Marcus Licinius Crassus

Marcus Licinius Crassus (115-53 BCE) was perhaps the richest man in Roman history and in his eventful life he experienced both great successes and severe disappointments. His vast wealth and sharp political skills brought him two consulships and the kind of influence enjoyed only by a true heavyweight of Roman politics. A mentor to Julius Caesar in his early career, Crassus would rise to the very top of state affairs but his long search for a military triumph to match his great rival Pompey would, ultimately, bring about his downfall.

Osberg Ship

Osberg Ship

Viking ship, made between the years 800 and 900, at the height of the Viking Age. In 1903 a farmer discovered this complete ship along with two skeletons and viking grave goods.The ship became known as the Oseberg Ship — it is the centerpiece of the Viking Museum in Oslo…

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The Knights Templar

Today in Medieval History —> On this day January 13, 1128, Pope Honorius II declared the Knights Templar to be an army of God.

Led by the Frenchman Hughes de Payens, the Knights Templar organization was founded in 1118. Its self-imposed mission was to protect Christian pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land during the Crusades. The Templars took their name from the location of their headquarters, at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

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