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...
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 ...
3000 Year Old Indian Sacred Texts Mention Gravity, Way Before Newton
Did Newton discover Gravity? As we have been thought in school? Or is there a possibility that people, thousands of years ago had knowledge of gravity and other natural phenomena, way before we though...
Royal Warrant of Appointment (Thailand)
Royal warrants of appointment in Thailand have been issued for decades initially to those who supplied goods or services to the King of Thailand, but have evolved to include companies and businesses t...
Royal Warrant of Appointment (Thailand) - 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...
Timeline of East Timorese history
This is a timeline of East Timorese history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in East Timor and its predecessor states. To read about the background to these ev...
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...
Mongol invasions of Syria
Starting in the 1240s, the Mongols made repeated invasions of Syria or attempts thereof. Most failed, but they did have some success in 1260 and 1300, capturing Aleppo and Damascus and destroying the ...
Mongol invasions of Syria - Wikipedia
Timeline of Lebanese history
This is a timeline of Lebanese history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in Lebanon and its predecessor states. To read about the background to these events, se...
Zunbils
Zunbil, also written as Zhunbil, was a dynasty south of the Hindu Kush in southern Afghanistan. They ruled from the early 7th century until the Islamic conquest of Afghanistan in 870 AD. The Zunbils a...
Names of the Levant
Over recorded history, there have been many names of the Levant, a large area in the Middle East. These names have applied to a part or the whole of the Levant. On occasion, two or more of these nam...
Names of the Levant - Wikipedia
List of North Korean defectors in South Korea
This is a list of North Korean defectors in South Korea. North Korean defectors typically received a great deal of media attention in the past; however, as their numbers increase, this is becoming les...