Posts Tagged ‘dynasty’

The Twin Tragedy of Tutankhamun: Death of a Dynasty

Tossed away callously in a dark corner of the lavish Treasury in the subterranean tomb of Tutankhamun was possibly the most poignant remnant of the boy king’s short life. Positioned next to the glittering canopic shrine that Howard Carter referred to as “the most beautiful monument”, was an uncovered and undecorated oblong beetle-ridden wooden box, […]

New Evidence of Human Sacrifice in Silla Dynasty’s Wolseong Palace

Archaeological excavations at the ancient Silla palace of Wolseong in Gyeongju, South Korea have produced new evidence confirming that human sacrifices took place there during the structure’s construction phase, in the fourth century AD. Korean folk history has long claimed that the Silla Kingdom , which ruled a united Korea for much of the first […]

Rothschild Dynasty is Seeking to Fulfill Kalergi Depopulation Agenda

The Venetians were once the most powerful maritime force in Europe, with an Empire that traversed the Eurasian continent. By aligning with mercenary armies of Khazars, Mongolians and Turks, they slashed and burned their way through one community after another, killing millions of people and seizing their wealth. In the process, they established trade routes […]

800-Year-Old Kakatiya Dynasty Statues Found Abandoned Near Indian Temple

In the village of Duddeda in the southern Indian province of Telangana, amateur historians stumbled upon an astounding collection of ancient statues dating from the Kakatiya Dynasty,  the Deccan Chronicle reported . While exploring the grounds of a local temple, representatives of the New Telangana History Group (NTHG) found a severely neglected set of five […]

Cluster of Yuan Dynasty Tombs with Stunning Brick Murals Found in China

Archaeologists working in Jinan, Eastern China, have concluded excavations of a series of tombs in advance of development in the area. Among the most exciting aspects of the dig was the discovery of several Yuan Dynasty tombs, some of which featured well-preserved and colorful murals and carved brick artistry.  All in all, 35 tombs were […]

Greek Descendants of the Seleucid Dynasty in Today’s Kyrgyzstan

A tetradrachm coin showing Seleucus I Nikator. Credit: Classical Numismatic Group/Wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0 The Seleucid Dynasty, founded by Seleucus I Nicator (“the Victor”), a general who served under Alexander the Great, has descendants in today’s Kyrgyzstan — 2,300 years later. Kubanychbek Kendirbaev, a history researcher and director of Seleucia — a Public Charitable Fund […]

The Goryeo Dynasty: Buddhist Unifier of the Korean Peninsula

The Goryeo dynasty was a Korean dynasty that existed between the 10 th and 14 th centuries. The Goryeo dynasty was established following the unification of Korea’s Later Three Kingdoms and ended when it was overthrown by the Joseon dynasty. The history of the Goryeo dynasty is closely intertwined with events that took place in […]

The Argead Dynasty and the Founding of the Kingdom of Macedonia

The Argead dynasty was a royal dynasty that founded and initially ruled over the Kingdom of Macedon. This dynasty traces its origins all the way back to the mythical hero Heracles,  via Temenus, his great-great-grandson. The dynasty’s association with Temenus also means that the Argeads could claim that their ancestral homeland was the Peloponnese. The Argeads […]

Armenia’s Greatest Military Leader: Vardan Mamikonian And His Dynasty

Vardan Mamikonian was an Armenian military leader who lived between the 4 th and 5 th centuries AD. He is best-known for leading the Armenians against the Sassanians at the Battle of Avarayr in 451 AD. Although the Sassanians emerged triumphant, it was a Pyrrhic victory for them. In the long run, it was a victory for […]

Chinese Find Ancient Xianyang, Lost Capital of the Qin Dynasty

A team of archaeologists from the Shaanxi Academy of Archaeology have been busy for the past few years working on an assignment worth envying, reports China Daily. Deep in the Chinese central interior, they have been carrying out excavations at a site where the ancient Xianyang capital was once located. Modern Xianyang, just next door, […]

Right Wing Bonus Tracks: The Trump Dynasty

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Our Democratic Prospects: What The Ming Dynasty Can Tell Us

‘Good government’ has always rested on equitable distributions of wealth and power. How best to understand the assault on the Capitol this week? Might some historical perspective help us better comprehend how endangered our democracy has become? Could that perspective point us to a more promising post-Trump path? A global team of anthropologists from the […]

1,400-Year-Old Chinese Tomb Provides Clues to Sui Dynasty Culture

During excavations at Anyang, a city in central China’s Henan province , archaeologists from the Anyang Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology discovered a centuries-old tomb that dates back to the era of the Sui Dynasty , which controlled the country from 581 AD to 618 AD. Since finding the site in April 2020, they’ve […]

When Vikings Come to Rule: The History of the Rurik Dynasty

The era of the Vikings is certainly one of the most interesting periods of European history, and greatly popularized in recent times through media and entertainment. The Vikings were skilled sailors and navigators from Scandinavian lands who used their naval skills to explore new lands and trade across the seas and oceans, but also to […]

India’s Pallava Dynasty Left Its Mark On Much Of South-East Asia

In southern India, the journey from Puducherry to Chennai is without question one of the most pleasurable travel experiences to be found in all of south Asia. The biggest highlight of this trip lies in the scattered ruins of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to the remnants of […]

