Where did Russia come from?
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/where-did-russia-come-from-alex-gendler Russia is the biggest country in the world, spanning one-eighth of the earth’s landmass. But where did it all begin...
Saddam Hussein's Very Public Purge
Shortly after assuming the Presidency of Iraq in July 1979, Saddam Hussein convened a gathering of his Ba'ath Party leaders and publicly had 68 of them removed for alleged treason. Twenty-two of them...
End of an era: a look at the life of King Bhumibol Adulyadej
After more than 70 years as monarch of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s reign has come to an end. Bhumibol, the longest-reigning monarch in the world, held a demigod-like status in Thailand, with w
Shimon Peres, The Last Of Israel's Founding Fathers, Dies At 93
Former president and prime minister passes away in his sleep 2 weeks after suffering major stroke
Does A Massive Flood Confirm China's Creation Myth?
According to legend, the history of China began with heavy flooding along the Yellow River. A man named Gun helped control the floods temporarily by building dikes, but it wasn’t until his son Yu took...
Bible Scenes Uncovered In Ruins Of Ancient Synagogue
On a hill above the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, archaeologists have discovered one amazing floor mosaic after another.
What the Ancients Knew - Japan
Japan an island group roughly 120 million people strong, is one of the largest economic powers in the world today. In the eyes of history, Japan's economic s...
Cats May Have Been Domesticated In China Far Earlier Than Expected
How long have pet cats been around? That's a good question and now, researchers may have an answer. It turns out that small cats may have been domesticated in China earlier than 3000 BC, which is comp...
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Ancient Legendary Origins of the Samurai
Hiroshi Ōshima, the former Japanese Ambassador to Germany, believed that the noble castes in Japan, the Daimyo and the Samurai, were descended from gods of celestial origin, which was similar to the N...
2000 Year Old Ancient Tombs Discovered In Eastern China
Chinese archaeologists announced Wednesday the discovery of the most complete Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.- 25 A.D.) cemetery. The Haihunhou cemetery is located a kilometer from the nearest village i...
The ancient Jomon of Japan: History and Pictures
The Jomon culture, which encompasses a great expanse of time, constitutes Japan's Neolithic period. Its name is derived from the "cord markings" that characterize the ceramics made during this time. T...
An Intrepid Photographer Braved North Korea's Eerie Capital For These Powerful Images
Access to Instagram in North Korea has reportedly been blocked since earlier this summer. But there's nothing stopping visitors from uploading their photos to the photo-sharing platform after they lea...
The General Who Won WWII - You Never Guess How Stalin Rewarded Him
Georgy Zhukov was a Soviet career officer in the Red Army who, in the course of World War II, played the most pivotal role in leading the Red Army drive through much of Eastern Europe to liberate the ...
Urumi - Fighting with most dangerous sword in the world
Fighting with Urumi and Paricha in Kalaripayattu, the martial art ...
Persian embroidery
Persian embroidery is one of the many forms of the multi-faceted Persian arts.The motifs used in the Persian embroidery are mostly floral, especial Persian figures, animals, and patterns related to hu...
Persian embroidery - Wikipedia
End of an era: a look at the life of King Bhumibol Adulyadej
After more than 70 years as monarch of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s reign has come to an end. Bhumibol, the longest-reigning monarch in the world, held a demigod-like status in Thailand, with w
Shimon Peres, The Last Of Israel's Founding Fathers, Dies At 93
Former president and prime minister passes away in his sleep 2 weeks after suffering major stroke
Does A Massive Flood Confirm China's Creation Myth?
According to legend, the history of China began with heavy flooding along the Yellow River. A man named Gun helped control the floods temporarily by building dikes, but it wasn’t until his son Yu took...
Babai Revolt
The Babai Revolt was an insurrection in the Sultanate of Rûm in the thirteenth century
Sultanate of Rûm was a medieval state in Anatolia founded by Seljuq Turks who had recently converted to Islam...
Babai Revolt - Wikipedia
Modern history of Cyprus
The modern history of Cyprus, the island in the Eastern Mediterranean, from 1878 to the present. Cyprus was part of the British Empire, as a Military occupation from 1914–1925, and a Crown colony fro...
Modern history of Cyprus - Wikipedia
2006-2008 Lebanese political protests
The 2006–2008 Lebanese political protests were a series of protests and sit-ins that began on December 1, 2006, led by groups in Lebanon that opposed the US and Saudi-backed government of Prime Minist...
2006-2008 Lebanese political protests - Wikipedia
Brunei Revolt
The Brunei Revolt (Malay: Pemberontakan Brunei) broke out on 8 December 1962. The rebels of the North Kalimantan National Army (TNKU) began co-ordinated attacks on the oil town of Seria (targeting...
History of Syria
History of Syria covers the developments in the region of Syria (Greek Συρία) and modern Syrian Arab Republic. Syria most likely derives from the name of the Neo-Assyrian Empire established in the 10t...
History of Syria - Wikipedia
An Intrepid Photographer Braved North Korea's Eerie Capital For These Powerful Images
Access to Instagram in North Korea has reportedly been blocked since earlier this summer. But there's nothing stopping visitors from uploading their photos to the photo-sharing platform after they lea...
Military history of China
The recorded military history of China extends from about 2200 BC to the present day. This history can be divided into the military history of China before 1911, when a revolution overthrew the imperi...
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace (Thai: พระราชวังบางปะอิน), also known as the Summer Palace, is a palace complex formerly used by the Thai kings. It lies beside the Chao Phraya River in Bang Pa-In district...
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace - Wikipedia