The history of Onna-bugeisha dates long before the samurai. In fact, even before the emergence of samurai, Japanese fighters were trained to wield a sword and a spear. Women, on the other hand, learne...
In 25 short years, Genghis Khan and his army conquered more lands and people than the Roman Empire did during 400-year rule
The plot of the book is set in Italy during the time of the Black Death (a plague resulting in deaths of 75 to 200 million people across Europe and Asia). During the plague, a group of seven young wom...
There are two legends regarding the origin of the Excalibur. The first one is the most famous legend regarding the sword, originally appearing in Robert de Boron’s poem Merlin
Nellie laid the groundwork of investigative journalism when worked undercover as a patient in a mental institution
Working as an attache in Denmark during World War II, Duckwitz managed to help 95% of the Jewish population avoid deportation
A closer look on the daily life of the Romans leave us amazed and surprised. It is just impossible to explain how such advanced civilization had such poor habits.
The Kennedy assassination happened on November 22, 1963. The former president drove through the streets of Dallas at 12:30 local time, at which point he was shot in the head
The iconic photograph was taken by Joe Rosenthal and immediately become popular. But Iwo Jima represents much more for American history than just a photograph
The camp has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is home of the state museum that attracts more than 1 million visitors per year
The World of Coca COla museum is home of the high-tech vault that holds the original recipe. The museum is a 20-acre complex located across Baker Street
Frances was very unconventional and unique in her own way. The press and especially the Women’s Christian Temperance Union despised her “décolleté gowns”. They thought it was provocative and d...
The cost of the building process was 14,186,000 leva, which equals to $35 million in today’s rates. The monument was opened on August 23, 1981. Todor Zhivkov announced the opening at the ceremony
The privately owned island has much more to offer, but the most famous spot is the location now known as “the Money Pit”
Breker was tasked with the development of fascist aesthetics, and his bombastic sculptures were the norm during the Third Reich reign, and even afterwards