This might not seem like a very well known character from history, but his tomb attracts several million tourists every year. Khufu, king of Egypt, built the Great Pyramid of Giza in about 2500B.C. His incredible tomb is the only remaining ancient wonder of the world, yet not a whole lot is known about this … Continue reading King Khufu: Who?
Wait, isn't this blog supposed to be about historical people? Not so fast! I said historical figures and one definition of figure is symbol or shape. Like a star! Now, why would a star get its own blog post? Well, stars were very significant to people in the past and even to this day people … Continue reading Sirius: The Dog Star
"My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius." If you've ever seen the movie Gladiator, you might recognize this quote. Unfortunately, Maximus is a fictitious character, but Marcus Aurelius was a very real emperor of Rome during the … Continue reading Marcus Aurelius
Many people have heard of Hammurabi and his famous "law code," but not many people know much about this ancient ruler. If you do not know much about him, don't worry. Even in Washington D.C, they may have gotten the wrong picture. Literally. Depicted on the walls of the House Chamber was supposed to … Continue reading Hammurabi of Babylon
Who better to start off a blog on history than the so called "father of history." Some have called Herodotus the first historian, but others have called him the first liar. Historians still debate the authenticity of his works, but, even so, he made a huge impact on the writing of history. He changed the … Continue reading Starting at the Beginning: Herodotus