Monday, 2 October 2023
25 facts about Troy
25 facts about Troy
A forgotten ancient city returned to history from mythology
Troy is a famous ancient city, best known for the war described by Homer.  There were many settlements in its area, which fell into decline only to be ...

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Medieval world
The strangest medieval footwear comes from Cracow in Poland. These shoes are, of course, crakows, flat with a short shaft and a ridiculously long toe.
They came on the market around 1330 and became incredibly popular in Western Europe, where they were ...
Until the end of the 20th century, tobacco was the number-one export product of Virginia.
South American tobacco was much sweeter and quickly gained popularity in England.
As the main sources for the course of the Trojan War are only the works of Homer, it is impossible to determine the actual events of the Trojan conflict. 
To this day, scholars argue about whether the war actually took place.
Mohenjo-daro was built in the 26th century B.C.
It was one of the largest cities of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, also known as the Harappan Civilization, which developed around 3000 B.C. from prehistoric Indus culture.
Axum Empire
The largest stele, about 30 meters high and weighing over 500 tons, lies in ruins. It was probably damaged during construction.
It is considered the tallest monolithic stele built by the ancients, surpassing the Egyptian obelisk ...
Axum Empire
The city of Aksum, which still exists today (its ancient remains), was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1980 for its historical value.
The city was founded around the fifth century BC, was the capital of the first Ethiopian state, the ...
On July 30th, 1619, the representatives of the Virginia colony formed the first legislative assembly, called the General Assembly.
It was the first step in creating the body of government that developed into the present-day United ...
Axum Empire
The Aksum fleet appeared off the coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Persia, China, India, Indonesia and the Philippines.
There is no conclusive evidence for this, but it is speculated that the Aksumites may have reached Australia as well.
At that time, in times of danger, the inhabitants of Palestine sought refuge in mountain fortresses, which were built in the least accessible places.
Masada corresponded most closely to the term "mountain fortress" both in terms of its geographical l ...
Black death
The Black Death pandemic swept through Asia, Europe, and the northern coasts of Africa between 1346 and 1353.
The exact toll of the disease is unknown, with estimates ranging from 75 to 200 million people killed.