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Nefertiti was the wife of pharaoh Akhenaten during the 18th Dynasty of Egypt. Her name means, "beautiful woman has arrived" & she is the most recognizable queen of ancient Egypt.

The Fatimid period was a golden age of thought & literature. They founded the city of Cairo, the world's first university, & massive libraries. Ruling from North Africa and Sicily to Palestine & Syria.

Nero was known for his debaucheries, political murders and a passion for music that led to the rumor that Nero “fiddled” while Rome burned 


Over a century ago, a young, Indian scientist stood at the front of his new machine at the Royal Society of London. It was May 10, 1901 and he was about to demonstrate to the packed audience full of famous scientists that plants are thinking, sentient beings

The Carthaginian general with a grudge so powerful he became widely considered one of the greatest military commanders in history

Cleopatra the last Queen of Egypt & Ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom

It is said that if “Cleopatra's nose, had it been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been changed.” Who was Cleopatra, really? Our distorted image of a self-destructive beauty does no justice to Cleopatra's true genius


The mystery of Vincent Van Gogh's amputated ear has given rise to several theories: some linked it to a psychotic break, others to his tumultuous friendship with Paul Gauguin.

Aristotle may have taught Alexander the Great all he needed to learn academically but his father Phillip inspired him to be great..

Not all Johannes Vermeer's painting were by the Dutch master himself. We're sure this one was. The incredible story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the greatest art hoax of the twentieth century


The Indian indentureship system transported labourers to European colonies such as Trinidad to work on sugar plantations after the abolition of slavery. They settled, introducing a new dimension to the cultural and social fabric of the land

Since its discovery in 1790, the Aztec Sun Stone has intrigued archaeologists, historians & conspiracy theorists alike. Various interpretations have been put forward about its use & until recently, almost everyone has agreed that it was some form of calendar.

Is this really the mask of Agamemnon?

The Mask of Agamemnon is a gold funeral mask discovered at the ancient Greek site of Mycenae. The mask, displayed in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, has been described by Cathy Gere as the "Mona Lisa of prehistory".


The ballad of the often overlooked and sometimes forgotten visionary physicist, Satyendra Nath Bose, who had a brilliant academic and research career that led to some of the most significant scientific discoveries in Physics.

'Ferragosto' is a public holiday celebrated every August 15th throughout all of Italy. It originates from Feriae Augusti (Latin), the festival of emperor Augustus, who made the 1st of August a day of rest after many weeks of hard work in the agricultural sector during ancient times.

The relationship between reality and truth seems apparent to most but an understanding of their nature is extremely difficult to discern. A look at Rembrandt's influence in Film.

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#2_Lourance Alma Tadema, The rose of Ela

A culture was centered on loyalty to the state and military service with a just social system and constitution introduced by mythical figures

Elagabalus, the short life of a Syrian Priest of the cult of the "God of the Mountain" who became teenage emperor of Rome: Beautiful, transgender and doomed…

The world of the short-lived American female illustrator Virginia Frances Sterrett. Despite her 30 years of earthly life, American illustrator Sterrett's career spanned within the framework of the Golden Age of Illustration.

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