Samoa History

Early to modern times Characteristics of the Samoan language suggest that the Polynesian tribe, which was founded around 1000 BC. the Samoan island Upolu settled, came from the southern group…

Qatar History

18th century Very little is known about the country’s history before the 18th century. Until 1766, when the sheikhdom of Qatar was founded, there were probably only a few nomads…

Portugal History

Early to late antiquity When the Romans from the beginning of the 2nd century BC. conquered the Iberian Peninsula, the Celts, Phoenicians, Greeks and Carthaginians already settled there. The Romans…

Pakistan History

Beginnings Pakistan’s history is closely linked to that of India. The Harappa culture, which dates back to around the 3rd millennium BC. originated in the Indus Valley is considered one…

Oman History

The area of ​​today’s Oman was probably already settled in the Stone Age. Even before the area was Islamized around 630, the local Bedouin tribes traded copper and incense. The…

Norway History

Medieval to modern times Today’s territory of Norway, like Sweden and Denmark, was also home to the Vikings, who plundered throughout Europe, especially in the 9th and 10th centuries. The…

Moldova History

Beginnings In the 2nd millennium BC the area of ​​today’s Moldova was populated by Indo-European Thracians, Dacians and Getens. From around the 7th century BC. the processing of iron into…

Mauritania History

Early The oldest archaeological finds on Mauritanian territory indicate early settlements in the Neolithic. Light-skinned nomadic Berber tribes inhabited from 2000 BC. the north of the country, while Negroid Wolof…

Malta History

Beginnings Archaeological finds indicate that the island of Malta was already settled in the Neolithic period. Around 5000 BC immigrants from southern Italy probably came to the island, remnants of…

Maldives History

Middle Ages to the 19th century The Maldives have been continuously populated since the 5th century, presumably by fishermen from India and Sri Lanka. Formerly Buddhist, Islam was introduced by…

Malaysia History

Beginnings The Malay Peninsula was probably already settled in the Stone Age. In the 3rd millennium BC. the ancestors of the Malays migrated from southern China (so-called Proto-Malays). In the…