Cupid is a symbol of love and can be seen on most Valentine cards. He is the most famous of the Valentine symbols and everybody known him as a mischievous, winged child armed with a bow and arrows. The arrows signify desires and emotions of love, and Cupid aims those […]
MICRO HISTORY is a study or account of the history of a very specific subject; also a study of a very small cultural change.
MACRO HISTORY is a form of large scale history dealing with large groups of cultures over very long time period.
Unfortunately, the peaceful coexistence of Nigerians has always been confronted by a lot of challenges since the inception of the country and most of these challenges are products of ethnic politics and sentiments.
This study will therefore examine the problem of integration in Nigeria
GOLDEN HORN Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, and is the only major city on two continents – Asia and Europe. European Istanbul is divided into old and modern sections by the Golden Horn, an inlet of the Bosporus Strait. The old section lies south of the Golden Horn, […]
Monuments and memorials are quite the same. Monuments are large architectural structures. Memorials are intended to help us remember people who have passed away. Bridges, parks, major roads and streets, learning institutions named after presidents memorialize their names. Four American presidents (Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and George Washington) […]
The 1860s was a time of uncertainty and political unrest in Japan. Finally, in 1868, the situation became so serious that Emperor Mutsuhito took control from the last Shogun (Military Dictator). Mutsuhito became known as the Meiji emperor, and this event is called the ‘Meiji Restoration’. Under the emperor’s authority, […]
In the AD 500s, an Italian named Benedict of Nursia drew up a set of rules for monks (or people in monasteries). All monks must be poor, unmarried and obedient. Monks wore simple robes, shaved their heads, and shard all their daily tasks. Monasteries were for men only. Religious women […]
The bubonic plague (Black Death) was a disease which brought death to most parts of Asia, North Africa and Europe. The first outbreak was recorded in 1331 in China. The plague started as a bloody swelling in the armpit or groin and quickly invaded the whole body. It was highly […]
The Normans introduced the feudal system to England. According to this system, the king owned all the land and others could hold land in exchange for providing services to the king. William the Conqueror appointed barons who were provided with estates taken from the original English earls. In return, the […]
The French Revolution was opposed by neighboring countries that feared that unrest would spread across Europe. A Committee of Public Safety was set up in France to defend the revolution, and they executed any person who might oppose the committee. In fact thousands of people who were thought to threaten […]
According to the legend, Rome was founded in 753BC by twin brothers called Romulus and Remus. The babies were raised by a she-wolf, having been abandoned by their uncle on the banks of the River Tiber. They were eventually rescued by a shepherd. By 509BC the original Etruscan inhabitants of […]
Telephones transmit speech messages along wires by means of electrical signals. They were invented as long ago as 1876. In the handset of a telephone are a loudspeaker and a very small microphone, which contains granules of carbon. When you talk into the microphone the sound waves of your voice […]
Clowns were first seen in the ancient Egyptian courts around the year 2270 BCE. The comic spirit of clowning exists in just about every known culture. It is as old as civilization and makes us laugh, whatever age we are. The western tradition of clowning can be traced to ancient […]
The origination of ice cream can be traced back to Rome in the 4th century BCE. The Roman emperor Nero ordered ice to be brought from the mountains and combined with fruit toppings. In the 13th century, Marco Polo learned the Chinese method of creating ice and milk concoctions and […]
The first magic was performed in ancient Egypt. The Egyptian magician Dedi, who lived about 2700 BCE, gave a performance in which he decapitated two birds and an ox and then restored their heads. Other Egyptian magicians were noted for their skill with the trick of cups and balls. In […]