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The History of Viking Ships and Their Sailing Methods

Ships were an important part of Viking society, not only as a means of transportation but also for the prestige that it conferred on her owner and skipper.

Would the Fourth Crusade Have Been Successful if it Had Happened in Egypt, as Originally Planned?

Crusades The crusades gave away a good Casus Belli and successfully worked for a period of time. Many kingdoms and especially the pope profited...

A Bone Chilling Animation Of The Final Day Of Pompeii

Pompeii along with other nearby villages and villas were in the surrounding area that was mostly destroyed and buried under 5-7 meters of volcanic ash, which was caused by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 CE.

Knarr – The Oldest Norse Merchant Ship

A Knarr was a vessel used for cargo storage - it was a cargo ship that had a wide hull and was deeper and shorter than the standard longship. The reason for this was for it to store more cargo and for much smaller crews to operate it.

10 Shocking Facts About The Ancient Roman Empire

Amazing facts about the Roman Empire, including the naming of the colosseum, the taxing of urine, and the worst punishments that were handed out to criminals.

The Amazing History of Diocletian’s Palace

Diocletian's Palace is a beautiful Roman palace that was built in the 4th century of the common era. Today, it can be discovered in the old town of Split, Croatia.

The Year of The 4 Roman Emperors – The Ultimate Fight for Power

The year of the 4 Emperors took place in 69 A.D. It signified the period in which three leaders had been changed over the...

Who Founded Stoicism

Initially, it was known as "Zenonism". It was a philosophical school that arose in Athens in 300 BC. What made it so popular?

Pharaoh Menes and the Unification of Egypt

The story of Pharaoh Menes is surrounded in folklore and mystery. Was he really the first pharaoh that united the country of Egypt?

The History of Typography – The Process of Creating Printed Materials

Typography was invented twice: once in China and Korea and in medieval Europe. In China, printing was invented, according to some data (Julien, "Documents...

Arab Conquest of North Africa

The first invasion The first officially organized invasion of North Africa by the Caliphate began in 647. After leaving Medina, 20,000 Arabs joined in Memphis...

The Famous Medieval Arabic Conquests

The first invasion It began with the conquest of the Middle East. Byzantium lost the Levant, and the Sassanid state lost Mesopotamia. The confrontation with Byzantium...

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The Battle of the Golden Spurs 1302 AD – Crushing Defeat for the Nobility

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Frederick I of Prussia – The First King in Prussia

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