Tikrit

Tikrit sometimes transliterated as Takrit or Tekrit, is a city in Iraq, located 140 kilometres (87 mi) northwest of Baghdad and 220 kilometres (140 mi) southeast of Mosul on the Tigris…

Knights Hospitaller

The Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, commonly known as the Knights Hospitaller or the Order of Saint…

First Crusade (1095–1099)

The First Crusade (1095–1099) was the first of a number of crusades that attempted to recapture the Holy Land, called for by Pope Urban II at the Council…

Priesthood of Melchizedek

The priesthood of Melchizedek is a role in Abrahamic religions, modelled on Melchizedek, combining the dual position of king and…

An-Nasir Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub

An-Nasir Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub (صلاح الدين يوسف بن أيوب‎ / ALA-LC: Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb; Kurdish: سەلاحەدینی ئەییووبی‎ / ALA-LC: Selahedînê Eyûbî),…

Adonizedek, the king of Jerusalem

Adonizedek, Adoni-Zedek, or Adoni-zedec was, according to the Book of Joshua, king of Jerusalem at the time of the Israelite invasion of Canaan. According to Cheyne and Black, the name originally…

Who Really Did Discover America?

Humans have been a clever, restless lot ever since our earliest known ancestors roamed the grasslands and forests of prehistoric…

The Voyages of Brendan

Saint Brendan of Clonfert, also referred to as “Brendan moccu Altae“, called “the Navigator”, “the Voyager”, “the Anchorite”, and “the…

Yarlung Tsangpo – deepest canyon on land

The Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon or Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon or simply the Tsangpo Canyon, Brahmaputra Canyon or Tsangpo Gorge, along the Yarlung Tsangpo River in Tibet Autonomous Region, China, is…

The Life of Silas Soule

A respected Union officer and gentleman, Captain Silas S. Soule proved his convictions by refusing to fire at the Sand…