Ägypten im späten vierzehnten Jahrhundert vor Christus: Der zehnjährige Tutanchaton ist gerade zum neuen König gekrönt worden. Er ist der Hoffnungsträger seines Landes, doch für ihn bringt die Königswürde, nach der es ihm nicht verlangt hat, den völligen Verlust seiner persönlichen Freiheit mit sich.
Schlimmer noch, sie treibt einen Keil zwischen ihn und Sitiah, die junge Tochter des Mannes, den er selbst zum Königssohn von Kusch ernennt, und der daraufhin mit seiner Familie ins ferne Nubien zieht. Die Gefühle, die die beiden jungen Menschen gerade erst füreinander entdeckt haben, drohen im Keim erstickt zu werden.
Doch trotz der gewaltigen Entfernung, die zwischen ihnen liegt, und ihrer Unfähigkeit, miteinander Kontakt aufzunehmen, geben sie die Hoffnung nicht auf. Die Hoffnung darauf, dass sie irgendwann auf irgendeine Weise zueinander finden werden.
Die Jahre vergehen, und alles scheint sich gegen sie verschworen zu haben. Sitiahs Mutter setzt alles daran, ihre ...
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Were the Vikings barbarian raiders as they are often said to be or more? Discover the true story of the Vikings and their legacies to the World!
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Vikings. Even in the modern day, the very word conjures up the image of bearded, bloodthirsty men clad in chainmail and wielding battle-axes, hewing apart anyone who stood in the way of their pillaging and plundering. But, who really were the Vikings? Were they truly deserving of a reputation as greedy pirates and remorseless raiders? Or were the Vikings of ancient Scandinavia more than just simple barbarians and plunderers?
In European history, the Viking Age spanned roughly from AD 700 to 1100. This was a period where the Nordic peoples enjoyed a significant military, economic, mercantile and population expansion. Enabled by their advanced seafaring skills and longships, many Vikings left Scandinavia and sailed to Britain, Ireland and other parts of Europe. At times their presence extended into the ...
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We all want to believe that Moses (Akhenaten) was left in a basket by a river, or that Jesus (Aristobulus) was born in a manger. The reality is that major characters in the Bible were almost universally royalty. The story of the historical Jesus (Aristobulus of Chalcis) and his wife (Salome Agrippa aka Mary Magdalene) and their children, Ari Loves Salome is a fascinating tale of 1st Century life in the Judaic regions of the Roman Empire. Though doubted by many, Aristobulus' marriage to Salome and rise to the northern Israel kingship carried great expectations of Messiah-ship, and the trials and tribulations of Ari, Salome, James, Paul and other contemporaneous relatives provide delicious drama.
Most of the New Testament characters are grandchildren and great-grandchildren of King Herod, and Ari Loves Salome reveals the conflicts they faced when having to choose between serving the Romans and representing their Judaic brethren. The story begins with the birth of Aristobulus (Jesus), ...
Genre: History Length: 342 Pages (733 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 24th, 2020
Do you know the Swiss Guard, the colorful protectors of the Vatican as well as you thought you did?
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No country can not have its army, and such is also the case with the Vatican. But, as one might expect, it is also not fitting for someone in the Vatican to be a soldier or vice-versa. Learn about the Swiss Guard, which has defended the Vatican and its residents and visitors from harm for centuries.
The Swiss Guard is a personal security detail that has been in the service of the Vatican for over 500 years. They are best known for their brightly colored pantaloons and their pointed, shiny metal helmets which look like something out of a Renaissance fair. And for visitors to Vatican City who see the smiling faces of the guards as they stand at attention in front of important sites, it's easy to shrug them off as just another part of the Vatican's well-developed tourism/pilgrimage industry.
But these men are much more than tour guides with ...
Genre: History Length: 47 Pages (8,264 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 24th, 2020
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The Crusades were a series of holy wars fought between Christians and Muslims over the ownership of certain holy sites held sacred by the Muslims, Christians and Jews. These wars were bloody, violent and cataclysmic. What caused them, and how did they happen?
Inside you'll read about
• East meets West
• The Crusaders
• Crusader kingdoms and new venues
• Life as a Crusader
• Side Campaigns
• War unending
• Sputtering little Crusades
• The end of holy war in the holy land
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Crusades were expensive, and the rich were asked to subsidize the knights and their armies.
