Sometime around the year 300 BC, a wealthy merchant set sail hauling a load of precious cargo across the shimmering expanse of the Mediterranean. His shipment was varied, including rare furs, an array of the fine gems his people the Phoenicians were known for, as well as…
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Born of royal lineage sometime in the 10th century, Gero was granted the title Count of Alsleben by blood. But even his high stature in society couldn’t…
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As with everything tied to the fickle threads of time, the service of a knight in the 14th century was destined to end sooner or later. If sooner…
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Rivulets of perspiration ran down the brow of the metallurgist as he worked the oppressive heat of the furnace. Occasionally, a sharp hissing sound…
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As he sailed from the port city of Antwerp back to his homeland in 1815, thoughts of the future disturbed the calm within Henry Hetherington’s mind…
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In the year 711 AD, the forces of the Muslim Umayyad Caliphate invaded the kingdom of the Visigoths, which lay at the far western reaches of its empire…
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In the early months of the year 1678, a grim spectre loomed over the city of Vienna. Its deathly gaze first set its sights on the district of…
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Wearing a grand headdress made of feathers, jade, and gold, a bronze-skinned priest chanted holy verses beside the rim of a sacred pool. The Maya called…
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