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International Women's Day

Today is International Women’s Day, so I wanted to take this time to make a list of my top five historical women who you may not know about. 746 more words


Ancient Greece: According to History

The Ancient Greeks had a major influence during their time as the most powerful civilization on Earth, and continue to have one more than two thousand years later. 1,008 more words


Achaemenid Inscription Found in Iran's Perspolis

TEHRAN (FNA)- Archaeologists said they have discovered pieces of a stone inscription belonging to an ancient Achaemenid emperor in Persepolis in Iran’s Southern province of Fars. 179 more words


Yalda is closed

Yalda Night is one of the great celebrations of ancient Persia that is still celebrated. This night refers at sunset in Persian calendar (date) on Azar 30th, last day of autumn (21st of December) until sunrise on Dey 1st, first day of winter (22nd of December). 252 more words


Today in World History: December 4th

Cyrus the Great, first emperor of Persia, king of Anshan, Media, Babylon, Akkad and Sumer, died in 530 B.C.E, on this day. “King of the Four Corners of the World”, he established a tolerant empire, and respected the beliefs and customs of his subjects. 105 more words

Ancient History

Sometimes I Wish I'd Been Born a Boy in the Ancient World

Reading Mary Renault is dangerous.

Immersing myself in antiquity as brought to life by Renault’s coruscating prose stirs up a nearly unbearable longing for another world. 371 more words


Shazzan the Genie - Ancient Persia

Shazzan is an Arabian nights genie featured on the Hanna-Barbera CBS TV animated fantasy series SHAZZAN (1967-69).

The Gold Key comicbook company ran five issues called “Hanna- Barbera’s Super TV Heroes” featuring Shazzan, among other superheroes, like Birdman and The Galaxy Trio. 44 more words