Learn About the Ancient Roman Gods

an art about Roman mythology

Background Like the ancient Greeks, the ancient Romans also had rich mythology, which defined the rich history of the Roman people as they grew into an empire. But before one can delve into a study of mythology, one first needs to understand the concept behind a myth. These myths appear as simple …

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Learn About the Ancient Greek Gods

masks of the Greek gods

Background Ancient Greek mythology includes vast and fascinating legends about gods and goddesses, as well as heroes, monsters, warriors, and fools that were an important part of daily life in the ancient world. These myths explained everything from religious rituals to the weather and gave meaning to the world that people saw …

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The Rise and Fall of Sumerian Civilization

The Rise and Fall of Sumerian Civilization

Ancient Mesopotamia is said to be the cradle of civilization. Various empires were formed in this land. One of the civilizations that made an indelible mark in this territory was the Sumerians. This group of people had brought greatness to Mesopotamia. With its king or governor, a semblance of government was invented …

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History and Facts About the Mexican Drug Cartels

Cocaine warehouse

The major threat to the United States from Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) is still illegal drugs. Utilizing well-established distribution and transportation networks, these Mexican multi-drug cartels traffic in heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and illegal fentanyl across the entire US. They have complete control over drug trafficking across the Southwest Border (SWB) and …

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Timeline on the Rise and Fall of the Incan Empire

The Macchu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Cusco in Peru, at twilight

In the history of humankind, great civilizations have ruled the world. Yet like slipping sand through a person’s hand, some great civilizations fall and slip away into oblivion. This is true in the case of the Inca Empire, the once known mighty civilization in the America’s western hemisphere. Who were the Incas …

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Who Were the Great Historical Military Leaders?

Alexander the Great mosaic

Background The military is a great and respectable institution, and for this reason, military leaders are held in high regard. To be victorious, leaders must possess bravery, ingenuity, and a strategic mind for tactical planning. There are a number of famous military generals throughout history, but there are only a select few …

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Charting the Rise and Fall of Major Civilizations

temple from the ancient Egyptian civilization

Background The meaning of civilization has changed numerous times during its history. In fact, even today, it is used in several ways. In general, the term civilization is used to define human cultures with a high level of social and technological development as opposed to what many people consider to be less …

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Explosion of the Written Word

A book on a table in a library

Background Have you ever wondered how and where the written word was invented? It is a thought that strikes the mind of many. According to Dr. Mehrabian, writing represents at least 7% of human communication and we are surrounded by a world of words. As such, it is only fair that we …

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The American Presidency by the Numbers

the seal of the president of the United States

Background In many countries that have parliamentary forms of government, the office of the president or head of state is mainly ceremonial. But it is different in the United States as the president is bestowed with great authority and is perhaps the most powerful elected official in the world. The Founding Fathers …

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