French engineers and architects have never been afraid to dream, and these are seven of their most grandiose - and often most impractical - projects which never were completed.
Two of the greatest finds of the 20th century in England were buried 1300 years ago. The Sutton Hoo and the Stafford Hoard discoveries were valued at 3.3 and 5.3 million respectfully.
The last 48 hours of the war in 1971 that led to the surrender of 100,000 soldiers and liberation of Bngladesh makes fascinating story
Also known as ,,Athlete of Christ'' or the ,,Preserver of Christianity in Europe'' and the king who saved Europe from ottoman invaders, Stephen was Voivode of Moldavia in 1457- 1504. Let's dive deeper and see how a ruler of a poor country managed to defeat some of the strongest armies of that time.
Running a home is a full time job. Many have taken a home economics class and learned to sew or cook, but where did these classes begin and why? Are they still important today? Let's take a trip down memory lane and find out.
Poveglia Island, Italy has a long, dark history dating back thousands of years. It was used as a refuge for the Venetians, a burying place, and an asylum for the mentally ill and horrendous experiments.
The Queen of Jhansi is an inspiration to all women around the world. She was really brave. Still today, She is immortal in Indian history. Even today, her story is an inspiration to all.
Barbourville was the first skirmish of the civil war and led to a Confederate victory but it was a flash in the pan and the South ultimately lost
Tarot is a topic that can be approached 5,342 different ways, yet still fail to cover every fine detail. Falling far short from being a comprehensive compendium on all things tarot, this article is just a shallow pool in which you can dip your curious toes to discover the origin of tarot cards.
The fossilised bones of the dinosaur have been first found at a family farm in 2006 in the Eromanga Basin and had been nicknamed "Cooper"
There were many reasons that King Charles II of Britain was known as the “merry monarch." But one of the main reasons was his compulsive womanizing. At one time he had as many as 15 “official” mistresses along with the litany of casual dalliances he engaged in.
Discoveries at L'Anse aux Meadow confirm Viking landed in North America in 1000 A.D. Leif Erikson landed first on Baffin Island, then sailed south to Markland and Vinland. He and his crew set up camp to wait out the winter.
The feud between Stalin and Trotsky makes a fascinating study and Stalin was the winner as he got Trotsky murdered.
During the Gupta period, there was amazing progress in the field of education, literature, science, and art, there was a lot of progress in the political, economic, social and religious, and cultural fields at this time, that is why the Gupta period is considered to be the golden period of India.
The famous Madame Tussaud started her wax business by making death masks of freshly beheaded criminals.
The author considers the military potential of unmanned vehicles for Army, Navy and Air. It pays attention to hybrids of different apparatuses. He tries to undermine the growing role of artificial instinct in development of new generation's weapon, swarm one.
A Brahmin minister Chanakya, also known as Kautilya, trained a young man named Chandragupta from the Maurya dynasty. Chandragupta organized his army on his own and overthrew Nanda in 322 BC. Chandragupta Maurya is considered the first king and founder of the Maurya dynasty.
Many great dynasties of India have arisen, some of which have made their impact such that those dynasties are still remembered in history. There are three such famous dynasties - The Hariyak dynasty, the Naga dynasty, and the Nanda dynasty.
The tawaifs as they were called, played a pivotal role in India’s independence struggle against the British.
The civilization that emerged in India after the Sendhava civilization is known as the Vedic or Aryan civilization. The knowledge of the Aryan civilization comes from the Vedas, in which the Rigveda is the most important being the most ancient.
Hygiene in ancient Rome was far more disgusting than you could ever imagine.
In 1815, Mt. Tamora erupted causing a darkened world blocking the sun, the collapse of agriculture, global pandemics, and killing thousands for years.
Ancient Carthage, the Carthaginians did more than we were told, Had explorers that traveled the world in their ships, great artist, advanced medicine, indoor plumbing, six story apartments, waterproof concrete, advanced ship designs, and had a amazing city, they were a remarkable civilization.
The Indus Valley Assembly was one of the largest ancient civilizations in the world. This civilization was larger than the assemblies of ancient Egypt or Mesopotamia. A discovery in 2016 says that this civilization was around 8000 years old. The new discovery was also published in the famous British
The incredible story of Roxelana, a Ukrainian slave girl who overcame great odds and became the most powerful empress of the Ottoman Empire. Roxelana left a lasting imprint on both Ottoman history and European imagination for centuries to come.
Here is the story of the sniper Nina Petrova. She volunteered to the front at the age of 48 and became one of only four women to be awarded all three classes of the Order of Glory. Also, she was credited with 122 kills, making her one of the most successful female snipers during World War II.
“Peeping Tom” first appeared in the historical archives of the English city of Coventry in 1773. The records talk about the city having purchased a wig and paint for an oak effigy of ‘Peeping Tom’, using money from the town’s coffers. So, did “Peeing Tom” really exist. This article tells you that!!
Without a blacksmith, the Germanic peoples would have struggled to impose their culture across Western Europe. This article celebrates those who forged a new future from the raw materials of the ground
The story of Dina Sanicher, the Indian ‘Wolf-Boy’ who was the inspiration behind Mowgli in Rudyard Kipling’s most famous book, Jungle Book. Just like Mowgli, Dina was raised by wolves. But unlike Mowgli, his life was extremely tragic as Dina was forced into a life he could never adjust
Fire destroyed so much of New York several times in the 19th century. The city was growing fast, water was critical, poor sanitation, and wooden buildings were a recipe for disaster. In 1835, the Great Fire broke out in Manhattan destroying 700 buildings.
The extraordinary story of Geoffrey Tandy, a biologist who was ‘accidentally’ recruited at Bletchley Park in 1939 as a code breaker. Tandy ultimately went on to play a decisive role in the Allied victory over the Nazis.
Cleopatra's Needle is an Egyptian Antiquity gifted to the United States in 1879 and is the oldest man-made monument in New York. It was carved 1460 B.C. crafted from a single block of red granite standing 69 feet high, weighing 220 tons.
The allied invasion of Western Europe has been much hyped by Western historians but the fact is that the bulk of the Wehrmacht was facing the Eastern front. As a comparison, there were only 69 divisions facing the allies against 150 facing the Russians.
On June 6,1944, 156,000 Allied troops assaulted the beaches of Normandy, France. Codenamed Overlord, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. Allied troops had to breach a massive concrete coastal defense system known as the "Atlantic Wall" with almost 15,000 strong points.
If you think 2020-21 are the worst years to be alive, you are way off the mark. The gold medal for the worst year in history goes to 536 AD that was so bad that its cascading impact was felt for several centuries later.
The incredible story of Li Ching-Yuen, a martial art expert and an herbalist who was supposedly born in either 1677 or 1736 (his true date of birth was never known). He lived for over 190 years or 256 years and died somewhere in 1933.
David Thompson, his greatest discovery was the Columbia River exploring and mapping the 1243 miles. He was called the greatest land geographer of the world. One was quoted as saying David made Lewis and Clark look like tourists.
General Yahya Khan had a distinguished military career and was chosen by General Ayub Khan to replace him as president of Pakistan but he proved unequal to the task and his failure to implement what he believed was right, led to the vivisection of Pakistan.