Top 12 Surprising and Fascinating Facts about Ancient Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia is located between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers which converge at the Persian Gulf. The name itself is a Greek word meaning “the land between two rivers.” It is in the eastern Mediterranean region and is bordered by the Zagros Mountains on the northeastern side and the Arabian Plateau on the southeastern side. Mesopotamia covers modern-day Iraq, Kuwait, … Read more >>

Top 9 Female Rulers of the Ancient World

Can you imagine a world without rulers or heads of government to make necessary decisions on behalf of their nations? A country’s prosperity depends on the effectiveness of its ruler and those rulers who have gone before. By the turn of the 19th century, most rulers had been male, but there have been female rulers like Cleopatra and Sobekneferu who … Read more >>

Antikythera Mechanism

Top 11 Fascinating Discoveries of the Ancient World

There is always a beginning and an end for everything, and the beginning – as we know it – is when people started keeping records of their existence such as cave engravings and paintings. In ancient times, mankind relied on hunting and nature for survival, and we can find evidence of this from fossils, cave paintings, and ancient texts. The … Read more >>

Mavia of Arabia

Top 9 Greatest Warrior Women of the Ancient World

They were moms, sisters, daughters, and spouses, but another thing they all had in common was that they were fierce warriors. Throughout history and all around the world, warrior women have taken up arms and fought alongside their male counterparts. Despite being vastly outnumbered by the men, these fearsome females have each made a permanent mark on history. 1. Grace … Read more >>

Genghis Khan

Top 12 Amazing Facts about Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan was one of the world’s greatest and most well-known rulers. He was born on the banks of the Onon River in 1162, and his death is thought to have occurred on August 18, 1227, although the details remain unconfirmed. He was the founder of the Mongol Empire which went on to become the largest ever contiguous empire. He … Read more >>

K inich Janaab Pakal I

Top 12 Most Important People of the Ancient Maya Civilization

The Maya civilization, based in Mexico and Central America, is one of the oldest-known civilizations. The Maya people inhabited the lands of Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco, El Salvador, and Honduras and had an amazing culture with some fascinating beliefs such as no one is ever born and no one ever dies. They worshiped the gods and their ancestors. The civilization was … Read more >>

Chichen Itza Ancient Maya

Top 10 Most Iconic Pieces of Architecture of the Ancient Maya Civilization

Maya architecture is one of the most exceptional styles of architecture found in early civilizations. It has its roots in the Mesoamerican architectural style, with its most notable architectural structures being palaces and pyramids such as those found at El Tajin in the north and Copan in the south. Being a provincial civilization, the Maya’s architecture varied little from state … Read more >>

Maya astronomy and inventions

Top 22 Surprising and Fascinating Facts about the Ancient Maya Civilization

The Maya civilization was formed by Mesoamerican people called the Maya, and existed from 2000 BC to 1539. The Maya came from northern Mexico to settle in Central America and had a wide and varied culture. There are many artifacts and buildings which remain from this time, proving that the Maya were skilled builders and craftsmen. They developed their own … Read more >>

Babylonian chariot

Top 12 Inventions and Discoveries of Ancient Babylonia

Can you imagine a world without the wheel? No wheels would mean no cars, trains, or airplanes, and no machines or industry. In the absence of the wheel, the world would come to a standstill. We can thank the Babylonians for pioneering discoveries like the wheel, the chariot, and the sailboat, as well as the development of the first-known map, … Read more >>

Hammurabi king of Babylonia

Top 8 Contributions of Hammurabi

Hammurabi, also known as Khammurabi, was the greatest emperor of Babylon and one of the greatest rulers in the world. He was the sixth emperor of the Amorites, and he inherited the throne from his father, Sin-Muballit. He was born in the city of Babylon in 1810 BC, now present-day Iraq. His contributions to the development of Babylon were outstanding. … Read more >>