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This section covers pirate history, from the ancient times to the present. Find out where the most famous pirate's hideouts were and about the regions where they plied their trade of harassment.
Facts about modern sea-criminals who are often called "pirates".
Here you can find out more about timeline of piracy and its most important facts. From its first beginnings 3000 years ago in Mediterranean, most famous ages of piracy in Central America and Indian sea, to the modern day struggles of the coast of Somalia.
Throughout the history times of war and poverty always had big effect on the creation of pirate activity. This effect can even today be observed of the coast of Somalia, where instable governments, civil wars and widespread poverty and crime created the need for massive pirate fleets that endanger the lives of thousands each year.