Latest Articles In History

The present day term is derived from the Greek word “historia”, meaning inquiry or knowledge acquired by investigation. As a science it is concerned with the events that happened in the past. History preserves memory of these events, deals with the discovery of the past ones, collects and organizes them in a chronological fashion. The 5th century Greek historian Herodotus is today commonly recognized as the “father of history” along with his contemporary Thucydides.

As the result of the evolution of the science of history, different branches emerged with the purpose of thoroughly examining specific aspects of history such as religion, gender, military, environment, etc.

Since the 20th century there has been an ongoing debate concerned with the views on history. Some of the French historians associated with the Annales School argued that is a form of art, while others such as Fernand Braudel regarded it more as a social science. Contrary to these interpretations were the ones of the Marxist historians, who worked on the validation of Carl Marx`s theories. A somewhat different perspective on the matter was offered by the feminist historians such as Joan Wallach Scott or Claudia Koons considering the importance of studying the experience of women in the past.

The documentaries and video materials complied in this category are concerned with the matters of history and the factors that had influence on its very course.

Today we are celebrating Halloween by carving pumpkins and encouraging our children to dress up in scary costumes and go from door to door on a hunt for candy. See the ghoulish past of this holiday and learn about the origins of it.

See the new archeological evidence in support of the theory that a devastating Tsunami swept the eastern coast of Britain some 8000 years ago. Tony Robinson and his team examine the newfound evidence and also make a few discoveries of their own.

Learn about the French revolution and take a look at the course of events that lead to the execution of the last Queen of France, Marie Antoinette. It was a highly turbulent time for the entire France and a very violent one as well.

Show more »
The Lost Nuke of 1950 - Unanswered questions

The Convair B-36B, with a serial number 44-92075 was the first case of nuclear loss in history, and the B-36 was the first of many “broken arrows” that happened during the cold war

  • 3,334
  • 2 years ago
Top 10 Quotes from World War II

The War started when Germany and Hitler decided to invade Poland, with Hitler delivering speech after speech how Germany has to go to war in order to ensure peace

  • 15,680
  • 2 years ago
7 Inventions that Changed the World we Live in

It is hard to imagine nowadays, but some inventions didn’t come until the 18th and 19th century

  • 7,318
  • 2 years ago
Top 7 Mysteriously Disappearing Civilizations

Through the course of history, there have been civilizations that have mysteriously disappeared from the face of the Earth, and scientists are still trying to figure out how, when and why they disappe...

  • 3,363
  • 2 years ago
Hebrew, Lithuanian and five other ancient languages still spoken today

One of oldest languages, Hebrew is the language used for the first five books of the Torah and almost all of the Hebrew Bible. The language actually ceased to exist between 200 and 400 CE. However, it...

  • 5,752
  • 3 years ago
Byblos, Lebanon and five other cities older than 5000 years

Byblos in Lebanon might be the most famous among the old cities, but there are others leaving a mark on Earth as well. These cities that have stood the test of time, offer stories and influence from t...

  • 3,543
  • 3 years ago
The Reign of Queen Elizabeth II - 63 years and counting, Elizabhet has the longest reign in British history

On September 9, the Queen surpassed her grandmother Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, 7 months, 16 hours and 23 minutes. Prime Minister David Cameron led the tribute, stating that “"Over the last ...

  • 6,054
  • 3 years ago
Archaeologists Discover Easter Island Statues Have Bodies Covered In Tattoos

A recent Archaeological Dig Has Left Experts Stunned

  • 9,400
  • 3 years ago
Everything you need to know about Babylon, the legendary capitol of ancient Mesopotamia

The ancient city of Babylon produced the First Written Law and the Hanging Gardens, one of the Seven Wonders

  • 11,982
  • 3 years ago
Kuelap, Peru - The Other Machu Picchu in Peru you can visit

Kuelap is a city in Northern Peru, a fortress that is the largest stone structure in South America. The belief is that the city was built to serve as defense for hostile attackers

  • 3,233
  • 3 years ago
7 fascinating facts about US Independence Day, Fourth of July

The Declaration of Independence was first signed on July 4, two days after the Congress voted for the declaration. However, only two people signed the declaration on Fourth of July. The process lasted...

  • 3,686
  • 3 years ago
How The Curse of Timur's Tomb changed the course of World War II

Timur was one of the most ruthless invaders in the history of mankind. He assumed the title of Great Khan in 1369, and he immediately started a campaign to make the Mongol empire as big as it was duri...

