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Assyrian Empire

Assyrian Empire and the Region About the Eastern Mediterranean 750-625 B.C.

Traditional vs. Contemporary Art

In 1653, the great Dutch artist Rembrandt used oil paint to create his masterpiece "Aristotle with a Bust of Homer." Today, that painting hangs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In 1996, German artist Anselm Kiefer created his own master work, "Bohemia Lies by the Sea." He used she


Apostasy and the early Church.

The Trials of Alcibiades

The famous Athenian statesman Alcibiades was implicated in a scandal involving statues' mutilated genitals. Well, that's one way to impeach a guy...

Vietnam War: Fall of Saigon

The Fall of Saigon took place on April 30, 1975, when North Vietnamese troops captured the city. The Fall of Saigon marked an end to the Vietnam War and saw the country reunited under Communist rule. During the Fall of Saigon, US aircraft conducted a massive airlift to remove personnel and friendly

Why Were Japan's Emperors Considered Gods?

Tradition states that Japan's emperors have come from a single family since 660 BCE, and that they are the sons of a goddess. As a result, Japan is a heavenly kingdom. Learn about the divine origins of the Japanese imperial family here.

The Nabob of Cambay

Gallery of vintage images of British India in the 19th century, including a print of the Nabob of Cambay.

Movies That Are Based on Greek Myths

Zeus, king of the Gods of ancient Greece, is a popular movie - fontaine de la place de la concorde image by dead_account from Fotolia.comThe myths of ancient Greece are a rich source of lore that is still used today as a reference for modern stories. Many contemporary...

Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant

The Union Army employed hundreds of generals during the Civil War. This gallery provides an overview of several of the key Union generals who contributed to the Union's cause and helped guide its armies to victory. This photo shows Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant.

First Ironclads: HMS Warrior

HMS Warrior was the first iron-hulled, armored warship built for the Royal Navy. Built at London, HMS Warrior immediately made every warship in the world obselete. In addition, Warrior laid the foundation for the naval arms race that would dominate the next half century.

What Led to the Boston Tea Party?

Learn about the events and actions that led to the famed Boston Tea Party before the start of the Revolutionary War.