19th-century Lithographs of Hagia Sophia

Lithographs of Hagia Sophia, created by Belgian artist Louis Haghe, after the two year restoration work between 1847-1849.

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Herostratus: A Madman Who Burned the Temple of Artemis For Fame

In the year of 356 BC, the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was burned down by a madman named Herostratus.

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In 1913 Two Frenchwomen Took The Earliest Color Photos Of Ireland

The earliest color photos of Ireland were captured in 1913 by two Frenchwomen, Madeleine Mignon and Marguerite Mespoulet. Read more!

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17th Century Swedish Gold Coast: A Nordic Colony in Africa

Did you know that there had once been a Swedish Colony in what is now modern day Ghana? Click to find out more about the Swedish Gold Coast.

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The Bored Viking General Who “Vandalized” Hagia Sophia

Around 1100 years ago, probably during a Sunday mass, a bored Viking named Halvdan carved his name on a marble slab at the upper gallery of Hagia Sophia.

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The Mongol Empire In 5 Facts & 5 Minutes

Learn about the highlights and history of Mongol Empire, the largest empire in the world with 5 facts in 5 minutes. Click to read more!

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The Shipwreck Started Iron Age On North Sentinel Island

Discover the mysterious North Sentinel Island, its isolated tribesman and the wreck of a freighter which started the Iron Age on the pre-neolithic island!

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A Polish-Lithuanian Colony in Africa: Kunta Kinteh Island

Kunta Kinteh is an island in Gambia, with the distinction of being the only Polish-Lithuanian colony in Africa. Explore the history of this unique island.

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