share...
The School of Athens, by Raphael.	Source: Public Domain

Why Did Ancient Greeks Crave Knowledge? (Video)

The ancient Greeks' passion for knowledge is noteworthy for its lasting impact on Western civilization. Their contributions to philosophy and politics have significantly influenced modern thought,...
The Battle of Grunwald, by Jan Matejko	Source: Public Domain

Who Were Germany’s Teutonic Knights? (Video)

The Teutonic Knights , a German-origin crusading order, are often misunderstood and erroneously linked to German nationalism. Their history diverges significantly from the Knights Hospitaller and the...
The morning of the Battle of Agincourt. Source:  Hohum / Public Domain

What Happened at the Battle of Agincourt, 1415? (Video)

At the end of summer in 1415, King Henry V of England initiated his campaign to reclaim the French throne by invading Normandy. The siege of Harfleur proved to be a significant challenge, taking...
The Borgia Family by Dante Gabriel Rossetti		Source: Public Domain

Machiavellian Maneuvers Of The House Of Borgia (Video)

The House of Borgia , one of the most infamous families of the Renaissance, is synonymous with ambition, power, and scandal. Pope Alexander VI, born Rodrigo Borgia, epitomizes their controversial...
Shield recreation team.			Source:   © 2024 The Trustees of the British Museum

How Was A Bark Shield From The Iron Age Made? (Video)

Sophia Adams, curator of the European Iron Age and Roman Conquest collection at the British Museum, provides insights into the intricate process of recreating an Iron Age bark shield discovered in...
Photo of the Nefertiti bust in Neues Museum, Berlin.		Source: Smalljim/CC BY-SA 3.0

Nefertiti is Still in Germany and Hasn’t Been Returned (Video)

The bust of Nefertiti, a 3,400-year-old artifact valued at around 400 million euros, has been in Germany for over a century, displayed at the Neues Museum Berlin . The artifact's continued presence...
Remains of the oldest Forum building, the Temple of Saturn.  Source: Yasonya / Adobe Stock

Roman Forum: Heart of the Empire and Symbol of Grandeur (Video)

For a thousand years, the Roman Forum was the epicenter of the Roman Empire. This symbolic center, known as the ‘umbilicus Romae’ housed the ‘miliarium aureum’, the golden milestone from which all...
King Arthur by Charles Ernest Butler.	Source:	 Public Domain

The True Story of King Arthur: Legend or Historical Reality?(Video)

King Arthur's legend , a cornerstone of Western literature, traces its origins back approximately 1,200 years. The first recorded mention appears in the "Historia Brittonum," a document penned around...
Prasat Bayon, state temple of the Khmer Empire.		Source: Dmitry A. Mottl/ CC BY-SA 4.0

Rise and Fall of the Khmer Empire: From Angkor Wat to Phnom Penh (Video)

The Khmer Empire , also known as the Angkorian Empire, reigned over a substantial part of Southeast Asia from the 9th to the 15th centuries. Notable for constructing the world's largest religious...
: Roman Colosseum.	Source:	FeaturedPics/CC BY-SA 4.0

Myths and Legends: The Colosseum After Rome's Fall (Video)

In the centuries following the fall of Rome , the Colosseum underwent significant transformations and became a site of legend and varied uses. By the 16th century, it was a dilapidated ruin, where...
Top image: Portrait of a Germanic warrior. AI generated.  Source: RZ/Adobe Stock

Germanic Tribes: Community-Driven Powerhouses (Video)

Germania, as described by the Roman writer Tacitus, was perceived as a harsh, untamed land populated by fierce tribes resistant to Roman control. Despite Roman depictions of Germanic tribes as...
Ancient Egyptian mummification process.	Source:	Matrioshka/Adobe Stock

An Egyptologist Shows The Ancient Art of Mummification (Video)

The process of mummification in ancient Egypt was a sophisticated and meticulous practice aimed at preserving the body for the afterlife. Egyptians believed that maintaining the body in a preserved...
Cannibalism in Brazil as described by Hans Staden in the 16th century

The Startling History of Cannibalism

Cannibalism , a grim and macabre subject, has a long and varied history. Human fascination with cannibalism is reflected in modern media, from films like "Night of the Living Dead" to TV shows such...
Ruins of a Greek temple

What Caused the Fall of Ancient Greek Civilization?

Ancient Greece, renowned as the cradle of democracy and a hub for philosophy, literature, and science, experienced its peak between 500 and 300 BC. Despite its monumental contributions to...
Samurai and oriental temple in the background, samurai with armor, Generative AI Source: Kaleb/Adobe Stock

Ninja and Shinobi: Fact vs. Fiction (Video)

During Japan’s Sengoku Jidai era, espionage was integral to the strategies of various daimyos. The figure of Hiroyuki, a cook serving a local daimyo while secretly loyal to another lord, illustrates...
Roman baths, Bath, England. 	Source: ctj71081/CC BY-SA 2.0

How Were Roman Baths Cleaned? (Video)

Roman baths were integral to daily life, serving as communal spaces for exercise, socialization, and relaxation. These baths were architecturally diverse, ranging from small sheds to grand complexes...
Botticelli's illustration from Inferno XV is part of the third round of Inferno, depicting the punishment of those who acted violently against God, nature, and art. Source:  Public Domain

How the Medieval Church Instilled Obedience Through Fear (Video)

In medieval Europe , the Catholic Church wielded immense power over the population, primarily through fear. The church used various methods to instill obedience among its followers, one of the most...
An 18th-century Rococo painting of The Amazon Queen Thalestris in the Camp of Alexander the Great, by Johann Georg Platzer	Source: Public Domain

Five Fascinating Tales from the Lives of Hellenistic Royalty (Video)

The Hellenistic Age , spanning three centuries from Alexander the Great's death to the rise of the Roman Empire, was a period of Greek cultural expansion and the establishment of monarchies in Greece...
Pilgrims going to church.	Source: Public Domain

Why Did the Puritans Leave England for America? (Video)

Now known as the Pilgrims , the departure of the Puritans from England was spurred by a confluence of religious, political, and social factors during the early 17th century. Emerging from the...
Top image: Immortals, Persian warriors bas relief in Darius palace, Persepolis, Iran.  Source: grigvovan

What Contributed to the Immense Power of the Persian Empire? (Video)

The Persian Empire , also known as the Achaemenid Empire , was a dominant force from 559 BC to 331 BC, spanning modern-day Turkey, Egypt, Iran, and parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Several factors...
Tapestry of Vespasian and his two sons Titus and Domitian. 	Source: Public Domain

Flavian Dynasty: Rebellion, Conspiracy, and Triumph in Rome (Video)

The Flavian Dynasty ruled the Roman Empire from 69 to 96 AD, leaving a notable impact through significant events and leadership. Vespasian, the dynasty's founder, initially governed via his son...
Ruins of Lindisfarne monastery.  Source: Christopher Down/CC BY 4.0

The Fierce Viking Raid on Lindisfarne Monastery (Video)

The Viking raid on Lindisfarne Monastery in 793 marked a significant event in the history of England. Located on the east coast of Northumbria, Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, was a crucial...
Apotheosis or deification of Roman emperor Claudius. 	Source:	I, Sailko/CC BY-SA 3.0

Retrieving Rome's Last Teutoburg Eagle: Claudius' Quest (Video)

In 9 AD, the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest marked one of Rome's most devastating military defeats, resulting in the loss of three legions and their revered eagle standards. The capture of these...

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