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Christian bishop of the ancient Greek maritime city of Myra in Asia Minor during the time of the Roman Empire. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the Wonder worker. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of Continue Reading

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The third Persian King of the Achaemenid Empire was born in c. 550 BCE, the oldest son of Hystapes and Rhodugune. His reign lasted 36 years, from 522 to 486 BC during this time the Persian Empire reached its peak. Darius led military campaigns in Continue Reading

In 1868, the German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann met Frank Calvert, who convinced Schliemann that Troy was a real city at what is now Hissarlik in Turkey. On the basis of excavations conducted by Schliemann and others, this claim is now accepted by most scholars. Many Continue Reading

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