Thutmose III statue

Top 10 Fascinating Facts about the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

Most countries and regions have been subjected to the dominance of a single person at one time or another. This person was the head of the system and his decrees were unalterable and had to be followed by everyone under his rule. Although the names change from location to location, the authority of this person is the same everywhere. The … Read more >>

Hatshepsut Egyptian Pharaoh

Top 10 Greatest Pharaohs in Ancient Egypt

The pharaohs of ancient Egypt reigned supreme. They were regarded as both gods and political figures. The pharaohs inherited the crown through the royal bloodline where the king, the father, left the throne after his death to his eldest son. Countless pharaohs have ruled over Egypt making it one of the greatest civilizations ever. Not all of these played a … Read more >>

The Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt

Top 10 Fascinating Facts about the Egyptian Pyramids

When archaeologists started looking for fragments of previous civilizations they discovered many pyramids in China and other places. The pyramids in China were recently built and had no historical significance but the pyramids of Egypt were fascinating, very old and much historical value could be extracted from them. These pyramids had been built with care and thought, and to demolish … Read more >>

Statue of Saladin

Top 10 Amazing and Fascinating Facts about Saladin

I warn you against shedding blood, indulging in it and making a habit of it, for blood never sleeps.” – Saladin History has seen various rulers who have achieved great military feats, but it rare to find someone who has fought uncountable battles with minimum bloodshed. Saladin is an example of one of the finest rulers of all time who … Read more >>

Head statue of Ramses II

Top 10 Amazing and Fascinating Facts about Ramses II

Ramses II, the great Egyptian pharaoh, ruled during the 13th century BC. He is also known as Ramesses the Great. He was the third pharaoh to rule the 19th dynasty of Egypt. One of the most celebrated pharaohs of the New Kingdom, Ramses reigned from 1279 BC to 1213 BC and died at the age of 90. He is remembered … Read more >>

Cleopatra VII Facts

Top 10 Amazing and Fascinating Facts about Cleopatra VII

Cleopatra was born in 70 or 69 BC and was the oldest daughter of Pharaoh Ptolemy XII (Auletes) of Egypt. Her mother is believed to be Cleopatra V Tryphaena, Ptolemy XII’s wife and probably his stepsister. As a member of the Ptolemaic line, she was related to its founder, Ptolemy I Soter, a Macedonian Greek general and friend of Alexander … Read more >>

Ancient Egyptian mummy body preserved by mummification

Top 10 Most Peculiar Things and Myths in Ancient Egypt

The people of Ancient Egypt believed in signs from the natural world and much of their decision-making was based on them. Their beliefs were so great that they could be considered superstitious. For example, their belief in an afterlife was so strong that they made sure everything that the person owned went with them into their tomb. They also had … Read more >>

The Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt

Top 10 Most Iconic Pieces of Architecture in Ancient Egypt

When we talk about the world’s greatest and longest cultures, it is natural to think of Egypt. Situated in the north east of Africa and the south west corner of Asia, Egypt has been part of the world’s longest running historical period dating back from the sixth to the fourth millennia BCE. Archaeologists have found evidence from various Egyptian sites … Read more >>

Yakhchal-persians-inventions

Top 10 Inventions and Discoveries of Persian Civilization

The Persian civilization can be considered one of the most scientific civilizations of the ancient world because of its many inventions. Now present-day Iran, Persia can be credited with such inventions as the refrigerator, the battery, and sulfuric acid, all of which were very advanced for the period. These inventions were simple and made use of the available resources in … Read more >>

Diseases in WW1

Top 10 Diseases That Were Common in World War I

Though many innocent souls were lost due to physical injuries sustained during battle , others suffered from diseases which arose from poor living conditions, food shortages, and lack of personal hygiene in the trenches. This meant that people were often admitted to hospital for sickness instead of wounds and medics found themselves fighting a war against disease as well as … Read more >>