Bronze Age in Europe, The: The History and Legacy of Civilizations Across Europe from 3200-600 BCE

While the Bronze Age is recognized as one of history’s most important phases, it’s been hard for historians to precisely date. The idea of the Bronze Age comes from a...

Inquisition in the New World, The: The History and Legacy of the Inquisition after Spain and Portugal Colonized the Americas

New Spain was established in the aftermath of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1521, and as the most spectacular conquest and the richest province, New Spain quickly...

Ancient Greek Technology: The History and Legacy of the Technological Advances Made in Greece during Antiquity

Dominated to this day by the sprawling white marble complex of the Acropolis, Athens is a city which is immensely and rightly proud of its past. For a period of roughly three...

Mansa Musa and and Timbuktu: The History of the West African Emperor and Medieval Africa’s Most Fabled City

Recent research has revealed that the richest person of all time lived in the 14th century in West Africa and went by many names, including Kankan Musa Keita, Emir of Melle, Lord...

Operation Condor: The History of the Notorious Intelligence Operations Supported by the United States to Combat Communists across South America

“Let's say there were 7,000 or 8,000 people who had to die to win the war against subversion... We couldn't execute them by firing squad. Neither could we take them to court......

Knights Hospitaller, The: The History and Legacy of the Medieval Catholic Military Order

For centuries, Christians and Muslims were embroiled in one of the most infamous territorial disputes of all time, viciously and relentlessly battling one another for the Holy...

Sentinelese, The: The History of the Uncontacted People on North Sentinel Island

There is no record of Marco Polo ever visiting the Andaman Islands, so his brief description of the islanders must have been drawn from a secondary source. They were, he wrote,...

Hathor: The History of the Ancient Egyptian Sky Goddess and Symbolic Mother of the Pharaohs

Africa may have given rise to the first human beings, and Egypt probably gave rise to the first great civilizations, which continue to fascinate modern societies across the globe...

The Mysterious Midwest Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena in America's Heartland

The U.S. Census Bureau defines the Midwest as consisting of a dozen states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South...