Thursday, November 26, 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.

A Hole in the Head: The Ancient Surgery of Trepanning

Trepanning (aka trephining) is a procedure wherein a hole is cut in the skull, exposing the brain. Discover evidence of this ancient and mysterious...

Cocaine Mummies

Traces of cocaine and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies have created speculation about contact with the New World in ancient times. In 1992 the German...

Ancient Worship Sites Foreshadowed Sacred Buildings

Sacred places appear in most civilisations. Ancient worship sites and later religious buildings reflect their builders' beliefs. Henges Give Early Hints of Ritual Henges comprise...

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...

Ancient Jewish Education of Children and Use of Scripture

How did the Ancient Jews learn the Bible? From an early age the Jews were taught to learn Scripture "by heart." That is,...

Ancient Greece, part 7 – Greek Drama

The Origins of Greek Drama If there is one thing that we know to definitely have been invented for the first time in the city...

Philosophers of Ancient Greece: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle

Socrates, Aristotle and Plato's philosophies all attempt to solve different existential questions. Imagine wondering about the existence of a flute that had been carved out...

The House of Eden vs Assyria

For two decades Ahuni the King of Bit Adini led the resistance against Assyria. After the end of the Bronze Age, for two centuries,...

Swords of the Roman Empire

Although many kinds of swords were used by the military, gladiators and civilians of the Roman Empire the best known are the Parazonium, the...

Insights into Ancient Babylonian Astronomy

Some twenty-five hundred years ago, the Ancient Babylonians constructed mud brick towers that rose up towards the night sky. The towers known as Ziggurats,...