Can you recognize the watermelons in the painting?

Giovani Stanchi’s painting in the 17th century (Vox)

Origins of Watermelon


Empress Dowager Cixi

A Photo of Empress Dowager Cixi (Freer and Sackler Galleries — Smithsonian Institution)

Her Rise to Power


The flaws in Ancient Athens greatest invention

“The Death of Socrates” by Jacques-Louis David (History.com)


An Olympics story

A Greek Bronze Helmet won by Sohn Kee Jung (from: https://blog.daum.net/561102/15722630)


And the bizarre history of Easter Island

Moai Heads (from: theguardian.com)


The Derinkuyu underground city in Turkey

The Underground City (from: https://historycollection.com/17-structures-from-history-that-some-people-claim-ancient-aliens-are-responsible-for/4/)


The horror story of Centralia, Pennsylvania

Centralia (taken from: https://www.history.com/news/mine-fire-burning-more-50-years-ghost-town)


How Benito Mussolini Transitioned from a Socialist to a Fascist

Benito Mussolini (Right) and Adolf Hitler (Left) (taken from: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/benito-mussolinis-family-blocks-italian-centre-for-study-of-fascism-fzq279qrp)

Mussolini’s Upbringing


The Ming-Dynasty author Guanzhong Luo tells a tragic historical tale of dreams, ambitions, unity, division, and love

The Protagonists: Liu Bei, Guan Yu, and Zhiang Fei (taken from: https://chilhakgrun.tistory.com/7706)


China’s first emperor was a maniac for immortality

Qin Shihuangdi (Allthatsinteresting.com)

Daniel Choi

Korean-Canadian. History, Culture, Economics, and More.

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