Srivijaya Empire The History Of a Forgotten Empire

The Srivijaya was a Malaysian seaborne Empire, which exercised considerable control over Southeast Asia during the 7th to 12th centuries. It derives its title from the Sanskrit word “Sri”, denoting fortune or prosperity and “Vijaya”, denoting victory and triumph. Hence the Srivijaya Empire being endowed with a bountiful economy and ethereal cultural heritage, was one … Read more

12 Shocking Facts That Could Prove Ramayana To Be True And Not Just A Myth

The tale of Ramayana has been a popular folklore in Southeast Asian households. Penned by the holy sage Valmiki, Ramayana is a dynamic mythical revolution, portraying the rich culture of the Indian subcontinent, while also emphasizing on moral ethics and values. However, some hold on to the narrative that the Ramayana is not just a … Read more

Bipin Chandra Pal The Forgotten Hero

Introduction India, under the colonial rule of British suffered a lot. The oppression, discrimination and exploitation faced by the Indians was one of the worst incidents ever to happen in the human history. If not for the ‘Heroes’ who took a stand and fought against the colonial rule of the British, Indians would still not … Read more

Claymore Sword | All You Need To Know

Claymore Sword

Claymore Sword Specifications Type Of Weapon : SwordCountry Of Origin : ScotlandName Meaning : Great SwordBlade Length : ~3.5 feetBlade Width : ~2 inchV-Guard Width : ~12.5 inch Grip Length : ~1.5 feetFull Length : 4-5 feetWeight : 2-3 KgsBlade Type : Double EdgedUsed Between : 15th to the 17th centuries General Info The Claymore … Read more

Tepoztopilli | Aztec Spear Made From Obsidian

Objective Of War One of the major objectives during war was to capture their enemies alive so that they could be sacrificed in religious ceremonies. For every captive a warrior would rise in rank and gain prestige within their society eventually becoming an elite Eagle or Jaguar warrior. Therefore weapons used by the Aztec warriors … Read more

Why Did Prometheus Steal Fire?

Short Answer Prometheus steals fire to give it back to humans after Zeus took fire away from man. According to the greek mythology Zeus decreed that for every sacrifice that man made to the gods, the sacrifice should be split into two portions one for man and one for god. Here Prometheus decided to trick … Read more

Portuguese Man O’ War (Physalia) | The Floating Terror

Portuguese Man O’ War

Overview the Portuguese man o’ war also known by its binomial name Physalia physalis. It is usually mistaken for a jellyfish, but it actually belongs to a species of siphonophore, a group of animals that are closely related to jellyfish. The name Portuguese man o’ war springs from the uppermost popular polyp, a gas filled … Read more

The Lighthouse of Alexandria

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Waters could easily  turn hostile, weather could become treacherous, deadly submerged rocks could easily tear through the ship’s hull. Navigational aids did not exist at that time. By day marines followed visible land marks by night they relied on the stars. what sailors feared most was the flat and undistinguished coast line of northern Egypt . Perilous … Read more