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History Summarized: Malta

History Summarized: Malta

The history of the Mediterranean is both very long and very crowded. So it’s hard to get a big picture when we’re busy investigating individual civilizations like Egypt, Rome, or the Ottomans. However, a great way to see the whole of Mediterranean history is actually to zoom right in on the middle, to the island …

Plague Doctor

Plague Doctor

The Plague Doctor The 17th century In Italy 1656-57 Devastating outbreaks of “Bubonic Plague” In Naples, Rome, and Genoa Killed approximately 200 -400 thousand people. Its unknown where this deadly plague originated But It’s said to spread from Naples where restrictions and precautions Were none existence In this cities Plague Doctor’s were hired To treat …

All the History Lesson You Need

All the History Lesson You Need

[Repeated explosions and gunfire throughout] [radio operator indistinguishable] [Marine on right] Where the hell is that fire coming from? [Marine in center] Left side! [explosions and gunfire] [radio operator indistinguishable] [radio operator]: Say again:Come in! Come in! We are in desperate need of reinforcements! We are pinned down! Send reinforcements! [indistinguishable] Send reinforcements! [Captain in …

Great Minds: Leonardo da Vinci

Great Minds: Leonardo da Vinci

Few people can rival Leonardo da Vinci for the title of “Supreme Genius of the Ages” perhaps known first as an artist. His paintings: The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Vitruvian Man are amongst the most famous, recognizable and parodied works of all time. But Leonardo was the very definition of a polymath renaissance man. …