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The Oldest Language

The Oldest Language

What Is The Oldest Language? By oldest, I mean out of the thousands of languages spoken around the world today, which one has been spoken for the longest time? This is a minefield of a topic and most linguists I talked to do not want to touch this subject with a ten-foot pole, for a …

Alexander the Great (All Parts)

In 334 BC, Alexander, King of Macedonia, began one of the greatest military campaigns in history – against the superpower of the age – the Persian Empire. Just 20 years-old, his brilliant and fearless leadership won him battle after battle. And in an astonishing 10 year campaign that took him to the edge of the …

Most Hardcore Soldier: Spartan

Modern western civilization can trace its roots to ancient Greece, with the foundations for its military and government systems drawn from two of the most legendary city-states to ever exist: Athens and Sparta. Athens would inspire Western civilizations to rule fairly and espouse democratic ideals, while Sparta would form the backbone of the military traditions …

Cannabis: A Lost History (FULL DOCUMENTARY)

In 2012, after 75 years of prohibition, Colorado and Washington state legalized recreational marijuana, with other states slowly but surely following suit. But long before prohibition, Long before the united states, even, Cannabis had been established as an integral part of human civilization. From it’s depiction in the cave paintings of Japan To it’s usage …

History of Athens – Part 1

History of Athens – Part 1

with the spreading of civilization from the faraway lands of Mesopotamia the idea of the city slowly crept its way into mainland Greece with several cities such as Mycenae and Sparta being founded one of these new urban settlements occupied a small but fair secure region in mainland Greece this growing city drew the attention …

Why nations fail | James Robinson | TEDxAcademy

Why nations fail | James Robinson | TEDxAcademy

Translator: Chryssa Takahashi Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Thank you very much. I am James Robinson. I am going to talk about why nations fail and why nations succeed as well, which is really about why some countries are poor and some countries are prosperous. It turns out you can tell a lot about the …

The Queen of Lesbos – Poetess Sappho l THE HISTORY OF SEX

The Queen of Lesbos – Poetess Sappho l THE HISTORY OF SEX

Iridescent-throned Aphrodite, deathless Child of Zeus, wile-weaver, I now implore you: Don’t–I beg you, Lady–with pains and torments Crush down my spirit! The Greek poetess Sappho was a passionate soul, and nobody worshipped women as much as she. And that’s why her life and work have been discussed for centuries —with particular attention paid to …

Still on the right side of history? #chooselove

Still on the right side of history? #chooselove

200 boys and girls wave a greeting to England Land of the free Behind these happy pictures lies the grim tragedy of nearly a year of civil war Still echoing their ears, the devastating roar of guns These children have been snatched from a living horror Here we hope the remembrance of the past will …