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Historical parts of Venice

Tourists to this historical city are bowled over by the elegant Venetian buildings and palaces which gaze over narrow ancient streets.

Belgium in the past

In ancient times, Belgium was part of the Roman Empire, and through the centuries its territory has belonged to many different nations.

 

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Most famous diamonds

Diamond is associated with lot of emotion such as admiration, pride, novelty, beauty and many more. When it comes to diamond, each and every mankind is dazed by its beauty.

Warrior mothers in history

Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders of all time, securing an empire that stretched from the Mediterranean to the Himalayan Mountains. He seems to have inherited much of his moxie from mom.

 

Vampire folklore in Europe

Vampires are ghoulish miscreants and emerge throughout folklore. Here are a few tales of vampires.

 

Historical Monuments in India

Talking about Indian Historical monuments, many places need a mention. However, some of the most popular masterpieces which should be definitely visited are listed in this article. These historical buildings captivate the imagination of all tourists compelling them to revisit India again and again.  

 

The history of Marbella

In the 1940s, Marbella was just a small village in the south of Spain. Indeed, it wasn’t until the 1950s that things started to take off. 

 

Pocahontas and toxic water

It's the Year of Our Lord 1609. John Smith has left the Virginia Colony's two-year-old settlement at Jamestown to return to England. 

 

Motorcycles in the 19th century

The history of the motorcycle will forever be linked with the development of early bicycles. The bicycle formed the basis for early motorbikes and helped to shape the history of these motorized machines.

 

The history of Belgium

In ancient times, Belgium was part of the Roman Empire, and through the centuries its territory has belonged to many different nations. 

 

The history of Salamanca

You can still see the Roman influence to this day in its statues and bridges. The city was overrun by Visigoths and eventually, like many others in Spain, fell to the Moors. Thus began a battle of tug of war between the Arabs and the Christians who fought to regain the city, at times with success, throughout the period of Arab rule that lasts 8 centuries.

 

The most famous warrior Queens

Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders of all time, securing an empire that stretched from the Mediterranean to the Himalayan Mountains. He seems to have inherited much of his moxiefrom mom.

 

Fashion in the Middle Ages

On a broader canvas, the medieval period could be said to range from the 4th century right up to the 13th century. Medieval clothing during these centuries ranged across nations.

 

The Historical attractions of Jerusalem

Jerusalem is today’s capital of Israel. It is one of the most extraordinary places in the world, presenting a unique combination of archaic antiquity, spiritual piety and varied traditions. Only a few places inspire as much as Jerusalem.

 

Glasswork history

Throughout the history chandeliers have been used to decorate the interior of important buildings such as castles and palaces all around the world.

 

The Greatest Warrior Queens

Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders of all time, securing an empire that stretched from the Mediterranean to the Himalayan Mountains. He seems to have inherited much of his moxiefrom mom.

 

The Historical Wonders of Bangalore

Home to some of the best historical wonders like palaces and fort, the garden city of India offers a delighting holiday any history buff.

 

The Egyptian Sphinx

A great symbol of Ancient Egypt is the Sphinx. A magnificent monument carved out of living rock, sits outstandingly in the Giza Plateau.

 

The history of Christmas lights

Have you ever wondered how the tradition of lighted Christmas trees got started?  A look at the history of holiday lights over the last couple centuries gives many insights into this rich tradition and how it has evolved.

 

Gladius, the historical Roman sword

The word Gladius comes from Latin language that means ‘sword’. Gladius holds a very strong history in the Roman civilization. It was a very important weapon of the Roman warriors who used it excessively in their major battles. 

 

The last king of Spain

There have been many Spanish kings named Alfonso, which is a popular name in Spain, but the one remembered best today is Alfonso XIII , who was the last king of Spain.

 

Famous temples in India

India offers its tourists with breathtaking beauty scenes and is filled with vibrant cultures and traditions. South India is the most visited places by the tourist. This place consists of beautifully architect temples, which are the world most beautiful temples.

 

Culture background of Indian jewelry

Do you know where the first diamond was found? Do you know the fact that “carat” is invented by Indian? Peopled of the ancient civilization has been in favor of producing lights entwined with colorful brilliance and silence with skilled and traditional crafts to create the most fashion Indian jewelry. 

