Golden Age of Islam
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Lost Knowledge in the House of Wisdom

When most people are asked about lost or destroyed texts, the first thing that comes to mind is usually the burning of Alexandria’s library which occurred around 2,000 years ago. The burning of Alexandria is arguably the largest loss of knowledge ever to be recorded as it is estimated the library housed upwards of 200,000…

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The Battle of Myeongnyang

Though there are many great naval battles in history, some very recent such as the battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944 and others not so recent. Some battles are hard fought, well planned strategic victories, while others are pure luck. In fact, the battle of Myeongnyang was a product of the defiance and pride of…

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Dian Wei: the Warlords Bodyguard

Through the years China has had many dynasties and an even greater number of emperors ruling over them. Ranging from the great emperor Wu of the mighty Han Dynasty who is noted for leading china through its largest expanse in 141-87 BC to the Qin Dynasties creator Emperor Qin Shinuang just to name a few….

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Saturnalia

The ancient Romans are often attributed with a variety of creations that we still use today such as concrete, the first bound books and even the modern Gregorian calendar which is modeled after the Roman’s Julian calendar. Roman society itself is considered one of the greatest societies of all time having one of the most…

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The Wolves Of WWI

During the winter of 1917 the front lines that separated the Russian Red Army and the Imperial German Army during World War 1 stretched more than 1,000 miles starting at the Baltic Sea all the way down to the Black Sea. On top of the brutal fighting that was occurring the winters in Russia, for…

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Chernobyl Disaster

Modern science has managed to change our lives in some miraculous ways. Examples range anywhere from organ transplants, bio-engineered farming, instant communications and countless other advancements. Science is revered as a field that aides people more so than anything, but, this doesn’t mean that everything always goes as planned. The topic I’d like to bring…

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Gunung Padang Megalith

Imagine the world 20,000 years ago, what would it be like? Would there be civilized humans? Would they live in organized villages? Could they communicate and cultivate? In fact, imagine that our entire historical timeline of civilization was off by several thousand years. How would this affect our theories, our origins, even who we attribute…

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The Amber Room

While Adolf Hitler was the fuhrer of Germany he did many questionable things that he personally believed would benefit the world. Of these questionable acts there’s one in specific that many people aren’t even aware took place. Even before his attempted conquest of Europe the Fuhrer had dreams of owning the largest museum in the…

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The Trung Sisters

Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty is well known for its ability to conquer his adversaries and expand his own dynasty. In 112 B.C. the Han dynasty deployed a small army of 2,000 soldiers to conquer Nanyue (modern day Vietnam). This small army started their campaign strongly conquering smaller city states on the coast with…

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Earth Walker

The man probably noticed I was on my lunch and assumed I had money to spare. I never wear suits, but I don’t look poor either, I was dressed in a long sleeve shirt and some jeans. I hadn’t been to the beach for months, maybe even a year but today something compelled me to…

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