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Siege of Olynthus, 348 BC

Siege of Olynthus, 348 BC

Siege of Olynthus, 348 BCThe siege of Olynthus (348 BC) saw Philip II of Macedon complete his conquest of the Chalcidic League, one of his more powerful immediate neighbours, and an ally for several years.At the start of his reign Philip had agreed an alliance with Athens, and protected by this alliance had dealt with problems on his northern and western borders.

Sudan - Meroë pyramids

Sudan - Meroë pyramids

Meroë is an ancient city on the east bank of the Nile approximately 200 km north-east of Khartoum, Sudan. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Kush for several...

The Father of Modern Libraries Was a Serial Sexual Harasser

The Father of Modern Libraries Was a Serial Sexual Harasser

Adelaide Hasse was used to professional challenges. As a young woman, she struggled to be taken seriously by mostly male executive boards. She created a groundbreaking new way to classify government documents—and was disappointed when a male colleague claimed the credit. But armed with a new job at the New York Public Library, a better salary, and an ambitious new project, she finally felt optimistic about her career.

Peru opens Machu Picchu only for a Japanese tourist who has waited almost 7 months to enter

Peru opens Machu Picchu only for a Japanese tourist who has waited almost 7 months to enter

The inhabitants of the area baptized Takayama as "the last tourist of Machu Picchu", because during all this time he was the only foreigner left in the town waiting for the reopening of the archaeological site. The Peruvian authorities have only opened the ruins of Machu Picchu to allow the visit of a Japanese tourist who, due to the pandemic, has had to wait almost 7 months to enter the Inca citadel.

Crew of USS Whipple (DD-217) on foredeck, c.1927-29

Crew of USS Whipple (DD-217) on foredeck, c.1927-29

Crew of USS Whipple (DD-217) on foredeck, c.1927-29 Here we see the crew of the Clemson class destroyer USS Whipple assembled on her foredeck at some point in 1927-29.

General Orders Head Quarters, Cambridge, July 20, 1775 - History

General Orders Head Quarters, Cambridge, July 20, 1775 - History

SIR: Since I did myself the Honor of Addressing you the 14th instant I have received Advice from Governor Trumbull, that the Assembly of that Colony had voted and that they are now raising Two Regiments of 700 men each, to join this Army, in consequence of an Application from the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts Bay.