Years prior to Captain Cook setting foot on Australian shores in 1770, Dutch explorers Abel Tasman and Dirk Hartog, as well as English pirate William Dampier had already been there.
During the time of Suleiman, the Ottoman Empire reached its zenith and quickly transformed into a world power. The sultan dictated many new laws for governance in the empire. Schools, mosques and hospitals were built. Art flourished.
On the outskirts of Dorset, England, railroad workers found a mass burial pit, full of bones. After investigation it became apparent that the remains belonged to Vikings. All were beheaded.
One of the popular theories of German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel claims that the history of mankind repeats in a constant cycle and that people don't always manage to learn from their mistakes.
The largest Greek island, Crete, was the birthplace of the first European civilization. No one knows where the ancient inhabitants of the island came from, nor even how they called themselves.
In antiquity, the Assyrians themselves took their name from their god Ashur. Until the 19th century BC, the small kingdom in North Mesopotamia was constantly dependent on one Sumerian kingdom or another.
Film director James Cameron also had a dream, much like Mary Shelley. One night he dreamed of a man who looked a lot like a robot, crawling on the floor with a knife in hand.
Isabella I of Castile was the Catholic queen of Castile and León, who left her mark on her rule over Spain. The fateful decisions she made throughout the years had a centuries-long influence on Spain and Latin America, even until today.
Cahokia is one of the largest ancient Native American cities, located in the Southwest part of the state of Illinois, near St. Louis in neighboring Missouri. In 1982, the settlement was officially named an American National Historic Site.
The personal diaries of explorer Christopher Columbus reveal a criminal hiding behind the legendary figure, who, if he were alive today, would be awaiting the death penalty.