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Greek Mythology: Theseus and the Minotaur

Greek Mythology: Theseus and the Minotaur

A well-known myth is that of Theseus and the Minotaur's Labyrinth. Theseus was the son of Aegean, king of Athens, and Etra. Aegean had killed the son of Minos, so Crete besieged Athens, which was quickly ravaged by hunger and disease, so Aegean had to accept the conditions of Minos.

Why were troops with bayonets often effective against enemy cavalry even though the bayonet was a “secondary” weapon?

Why were troops with bayonets often effective against enemy cavalry even though the bayonet was a “secondary” weapon?

The bayonet was introduced in the late 17th century as a knife (later a short sword) attached to a musket, to enable the musketeer to protect himself when reloading their single-shot weapons. As su…

Biography of Bernard Law Montgomery, Rommel's Nightmare

Biography of Bernard Law Montgomery, Rommel's Nightmare

Very few military men could affirm that they finally won over Erwin Rommel. But Bernard Law Montgomery is one of those who can. Although many people do not consider him a brilliant strategist, the truth is that he was a remarkable military man. Very strict when it comes to discipline, but hard-working and self-sacrificing.

Junkers Ju 188 from above

Junkers Ju 188 from above

Junkers Ju 188 from above This view of a Junkers Ju 188 from above shows the long pointed wings, the bulbous cockpit area, with both an upper turret and upper-rear gun position, and the slightly unusual layout of the tail, with the horizontal surfaces ahead of the vertical surface. The T1 code shows that this was an aircraft of the reconnaissance group Aufkl.

The mysteries of Nefertiti, «the beauty that comes»

The mysteries of Nefertiti, «the beauty that comes»

The royal wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten was the beautiful queen Nefertiti, whose name means "the beauty who comes", and this could be indicating that she was not Egyptian but had come from another country. The fact is that she seems to have shared the concerns religious of her royal husband and played a prominent role in it during the time they lived in the capital known today as tell-el-Amarna.

Here Are 6 Things Albert Einstein Never Said

Here Are 6 Things Albert Einstein Never Said

The whole business of misattributing quotes certainly didn’t begin with the Internet—it’s been going on as long as anyone can remember: Once a famous person gets a reputation for saying witty, profound or inspiring things, people tend to attribute quotes to them that sound like something they might have said, but that they didn’t actually say.