History

Ahsan Manzil

Ahsan Manzil

Ahsan Manzil is considered to be one of the most noteworthy architectural monuments in Bangladesh. This magnificent building is situated on the banks of the Buriganga River that flows beside Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Ahsan Manzil was previously the official palace of the Dhaka Nawab .....

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Sonargaon – the Golden City

Sonargaon – the Golden City

Sonargaon, or Golden City, was the eastern capital of Bengal at various times in history. It slipped into decline when Muslim rulers decided to move their capital to Dhaka in the 17th century, and is now little more than a couple of villages with a scattering of ruins. It was the capital of the a.....

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Lalbagh Fort

Lalbagh Fort

Lalbagh Fort is an incomplete Mughal palace fortress at Dhaka on the river Buriganga in the southwestern part of the old city. The river has now gone further south and flows at quite a distance from the fort. D’Oily’s painting (1809-11) shows that more than half of this east-west oblo.....

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Kantanagar Temple

Kantanagar Temple

Kantanagar Temple: It is near Dinajpur town was built by Maharaja Pran Nath of Dinajpur in 1752. It was originally a nava-ratna (nine-towered) temple, crowned with richly ornamented towers. Unfortunately, these ornate towers collapsed during an earthquake at the end of 19th century. In spite of t.....

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History of Mahasthangarh: the Oldest Archaeology

History of Mahasthangarh: the Oldest Archaeology

Mahasthangarh is one of the oldest and the most important archaeological attractions in Bangladesh. ‘Mahasthan’ means ‘great sanctity’ and ‘garh’ means fort. Mahasthangarh is the remains of the ancient city of Pundranagar. It was the capital of the Maurya, Gupta and Sen kingdoms. Over.....

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Paharpur Buddhist  Vihara

Paharpur Buddhist  Vihara

Paharpur Buddhist  Vihara Paharpur an important archaeological site in Bangladesh, situated in a village named Paharpur (Pahadpur) under the Badalgachhi Upazila of Naogaon district. It was declared as a World Heritage site in 1985. The village is connected with the nearby Railway station Jamalga.....

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Decline of Egypt

Decline of Egypt

Decline of Egypt Defining the end point The civilization of ancient Egypt can be traced back in recognizable form to around 3000 BC. It was to endure for over three millennia and it is perhaps the most instantly recognizable of all ancient cultures today. The question of how it came to an end is .....

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Fall of Rome: Few Judgmental View

Fall of Rome: Few Judgmental View

Fall of Rome: Few Judgmental View Most of the theories said – The Barbarian attacks on Rome partially stemmed from a mass migration caused by the Huns’ invasion of Europe in the late fourth century. When these Eurasian warriors rampaged through northern Europe, they drove many German.....

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Ancient Roman Republican Constitution

Ancient Roman Republican Constitution

The Roman Republican Constitution Introduction The Romans never had a written constitution, but their form of their government, especially from the time of the passage of the lex Hortensia (287 B.C.), roughly parallels the modern American division of executive, legislative, and judical branches, .....

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The Punic War

The Punic War

The Punic War: The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage from 264 BC to 146 BC. At the time, they were probably the largest wars that had ever taken place. First Punic War The Battle of Messina in Sicily in 264 BCE precipitated full-scale war between Rome and Ca.....

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Nuremberg War Crime Trials

Nuremberg War Crime Trials

Nuremberg War Crime Trials The Nuremberg trials were a series of trials held between 1945 and 1949 in which the Allies prosecuted German military leaders, political officials, industrialists, and financiers for crimes they had committed during world war ii. After the war, the Allies faced the tas.....

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Sculptural Materials in Ancient Greece

Sculptural Materials in Ancient Greece

Sculptural Materials in Ancient Greece The principal materials for Greek sculpture were stone (especially marble) and bronze – limestone, terracotta and wood being much inferior – and there were several famous examples of ivory carving, notably the chryselephantine statues made by Phi.....

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