  • 32,956
  • 3 years ago
King Leopold II - The Man who killed more than 10 million people, yet is not not seen as repulsive

A person killing more than 10 million people can easily be identified as a dictator, savage and put in the same sentence with Hitler. However, Leopold is more praised than criticized

  • 89,584
  • 3 years ago
Millions of Dog Mummies Unearthed in Catacombs of Anubis

The mummified remains of nearly 8 million dogs have been discovered in Egypt

  • 5,358
  • 3 years ago
Tana Toraja, Indonesia - A lesser known place to add to your bucket list

The second most popular tourist destination in Indonesia is known for its burial rituals and "Walking dead"

  • 6,205
  • 3 years ago
Alexander the Great Military Strategy - How Alexander never lost a battle in 15 years

Large part of Alexander’s success was his army. No commander can win a battle, let alone a war by himself. Alexander, as many others, needed the support of his well-trained army in his conquests. It...

  • 84,252
  • 3 years ago
The Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963 - The underrated treaty that prevented World War III

Following eight years of negotiations, the US and the Soviet signed the treaty in August 1963, putting an end to a Cold War that had the potential to escalate into full time nuclear war

  • 2,889
  • 3 years ago
The Lost city of Atlantis, everything you need to know

In his stories, Plato describes Atlantis as a legendary island, idealizing it as an advanced society where utopia dominates

  • 12,286
  • 3 years ago
Egyptian Hittite peace treaty - One of the oldest treaties in the world

A bronze replica of the treaty can be seen in the United Nations building in New York, reflecting the milestone document. It is considered one of the prime examples in diplomatic history

  • 31,466
  • 3 years ago
Celtic Mythology - The Tree of Life and Other symbols we see every day

Celtic Mythology nowadays is mostly associated with the Irish and Ireland, who are believed to be descendants of the Celts

  • 33,906
  • 3 years ago
The Winchester Mystery House – One of the most peculiar homes in the world

A spooky true story that would make a great horror movie!

  • 10,875
  • 3 years ago
The Unknown Man E - The most mysterious mummy in the world

The mummy of the Mysterious Man E was wrapped in sheepskin (material not used for ritual burials in Ancient Egypt), there was no incision on the left abdomen, the mummy still had his organs such as br...

  • 6,965
  • 3 years ago
Five Fascinating Facts about Victor Hugo - One of the greatest writers of all time

Hugo died on May 22, 1885, and this year, it marks 130 years anniversary of his death

  • 16,575
  • 3 years ago
The Voynich Manuscript - Can the book ever be decoded?

While the structure of the words follows some modern principles and laws, it is still impossible for code breakers to decode it

  • 7,022
  • 3 years ago
​  Can dogs commit suicide? The Overtoun Bridge is a proof they can

There is no clear number how many dogs have leaped from the parapet fall and onto the waterfalls below the bridge

  • 4,875
  • 3 years ago
​  King John's Lost treasure - will it ever be found?

The estimated value of the treasure is $70,000,000. The treasure contains crown jewels, silver plates, gold goblets, the sword of Tristram, golden wand with a dove and many, many gold coins

  • 26,761
  • 3 years ago
Seven Famous Faberge Eggs

There were 54 eggs crafted in total, each unique and special in its own way. Of those 54, seven are considered lost as their trace is lost

  • 11,396
  • 3 years ago
Who is Margaret Sanger – The woman set to be on the $20 bill?

Sanger is the woman responsible for the terms “birth control”, “planned parenthood” and much more

  • 3,262
  • 3 years ago
Pyramids of Giza - One of the most mysterious places in the world

The Pyramids of Giza were built to endure an eternity, and the tombs have done just that

  • 7,724
  • 3 years ago
How the Computer shaped our world, from Man of the Year by Time in 1982 to must have in 2015

On January 3, 1983, TIME magazine issued a publication that has forever changed the world. In 21 pages, TIME covered the Personal Computer, a machine that the magazine has chosen to be Man of the Year...

  • 6,586
  • 3 years ago
Will we live to see Antoni Gaudi's masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia?

In 2013, the currently architect, Jordi Fauli, said that 65% of the monumental building are finished. His prognosis was that the Sagrada Familia will be finished in 2026. Provided that the building is...

  • 70,993
  • 3 years ago
The History of Sir David Attenborough

Life and achievemnts of Sir David Attenborough

  • 5,932
  • 4 years ago
The History of Documentary Film Making

First documentary filmmaking projects through history

  • 8,188
  • 4 years ago
History of Film Making

Steps to film production over the years

  • 3,496
  • 4 years ago
Advancements of Cinematics

Development of the motion picture through history

  • 3,230
  • 4 years ago