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15 Defining Parts of a Castle

Castles developed over an extensive period of five centuries. The word itself came from the Latin "castellum" meaning...Read More

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10 Ancient Philosophers that Influenced the World

Here is a list of 10 great philosophers from the ancient world. These men have laid the foundations for modern philosophy, and their works are still...Read More

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10 Events that Led to the End of World War I

Officially World War I ended with the Armistice of November 11, 1918. However, there were numerous events, some of which even took place in the previous year, that...Read More

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List of 9 Fascinating Medieval Creatures

Legendary creatures such as dragons and unicorns hold a special place in the popular culture of our time. Images of horrifying beasts we can meet in...Read More

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Top 10 Pirate Flags from the Golden Age of Piracy

Sailors who lived in the Golden Age of Piracy knew that when they saw a ship that dawned a pirate flag (or Jolly Rodger), they had to prepare to either...Read More

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10 Gustave Dore Illustrations for Dante's Inferno

Gustave Dore famous works include the Divine Comedy by Dante. This is a hand-picked list of Gustave Dore's illustrations that show us the most interesting...Read More

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9 Levels of Purgatory (Dante's Purgatorio)

Purgatorio ("Purgatory" in English) is the second section of the Divine Comedy, which is an epic poem written by the great Italian poet, Dante....Read More

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10 Famous Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs

Pharaohs were the mighty political and religious leaders who reigned over ancient Egypt for more than 3,000 years, from around 3150 BC. until 30 BC...Read More

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20 of the World's Most Famous Art Pieces

Art history has delivered us with some amazing paintings and sculptures and limiting it to twenty pieces is no small feat. Certain works will always rise to the top...Read More

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Top 10 Historical Monuments from the Ancient World

The ancient world is one that is laden with marvels - from philosophy and politics to technology and architecture, the ancient Greek and Roman influence is...Read More

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10 Famous Roman Generals

The rise and fall of the mighty Roman Empire continues to intrigue, even 1500 years after its demise. The Roman Republic took shape in a time when formidable empires...Read More

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Complete List of Norse Gods and Goddesses

In Norse Mythology the original inhabitants of Valhalla were the Æsir (gods) and Ásynjur (goddesses), but they were not the first divinities the Nordic races worshiped...Read More

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10 of the Worlds Oldest Known Civilizations

For hundreds of thousands of years, humans were nomads, hunting, and gathering, moving around the landscape, until around 10,000 and 7,000 BC, things changed...Read More

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