Genre: History Length: 106 Pages (2,327 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 24th, 2020
Superstition Mountains, a place of mystery, legends, lost gold mine, and death. Discover the Legend of Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine, one of America most enduring mystery
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Discover one of the most intriguing legends in America in one hour or less!
There is a mountain range in the wilderness of Arizona that was the setting of native lore about the creation of the world, flood myths, and the origin of evil. All these stories center on the Superstition Mountains, which seem to have a strange hold over the psyches of those who live beneath their towering height.
Later, as the California Gold Rush spilled over into Arizona, the Superstitions attracted the attention of miners. Several mines existed in the general area, but the focal point of the legends was owned by the Peralta family. After they sold the land to a German immigrant named Jacob Waltz, he died suddenly -- leaving behind cryptic clues about the greatest gold deposit in North America. ...
Genre: History Length: 34 Pages (608 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 24th, 2020
The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War revealed some disagreement among historians as to why and how it began. This author, a retired school teacher, traces the development of his own thinking, from childhood in the 1950s until now. He also makes use of newspapers of the day to examine the Scottish experience and reveals both fervent support and sceptical opposition.
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The Kassel Mission bombing raid of Sept. 27, 1944, was one of World War II's most spectacular air battles. Thirty-five B-24s of the 445th Bomb Group flew off course, lost their fighter protection, and were ambushed by as many as 150 German fighter planes.
Jim Baynham was a 19-year-old pilot from Texarkana, Texas. John Ray Lemons of Dallas was a waist gunner in his crew. Their Liberator was among the first ones hit. The two men bailed out, Baynham becoming a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft I and Lemons in Stalag Luft IV.
The 445th Bomb Group lost 25 planes in the furious battle. Many German fighter planes were shot down as well. More than 40 years later a monument was built in Germany with the names of all the Americans and all the Germans who died in the battle.
Oral historian Aaron Elson took an interest in the battle when he visited a nearby village and learned of the monument. He since has interviewed many survivors of the battle, and is a member of the board of the Kassel ...
Genre: History Length: 76 Pages (551 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 24th, 2020
What happened to the Tunguska forest? Scientists have been searching for answers since it happened over 100 years ago! Could the answers lay in the paranormal?
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There was a massive explosion on the 30th June 1908. Flattening 2,000 square kilometers of Siberian forest, the exact cause of the incredible blast is still unknown. Some have suggested that the event resulted from a meteor slamming into the Earth's surface. But no impact crater has ever been found. Other people have suggested that the meteor imploded in the sky above the forest. To this day, it is still the largest recorded impact event to strike the Earth. To this day, the explosion is still something of a mystery.
Thousands of scientific papers have attempted to get to the bottom of exactly what happened that day. With force comparable to a nuclear blast, the destructive nature of the event is astounding. On the day, 80 million trees were knocked down, and the sound was heard across the ...
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A tourist dies tragically and unnecessarily in Thailand of unnatural causes almost every day and for Australians in particular, "The Land of Smiles" (which becomes an oxymoron for the victim's families) is the deadliest destination of them all.
But why should you care? Because it may be someone you know that suffers a tragedy there next, or God forbid someone close to you or yourself. I know a mother in Australia who had to go with her husband and two children to Thailand in order to pick up her 24 year old daughter in a body bag. Needless to say the family will never return to the country.
With the world her oyster, the quickly rising young business executive died on a motorcycle in Phuket, hit by a Thai man going the wrong way on the road. But that's fairly normal in Thailand - for motorcycles, cars and trucks to drive in the opposite direction from everyone else. That potentially life-saving knowledge wasn't known to her and her fiancee - who survived the violent collision, ...
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"The Great Boer War" is a book written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published on 23 october 1900.
Arthur Conan Doyle made his reputation as a novelist, but far stranger than fiction is the creator of Sherlock Holmes' tale of the Boer War in South Africa. The then 40-year-old novelist wanted to see the war first hand as a soldier, but the Victorian army balked at having a popular author wielding a pen in its ranks. The army did accept him as a doctor and Doyle was knighted in 1902 for his work with a field hospital in Bloemfontein. Doyle's vivid account of the battles is in part thanks to the eye-witness accounts he got from his patients. Doyle has thoroughly mastered the details of the campaign, and presents them in a form that can be easily understood. Furthermore, his descriptions of the various engagements are masterpieces of graphic writing.
It is interesting and entertaining when a great novelist turns to telling great history.
Genre: History Length: 658 Pages (1,267 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 24th, 2020