 

The rise of Latin language

The rise of the Latin language is linked to the rise of the Roman Empire. The decline and eventual fall of the Roman Empire did not however end its influence.

 

The history of laser technology

People usually forget the acronym overtime for any technology that they are using. For example they might be using the LCD or LED lights on their vehicles but when you ask the meaning they would hardly explain what it means.

 

The Incas in Cajamarca

Cajamarca is a small city in the northern Andean highlands of Peru. Elevation is 8,900 feet (2,700 meters) above sea level. 

 

The secrets of pearls

The history of pearls began centuries ago. Find out more about the history and acknowledge the symbol which it symbolizes.

 

The Ancient Egyptian writing

The ancient Egyptian writing which is called hieroglyphics were composed of pictures and drawings. The hieroglyphic alphabets is composed of drawings to symbolize the ancient Egyptian letters

 

Bugaria, history and sights

Bulgaria emerged as a discrete state during the late seventh century when the Bulgar tribe came together with the local Slavics. The history of the country is twitchy with numerous battles and political upheavals.

 

the charm of medieval clothing

On a broader canvas, the medieval period could be said to range from the 4th century right up to the 13th century. Medieval clothing during these centuries ranged across nations.

 

Piraeus, the port of ancient Athens

Piraeus, also known as Peiraeus or Pireas, is a city located in the prefecture of Attica, towards the southern side of Athens.

 

The status of medieval knights

Knights are the most famous warriors of the medieval era. These brave warriors used to combat the enemies on the horse’s back and made every possible sacrifice for their nation and honor.

 

St. George, the historical part of Bermuda

For those who stay in Bermuda accommodation in or around St George's, the scope of the town's historical attractions is extensive.

 

The history of credit card

Merchants handing out credit may be as old as time itself but it can be said that credit cards likely had their origins back in the 19th century.

 

The battle of Britain

On 18 June 1940, Churchill gave a rousing speech to the British people, announcing: "... the Battle of France is over. The Battle of Britain is about to begin." Four days later, France surrendered to Germany and Hitler turned his attention to Britain.

 

Secrets of Area 51

Area 51 is a military base about 80 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. With a few exceptions, though, it's mostly conspiracy theorists — and those who have been influenced by them through the countless TV, magazine, and website references — who call it "Area 51." 

 

Ancient Egyptian clothes

The ancient Egyptians both men and women wore linen clothes all throughout the hot weather. The men wore short skirts around their waists called kilts, while the women wore straight fitting dresses with straps on their shoulders. 

 

Marbella, a small town with huge history

In the 1940s, Marbella was just a small village in the south of Spain. Indeed, it wasn’t until the 1950s that things started to take off. 

 

The brief history of motorcycles

The history of the motorcycle will forever be linked with the development of early bicycles. The bicycle formed the basis for early motorbikes and helped to shape the history of these motorized machines.

 

The history of pottery

The history of pottery dates back to any era for ancient Egyptians. Egyptians useful to keep pottery during the tombs. These pottery veins had inscriptions for ancient hieroglyphs fitted, emphasizing the importance Egyptians subjected to life once death.

 

Qualities of classic literature

A classic, Mark Twain once said, is, “Something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read". 

 

The history of silver coins

As time went on, folks learned how to make the separation of silver and gold. That was around 560 B.C. So, it came to pass, the new gold coinage.

 

Historical sights in Bulgaria

Bulgaria emerged as a discrete state during the late seventh century when the Bulgar tribe came together with the local Slavics. The history of the country is twitchy with numerous battles and political upheavals.

 

Historical hotels of the Southwest

Walking into an historic hotel is like cracking open vintage folklore. If you’ve ever seen a svelte tip pen drawing – all by hand and from memory – as time, place, and setting once were. 

 

Ghostly castles in England

England is a land steeped in history, tradition and legend. It boasts more than 1400 medieval castles across its countryside, many of which are said to be frequented by ghosts, specters and other supernatural occurrences. 

 

History of Bankruptcy

A brief history of bankruptcy practices and consequences, from Greece to England to American and spanning across thousands of years.

 

The historical Roman sword

The word Gladius comes from Latin language that means ‘sword’. Gladius holds a very strong history in the Roman civilization. It was a very important weapon of the Roman warriors who used it excessively in their major battles. 