Watch: Archaeologists find at least 100 coffins from Egypt’s Ptolemaic dynasty

Egyptian antiquities officials announced the discovery of at least 100 ancient coffins on Saturday, some of which had mummies inside. Around 40 gilded statues were also discovered in a vast necropolis south of Cairo. Colorful, sealed sarcophagi and statues, that were buried more than 2,500 years ago, were displayed in a makeshift exhibit at the […]

The Haryanka Dynasty of India: Betrayals of Fathers by Sons

This is the story of a son in ancient India who killed his father for no other reason than uncontrolled ambition. In the royal dynasties of India, the killing of family members and family rivals is a lot more common than you might think. However, the Haryanka dynasty succession killing is unique because the son, […]

Dead Viking Dynasty Invade Scottish Neolithic Tombs

The Viking Age represents the earliest recorded raids made by Norsemen in 793 AD until the Norman conquest of England in 1066 AD. During this blood-thirsty period Scandinavians mastered shipbuilding and set out in waves to conquer Europe, and as their oceanic prowess increased they eventually reached North America. Television shows like History Channel’s Vikings, […]

The Historic Tale of a Huge Crystal Ball and a Qing Dynasty Empress

The Dowager Empress Chinese crystal ball (or crystal sphere) is an unusual and valuable artifact believed to have belonged to Empress Dowager Cixi, the de facto ruler of China in the last decades of the Qing Dynasty . In spite of its name, there is actually little evidence to link the artifact to its alleged […]

The Badami Chalukyas: An Indian Dynasty Spanning Over 200 Years

At a glance, history can seem chaotic. We need to delve into the depths of any particular era, and not just focus on particular incidents. History is not just a timeline of earth-shattering battles, but is also a continuous process of cultural assimilation by many groups of people. Often, it is the story of a […]

Zheng He, The Eunuch Who Became A Ming Dynasty Admiral

In 1127, the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279) lost control of northern China and, with it, access to the Silk Road and Persia’s riches. After overthrowing the Song Dynasty and rising himself to the imperial Chinese throne in 1279, the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan had millions of trees planted and new shipyards built. Kublai Khan […]

Qutb Minar, the Incredible Victory Tower of the Mamluk Dynasty

Islamic culture has left an indelible mark on India’s celebrated architectural heritage. One of the most remarkable examples is the Qutb Minar , also known as the Victory Tower and the tallest minaret in the world built of bricks. The monument was one of the first of the many remarkable structures created by the Delhi […]

Rothschild Passing Dynasty on to 7th Generation, Marking 200 Years of Banker Family Rule

March 3, 2018 By Rachel Blevins The Rothschild banking empire will ensure that its control continues to stay within the family for a seventh generation as David de Rothschild, 75, is set to hand the role of chairman over to his son, Alexandre de Rothschild, 37, in June. The banking dynasty […]

Shah Shah a Go Go: Could the Pahlavi Dynasty Really be Restored in Iran?

Demonstrations have been taking place in Iran against unemployment, poverty and corruption. Some of the protesters have even been calling for the return of Reza Pahlavi, son of the late Shah. Sputnik analyzed the likelihood of the monarchy being restored. The majority of Iranians were not alive when the last Shah of Iran fled into […]

Al Saud dynasty’s days numbered: Iranian General

IFP- A senior Iranian military official says the ruling dynasty in Saudi Arabia is close to being wiped out. Brigadier General Yadollah Javani, an advisor to Iran Leader’s representative at the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), has, in an interview with the Basirat website, weighed in on Saudi Arabia’s hostile approach vis-à-vis Tehran. The following […]

This Is The Most Politically Incorrect Obituary EVER, This Is A MUST See…

Dean James AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS– Every now and then America’s Freedom Fighters likes to take a break from the every day problems we all deal with when it comes to the troubles our country and world are facing. This is a great example of how liberalism is destroying life as we know it here in America. […]

Surreal: The West mourns death of Al Qaeda collaborator in Damascus airstrike

     Jaysh al-Islam is a stalwart ally of US State Department-listed terrorist organization al-Nusra, though one would never suspect as much reading weepy Western eulogies over the terrorist organization leader’s death. The commander of terrorist organization and Al Qaeda affiliate Jaysh al-Islam (the Army of Islam), “Sheikh” Zahran Alloush, was killed in a Syrian airstrike […]

Cops Pepper Spray Crowd of School Kids Protesting a Cop Caught on Film Body Slamming Child

Pawtucket, RI — At Toleman High School on Wednesday, a brief video sparked outrage showing a police officer violently arresting a 14 -year-old boy. Police said that student was acting unruly before the incident, allegedly trying to fight another student, so they moved in. According to police, while the officer was trying […]

Cops Pepper Spray Crowd of School Kids Protesting a Cop Caught on Film Body Slamming Child

Pawtucket, RI — At Toleman High School on Wednesday, a brief video sparked outrage showing a police officer violently arresting a 14 -year-old boy. Police said that student was acting unruly before the incident, allegedly trying to fight another student, so they moved in. According to police, while the officer was trying […]

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