The prank that caused the losing of the throne and the end of his dynasty to the Chinese king You

Within the enigmatic and unknown that, in most cases, the history of China is already for us, there are some…

Kurkh Monolith, the first documentary reference to Israel and the Arabs

One of the most curious, interesting and controversial archaeological pieces preserved in the British Museum is the so-called Kurkh Monolith.…

The huge island mentioned by Herodotus that disappeared from maps in the 15th century

It is not the only case, there are news throughout history of islands vanished by natural causes and catastrophes, also…

When Cicero found Archimedes’ tomb in Syracuse.

Archimedes was probably the greatest mathematician of antiquity. He was born in the Sicilian city of Syracuse in 287 B.C.,…

The solar alignment that occurs twice a year in the temple of Abu Simbel

Three millennia ago Egypt was at the height of its Empire. After the war campaigns of Senusret III and a…

The Egyptian-Phoenician expedition that circumnavigated Africa more than 2,500 years ago

The fact that the African continent was for the most part an unknown place until the second half of the…

How the ancient Greeks invented a telegraphic system for transmitting messages

The history of cryptography is almost as old as that of human language. It is known that the ancient Egyptians,…