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Viking Expedition to America

During the Viking Age (9th — 11th centuries), Scandinavian Vikings traveled from Ireland to Russia, engaging in trade, hunting, and robbery. Around 860, the...

First Italo-Ethiopian War (1894-96)

Introduction and War By 1895, the African continent was largely divided between the European powers, but Ethiopia, remained independent. Italy, which was late to the...

History and Formation of The Holy Alliance

The Holy Alliance is a conservative union of Russia, Prussia and Austria, created to maintain the international order established at the Vienna Congress (1815)....

The History of the Fatimid Caliphate (909–1171)

The Fatimid caliphate 909-1171 was a medieval Shiite Arab state centered in Cairo from 972. In the era of its power, the Fatimid caliphate...

The History of the Mali Empire

Early History The history of Mali starts in 1050, when the Almoravids attacked the Ghanan Empire, when Baramendana is recorded as ruler of a small...

British Colonization of the United States of America

On the orders of the Queen of England, Elizabeth I, a reconnaissance expedition reached the American coast in 1584, and named it the open...

10 Known and Less Known Kings from Africa

1. Shaka Zulu: Perhaps the most widely known king of Africa is Shaka Zulu. Born into the Zulu kingdom, he had lived his childhood with...

Shields Throughout History Which Were Key in Life or Death Situations

1)Round shield: The most common shield in history, having examples in every corner of the world in antiquity, is the round shield. Shaped to resemble...

The Weapons, Armor and Tactics of the Fearsome Huns Which Dominated Europe and Asia

What do we know of the Huns? The Huns first appeared at the end of the fourth century when they attacked barbarian tribes living to...

The Berbers, Inhabitants of Northwestern Africa’s Mediterranean coast

The Berbers are the earliest known inhabitants of northwestern Africa’s Mediterranean coast, plains, and mountain ranges. Living as nomadic herders or farmers in Morocco’s Atlas...

Story of the Abandoned City of Teotihuacán – The Mesoamerican Jewel

Where is this great City ? Located some 25 miles northeast of Mexico City in the Basin of Mexico, the massive ruins of the great...

Kongo Kingdom of Africa – The History of Kongo

The kingdom of the Kongo (Kongo dya Ntotila) flourished along the Congo River in the west-central coast of Africa from about the 14th century....

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History of Denmark (1848 – 1905) Part 2

November 15, 1863, Frederick VII died, the last representative of the governing Danish line. The death of the king opened a wide way for...

The Rule of Odoacer The King of Italy

Early History There are several versions of the origin of Odoacer. Odoacer's father, who belonged to Attila’s entourage, probably died in a battle in Bolia...

The Coup of Odoacer and the Fall of Rome

Background In 474, Julius Nepos became Roman emperor. He successfully fought against the Vandals, and also commanded a fleet that defended the shores of the...

The History of Medieval Ukraine – High Middle Ages

In the second quarter of the twelfth century, the single state broke up into independent principalities. The chronological beginning of the period of fragmentation...

Pre-History and Ancient Period of Ukraine

The first human settlements emerged on the territory of Ukraine in the early Paleolithic era. The pebble industries of the sites of the Southern...