Reporting from Beijing — Everyone remembers China’s “Tank Man,” who stood with bags in his hands, blocking a line of tanks withdrawing from Tiananmen Square a day after the fatal June 4, 1989, military crackdown against pro-democracy protesters. Thirty years later, Fang Zheng wonders why the tanks stopped for that man, but rolled right over him as heContinue reading “30 years ago a Chinese tank column stopped for ‘Tank Man.’ Fang Zheng wasn’t so lucky”
In 2014, while sitting in an office in London’s Mile End, historian Kim Wagner received an email from a couple who said they owned a skull. Dr Wagner, who teaches imperial history at Queen Mary University of London, says the couple told him they did not feel comfortable with the “thing” in their house, andContinue reading “Golam Beg’s skull reminds us of a chapter in India’s freedom struggle”
On July 16, 1517, an obscure German theologian by the name of Martin Luther published a document criticizing the Catholic selling of ‘indulgences’, or actions performed to reduce the amount of punishment for sin. Luther could not have known that his document and the subsequent events would change the face of Europe and Christendom forever.Continue reading “Martin Luther published a document criticizing the Catholic selling of ‘indulgences’, or actions performed to reduce the amount of punishment for sin”
The horrifying images, some of which were taken as recently as 1958, show how black and Asian people were cruelly treated as exhibits that attracted millions of tourists. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4323366/amp/Photos-reveal-horrifying-human-zoos-early-1900s.html?
Hagia Sophia’s complex history began in the year 537 when Byzantine emperor Justinian built the huge church overlooking the Golden Horn harbour.Today Hagia Sophia is Turkey’s most popular tourist site, attracting more than 3.7 million visitors a year.
The French Revolution was one of the bloodiest events in modern history. Between 1789 and 1799, French men and women went through dramatic changes in their social and political systems: They overthrew a monarchical system built on aristocratic and church privilege and attempted to replace it with a more democratic vision of society. But hundredsContinue reading “The 14 Darkest Moments Of The French Revolution”