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Minoan Frescoe

The Mystery of The Minoan Civilization

Introduction The beginnings of Cretan history are locked in the darkness of the Neolothic period which ended around 2600BC. About this time, during the Aegean...
1949 ZIS (ЗиС) 115 Previous owned by Joseph Stalin, so this ZIS is of course armored, peterolthof, Flickr Creative Commons

Dictators and Their Cars

In 1928, Studebaker, the American car manufacturer with a long history of carriage building stretching back to the wagon trains of the Wild West, released its...
Rubber Latex in India, Avinash Bhat, Flickr Creative Commons

A Short History of Rubber

Originating from a tree found in the jungles of the Amazon, rubber was used in its raw form by indigenous tribes for centuries. But it wasn’t until...
Paratroopers and aeroplanes in the sky above Crete during airborne invasion - Courtesy of The Alexander Turnbull Library

The WW2 Battle of Crete

Introduction In May, 1941, the Greek Island of Crete was the only part of mainland Europe holding out against advancing Nazi forces whose Blitzkrieg had...
Rust Belt

American Titans: The Rust Belt

Today, the Rust Belt is the economic region of the United States concentrated in the formerly dominant industrial states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio,...
Plague of Athens by Michiel Sweerts, c. 1652–1654

Epidemics Throughout The Ages

In an increasingly interconnected and peaceful world, disease remains one of the greatest fears of the modern age, especially the outbreak of a ‘superbug’...
Raising the flag on Iwo Jima. Photograph by Joe Rosenthal

WWII in the Pacific

Causes Japan in the decade preceding World War Two had become increasingly imperialistic, with worship of Emperor Hirihito on the rise and the army becoming an...
WW2 Memorial Europe

WWII in Europe

Causes The First World War had left much of Europe in an unstable tangle of ruins. Germany in particular felt aggrieved. Due to the Treaty of Versailles, its...
Macchu Picchu, Inca Empire

The Inca Empire

The Incas were a civilisation which flourished from the 12th century until their conquest by the Spanish in 1533 in modern-day Peru and spreading to...

Ancient Greece

The ancient Greeks as a civilisation have arguably affected the Western World more than any other in history. Their contributions of science, philosophy,...

The Story of Beef

The tradition of eating beef has passed down generations to become an integral part for many of our regular diets. By providing precious protein, packed with...
Emperor

The Russian Tsars

IVAN THE TERRIBLE was one of the most significant and controversial figures in Russian history, Ivan IV, or Ivan the Terrible as he is more commonly known,...
Bejing - China

The Chinese Revolution

Their activity, aimed at curtailing the power of local warlords was hampered by a brutal purge by the Nationalists, who purged them during the ‘White...

The Chinese Empire

The Chinese Empire China has a long and rich history stretching back several millennia, as far back as the 20th Century BC. The Chinese Empire does not refer...
the silk road route

The History of the Silk Road

History Perhaps the most essential development in the cultural exchange between the Eastern and Western worlds, the Silk Road was a network of critical trade...

The Roman Empire

Arguably the most influential and significant ancient empire in existence, at its peak Ancient Rome encompassed nearly 20 per cent of the world’s population...

The Maya

Often considered to be the most sophisticated of the pre-Colombian American cultures, the Maya were well-known for innovative developments in written...
Roman Britain Tower Dover Castle

Roman Britain

Introduction 55 BC marked a dramatic change in the history of the island of Britain. The island was inhabited at the time by a collection of Celtic tribes,...