War elephants vs cannons

In 1520s, North India is in turmoil. Babur (1483-1530) was a conqueror from Central Asia, who planned on expanding his empire. In 1526, Babur’s forces encountered the army Ibrahim Lodi, the Sultan of Delhi. The site was the city of Panipat, which is 90km north of Delhi.

Mahmud of Ghazni invades India 17 times

Mahmud of Ghazni (971-1030) was the first ruler to refer to himself as Sultan.  Born to a Turkic Mamluk leader, he headed the Ghaznavid Empire, which covered most of the area between modern day Iran, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan.

Tutankhamun: Unhealthy pharao

Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun  (ca. 1341BC- 1323BC) is one of the most famous people in history, mostly due to the discovery of his tomb in 1922. It was virtually untouched and besides Tutankhamun’s mummified body, many artifacts and everyday items of ancient Egyptian life were found.

Made to last: 1000 year old granite temple

The majestic Brihadeeswarar Temple located in Thanjavur is the biggest temple of its kind. The tower is 216ft/66 meters and is still an impressive sight to see even for todays standards.