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Fall of the Roman Empire

Fall of the Roman Empire

The Roman Empire was one of the greatest in the history of mankind, and yet it fell in the end. Why so? Rome’s founders lived in great poverty, giving away the little they had in order to ensure the prosperity of the empire. On the contrary, their successors did not...

The Origen of Democracy

The Origen of Democracy

Definition As defined by Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the US, “democracy is government of the people for the people and by the people”. The concept of democracy has evolved significantly over time. The original form of democracy was what is today known...

Importance of the study of history

Importance of the study of history

  There is more to history than knowing past times and dates. The study of history is not only useful but rather indispensable; however, the actual product of studying historic events is far less tangible or perceivable than other fields of study. To answer the...

The Most Memorable Women in History

The Most Memorable Women in History

Throughout time women have been catalysts for progress. They faced adversity and persevered through their plight to educate and advance liberties for all. Many notable women changed history. Some women have affected history with only their words. Jane Austen's witty...

Historical Shipwrecks Around the World

Historical Shipwrecks Around the World

Shipwrecks capture the imagination more than any other piece of history. While shipwrecks tell stories of conflict and disaster, they are also a living testament to their time period. In examining shipwrecks from around the world, one can learn about the culture and...

The History of Secret Societies

The History of Secret Societies

The history of secret societies is not nearly as secretive as it would seem. We will uncover the origins and some common misconceptions about this intriguing subject. Secret Societies are an ancient tradition that has been practiced since the beginning of recorded...

A Brief History of Egyptian Art

A Brief History of Egyptian Art

Archaeologists recently dated cave paintings found in Indonesia to 45,000 years ago. They represent the oldest-known example of human art: the oldest cave or rock painting on the African continent date to 27,500 B.C. No doubt, the first artwork of what would become...

Greek and Roman Mythology

Greek and Roman Mythology

Greek and Roman mythology contains some of the most remarkable characters and stories in history. In telling the tales of their gods and heroes, ancient people understood their own cosmology. Greeks and Romans living in ancient times centered their worldview on the...

The History of the Olympics

The History of the Olympics

The Olympic games began over 3000 years ago in Greece and became popular throughout the 19th century. Heracles, son of the Greek God Zeus, is believed to have started the first Olympic game called the stade, which was a 192-meter footrace. By 1896, the Olympics took...