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Colossus of Rhodes

Colossus of Rhodes | A Wonder of The Ancient World

Statue of Liberty is a world famous statue in New York. However, where does the inspiration come from? Why is the statue called as ‘The New Colossus’? Travelling back to ancient time to the Greek, city of Rhodes there stood a statue of the Sun

Baghdad Battery | Earliest Battery Known To Man

The Baghdad Battery is also known as the Parthian Battery and is believed to be one of the oldest battery known to man. Baghdad Battery is around 2,200-year-old (from the Parthian period) which comprises of a ceramic jar, a tube of copper, and a rod

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

ARCHIMEDES – The Greatest Mathematician and Inventor

Intro Archimedes of Syracuse, Italy is the most famous mathematician, inventor, physicist, engineer and an astronomer in ancient Greece. Archimedes is a man who was both, of his time and far ahead of his time.  He was born in Greek city of Syracuse in approximately

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The Lighthouse of Alexandria

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