And there were not 100,000 people working on them either.

Illustration of the pyramid building process (Source: contiki.com)

The ancient Greek writer, historian, and geographer Herodotus is called the “father of history.” His findings and written documents shaped a lot of what we think about the ancient world including the belief that the pyramids were built by slaves.

However, recent archaeological excavations and modern science have proven that…

A story of hope, courage, and survival.

The Uruguayan Air Force 571 plane stranded on the Andes, 1972 (Source: historydaily.org)

High in the Andes, 13,000 miles above sea level, stands a cross. It has been put there as a reminder of the victims of a fatal plane crash. But that same cross also represents a monument of an extraordinary story of hope, courage, and the human instinct for survival.

The…

What they ate in the last hours of their life

Electric chair execution (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

A few days before their execution, death row prisoners are usually granted one “special meal”. The regulations on the meal vary from continent to continent, country to county, and even state to state. In the United States, alcohol and cigarettes are usually not permitted. In Florida, the last meal can’t…

The civilization that arouses curiosity thousands of years after its existence

The temple “Abu Simbel” in southern Egypt carved into stone during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses The Great in the 13th century B.C. (Source: AussieActive/ Unsplash)

The last pyramid was built 4,500 years ago but the splendor and rich culture of Ancient Egypt still attracts millions of tourists every year. Its unique traditions and architectural advancement are a source of wonder and curiosity for todays historians and Egypt enthusiasts. …

How the government failed its most vulnerable group

Omayra Sánchez, the Armero Tragedy 1985 (Source: wikipedia.org/ Photographer: Frank Fournier)

On November 13, 1985, the volcano Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia erupted after 69 years of calm. Despite receiving warnings two months before the disaster occurred, the government failed to evacuate and protect its people. That’s why the eruption caught the surrounding 13 villages off guard. …

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