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Glossary entry on Odherir.


Glossary entry on argeiphontes.

Glossary - K

K - Glossary of European History

For Freedom

Then I saw it, coming in low; an old wartime bomber. Flames were gushing from one of its four engines, and only one of its undercarriage legs was down. It seemed to be heading directly for us.


Glossary entry on Pacuvius.

A Brief History of Zimbabwe - Part 2

An introduction to the history of the African nation. This part confronts the effect of nationalistic shifts and the new constitution.

Vanishing Cultures by Peter Magubane

Although at first sight 'Vanishing Cultures' looks to be a standard coffee-table book; Peter Magubane's outstanding pictorial record is a valuable insight into traditional Black South African cultures.

James Madison

Here is a portrait of James Madison, the Fourth President of the United States.

Gilles de Rais 1404 - 1440

Was Gilles de Rais a medieval serial killer or was something more political going on?


Fellegha is an Algerian word especially related to the Algerian War of Independence.


Orestes was the son of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon who revenged his father by murdering his mother.

Major Somnath Sharma Param Vir Chakra (PVC)

Major Sharma's leadership and courage seldom equaled in Indian Armed Forces history. Major Somnath Sharma's father Major General Amarnath Sharma received the Param Vir Chakra on his

Who Invented the First Mirror?

When was the mirror invented? Humans have probably used still water as a mirror for millions of years, but a sheet of glass with metal backing is a much more recent invention.

Unclear Winner in U.S. Presidential Election

Although some thought the election between Vice President Al Gore (Democrat) and Texas Governor George W. Bush (Republican) would be close, no one imagined that it would be that close. Find out what happened during the 2000 Presidential election.