Category archives: History

An Insect From The Ice Age Was Found Alive In This Canadian City

This ancient bug was found in Port Alberni and it’s species has been around for 26,500 years! A newly discovered insect that is believed to have been around since the last ice age has recently appeared in BC. How fitting that we find this ice age bug now seeing as we are experiencing this frigid cold front! This cave dwelling, cold-loving bug was found living on Vancouver Island and according […]

Priceless Treasure from Mysterious Ancient People Recently Found

Archaeologists have found a treasure trove of 3,000 gold and precious items in Kazakhstan in a burial mound in the remote Tarbagatai mountains. It’s believed the “priceless” stash that belonged to the Saka people and could date to eight centuries before the birth of Christ. This treasure may yield important insights into the Saka. They were nomadic people who spoke an Iranian language and were a sub-group of the Scythians, […]

ASI approves excavation at site of Mahabharata’s house of lac

MEERUT: After years of requests by archaeologists and local historians, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has finally approved the excavation of what locals believe is the site of the ‘Lakshagriha’, the house of lac which features in an important incident in the Mahabharata . The site is located in Barnawa area of Baghpat district. Retired ASI superintending archaeologist, (excavation) KK Sharma said, “Lakshagriha plays a significant part in the Mahabharata. The […]

Is Krishna a Historical Character? What Sea Underwater Proofs Say about Dwarka!

Is Krishna a historical or mythical character? There have been ample debates and discussions on this topic. Evidences, both archaeological and written, prove him as a historical figure. Archaeological evidences affirm Dwarka as the ancient kingdom ruled by Krishna. Excavations done mainly at two sites led to the discovery of submerged settlements in the form of exterior and interior walls, fort bastions, and remnants of an entire city. Besides, finding […]

Why Bhagavad Gita is the Final Authority and Law Book of Hindus

Why Bhagavad Gita is the law book of Hindus (Sanatan Dharma) as per Veda Vyas (the compiler of Vedas). The Vedas and Bhagavad Gita were spoken by Veda Vyas and recorded in written by Lord Ganesha more than five thousand years ago. Before that it was not in written form but in oral form. The people during that time were shrutidhar, which means that they could learn anything without mistake […]

Taj Mahal: Which attracts up to 70,000 visitors a day, is crumbling

IN THE past 350 years the Taj Mahal has successfully contended with attacks, robberies and neglect. But the stunning marble mausoleum in Agra, northern India, is struggling to cope with its modern-day enemies: toxic air and filthy water. Commissioned by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj once had a pearly white exterior. This has changed, in part if not in whole, […]

World Cartoonist’s Day: Mickey Mouse to Tintin - Celebrating our favourite cartoons

Reading our favourite comic strip in the newspapers or magazines is something of a habit with most of us. But how often do we sit and think about their origins or the impact they have had on pop culture. It was on May 5, 1895, that the first colour cartoon The Yellow Kid, created by Richard F Outcault was published. On World Cartoonist’s Day today, let’s pay a homage to […]

Know about Lord Dattatreya and his 24 gurus

Know about Lord Dattatreya and his 24 gurus The concept of gurus has always been an integral part of Eastern spirituality. Guru Parampara, or the lineage of masters, exists in Hinduism, some sects of Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. However, this concept finds wide-scale use in other religions too – ranging from the institution of Pope to Sufi and Tao masters. The concept of the ‘guru’ is famously celebrated each year […]

Bronze age weapons have an outer-space connection

Bronze age weapons have an outer-space connection In a recent study conducted on the weapons used in the Bronze Age, the iron that was used to make the weapons and the artefacts from the Bronze Age are claimed to have an extraterrestrial origin. This somehow explains the fact about how our ancestors were able to use metal and make weapons out of it without smelting the same. The research has […]

Mysterious 80million-year-old shark species caught off Portuguese coast

Mysterious 80million-year-old shark species caught off Portuguese coast A REAL life sea monster “from the age of the dinosaurs” has caused waves in the scientific world after being caught off the Algarve coast. The Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere have now dubbed the shark a “living fossil” as the species dates back 80 million years. According to the Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere, the captured shark measured […]