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Titus Flavius Vespasianus or Vespasian was the last of the emperors in the year of four emperors.

"The Beauty of Xiaohe"

"The Beauty of Xiaohe," female mummy, ca 1800—1500 BC. Excavated from Xiaohe (Little River) Cemetery 5, Charqilik (Ruoqiang) County, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. © Wang Da-Gang

Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria Param Vir Chakra (PVC)

Captain Salaria's brave actions prevented the Katangese rebel forces from encircling the UN HQ in Elisabethville. His courage, leadership, unflinching devotion to duty and disregard for his p


A look at the prophet of the Zoroastrian religion and what we understand about his life.

Cigars history

Cigars have a long history of nearly 2000 years. There's a belief that they descend from Central America where smoking habits were very popular among such ancient cultures as Mayans and Aztec

Classical Writers Directory

Directory of Classical Writers and the genres written by Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman writers.

Suetonius The Life of Otho Notes

Footnotes to the English translation of the biography of Imperator Marcus Otho Caesar Augustus by Suetonius - The Life of M. Salvius Otho

How to Minimize Internet Distractions

The Internet is a tremendous tool for research, keeping in touch with friends and entertainment, but it’s also potentially the bane of productivity. Whether you’re using the Internet for study or work in the office, social networks, email and just browsing can distract you and result in

Barnum's Museum Burned

These vintage images depict highlights from the career of the great showman Phineas T. Barnum, an influential and beloved figure in 19th century America. His museums, shows, and circuses entertained millions of people, and the 1800s would have been a much drearier time without his creative flair and