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Rise of the Gods in Greek mythology

At the beginning of everything there was only chaos. There were already the elements of what would form the universe. But they were completely mixed in a massive absence of meaning this original chaotic period lasted for many ages. Gaia the mother earth emerged from t… Read more

The conquest of Constantinople

The fall of Constantinople, (May 29, 1453), the conquest of Constantinople by Sultan Mohammed II of the Ottoman Empire. The declining Byzantine Empire ended 55 days after the siege of the city when the Ottomans invaded the ancient geography of Constantinople. Using art… Read more

How did the Oracle of Delphi work

Throughout the ancient world oracles and diviners practiced their arts, giving insights to the future that both commoners and nobles wanted to know about. Some of these clairvoyants achieved great fame, others were not even recorded in history and a few became legen… Read more

Skanderbeg the Albanian dragon

During the early 14th century, much of modern-day Albania was governed by the Serbian king Stefan Dusan. When he passed away in 1355, local chieftains and lords became the dominant factors managing their estates. Albania fragmented. Another external force contributed… Read more

Vladimir Lenin Biography (1870–1924)

Vladimir Lenin Biography (1870–1924) Vladimir Lenin was founder of the Russian Communist Party, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and architect and first head of the Soviet state. Synopsis Vladimir Lenin founded the Russian Communist Party , led the Bolshevik Rev… Read more

The Battle of Levounion 1091 AD

It’s late April of the year 1091. Somewhere in southern Thrace, Emperor Alexios Komnenos rides in the vanguard of his recently assembled army, marching to challenge his enemy.  A small group of riders loom in the distance, racing towards them. Alexios, squinting his … Read more

Battle of Zela

In the midst of his civil war ( October of 48BC) Julius Caesar found himself seriously entangled in the court intrigues of the Egyptian monarchy. In addition to the complicated political situation that he was facing in Egypt he also had to deal with a local uprising th… Read more