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The mystery of the “Persian Princess” mummy

The mystery of the “Persian Princess” mummy

Hey everyone, and welcome back. I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy in these very bizarre times. So I’ve covered lots of strange cases and stories on this channel — it’s kind of built into the fabric of my content. But today’s story is ones of the most bizarre ones I”ve ever covered — …

History Summarized: Classical India

History Summarized: Classical India

When last we left the history of India, Ashoka’s Mauryan Empire had just shattered into a dozen pieces. We hate to see it, but sometimes it be like that. Unfortunately for my love of cartography, what follows are the Classical and Medieval periods, where hundreds if not thousands of small local kingdoms change their borders …

A brief history of chess – Alex Gendler

A brief history of chess – Alex Gendler

The attacking infantry advances steadily, their elephants already having broken the defensive line. The king tries to retreat, but enemy cavalry flanks him from the rear. Escape is impossible. But this isn’t a real war– nor is it just a game. Over the roughly one-and-a-half millennia of its existence, chess has been known as 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 …

Pre-Islamic history of the Middle East

Pre-Islamic history of the Middle East

In the 14th century a muslim historian named Ibn Khaldun wrote about the ancient empires and how the first civilizations emerged along Major Rivers. The Huang Ho Valley in China, Indus River in Pakistan and more famously the Nile River in Egypt. The Historian wrote how these rivers allowed easy access to trade and commerce …