Ze’ev Jabotinsky: Father Of Revisionist Zionism

Introduction This article will briefly cover the Life of Vladimer “Ze’ev” Jabotinsky, including his early life, move to Israel, Military Career, Political Career, Revisionist Zionism, and death. Jabotinsky’s Early Life Ze’ev Jabotinsky was born on the 17th of October 1880 CE. He Was born to a middle-class assimilated Jewish family in Odessa, modern-day Ukraine. OriginallyContinue reading “Ze’ev Jabotinsky: Father Of Revisionist Zionism”

Cleopatra: Queen Of The Nile

Introduction This article will briefly cover the life of Cleopatra, including her early life, The Ptolemaic dynasty, being the Queen of Egypt, her personal life, and death. Cleopatra’s Early Life Cleopatra was born in Alexandria around 69-70 BCE into the Ptolemaic Dynasty. While we know who her father was, we do not know who herContinue reading “Cleopatra: Queen Of The Nile”

David Ben Gurion: Israel’s First Prime Minister

Introduction This article will cover the life of David Ben Gurion, also known as Israel’s first prime minister. Starting with David Ben Gurion’s early life, Military and Political Career, Israel’s first Prime Minister, Personal Life, and finally, his death. Early Life David Ben Gurion was born in Poland on the 16th of October 1886 CEContinue reading “David Ben Gurion: Israel’s First Prime Minister”

Byzantium: The Eastern Roman Empire

Introduction This article will briefly cover the Byzantine Empire. It will cover early Byzantium, the peak of the Byzantine Empire, the Capital of Constantinople, the Byzantine Religion, and the end of the Byzantine Empire. Early Byzantium It is believed that Byzantium as a city was originally founded by Greeks from Megara. This is the earliestContinue reading “Byzantium: The Eastern Roman Empire”

The Sultanate of Rum

Introduction This article will give you a brief introduction to the Sultanate of Rum. We will cover the Sultanate of Rum’s founding, religion, culture, Rise to Power, and downfall. Founding Originally the area of Rum was Byzantine land conquered by the Seljuk Turks. Rum initially referred to the people living in the area of AnatoliaContinue reading “The Sultanate of Rum”

Dirhem: The Drachma Of The East

Introduction The Dirhem (also spelled Dirham) was a silver coin used throughout North Africa, The Middle East, and Persia. This article will cover the dirhem’s name, history, the ottoman dirhem, obverse and reverse, and a bit about collecting dirhems. Dirhem Name The Dirhem gets its name from the “Drachma.” The Drachma was a silver coinContinue reading “Dirhem: The Drachma Of The East”

The Qirsh: Ottoman Coinage

Introduction This article looks at the Silver Qirsh used during the Ottoman rule of Egypt, a brief history of the Ottoman Eyalet of Egypt, the British protectorate, and how the coin influenced the name of Egypt’s current currency. The qirsh was a vital coin, alongside many other Ottoman coins used in Egypt. Eyalet of Egypt Continue reading “The Qirsh: Ottoman Coinage”