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History

Maya ritual cave untouched for 1,000 years stuns archaeologists loading...
Maya ritual cave untouched for 1,000 years stuns archaeologists
Exploration of Balamku (Cave of the Jaguar God) reveals ancient religious practices—and may hold clues to the rise and fall of the Maya empire.
Indigenous rock art turns back the clock 60,000 years loading...
Indigenous rock art turns back the clock 60,000 years
The early explorers of inland Australia expected to find rolling rivers, rich prairies and a fertile Mississippi-like river valley - perhaps even an inland sea.
Trekking India’s wild north, where bandits ruled loading...
Trekking India’s wild north, where bandits ruled
Bollywood long romanticised the Chambal region’s outlaws. Now, it’s a fading frontier.
About History

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

In the most basic sense, history is the branch of study relating to past events. It’s the record of the past, what it means to us and how it influences our lives. 

The study of ancient history encompasses Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, among others. The Ancient Egyptians are of course best known for their pyramids, which served as tombs for the civilisation’s dead kings. The Ancient Romans are most notorious for their gladiators, the highly trained “working class heroes” of antiquity. The Ancient Greeks are best remembered for their contributions to the foundations of Western culture including politics, literature and philosophy.

In more recent times, history’s focus has been on major world wars and events including the Industrial Revolution, World War I. World War II and the Iraq War. Adolf Hitler, the powerful dictator and leader of the Nazi party, was the catalyst for the start of World War II and one of the most terrible events in human history – the Holocaust.

Closer to home, key moments in Australian history include the first contact between European and Indigenous Australians, the First Fleet and the events Gallipoli during WWI.

Scroll through the videos, photos and articles below to find out more about history.

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