She was the concubine of two Emperors; she was the mother of the next two successive Emperors; she was once a nun. However, she was also the only female
Iran, sometimes known as Persia , is a country with a glorious history spanning thousands of years. Iran as a nation was established in 540 BC by Cyrus the Great, possibly making it the oldest nation today in existence, and even older than China whic...
We know the history of medicine stretches deep into prehistory, but its exact origins remain mysterious. Simple surgery dates back to the stone age, and now there's evidence of basic medical knowledge that dates back to the dawn of humanity.
Once again, the nutbags that are our ancestors beat us to the punch.
Over the centuries, history is filled with wonderful tales of mysterious people - many of whom are never identified. This list is a selection of the most significant or mysterious people of this variety. As usual, if you know of other fascinating p...
History is rife with tales of monarchs and royalty who suffered from insanity. Although it may be more appropriate to say that their people suffered from their insanity. In some cases it is difficult to tell if these leaders' actions were truly the ...
9 Crazy Things People Found Inside Their WallsFrom the illegal to the superstitious to the just plain insane.
Images from Google Earth reveal what appear to be two long-lost pyramid complexes.
In 1875 the age of consent in Victorian Britain was raised from 12 to 13, but it was only after the public outrage that followed an investigative exposé into prostitution a decade later that it was raised to the current age of 16.
Underground Cities: 3500 Years of Cappadocian Cave Homes