Friday, November 27, 2020

Ancient History

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.

Scribes in Ancient Egypt

Scribes were important people in Ancient Egypt. They carried out both administrative and religious function and were highly prized for their skills. The role of...

General Hannibal Barca was a Black African

Hannibal Barca was probably a black Carthaginian military commander; he became famous for his crossing of the Alps, his strategic brilliance before taking on...

The Theory that Thera was the Lost City of Atlantis

The "Lost City of Atlantis" has captivated many as fable. But there are theories, and even some evidence, floating around that Atlantis was real,...

Cleopatra VII – The Last Queen of Egypt

Antony’s Cleopatra continues to captivate the western imagination but despite the legends she was a scheming seductress, just like her ancestors. Cleopatra, the last of...

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 Parthenon

When you think of Greece, you think of the Parthenon. It remains today the ideal of Classical architecture and artistic design. The Parthenon stands today...

Food Eaten in Prehistoric Times – The Neolithic Age

A look at what our earliest ancestors ate - evidence suggests it wasn't all berries and mammoth steaks, but some rather more refined flavours. It...

River Valley Communities in Ancient Civilizations

Arising ancient civilizations in Egypt, the Near East, India, and China were impacted by vast river valley systems that sustained growth and prosperity. Most of...

Ancient Egypt Makeup and Perfume Rituals

Cosmetics and perfume were essential to life in Ancient Egypt, they excelled in the realm of beauty and their rituals continue to hold our...

Ancient Greece, part 4 – Athenian Democracy

The Origins of Athenian Democracy Before the introduction of democracy in 508 BC, Athens was ruled by a tyrant. (In Ancient Greece, the word ‘tyrannos’ did...