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The 12 Olympian Gods
The 12 gods of Mount Olympus were the most important deities in ancient Greece. In this collection, we examine each of the 12 in detail. With their...
Theogony (Generations of the Gods) by Hesiod, c. 700 BCE
An infographic illustrating Hesiod's Theogony (literally meaning "Birth of the Gods") - the earliest known and the only complete account of the origins...
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A Praise Poem of Lipit-Estar
A Praise Poem of Lipit-Estar is a Sumerian praise song honoring Lipit-Estar (also known as Lipit-Ishtar, r. c. 1870 to c. 1860 BCE), the fifth king...
Trade Unions in the British Industrial Revolution
Trade unions were formed in Britain during the Industrial Revolution (1760-1840) to protect workers from unnecessary risks using dangerous machines...
Women in Ancient Egypt
Women in ancient Egypt were regarded as the equals of men in every aspect save that of occupation. The man was the head of the household and nation...
Battle of Tourcoing
The Battle of Tourcoing (17-18 May 1794) was a major engagement in the War of the First Coalition, the first phase of the French Revolutionary Wars...
The Horae (Horai, sing. Hora) were the personification and goddesses of the seasons and the hours and, later on, were regarded as goddesses of order...
The Renkioi Hospital, was a complex of innovative prefabricated buildings designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel for use during the Crimean War (1853-56...
Ten Should-Be Famous Women of Early Christianity
There were many famous women of early Christianity who made significant contributions to the development of the faith but have since been largely forgotten...
Western astrology refers to a form of divination based on the motion of astronomical objects such as stars or planets. The belief that astronomical...
4 Women of the French Revolution
The French Revolution (1789-1799) sought to dismantle the oppressive society of the old regime and build a new world based on the principles of "Liberty...
Mesopotamian education was invented by the Sumerians following the creation of writing c. 3500 BCE. The earliest schools were attached to temples but...
Uranus (also spelt Ouranos) is the personification of heaven and the sky in Greek mythology. His Roman counterpart is Caelus. Gaia (Earth) gave birth...
The electrical telegraph was invented in 1837 by William Fothergill Cook (1806-1879) and Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875) in England with parallel innovations...