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Arkeologer: Här bodde vikingakvinnan som korsade Atlanten – 500 år före Columbus. Gudrid Torbjörnsdotter var, enligt de isländska ättesagorna, en av medeltidens stora sjöfarare tillsammans med de mer kända manliga vikingarna som Erik den röde och Leif Eriksson. – Hon kom från mycket enkla förhållanden, hennes farfar var en frigiven träl.

Arkeologer: Här bodde vikingakvinnan som korsade Atlanten – 500 år före Columbus

Men ändå lyckas hon göra flera spektakulära resor till den Nya världen och bli en stor handelskvinna, vilket ingav respekt, säger historikern Bo Eriksson. ”Hade samma sak hänt en man? Troligtvis inte” Trots att Gudrid lyckades korsa Atlanten 500 år före Christofer Columbus, och senare även göra en pilgrimsfärd till Vatikanen, har hon delvis blivit bortglömd. – Man minns henne i sagorna, men efter 1200-talet lever hon inte vidare. Arkeologen: ”Kom som en överraskning” I över tio år har en liten grupp isländska och nordamerikanska forskare försökt kartlägga hela Skagafjörður, ett område på norra Island där många vikingar tros ha levt. Venetian Glass Beads Found in Alaska Pre-Date Columbus. History is replete with problematic—and even factually incorrect—narratives.

Venetian Glass Beads Found in Alaska Pre-Date Columbus

For example, Columbus did not discover America—if one can even “discover” lands where millions of people already lived. Columbus is not even thought to be the first European to land on the continent. Archeological evidence has shown Norse Viking settlements existed in Newfoundland as early as 1000 CE. As history books move on from simplistic narratives of Europe discovering the Americas, new and exciting archeological finds attest to global networks of trade which pre-date Columbus' arrival in 1492. A new report published in the journal American Antiquity details the finding of Venetian glass beads from the mid-15th century at archeological sites in Alaska. History's first superpower—the Persian Empire—originated in ancient Iran. I am Cyrus, king of the universe, the great king, the powerful king, king of Babylon, king of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four quarters of the world . . .

History's first superpower—the Persian Empire—originated in ancient Iran

Found on a cylindrical tablet in the 19th century, these words commemorate Persia’s conquest of Babylonia and the taking of its capital city, Babylon, in 539 B.C. (Babylon was the jewel of the ancient world.) After Cyrus came to power in 559 B.C., Persia expanded its holdings to become the world’s original empire. Jan. 17, 1961: Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba was Executed. On Jan. 17, 1961‬, democratically elected prime minister of the Republic of the Congo, Patrice Lumumba, was executed with the assistance of the governments of Belgium and the United States.

Jan. 17, 1961: Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba was Executed

In his 1960 independence day speech Lumumba said, We are going to show the world what the Black man [and woman] can do when he works in freedom, and we are going to make of the Congo the center of the sun’s radiance for all of Africa. We are going to keep watch over the lands of our country so that they truly profit her children. Just six months later he was imprisoned and executed by firing squad.

Eastern European history

Skräms över kyrkans hänsynslösa hunger efter makt och rikedomar. Idag finns flera olika uppfattningar om vad som räknas som korståg.

skräms över kyrkans hänsynslösa hunger efter makt och rikedomar

Vissa hävdar att endast expeditionerna österut för att befria Det Heliga landet eller stödja dess Kristna invånare skall räknas. Andra anser att alla krig som auktoriserats av Påven skall räknas. Då inkluderas även den Spanska reconquistan, de nordiska och tyska expeditionerna till Baltikum och Ryssland samt den Spanska armadans angrepp på England. Nalanda: 9 Million Books Burnt in 1193 by Bakhtiyar Khilji. Nalanda: 9 Million Books Burnt in 1193 by Bakhtiyar Khilji Nalanda University! The very utterance of this name will transport you to India’s ancient terrain of knowledge.

This ancient center of higher learning, located in Bihar (in the ancient kingdom of Magadha), is India’s second oldest university after Takshila. China History: Chronology, Dynasty Qin Han Tang Song Yuan Ming Qing. China, one of the countries that can boast of an ancient civilization, has a long and mysterious history - almost 5,000 years of it!

