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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 >>

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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 >>

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Top 10 Sumerian Inventions and Discoveries

We all think about doing something that we will be remembered for, and it is just the same for the ancient civilizations who brought us many inventions and innovations. The Sumerians of ancient Mesopotamia were no exception and they invented many things that are a part of our daily life today, from mathematics to weaponry. So let’s have a look … Read more >>

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Top 10 Outstanding Battleships of World War I

“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 of conflict and how to bring about peace. Another important aspect of war is the … Read more >>

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Top 10 Inventions and Discoveries of Ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptian civilization can be traced back to approximately 3000 BC and it lasted until 30 BC when it became part of the Roman Empire. Its long duration shows that the civilization was provided with all necessities, such as a good natural environment including water, fish, fertile soil and plants, but also with rich architecture as seen in the … Read more >>

Ereshkigal or Irkalla- The Goddess of  the Underworld

Top 10 Ancient Mesopotamian Goddesses

The Mesopotamians were very religious, and their many civilizations shared the same deities with different identities and names. For example, Ishtar, the goddess of procreation, was known as Inanna among the Sumerian people. In order to throw some light on Mesopotamian mythology, here is a list of 10 goddesses from the Mesopotamian pantheon: 1. Ereshkigal or Irkalla, the Goddess of … Read more >>

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Top 10 Interesting Roman Mythology Stories

Rome has long been known for its mystical stories relating to its origins and legendary gods. These have been represented in works of art and literature, with Ovid as the master of giving these Latin myths and legends a physical form. The Romans have always believed in the supernatural which is reflected in their beliefs, and the theme of heroism … Read more >>

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Top 10 Important Events of Ancient Greece History

Events in ancient Greece have played a significant role in laying the groundwork for classical and modern Greece. The Archaic period in Greece saw many different political and geographical developments. The greatest war of all time, the Trojan War, is documented in the earliest surviving examples of Greek literature, the Iliad and the Odyssey, and the Olympic Games also have … Read more >>

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The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

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. Compiled by ancient scholars, the list contains the most astounding centerpieces of great architecture and … Read more >>

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Top 9 Popular Games of Ancient Greece

Games in ancient Greece were treated as nothing less than a religious festival. The Greek Olympics are believed to have begun in 776 BC which inspired the beginning of the modern Olympic Games in 1896. These games were a way of paying tribute to the king of gods, Zeus, and were staged every four years in a valley near the … Read more >>