In the late 1840s, an English archaeologist Austin Henry Layard was searching the Nineva, the capital of the ancient Assyrian Empire. He found it in the present-day Mosul, Iraq. There he excavated a palace and found a library buried under it. The library was built by King Ashurbanipal, who ruled…

What I felt after completing this giant?

This was the book I wanted to read for a long time but kept it aside because of its page count, which was more than 1000. Then, at the beginning of the year 2021, I decided to take this up.

As soon as I began to understand the world of…

How did writing system evolve?

The writing was started either in a single unknown place or it started in many places independently as the excavations in Mesopotamia (the land between Euphrates and Tigris), China and Mesoamerica shows.

Early writing found in these places is unique to places they were found…

Ever wondered how we can write everything we want to communicate? There are many scripts across the world by which we could express ourselves through writing. But how all those scripts originated? What was the first script ever developed in the human societies?

Writing is a representation of language on…

Why I think everyone should read this series with a different approach so that he/she could learn from it.

Lord of the rings book series is very dear to me not only because it has the most beautiful and thrilling storyline. Certainly not only because of its amazing world that author JRR Tolkien created. It was because one of its character, Frodo.

Every character had a role to perform…

A few years ago when I started reading books I could not concentrate for more than a few minutes. Yet I did not stop reading. Instead of turning off the books, I looked towards the easy read so that I did not feel lost. And soon I found that I…

‘The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich’ by William L. Shirer.

‘Reich’ is a German word which means ‘Empire’ and the third Reich was the name given to the Nazi regime by its leaders.

They did so because they considered their regime as the successor of the first and the Second Reich.

What this book is all about?

This book is about the rise and fall of…

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