“They bind our hands and then complain that we do not make use of them.” –Moses Mendelssohn Holy Roman Empire Germany under the Old Regime 1600-1790 by John G. Gagliardo German...

“They bind our hands and then complain that we do not make use of them.” –Moses Mendelssohn On July 19, 1870, Prussian chancellor Otto von Bismarck embarked on a successful scheme....

“They bind our hands and then complain that we do not make use of them.” –Moses Mendelssohn In 1848, a series of revolutions, called the Spring of Nations, swept across Europe....

One time, Germany and Russia lost an entire room. An extremely valuable, artistic masterpiece, eighth wonder of the world of a room. It’s quite the epic tale, full of alliances against...

In 1856, East Indian Railway Company workers summoned General Alexander Cunningham to the Indus River Valley site, where they had uncovered the ruins of an ancient city. The archaeologists who had...

Nefertiti was the wife of the controversial 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Akhenaton, also known as Amenhotep IV. Akhenaten and Nefertiti lived during the thirteenth century BCE, and were responsible for the move...

The Elgin Marbles are sculptures housed in the British Museum, which once adorned the Athenian Parthenon. They were removed from the Parthenon by Thomas Bruce, the seventh Lord of Elgin and...

The Rosetta Stone The Rosetta Stone is an Ptolemaic-era Egyptian artifact which provided the key to a modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs. It is inscribed with a decree issued by King...