China History: Chronology, Dynasty Qin Han Tang Song Yuan Ming Qing

Like most other great civilizations of the world, China can trace her culture back to a blend of small original tribes which have expanded till they became the great country we have today. It is recorded that Yuanmou man is the oldest hominoid in China and the oldest dynasty is Xia Dynasty. From the long history of China, there emerge many eminent people that have contributed a lot to the development of the whole country and to the enrichment of her history. Among them, there are emperors like Li Shimin (emperor Taizong of the Tang), philosophers like Confucius, great patriotic poets like Qu Yuan and so on. Chinese society has progressed through five major stages - Primitive Society, Slave Society, Feudal Society, Semi-feudal and Semi-colonial Society, and Socialist Society. Chinese History Chronology. Timelines of Asia TOC:  India, China, Japan. Ancient China - Ancient Civilizations.

East Asia also has dry areas.

Ancient China - Ancient Civilizations

Slavery past & present.


The First Women Warriors on Horseback. Scythian women were kicking butt and taking names from the 7th century BC to the 2nd century AD.

The First Women Warriors on Horseback

Source: CAIS The Scythians migrated from central Asia to southern Russia, centering over the present day Crimean peninsula, in the 8th and 7th centuries BC. The tribe was artistic, violent, and comprised entirely of excellent horse riders. They were among the earliest people to master horseback riding, a tactical advantage that astonished and overwhelmed their neighbors. Every Scythian had at least one personal mount, but the wealthy owned vast herds. Ancient Worlds reports, “The most perfectly preserved horse found at Pazyryk is a 12-15 year old thoroughbred-type dun mare of about 13 hands high, which would be about average height for Scythian horses.

10 Ways We're All Picturing The Ancient World Incorrectly. Thanks to countless books, movies, and trashy TV shows, most of us have a fairly firm mental image of the ancient world.

10 Ways We're All Picturing The Ancient World Incorrectly

Togas, feasting, gladiatorial combat . . . the standard stuff. Yet step back in time, and you’d be confronted with a world that confounded your expectations. 10 Forgotten Nations That Once Ruled The Land. History Rome annihilated Carthage to ensure it would never again rise as a major threat.

10 Forgotten Nations That Once Ruled The Land

The Ottomans forever ended Byzantium’s glory. The vast armies of Persia were repeatedly beaten back by the Greeks, subjugated by the might of Alexander, and destroyed by the rise of Islam. The fates of once great and proud nations fill the pages of history books—and then there are those forgotten powers even the history books seldom mention. 10BurgundyWestern Europe France’s greatest historical rivals are often considered to be England or Germany. Search Results. Search Results. MAP: Imperial Russia. By the middle of the 19th century, the Russian Empire comprised more than 15 percent of the Earth’s land mass spanning parts of three continents, Europe, Asia, and North America.

The population of the empire included not only Russians, but also Ukrainians, Belarusians, Finns, Poles, Armenians, Azerbaijanis, Tatars, Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Germans, and many other ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. Russians were proud of the empire and used various means to celebrate its scale and diversity. Ancient Civilisations.


Khanate of Crimea. Mongol-Empire. Mythology. Forget the wandering warrior: Bronze Age women travelled the world while men stayed at home. Nalanda: 9 Million Books Burnt in 1193 by Bakhtiyar Khilji. A Visual History of Urbanization, 3700 BC to 2000 AD. Khazars. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Les Khazars (Hazarlar en turc, כוזרים en hébreu, Хазары en russe, Xäzärlär en tatar, Hazarlar en tatar de Crimée, Χάζαροι en grec, خزر en arabe, خزر en persan, Cosri en latin) étaient un peuple semi-nomade turc d’Asie centrale ; leur existence est attestée entre le VIe et le XIIIe siècle ap.

J. -C. Les Khazars remportèrent plusieurs séries de succès militaires sur les Sassanides. Ils luttèrent aussi victorieusement contre le Califat, établi en deçà de la Ciscaucasie, empêchant ainsi toute invasion arabo-islamique du sud de la Russie. Étymologie[modifier | modifier le code] L'étymologie du terme Khazar est obscure et controversée. Origines et expansion[modifier | modifier le code] Les origines des Khazars sont sujettes à de multiples théories. Certains théoriciens proposent de voir les Khazars comme des peuples turcs ayant migré vers l'ouest. Tribus khazares[modifier | modifier le code] L'organisation tribale des Khazars semble complexe. Tatars. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Cet article concerne le peuple tatar. What You Don’t Know About the Vikings. This story appears in the March 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine.

A cold drizzle falls as we shiver in the streets, waiting for the Viking lord and his band of raiders to appear. It’s a raw January night in the old Shetland town of Lerwick, but there’s euphoria in the air. Beside me, a man with two young children laughs as he spots a red smoky haze rising behind the town hall. History. World History Resources. Ancient History. HISTORY & GENEALOGY (When) Culture - History & Maps. History: a timeline.