Valley of the Queens: A Graveyard of Female Egyptian Royalties

The Valley of the Queens is an ancient valley where female spouses lived after their death. It was where all the queens, princesses and...

Sultanate of Women and Their Game of Power and Influence

The Sultanate of women was a period in the Ottoman empire where the females that were close to the Sultan had a profound influence...

Ottoman Empire Trade Routes: Farming and Trading via Land and Sea

The Ottoman Empire trade routes grew from the narrow streets of Anatolia to the Silk Road. The Ottomans were big on farming and trading,...

Ottoman Empire Social Structure: The Reason Behind the Empire’s Fall

Ottoman Empire social structure was integral to the nation and was strictly enforced. From its humble beginnings to its dynastic rule, the people eventually...

Ottoman Empire Slavery: Men, Women and Children Slaves

Ottoman empire slavery was a legal and rampant practice in the empire, and it has been one of the biggest concerns of the civilized...

The Second Battle of El Alamein: Success and Stories

In the second battle of El Alamein, the Allied forces outdid the enemies. It happened when their military genius and good fortune corresponded to...

Devshirme | A tradition of Elite Training & Slavery

Devshirme or devşirme was introduced by the Ottoman Empire, forcing Christian children to Islam. During the 14th century, the Ottoman Empire began its expansion...

Mosul: The Historic Northern City of Iraq

Mosul, Iraq is one of the few cities in the Kurdish region that experienced diversity in its ethnic groups over time. The people of this...

The Sipahi: Ottoman Knights

The Sipahi or Ottoman cavalry troops were effective, well-armed, and dangerous were knights that met enemies on their army's flanks or when they got...

The Suez War: A Canal and its Crisis

The Suez war, or popularly known as the Battle of Suez Canal, was a historical turning point in geopolitics. The dispute over access to the...