History

Scientists have solved the mystery of "Game of death" in Egypt, it was used to communicate with the world beyond the grave

11-02-2022

Scientists have solved the mystery of "Game of death" in ...

Popular in Ancient Egypt Board game "Senet" or "game of death" was popular among all sections of society about 5 thousand years ...

Three in a bed: the king, who was a schoolmaster in love

11-02-2022

Three in a bed: the king, who was a schoolmaster in love

Kings can do everything, but they don't own my heart. Many monarchs were not happy in my personal life, married to those who were ...

15 historical facts that allow you to look at time from a different angle

11-02-2022

15 historical facts that allow you to look at time from a ...

It would seem that execution using the guillotine is something from the very distant past. But it was canceled in the same year ...

Fairs, matchmakers, marriage announcements: how to look for brides and grooms in pre-revolutionary Russia

11-02-2022

Fairs, matchmakers, marriage announcements: how to look for ...

Sad statistics show that in our era of the Internet in Russia is full of lonely people. Many sites and applications offer to get ...

The history of the "Black rose": widowed at the age of 16, his wife Griboyedov kept mourning life

11-02-2022

The history of the "Black rose": widowed at the age of 16, ...

Love story is a classic of Russian literature, Alexander Griboyedov and the Georgian Princess Nina Chavchavadze so tragic, that it ...

"Think how we died": a horror story in the Dachau concentration camp

11-02-2022

"Think how we died": a horror story in the Dachau ...

On April 29, 1945, Dachau concentration camp was liberated by units of the 45th Infantry Division of the 7th American Army. On this ...

Unknown photos of Hitler's bunker taken in April 1945

10-02-2022

Unknown photos of Hitler's bunker taken in April 1945

On April 30, 1945, when Germany's defeat in the war became an obvious fact, Adolf Hitler shot himself and his wife Eva Braun in his ...

How did people with disabilities live in medieval Europe

10-02-2022

How did people with disabilities live in medieval Europe

Nowadays, disability implies a whole range of medical, legal and social factors. The rights of people with disabilities are ...

The story of the adventurer Lola Montez, who almost became a queen, but lost everything

10-02-2022

The story of the adventurer Lola Montez, who almost became a ...

The XIX century can rightly be called the golden age of courtesans, impostors and adventurers. No era has given the world so many ...

"Bread and water are our food": what and how they ate in Russian villages at the end of the XIX century

09-02-2022

"Bread and water are our food": what and how they ate in ...

Today we can go to the supermarket or to the market and choose any products according to our taste and desire. The situation was ...

How people waited for mobile phones: 18 photos from the past

09-02-2022

How people waited for mobile phones: 18 photos from the past

Before Motorola introduced the first portable phone in 1973, ordinary people also thought that the phone should be more convenient, ...

What was Europe like after World War II

09-02-2022

What was Europe like after World War II

73 years have passed since the end of the Second World War, but unknown materials about the war still appear from time to time. ...

6 magnificent triumphal arches of Russia

08-02-2022

6 magnificent triumphal arches of Russia

Most of them were built in honor of the great victory. But there is also the one who glorifies socialist labor. We chose the most ...

Did the Shamakhan Tsarina from Pushkin's "Tale of the Golden Cockerel" really exist

08-02-2022

Did the Shamakhan Tsarina from Pushkin's "Tale of the Golden ...

Pushkin's fairy tale "The Tale of the Golden Cockerel", written by the poet in 1934, is familiar to everyone. If you haven't even ...

Fear and disgust in Sumer, or What representatives of ancient civilizations "used"

08-02-2022

Fear and disgust in Sumer, or What representatives of ancient ...

Almost all the holidays that exist today, in one way or another, are associated with ancient agricultural cults. Settlement and ...

"We will bury you!" and other mistakes in translation that led to disastrous consequences

07-02-2022

"We will bury you!" and other mistakes in translation that ...

Sometimes much more depends on accurate and correct translation than just understanding the interlocutor. Below we will tell you ...

How the corpse of a bandit from the Wild West worked as a scarecrow in a modern amusement park

07-02-2022

How the corpse of a bandit from the Wild West worked as a ...

Even children know that skeletons, zombies and monsters in the fear room are not real. But it turns out there are exceptions. In ...

Why is steam always visible in the alleys in New York movies

07-02-2022

Why is steam always visible in the alleys in New York movies

Many movie lovers have noticed that in Hollywood pictures where the action takes place in In New York, there is steam in the ...

Why did people go to bed twice a night in the Middle Ages

07-02-2022

Why did people go to bed twice a night in the Middle Ages

A good sound sleep is the key to health. That's what we've all been taught since childhood. Of course, in order to get enough ...

Borsch, dumplings and 5 dishes that are mistakenly believe native Russian

07-02-2022

Borsch, dumplings and 5 dishes that are mistakenly believe ...

The question of what true Russian cuisine is very controversial. Culinary authors in Russia until the nineteenth century was not ...

Women are war photographers

06-02-2022

Women are war photographers

There is a long history of women photographers working in war zones, and many of them play a critical role in shaping the ...

How Slavonic slaves appeared in medieval Europe

06-02-2022

How Slavonic slaves appeared in medieval Europe

When they talk about Slavs in slavery, we immediately imagine blonde half-naked girls in luxurious oriental seraglios, next to ...

How balalaika appeared in Russia and why the church forbade them

05-02-2022

How balalaika appeared in Russia and why the church forbade them

Every nation has its own musical instruments. The Japanese have shamisen, the Americans have banjo, the Scots have bagpipes, the ...

5 oprichniks of Ivan the Terrible, remaining in history

04-02-2022

5 oprichniks of Ivan the Terrible, remaining in history

The date of foundation of the oprichnina is considered to be February 3, 1565. It was on this day that Tsar Ivan IV the Terrible ...

Who are the hay girls and what tasks did they perform in the estates of serf Russia

04-02-2022

Who are the hay girls and what tasks did they perform in the ...

In the estates of landlords under serfdom, servants of various profiles lived and worked. It was believed that the more servants a ...

Prostitution in Mesopotamia - brothels at temples and a lot of beer for ladies and their clients

04-02-2022

Prostitution in Mesopotamia - brothels at temples and a lot ...

You can often hear that prostitution is the oldest profession. But is it possible to determine the era when the first real ...