Tag: history

  • Did the Indus Valley Civilisation Grow Without a River?

    Many great civilisations in history developed along rivers.  Up to now, historians have assumed that one of the oldest civilisations grew on the banks of the Indus River and its tributaries. […]

  • Plague May Have Entered Europe in Prehistoric Times

    According to recent scientific research conducted by Germany’s Max Planck  Institute, the plague was in Europe as far back as the Stone Age. When scanning the remains of 500 prehistoric skeletons, scientists found plague bacteria […]

  • Mungo Man Returns Home

    The remains of Australia’s oldest aboriginal man, who died about 42,000 years ago, has been returned to his original burial ground in  New South Wales. For years, he had been at […]

  • Da Vinci Painting Sells For Almost 500 Million

    Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Christ was sold for $450 million at an art auction at Christie’s  in New York. It was more than double the price of any art object […]

  • Russian Revolution – One Hundred Years Ago

    One hundred years ago, in 1917, the Russian Revolution ended the monarchy.  Tsar Nicholas II had to step down and the Bolsheviks under Vladimir Lenin took control of the country. As a result, […]

  • Mysterious Chamber Discovered in Egyptian Pyramid

    A mysterious chamber in an  Egyptian pyramid has been recently discovered by scientists. A special technique shows a  large void hidden in the Great Pyramid of Giza  near Cairo The ScansPyramid project, […]

  • Asteroid That Wiped Out Dinosaurs Led to Severe Winter

    Scientists have now found out that the asteroid that hit the earth and led to the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago also caused a long period of […]

  • US Government Releases Most JFK Files

    The American government has released over 3000 documents relating to the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963.  President Trump, however, has ordered some of the documents with sensitive […]

  • Che Guevara Died 50 Years Ago

    Che Guevara was a Marxist revolutionary who was a close aide of Fidel Castro during the Cuban Revolution. He was killed in Bolivia 50 years ago. Che was born into […]

  • 60 Years Ago – Sputnik First Satellite in Space

    60 years ago , on October 4th, 1957, the Soviet Union  launched the first man-made satellite into space. Sputnik showed that the Soviets were willing to overtake American technology.  The […]