History

Pasargadae

History. Pasargadae was founded in the 6th century BCE as the first capital of the Achaemenid Empireby Cyrus the Great, near ...

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Genpei War

Gempei War, (118085), final struggle in Japan between the Taira and Minamoto clans that resulted in the Minamoto’s ...

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Xochipilli

Xochipilli or the ‘Prince of Flowers’ was the Mesoamerican god of summer, flowers, pleasure, love, dancing, ...

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Greek Mythology

Around 700 BC, the poet Hesiod’s Theogony offered the first written cosmogony, or origin story, of Greek mythology.

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Sumerians

The Sumerians were the people of southern Mesopotamia whose civilization flourished between c. 4100-1750 BCE. Their name comes ...

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Alexander II of Scotland

Alexander II (Medieval Gaelic: Alaxandair mac Uilliam; Modern Gaelic: Alasdair mac Uilleim; 24 August 1198 6 July 1249) was ...

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Wonhyo

Won Hyo (617 April 28, 686) was one of the leading thinkers, writers and commentators of the Korean Buddhist tradition. ...

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The Thirty Tyrants

Thirty Tyrants, (404403 bc) Spartan-imposed oligarchy that ruled Athens after the Peloponnesian War. Thirty commissioners were ...

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Legio II Augusta

Legio II Augusta was a legion of the Roman army that, throughout its centuries-long history, had fought in the Cantabrian Wars ...

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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram is a place that is famous for its temples and monuments, especially the very famous Shore Temple. It consists of ...

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War in Ancient Times

The first recorded war in history is that between Sumer and Elam in Mesopotamia in 2700 BCE in which Sumer was victorious, and ...

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Anglo-Powhatan Wars

Powhatan War, (162244), relentless struggle between the Powhatan Indian confederacy and early English settlers in the ...

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Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius was the last of the Five Good Emperors of Rome. His reign (161180 CE) marked the end of a period of internal ...

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Tallit

History. The literal commandment in the Bible was not to wear a tallit but to attach tzitzit to the corners of one’s ...

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Wars of the Roses

The romantic name for the dynastic conflicts which troubled 15th-century England, the ‘Wars of the Roses’, was ...

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Ferdowsi

The mausoleum is located in Pasargadae, an archaeological site in the Fars Province of Iran.…Tomb of Cyrus. Tomb of ...

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Herculaneum

Herculaneum is named for the mythical Greek god, Hercules, who, according the legend told by Dionysius of Halicarnassus, ...

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Legio X Fretensis

Legio X Fretensis (“Tenth legion of the Strait”) was a legion of the Imperial Roman army. It was founded by the ...

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Gallienus

Gallienus, Latin in full Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus, (born c. 218died 268), Roman emperor jointly with his father, ...

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Sea Peoples

The Sea Peoples were a confederacy of naval raiders who harried the coastal towns and cities of the Mediterranean region ...

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Aihole

Aihole was once the capital of the Chalukya Dynasty, and is a city with a rich and illustrious history. It has great cultural ...

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Cassander

Cassander, (born c. 358 bcdied 297 bc), son of the Macedonian regent Antipater and king of Macedonia from 305 to 297. ...

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Alemanni

First appearance in historical recordThe Alemanni were first mentioned by Cassius Dio describing the campaign of Caracalla in ...

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Valhalla

Valhalla, Old Norse Valhll, in Norse mythology, the hall of slain warriors, who live there blissfully under the leadership of ...

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The Mrrigan

The Mrrigan (also Morrighan, Mr-Riogain or Morrigu), usually referred to with the definite article, was a great warrior-queen ...

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Asia Minor

Ancient Asia Minor is a geographic region located in the south-western part of Asia comprising most of what is present-day ...

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Despotate of Epirus

The Despotate of Epirus (Medieval Greek: ?????????? ??? ???????) was one of the Greek successor states of the Byzantine Empire ...

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Persian Seven-Colored Tiles

From the beginning of Safavid period, another method of tile decoration was added to the repertoire of artisans. Economical ...

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Italy

The formation of the modern Italian state began in 1861 with the unification of most of the peninsula under the House of Savoy ...

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Judean Pillar Figurines

Iron Age Judean pillar figurines were made of clay with cylindrical bases, which are wider at the bottom, and were either ...

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