 

History of Gelato

Gelato is a frozen dessert that is enjoyed all over the world. It is a nifty and convenient treat to have when it is hot and sunny out. Contrary to popular belief, frozen desserts have existed for several hundreds of years. Much us not known about of their true origins, but with what little is known, you will find that gelato has an impressive history.

 

Historical monuments in India

Talking about Indian Historical monuments, many places need a mention. However, some of the most popular masterpieces which should be definitely visited are listed in this article. These historical buildings captivate the imagination of all tourists compelling them to revisit India again and again.  

 

Famous diamonds of the World

Diamond is associated with lot of emotion such as admiration, pride, novelty, beauty and many more. When it comes to diamond, each and every mankind is dazed by its beauty. 

 

Belgium in the past

In ancient times, Belgium was part of the Roman Empire, and through the centuries its territory has belonged to many different nations. 

 

Wright brothers, and their first Airplane

The Wright Brothers' first flight lasted just 12 seconds and made it into only four newspapers the next morning. The pioneering, 120-foot flight in a fragile airplane over Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, may have gone off with little fanfare that day in 1903, but it would soon have enormous implications that flew around the world. 

 

The historical attractions of Jerusalem

Jerusalem is today’s capital of Israel. It is one of the most extraordinary places in the world, presenting a unique combination of archaic antiquity, spiritual piety and varied traditions. Only a few places inspire as much as Jerusalem.

 

The rise of Hitler

A few days before Christmas 1924, Adolf Hitler emerged a free man after nine months in prison, having learned from his mistakes. In addition to creating the book, Mein Kampf, Hitler had given considerable thought to the failed Nazi revolution (Beer Hall Putsch) of November 1923, and its implications for the future.

 

Ancient and modern football memorabilias

While most antique British football programmes generate a lot of interest, the same response can also be expected from British football shorts, shirts and boots worn by players from the last season.

 

Vampires in Europe

Vampires are ghoulish miscreants and emerge throughout folklore. Here are four tales of vampires.

 

The history of dentistry

Dentists have long advocated the use oftoothbrushes. Many people are surprised to learn of its history, including the fact that the first true toothbrushes were made form the hair of swine.

 

Mercedes tradition and history

Mercedes has a long and well established history dating back to the dawn of automotive history. Learning about this will help you appreciate your new luxury vehicle even better.

 

History of Spa

The word spa derives from "Salus Per Aquam", which is a Latin term meaning "health from water". The town of Spa in Belgium came to be named because of it’s healing hot mineral springs that soothes aches and pains. 

 

Historical Venice

Tourists to this historical city are bowled over by the elegant Venetian buildings and palaces which gaze over narrow ancient streets. You will find Venice to be a unique city where tourists love to flock to be able to experience its peerless charisma.

 

Freedom of speech

Freedom of speech is the freedom to speak freely without censorship or limitation. Freedom of expression is a close cousin, though it sometimes includes any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used.

 

It took so long to invent the wheel

Wheels are the archetype of a primitive, caveman-level technology. But in fact, they're so ingenious that it took until 3500 B.C. for someone to invent them. By that time — it was the Bronze Age — humans were already casting metal alloys, constructing canals and sailboats, and even designing complex musical instruments such as harps.

 

In the footprint of Pocahontas

It's the Year of Our Lord 1609. John Smith has left the Virginia Colony's two-year-old settlement at Jamestown to return to England. The natives have only enough food to feed their own population and won't trade with the colonists, who begin taking food forcibly. Smith's fragile truce with the Indians rapidly falls apart. The First Anglo-Powhatan War has started.

 

Did Nostradamus predict 9/11?

It's a story that began nearly a decade ago, circulated widely for months, and is still believed by many around the world: That the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centers had been foretold by the famous sixteenth-century French writer Nostradamus.

 

First evidence of ancient Mayans' tobacco use

Traces of nicotine discovered in a Mayan flask dating back more than 1,000 years represent the first physical evidence of tobacco use by the Mayans, researchers say.


 

Steps to discover a shipwreck

Scientists have explored less than 4 percent of the world's ocean floor. Imagine all the sunken treasures they're missing! If listening to Celine Dion and watching yet another Pirates of the Carribean flick won't quiet the booty-hunter in you, follow these steps to find a shipwreck of your very own.

