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Cuneiform and Hieroglyphics: The Similarities and Differences

Cuneiform and Hieroglyphics were two writing methods invented in Mesopotamia and Egypt, respectively. These two writing systems helped record the activities of the past. Do...

Ancient Egyptian Money: From Bread and Cows to Rings and Coins

It is easy to assume that ancient Egyptian money was in common circulation for thousands of years before the Common Era. Actually, the idea...

Algerian Culture: An Enchanting Mix of Tradition and Modern Influence 

Algerian culture is strongly influenced by the country’s contemporary history and its mixed Arab and Berber heritage. The largest country in Africa by land...

What Did the Hittites Look Like and What Do We Know...

What did the Hittites look like remains a question many seeked answers to over the years. The Hittites were unmistakably Mongoloid in body type,...

What Did Pharaoh Wear: Royal Fashion in Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian fashion continues to inspire today, and pharaohs clothes were some of the most extravagant. So what did the Egyptian leaders wear? We compiled...

How Did Saladin Change the Middle East: An In-depth Study 

The tale of how Saladin change the Middle East is an interesting one. Saladin ousted the crusaders from the Middle East, hoisting the flag...

Balian of Ibelin: The Diplomatic Defender of Jerusalem

Balian of Ibelin was a crusader from the Kingdom of Jerusalem. He is most famously known as the defender of Jerusalem in the 12th...

Baldwin IV: The Story of His Life, Leprosy, and Death

Balwin IV was the teenage king who reigned over Jerusalem while tackling leprosy. In history, Baldwin is most famously known for his intelligence and...

Knights of Lazarus: The Order of Knighthood and Leprosy  

Knights of Lazarus were a group of knights diagnosed with leprosy in Jerusalem. The order of St Lazarus was a haven for leprosy-ridden knights...

Why Were Shepherds an Abomination to Egypt? Four Compelling Theories

Why were shepherds an abomination to Egypt? The idea that the ancient Egyptians despised all shepherds comes from the Book of Genesis, but the reasons...