Amazing History

This is Haile Selassie, former emperor of Ethiopia. Who is he claimed to be a descendant of? King Solomon.

This is Haile Selassie, former emperor of Ethiopia. Who is he claimed to be a descendant of? King Solomon.

What was special about the construction of the Empire State Building? It was built quickly and under budget.

What was special about the construction of the Empire State Building? It was built quickly and under budget.

In the late 19th century, the European imperial powers occupied most of the Africa, leaving only two fully independent states. One was Liberia. Which was the other one? Ethiopia.

In the late 19th century, the European imperial powers occupied most of the Africa, leaving only two fully independent states. One was Liberia. Which was the other one? Ethiopia.

The Santísima Trinidad (pictured) bore the most guns of any ship of the line outfitted in the Age of Sail. How many guns were there? 140.

The Santísima Trinidad (pictured) bore the most guns of any ship of the line outfitted in the Age of Sail. How many guns were there? 140.

The Vandals were an East Germanic tribe who sacked the city of Rome in 455. Where did the Vandal army come from to attack Rome? North Africa.

The Vandals were an East Germanic tribe who sacked the city of Rome in 455. Where did the Vandal army come from to attack Rome? North Africa.

During the whole history, where were most of slaves from Africa taken to? Arabia.

During the whole history, where were most of slaves from Africa taken to? Arabia.

In which war did the most American soldiers die? American Civil War! It is estimated that the American Civil War caused death of 625,000 soldiers. Second World War costed US the lives of 405,000 soldiers. Numbers for First World War and Vietnam War are much smaller, 116,000 and 58,000 respectively.

In which war did the most American soldiers die? American Civil War! It is estimated that the American Civil War caused death of 625,000 soldiers. Second World War costed US the lives of 405,000 soldiers. Numbers for First World War and Vietnam War are much smaller, 116,000 and 58,000 respectively.

In which city did Charlemagne, King of the Franks, reside? Aachen (modern Germany).

In which city did Charlemagne, King of the Franks, reside? Aachen (modern Germany).

In which war did most American soldiers die? American Civil War.

In which war did most American soldiers die? American Civil War.

What kind of resources brought Russian colonists to Alaska? Sea otters.

What kind of resources brought Russian colonists to Alaska? Sea otters.

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