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Interesting Historical Facts

Famous battles that changed the course of history, such as the Thirty Years' War. We have collected interesting stories, legends, and myths for you. Read more about the TemplarsGladiators or Hussite weapons.

The Roots of Contemporary Conflicts II: Israel: The Jews in Biblical Times
The Roots of Contemporary Conflicts II: Israel: The Jews in Biblical Times
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In recent years, the Middle (or Near) East region has been ravaged by conflicts. Unfortunately, this region was never exactly peaceful in the course of history. Let's start in the Old Testament ...

Roots of Contemporary Conflicts, Part 3. Wild Fields
Roots of Contemporary Conflicts, Part 3. Wild Fields
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“Wild Fields” refers to the wide expanses of the Ukrainian and South Russian steppes between the rivers Don, Dniester and upper Oka, perhaps as far as the Caspian Sea. This region was barren for a long time. Various raid of nomads and other…

Roots of Contemporary Conflicts, Part 2. Divided Slavs and the Mongol Invasion
Roots of Contemporary Conflicts, Part 2. Divided Slavs and the Mongol Invasion
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The Mongol invasions in 13th and 14th centuries contributed to the divisions among the Eastern Slavs and had a significant impact on events in Europe. However, the fall of Kiev and other important centres in the eastern region helped another city…

Roots of Contemporary Conflicts, Part I: Ukraine Conflict
Roots of Contemporary Conflicts, Part I: Ukraine Conflict
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The origin of the early Slavs is unclear. Some historians believe that Slavic populations inhabited vast territories of central and northern Europe as early as the Roman period. In the first part of our historical exploration, we will look at the…

The Mysterious Gandalf: Five (Un)known Facts About the Powerful Wizard of Middle-earth
The Mysterious Gandalf: Five (Un)known Facts About the Powerful Wizard of Middle-earth
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He is often considered the wisest wizard, but he still knew nothing about Durin's Bane. He wielded a ring of power. In Middle-earth, his life and actions were preserved mainly in memories and stories, but in New Zealand, he has an actual life…

Ancient Rome Warfare Under Barbarian Influence
Ancient Rome Warfare Under Barbarian Influence
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After almost a thousand years of existence, the Roman Empire was in decline. The once powerful emperors had become mere statesmen whose position had little importance. Budget deficit started to affect the equipment of the soldiers, who adopted…

Ancient Rome Warfare in Times of Imperial Glory
Ancient Rome Warfare in Times of Imperial Glory
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Our previous article gave us an insight into the arrangement of Roman army during the times of Roman Kingdom and the early Roman Republic.…

Ancient Rome Warfare: From Kingdom to Marius
Ancient Rome Warfare: From Kingdom to Marius
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Some of us today are surprised to learn that Rome, whose borders at one time spread beyond the Mediterranean region, was just one of the many cities of the Apennine Peninsula dependent on agriculture in its early days. And it was ruled by kings.…

Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece
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This article is dedicated to the military history of Ancient Greece between the 8th and the 5th centuries BC. It was the time of flourishing city-states, with well-equipped and well-trained armies to defend them. Ancient Greek armies can be said to…
The Army of Vlad Dracula or Vlad the Impaler
The Army of Vlad Dracula or Vlad the Impaler
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Everyone has heard of Count Dracula, popularized by Bram Stoker's brilliant novel about Dracula, the quintessential vampire. The Count Dracula in this article was not (at least we hope so) the blood-thirsty vampire we know from stories and legends.…
Dungeons and Prisons: A Glimpse into the History of Prison
Dungeons and Prisons: A Glimpse into the History of Prison
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The Tower of London, the French Bastille or the American Alcatraz. Prisons and torture have been a common practice across the entire human history. Do you know what it was like to be a prisoner in the Middle Ages? Have you ever heard of shame masks,…
Outdoor Cooking - History
Outdoor Cooking - History
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Cooking is an art. Today's chefs as well as their predecessors would certainly confirm that. What cooking methods, utensils or ingredients did cooks use in centuries before us? And can we benefit from their knowledge today? Take a look into the past!
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