Top 11 Fascinating Discoveries of the Ancient World

Antikythera Mechanism

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, … Read more >>

Top 10 Diseases That Were Common in World War I

Diseases in WW1

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 … Read more >>

Top 10 Outstanding Battleships of World War I

Benedetto Brin Battleship

“War makes good history, but peace is poor reading.” – Thomas Hardy And sardonically enough it is true. Though war may represent a horrible time in human history, it also allows us to learn about various principles, strategies, and consequences that occur during the course … Read more >>

The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

The Lighthouse at Alexandria, Egypt

The seven wonders of the ancient world are examples of exceptional pieces of classical architecture and human achievement. The first list of the seven wonders dates back to the first or second century BC when it acted as a kind of guidebook for Hellenic sightseers. … Read more >>

Top 10 Outstanding World War I Generals

Ferdinand Foch WW1 General

The First World War, also known as the Great War, which lasted from 1914 to 1918, saw one of the worst losses of human life in history. The war was led by tough generals on both sides who devised strategies and displayed a tremendous amount … Read more >>

Top 10 Deadliest Weapons of World War 1

deadly machine gun

The First World War, also known as the Great War, saw the use of some of the deadliest weapons ever known to humankind. Europeans entered the war expecting traditional cavalry charges and infantry carrying bayonets, but the reality was very different when the continent woke … Read more >>

Top 10 Deadliest Weapons of World War II

Atom Bomb (Fat Man and Little Boy)

The Second World War is considered as the most widespread and terrifying war in the history of mankind. There were more than 100 million people from over 30 countries directly or indirectly involved and over 60 million casualties. One of the major reasons for such … Read more >>

The 10 Major Battles of World War II

Battle of Berlin

The Second World War (1939–1945) was one of the deadliest events in the history of mankind. The war that claimed over 60 million lives across the globe saw many battles resulting in huge bloodshed on all sides. Some lasted for minutes while others went on … Read more >>

Top 18 Popular Ancient Weapons

Bagh Nakh weapons india

In their hunger for power, humans have always searched for the perfect weaponry. Empires carved out in history were often the result of strategic planning, political ingenuity, and the most sophisticated warfare of their time. The careful selection of weapons at times proved to be … Read more >>

Top 10 Bloodiest Battles of World War 1

Roman Empire

There were more than 100 battles fought in World War I. The war started on July 28, 1914 and ended on November 11, 1918, lasting for four years. There were over nine million combatants and seven million civilians directly or indirectly involved. World War I … Read more >>

Top 10 Things You Should Know About the Ice Age

The Next Ice Age

An ice age represents an extended dip in global temperatures and major glacial expansions around the world. During such expansions, a large part of the earth is covered in an ice sheet for an extended period of time, sometimes lasting for millions of years. Even … Read more >>

Top 10 Epidemic Diseases That Were Common in the Ancient World

Yellow fever ancient world

People in ancient times weren’t the best when it came to maintaining a sanitary and clean living environment. With the lack of sanitation came infection and some infections inevitably led to diseases. Thus began the long, shared history between human civilization and illness. Surprisingly, our … Read more >>

Top 10 Causes of World War 1

Reasons for WW1

On June 1914, a Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the small Balkan city of Sarajevo. Europe had already witnessed a number of high-profile assassinations in the preceding years, assassinations that shocked everyone, but none of which led to a major … Read more >>

Top 14 Decisive Ancient Battles in History

Battle of Platea (479 BC) between Greek and Persian

War has been fought for many reasons throughout history. Blood has been spilled, kingdoms destroyed, and people slaughtered. Some battles played a significant role in history, some created legends which have been passed down through the generations, and some of the efficient military tactics that … Read more >>

Top 10 Oldest Pieces of Art Ever Discovered

Blombos Cave Engravings

Art has been a means of expression since the evolution of mankind. The discovery of prehistoric sculpture and cave art suggests that different forms of arts have been practiced since the beginning of human history. Even though artistic methods were different then, the expression of … Read more >>

The 10 Oldest Ancient Civilizations That Have Ever Existed

The Incas Civilization

In the course of human evolution, the practice of living in a group with mutual understanding and dependency has become a very useful and practical lifestyle, and from small isolated groups, larger communities have formed. Then came societies which in time became civilizations. How human … Read more >>