History

Olympia: Exploring the Origins of the Olympics

Olympia, is a small town in Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece, famous for the nearby archaeological site of the same name, which was a major Panhellenic religious sanctuary of ancient Greece, where the ancient Olympic Games were held every four years throughout Classical antiquity, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. They were restored on a global basis in 1894 in honor of the …

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Highest Paid Mafia Boss Tells the TRUTH About the Life

The dark side of the mob. How Michael Franzese, the highest paid Mafia boss since Al Capone, one day decided to walk away from the life. Michael Franzese (born May 27, 1951) is an American former New York mobster and caporegime of the Colombo crime family, and son of former underboss Sonny Franzese. Franzese was enrolled in a pre-med program at Hofstra University, but …

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The Suez Canal: Foundation, Crisis and Beyond

​Technically speaking, the Suez Canal is the artificial waterway running north to south across the Isthmus of Suez in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. The Canal separates the African continent from Asia, while providing the shortest sea route between Europe and the Indian and western Pacific oceans. In 1858, Ferdinand de Lesseps formed …

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