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April 12, 2021 Saima Baig Grace O'Malley,History,ireland no responses

Grace O’Malley – Pirate Queen l Blog Post

Who doesn’t love pirates and the stories of their seafaring adventures? We’ve heard of Black Beard, Red Beard and their ilk but I am pretty certain most do not know about famous lady pirates. One of them was Grace O’Malley, the pirate queen of Ireland (c. 1530 – c. 1603). In […]

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The Plain of Giant Jars in Laos

The Plain of Giant Jars in Laos (Lao PDR) houses the most mysterious megalithic structures in Southeast Asia. There are over 90 sites, each with up to 400 jars. There purpose is not known. Now a new study reveals they were put in place between 240 to 660 BCE. Read […]

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Forget the Romans, Meet the Etruscans

The Etruscans were the main civilisation in Italy before the Roman Empire, with their own unique culture and language. The Romans conquered them but also adopted many of their practices. Readf More

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Coelacanth – No Longer A Living Fossil

This weird fish called the coelacanth has long been known as a living fossil. After disapearing for over 60 million years it reappeared. And now genetic testing shows it has been hijacking genes from other species. Read More

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The History of the Alphabet

The history of the development of writing and how we got our alphabet. Read More

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The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall was a literal symbol of the iron curtain and the cold war, which divided east and west Germany. It was built in 1961 and fell in 1989. Read about it 

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Napoleon

Story of Napoleon Bonaparte who declared himself emperor of France on May 18, 1804 and influenced Europe for 25 years. Read here

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Persepolis — City of Persians

Around 60 km northeast of Shiraz, at the foot of the Koh-e-Rahmat (Mountain of Mercy) in Iran, lie the ruins of one of the greatest cities of the Achaemenid Empire: Persepolis. Known as Parsa in Old Persian (meaning city of Persians) and Takht-e-Jamshed in modern Persian, Persepolis is now a […]

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Back to Africa

The history of our ancient African ancestors, how they all interbred & the diversity present in the African continent today. Read

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What Happened at Easter Island?

A brief history of Rapa Nui also known as Easter Island and the statues that dot its landscape. Read

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