Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Chilean Hero: Commander Arturo Prat

Chilean Hero: Commander Arturo Prat

Arturo Prat was noted Chilean naval officer who saw extensive service during the 19th century. Arturo Prat took part in naval actions against Spain and later against Peru in the War of the Pacific. While commanding the corvette Esmeralda, Arturo Prat was killed at the 1879 Battle of Iquique.

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Megiddo (Armageddon) - the Earliest Christian Church?

Megiddo (Armageddon) - the Earliest Christian Church?

During building excavations in a prison close to the archaeological site of Tel Megiddo the well-preserved mosaic floor of a Chritian prayer room was uncovered. The unconfirmed date for the discovery

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock, one of the most famous directors in the history of filmmaking, was known for making suspense and thriller films, including such memorable film classics as Psycho, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest and The Birds. Learn more about the man behind the camera in this biography of

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Pullover skirted dress

Pullover skirted dress

Pullover skirted dress, ca. 5th—3rd century B.C. Excavated from Tomb No. 55 of Cemetery No. 1, Zaghunluq, Chärchän, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: About The Last Supper by Da Vinci

About The Last Supper by Da Vinci

Da Vinci's Last Supper (1494-98) portrays the scene of Christ's last meal with the 12 Apostles as set forth in the New Testament Gospels, in which Christ prophesied that one of the 12 would betray him.

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: American Civil War: Battle of Philippi

American Civil War: Battle of Philippi

The Battle of Philippi was fought June 3, 1861, during the early days of the Civil War. Advancing into western Virginia Union forces attacked a Conderate force at Philippi. In the resulting Battle of Philippi, they routed the enemy and the engagement became known as the

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: First Fitna: Battle of Siffin

First Fitna: Battle of Siffin

The Battle of Siffin was fought in 657 during the First Fitna (Islamic Civil War) and led to the establishment of the Umayyad Caliphate.

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Julian the Apostate

Julian the Apostate

Julian the Apostate was the last relative of Constantine, but still held to the pagan ways and wished to make the Roman Empire non-Christian once again.

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Carthage

Carthage

Background to the Punic Wars between the Phoenicians and Romans.

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Allan Pinkerton

Allan Pinkerton

Image of Allan Pinkerton, Head of Military Intelligence of the United States Government.

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Roman Warfare

Roman Warfare

Review of Adrian Goldsworthy's 'Roman Warfare.'

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: World Bank

World Bank

World Bank -- international financial institution which is affiliated to the United Nations

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Pioneering Ace: Oswald Boelcke

Pioneering Ace: Oswald Boelcke

Oswald Boelcke was one of the first true fighter pilots of World War I. Selected to fly the Fokker E.I, Boelcke helped develop the fundamentals of aerial combat. Oswald Boelcke trained other aces such as Manfred von Richthofen prior to his death in 1916.

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: What Is a Bookplate Artist?

What Is a Bookplate Artist?

An owner's pride in his books is often signified by his placing a bookplate inside the front cover of each of them. This is particularly true of wealthy individuals with the means to afford vast libraries and collections of books. A bookplate, also known in its Latin form, "ex-libris," is usually a