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Welcome to Ancient History! Here you will learn about the Ancient Classical History of the Greeks and Romans, as well as the Egyptians and other ancient civilizations that helped shape Western culture. From decisive battles to cultural and social revolutions, we'll examine the most interesting and unique aspects of ancient times.

Military Weapons of Ancient Egypt

The armies of Ancient Egypt basically used three types of offensive weapons and their defensive equipment to oppose the enemies of Pharaoh. Not all the...

The Battle of Plataea

A summary of the Battle of Plataea, which effectively ended the Persian Invasion of 480 B.C.E After Salamis After the Battle of Salamis in 480 B.C.E,...

Ramesses II’s “Little” Temple

Son of Seti I and one of the last pharoah's of the New Kingdom's 19th Dynasty, Ramesses II is one of the most widely...

Miltiades

After the death of his brother Stesagoras (some time in the last quarter of the 6th century BC), Miltiades the son of Cimon was...

Territorial Expansion of the Roman World

Expansion during the Early Roman Republic (509 - 265 B.C.E.) The Italian peninsula was inhabited principally by several native tribes before the Greeks settled there...

The Administrative and Governmental Buildings of the Roman Forum

The Forum Romanum was the main and central forum of the city of Rome. It became the economic, political, and religious center of the...

A History Written in Stone

How much do we personally know about Ancient Greece? Most of us can say that we know that the Olympics began there, that...

Commemorative Monuments and Sacred Places in the Roman Forum

Rome fancied celebrating its military conquests and victories. Victorious generals and legions would parade through the streets of Rome after an important battle, often...

Cupid and Psyche: A romance of mythical proportions

Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty, was widely considered the most beautiful woman in the world, mortal or divine. So, you'd think...

The End of Pompeii: The Death and Eventual Resurrection of an Ancient Roman City

On August 24, 79 A.D., a small town in the Roman province of Campania, on the western shore of Italy, was stopped dead in...
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