History Category

History Posts. For over 4 decades Tusker has led thousands of intrepid travelers on awe-inspiring adventures around the world. Tusker’s fully supported treks allow you to fire up your passion for adventure in faraway places.

SHAH JAHAN: KING OF THE WORLD

Shah Jahan ruled the Mongol empire with a ruthless brand of justice and flagrant self-celebration. But his greatest monument would come to be inspired by something other than his delusions of grandeur; it would be inspired by love.

Continue Reading »

CITY OF POWER

By on March 20, 2013 in Africa Category, History Category

Located off the coast of Tanzania, Kilwa Kisiwani was once the most important urban center in the Indian Ocean.

With its lofty ambitions, long run of success and an unparalleled allure, Kilwa Kisiwani was truly a city of power.

Continue Reading »

THE BANGUI BOTTLENECK

THE BANGUI BOTTLENECK

At precisely the same time as the Iranian Hostage Crisis, 3,000 miles away, Eddie Frank’s fledgling Tusker Trail was undergoing a little crisis of its own.

Continue Reading »

OTHER ANNAPURNAS

On June 3, 1950, Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal summited Annapurna I, the first of the world’s fourteen 8,000 meter peaks to be climbed.

Herzog’s account of the epic climb may have been one-sided, but his feat of reaching the impossible continues to resonate. As Herzog writes, “There are other Annapurnas in the lives of men.”

Continue Reading »

ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM

By on August 31, 2012 in History Category
ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM

An ancient artifact, found among classic millennia-old Greek marble statues from 2,000 years ago, was built to calculate the positions of astronomical objects. Its discovery brought up more questions than it answered.

The Antikythera Mechanism should not have been able to be built for another 14 centuries.

Continue Reading »

Top