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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....

Systematic Exploration of Africa by Europeans

Systematic exploration of Africa by Europeans began with James Bruce, who was born at Kinnaird in Scotland in 1730. After a century of bloody...

5 Things You Might Not Know About the American War of Independence

The War of American Independence is one of the most important checkpoints in American History, it began on 19 April 1775 with firefights at...

The History of the Declaration of Independence – The birth of the American Republic

A document of extraordinary importance for the American statehood is the Declaration of Independence published on the fourth of July 1776,written by Tomas Jefferson,with...

The First Settlement of the Americas (c. 15,000 Years Ago)

Biological and cultural roots of the Native Americans Dental morphology, genetics, and archaeology show that the biological and cultural roots of the Native Americans lie...

History of The Vandals, The Germanic Kingdom Located in North Africa

Who were the Vandals and where did they came from ? Vandals belong to the group of Eastern Germanic tribes. The main Vandal tribal groups...

Reasons for the American Civil War In Short

Why did the War Began The American Civil War of 1861-1865 was a conflict between the Northern and Southern citizens brought about by sharp differences...

The Early Life of Henry VIII and His First Wife Catherine

From a young age, Henry VIII was given the best education available from the current leading tutors. Henry was fluent in French and Latin. Not much of his early life it's known because Henry wasn't supposed to become king.

Imperialism and the Conquest and Colonization of Africa by Europeans

Imperialism, or the extension of one nation-state’s domination or control over territory outside its own boundaries, peaked in the 19th century as European powers...

How 600 Soldiers Destroyed the Aztec Empire and Conquered Most of Mexico

Around 400 Spanish soldiers, 16 mounted soldiers, and 200 native American's were used for this conquest.

The Use and History of the Facon Knife

As the Portuguese explorers went through South America, the native people that lived there adopted this particular blade, and pretty soon after the Gauchos got introduced to this knife, and it was a perfect fit for their needs.

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