In the Classical Period, two great empires emerged as the most powerful nations on the map: Imperial Rome and Gupta India. The Gupta and Roman empires methods of political control were similar in their use of hereditary...
This is part 3 of a 5 part hands-on unit study on Explorers. Make Da Gama Portuguese land markers, Vespucci parrot puppets, and Balboa hiding-in-a-barrel stick puppets. Search for the Pacific Ocean with Balboa (through...
Two of the most powerful empires of the ancient world were the Han, in China, and the Romans, in Italy. While both were great and powerful, Han and Roman similarities and differences in valued class, occupation, and...
This article suggests a list of the 10 greatest religious leaders in history. A concise biography is also included with the mention of each person.
“The frugal man with only one bar of currency can have something left over, whereas the extravagant man with a thousand can still not have enough.” This short proverb from a Ming Dynasty official around 1570...
These are stories about parties that are more expensive, more attended, longer, wilder, and more historic than anything you or I have probably ever attended. Enjoy.
Anastasia Romanov was believed to have escaped the brutal killing of her family. Many years later, there was a woman who claimed to have been the true Anastasia. She went by the name Anna Anderson.
In the progress of human civilization, two major historical trends have been consequential: the transition to agriculture, and the industrial revolution. These two major events are primarily responsible for certain...
Like a modern Flying Dutchman, the abandoned Russian cruise ship has been adrift for over a year. With only cannibalistic rats on board, the ship is on a collision course with the Irish coastline.
In 1964, Nikita Khrushchev's rivals staged a stunningly swift, efficient, and bloodless coup d'état against the Premier, deposing him from power and forcing him into a "voluntary" retirement.
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