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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.

Monarchy as a Form of Government in History: Tracing Kingship from Ancient to Post-Modern...

Monarchy is the oldest and most used model of government from the Ancient World through the Middle Ages and the development of early modern...

Ancient Religion And The End Of The World: What The Ancients Thought About The...

Doomsday scenarios and prophesies of a pending apocalypse, said to be revealed in ancient texts, are often exaggerated and taken out of context. In recent...

Unlocking The Secrets Of Ancient Iconography: From The Indus Valley To Mycenaea Come Similar...

Five thousand years ago humanity had a cosmopolitan culture that spanned the Near East from India to the Aegean Sea and this is evidenced...

Classical Society: The Emergence of Culture

Classical societies have paved a path for mankind to advance past the Ancient period and is responsible for many of the ideals humans have...

Book Burning and Censorship in History: Historical Accounts of Literary Destruction Begin in the...

Countless ancient texts have been lost because their existence posed a threat to prevailing views, often religious. Book burning and censorship continues in modern...

Measuring Time Through the Ages: Why Timelines Aren’t Always Straight

Time is measured by man against the heavens, with many adjustments. In recent years it is more accurately measured, making it almost an exact...

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...

The Mystery of Puma Punku: Tiahuanacu, Home to an Ancient Civilization in Bolivia

Puma Punku, (or Pumapunka as some describe it), stands for "Gate of the Puma". This ancient location is truly a mystery on many different...

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...

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The Story Behind Christmas Carols

During the pre-Christian days in Europe, carols were originally pagan songs celebrating the winter solstice. In ancient Rome and Greece, the people sang carols for...

Medieval Christmas Traditions

The Christmas of the Middle Ages combined a rich mixture of secular, pagan Druid customs with the evolving religious Christian traditions. The Christmas celebrations of...

History and Meaning of Black Friday

Hordes of edgy predawn shoppers line up for hours outside stores on the day after Thanksgiving for deals, deals, deals! Everyone knows that Black Friday...