How the Pyramids at Giza were built is one of Egypt's biggest mysteries. The Giza Pyramids, built to endure an eternity, have done just that. The monumental tombs are relics of Egypt's Old Kingdom era and were constructed some 4,500 years ago.
Due to the Roman Empire's vast extent and long endurance, the institutions and culture of Rome had a profound and lasting influence on the development of language, religion, art, architecture, philosophy, law, and forms of government in the territory it governed, and far beyond.
From the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of the Ottoman Empire. This was a time of castles and peasants, guilds and monasteries, cathedrals and crusades.
The Industrial Revolution transformed economies that had been based on agriculture and handicrafts into economies based on large-scale industry, mechanized manufacturing, and the factory system. New machines, new power sources, and new ways of organizing work made existing industries more productive and efficient.
From a very young age, I found history fascinating. Learning about the Indians and Pilgrims; reading about the American Civil War, and The Diary of Anne Frank, led me to a unique journey through the past. During the summers, my mother would drop me off at The Ouachita Parish Library in West Monroe, Louisiana to do her grocery shopping. The librarian there (I cannot remember her name) took interest in me. She began to show me how to conduct research and learn how to use the library catalog (In the early 1990s, the Internet had not been invented yet.). It was during these moments that I learned the true meaning of history, and how individuals could indeed learn from the past.
By the time I entered junior high school or middle school (depending on where you are from), I knew I wanted to be a historian. I understood that being a historian meant that I would write history. I longed to be like the great historians from the 1920s, and I began to dive deeply in their works. But as time went on, desires and passions shift. When I graduated high school, I decided to turn my focus away from history and study Early Childhood Education. Within that semester, 2003, I dropped out. I was not satisfied with the university or my major. I took ten years off, and decided to change my career in business administration back to my original passion, history.
Jeni Kirby Historian
Bachelor of Arts History Degree - Magna Cum Laude
The National Society of Leadership and Success, 2014
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2015