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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.

The Ancient Civilization of Kush-Meroitic Period

The Kingdom of Kush regained power and wealth during the Meroitic period. They benefited from abundant gold and iron ore deposits which contributed to...

The Destruction Of The Harrapan Civilization

Early in the 2nd millennium B.C.E., a series of disasters, or perhaps one cataclysmic event, may have brought an end to the thriving Indus-Saraswati...

The Myth of Venus and Adonis

Adonis is a character from Greek mythology who was loved by the goddess Aphrodite. He represents fertility and rebirth, and was honoured annually by...

Ancient Views of Religion Affected by Geography

Significant geographical differences between the Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations affected popular religious development and views of an afterlife. Religious belief, mankind’s relationship with a higher...

The Praetorian Guard – Bodyguards and Kingmakers

The elite force was supposed to protect the emperor and his palace, police Rome, interrogate and guard the emperor’s prisoners as well as to...

The History of the Vampire Myth

For hundreds of years people have been fascinated by tales of blood sucking vampires. But where does the story of vampires come from? The story...

The History of Taxation

Paying taxes, and avoiding paying taxes, is an act older than the pyramids. The history of taxation is the history of civilization. All forms of...

Commanders and Kings in Antiquity

In these egalitarian times, it may be unfashionable to say so, but Nature which is the driving force behind life on Earth, has never...

Alexander the Great, and Greatness

Alexander took part in all of the above activities, yet history still calls him Great: can this judgment be justified by any of his...

The Heavy Armored Gladiators of Rome

The Heavy Armored gladiators have been grouped into eight categories. It should be understood that some types of gladiators were more popular than other...

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Royal Marine Commandos in the Korean War

United Kingdom's elite Marines fought alongside their American and South Korean Marine brethren from 1950 to 1952. The Korean War, fought from 1950 to 1952,...

United States Military Reform Post Civil War

Between 1865 and 1900 the United States' Army and Navy changed in direct relation to the threats the nation faced. The reforms the United States...

Legend of Cyrus the Great of Persia’s Childhood: Story of the Founder of the...

Cyrus the Great was the founder of the most successful Persian Empire. The legend of his birth, however, is fascinating, and sets the stage...