Top Sites from the American Revolution – Part 2

Boston Freedom Trail – The Boston Freedom Trail is not one but sixteen different sites that lie on a 2.5 mile path that runs through downtown Boston. Each sight holds historical significance, many housing important people and events that would lead to the revolution. You can see the Old South […]

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The Ancient Japanese Underworld – Part 2

During the birth of Kagutsuchi Izanami received copious burn wounds that eventually caused her to die of illness. Izanagi was distraught when he buried her body atop Mt. Hiba and her spirit travelled from there to the underworld, Yomi-no-kuni. Izanagi grew only more heartbroken as time passed, something had to […]

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The Ancient Japanese Underworld – Part 1

Japanese Mythology Mythology and legends are widespread across this world and are full of stories that have stuck with us for thousands of years, many could even be based on stories even older than the oldest we know of. Stories like those of the Greek Gods, the Egyptian Pharos, Gilgamesh, […]


Murder at Yusupov Palace – Part 2

Rasputin’s background stands in stark contrast to that of Felix Yusupov II’s wealthy upbringing. Grigori Rasputin was born in 1869 to a family of peasants in the Siberian village of Pokrovskoye, a place that you can still visit today. From here he took a pilgrimage in 1897 to a monastery, […]

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Murder at Yusupov Palace – Part 1

For such a large country its quite surprising that Russia’s history pre-World War II isn’t really what you’d call mainstream worldwide. Perhaps it’s because of Russia’s tenuous relationship with the US that this has become the case. We mostly see depictions of a Soviet Russia, communists against the American way […]

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China’s Immortal Terracotta Army – Part 2

As time went on Qin Shi Huang became obsessed with living forever, the thought of dying terrified him. He was determined to find the ‘elixir of life’ in order to achieve immortality and was desperate for his scholars and alchemists to find him something that would defeat this inevitability and […]


India’s Fatehpur Sikri

India is truly one of the most majestic countries in the world, each year thousands of backpackers visit the country in order to see its culture, its astonishing wildlife and its fascinating history. It is the second most populated country in the world and as such is home to people […]


Ancient History in Ethiopia

As with many of countries residing in the continent of Africa, Ethiopia is perhaps best known for its natural beauty but did you know it actually plays host some significant manmade structures that tell tales of a great civilisation now lost to time? It is in the historic city of […]