Battle of Berlin

The 10 Major Battles of World War II

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 for months and even years. Here is a list of the 10 major battles fought … Read more >>

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Top 10 Contributions of Aristotle

Born in 384 BC in Stagira, a small town on the northern coast of Greece, Aristotle is arguably one of the most well-known figures in the history of ancient Greece. He was a popular pupil of famous ancient Greek philosopher Plato. But unlike Plato and Socrates, Aristotle displayed an instinct to use scientific and factual reasoning in his study of … Read more >>

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Top 10 Ancient Roman Legions

A couple of millennia ago, ancient Rome ruled over much of Europe, Africa, and western Asia. The formidable might and efficiency of the ancient Roman military played a pivotal role in the rapid expansion of ancient Roman civilization. Roman legions formed the largest units in the Roman army. In the early days of the republic, each legion consisted of around … Read more >>

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Top 10 Ancient Roman Armor and Costume

The ancient Roman legions played a key role in the rapid expansion of contemporary Roman civilization. The average Roman soldier was trained to fight in a formation of about 5,000 fellow warriors, each group forming a Roman legion. Their disciplined fighting tactics played a crucial role in crushing their opponents in battles. It also helped that the Roman infantry came … Read more >>

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Top 10 Popular Ancient Weapons

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 the crucial difference between winning a battle or being slaughtered on the field. The earth … Read more >>

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Top 10 Hindu Goddesses

Hinduism has both masculine and feminine deities representing the supreme power of the universe, and all the major deities have both male and female counterparts. Hindu goddesses are the representation of Shakti, the feminine source of power in the universe. They are highly revered and powerful and play a central role in the creation, protection, and destruction of the universe. … Read more >>

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Top 10 Hindu Gods

Religion is an expression of humankind’s search for a complete picture of the universe. The inherent desire to understand the world, karma, existence, and time is a major reason behind religion and a person’s worship of a supreme being. Hinduism is one of the oldest religions in the world and also the third largest. There are many gods and goddesses … Read more >>

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Top 10 Garments That Were Popular in Ancient China

Ancient Chinese clothes were more than just garments to cover the body. They were the symbols of prestige and the embodiment of culture, and essential to show a person’s social status. The rich and poor dressed very differently in ancient China. Poor people wore hemp backpacks which were durable, loose fitting, and comfortable for working in the fields. On the … Read more >>

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Top 10 Marvelous Types of Ancient Chinese Art

Ancient Chinese art is arguably one of the oldest continuous traditions in the world. Chinese art can be dated back to 10,000 BC, the Neolithic period, when simple pottery and sculptures were mostly common. The art has evolved with time, and religion, politics, and philosophy have all played an important role in ancient Chinese art. This includes calligraphy, poetry, and … Read more >>

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Top 10 Traditional Ancient Chinese Foods

The history of Chinese food dates back to about 5000 BC. Over this vast period of time, Chinese people have developed their own unique way of preparing food. Their ways of identifying ingredients to make perfect combinations, their multi-phased cooking techniques, and their administering of multi-phased flavoring have all been developed gradually. The ancient Chinese had a very healthy diet, … Read more >>