Christopher Columbus is famous as the man who discovered the New World, better known today as North America. While it’s been established that some of the things you were taught in elementary school about the man were exaggerated a bit, there remain numerous details about the man and his life that you probably never realized were altered, skewed, or altogether fabricated. We suppose the best lesson
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Independence Day is by far the most important holiday in America. It marks the day when it was declared that the...
Ancient Egypt is perhaps best symbolized by the Pyramids along with the Great Sphinx, a magnificent yet incredibly mysterious statue and structure. Over the centuries, many have speculated about the Sphinx's real purpose, but very little has actually been discovered. The Sphinx is surrounded by questions and theories, so here are some of the most puzzling and intriguing mysteries about this magnif
A lot of people are familiar with Grigori Rasputin, a mystic from Russia who became friends with Tsar Nicholas II and his family in 1905. He was known as a strange and mysterious man with a bad reputation, who discredited the Russian royal family. Some believed Rasputin was a prophet, while others thought he was merely a drunk swindler. Rasputin's influence on the imperial family started to grow,
Over the years, experts have discovered numerous artifacts that date back to the distant past but, unfortunately, they are still not able to determine exactly when and where they originate from, nor what precisely they were used for. Taking into account that those artifacts are thousands of years old, what's even more puzzling is their shape and materials they are made of as well as the fact that
Every nation and culture has its own mythical creatures, some of which are benevolent and kind whereas others can be quite ferocious. We are all familiar with the creatures from Greek or Roman mythology who were annihilated by brave heroes. However, the mythology of Native American tribes is quite different and more horrific, especially when it comes to evil forces or creatures. Usually, those cre
Back in the past, as the sailing technology was gradually developing, many people set off to explore the seas and oceans for various purposes. Some wanted to discover and colonize new lands, others were trying to profit from trading with other nations. But, hidden in the shadows, there were some people whose only goal was to get rich by plundering and stealing at sea. Those nasty and merciless peo