 

Less-known facts about 4th July

Most Americans know the Fourth of July celebrates some aspect of American Independence. But do you know exactly what the day commemorates? Meanwhile, other facts surrounding the day widely known for BBQ and outdoor fun, and the patriotism that stemmed from it.

 

Warrior mothers in history

Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders of all time, securing an empire that stretched from the Mediterranean to the Himalayan Mountains. He seems to have inherited much of his moxiefrom mom.

 

Polygamy was good for men

The Mormon shift from polygamy to monogamy in the 1800s reduced sexual pressures on men by more than half, according to a new study.

 

The Roswell case

In July, 1947 a UFO crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, and the government tried to cover it up by saying that it was not a flying saucer but an experimental high-altitude surveillance balloon belonging to a classified program named, "Mogul." 

 

High-Tech effort to protect Magna Carta

The Magna Carta helped form the foundation for modern English and U.S. law. Now one of two copies known to exist outside England is headed for a special new case to preserve it.

 

Toga-the Roman suit

The toga, a distinctive garment of Ancient Rome, was a cloth of perhaps 20 ft (6 m) in length which was wrapped around the body and was generally worn over atunic. The toga was made of wool, and the tunic under it often was made of linen. 

 

The history of precious metal coins

As time went on, folks learned how to make the separation of silver and gold. That was around 560 B.C. So, it came to pass, the new gold coinage. After people started to make gold coins, they began to manufacture silver ones too. Of course, the silver coinage did not have as high of a value as gold did, as has usually been the case throughout the history of precious coinage. As the story goes, the rich folks held and used gold coinage and the poor people held and used silver coinage. 

 

The history of the electric guitar

When most people think of electric guitars, they think of rock music. But electric guitars are more versatile than you’d think. You can find them in jazz, blues, country music, New-Age compositions, and even contemporary classical pieces. Electric guitars are intimately associated with many famous musicians of the twentieth century—and may be the iconic musical instrument of our time. 

 

The Hippocratic medicine

A towering figure in the history of medicine was the physician Hippocrates of Kos (ca. 460 BC – ca. 370 BC), considered the "father of modern medicine." TheHippocratic Corpus is a collection of around seventy early medical works from ancient Greece strongly associated with Hippocrates and his students. Most famously, Hippocrates invented the Hippocratic Oath for physicians, which is still relevant and in use today.

 

Roosevelt and the New Deal

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a distant cousin of Theodore Roosevelt, was born in Hyde Park, New York on 30th January, 1882. The Roosevelts were a wealthy family and was educated by home tutors until attending Groton School at 14. He was a successful student and did well at Harvard University and Columbia Law Schools, before being admitted to the New York bar in 1907. 

 

The Battle Of Britain

On 18 June 1940, Churchill gave a rousing speech to the British people, announcing: "... the Battle of France is over. The Battle of Britain is about to begin." Four days later, France surrendered to Germany and Hitler turned his attention to Britain.

 

About the rise of Hitler

A few days before Christmas 1924, Adolf Hitler emerged a free man after nine months in prison, having learned from his mistakes. In addition to creating the book, Mein Kampf, Hitler had given considerable thought to the failed Nazi revolution (Beer Hall Putsch) of November 1923, and its implications for the future.

 

The real Spartans

The Spartan Empire was a short lived one, yet the longest of the the pre-ejaculator Greek major hedgemonies of the time. Contrary to what many people may think, Sparta was not such a sad millitary dictatorship as historians have taught us. The city of Sparta itself had a theatre, and the Spartan culture was based around athletics and sporting events as well as millitary training and superiority.


 

The history of jewells

As far as history of mankind goes, so goes the history of Jewells. As the sands of time have been falling through the narrow vessel of times, the art of decorating oneself and of one’s surroundings has been evolving subtly as well.


 

The history of Salamanca

You can still see the Roman influence to this day in its statues and bridges. The city was overrun by Visigoths and eventually, like many others in Spain, fell to the Moors. Thus began a battle of tug of war between the Arabs and the Christians who fought to regain the city, at times with success, throughout the period of Arab rule that lasts 8 centuries.