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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.

Sobek, Ancient God of the Crocodile in Egyptian Mythology

Crocodiles are believed to be over 200 million years old. These fierce and powerful creatures were feared and worshiped in the Nile Valley. Crocodiles are...

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...

Burial In The Ancient World: The Entombment and Honoring of the Dead

The way in which human beings treat their dead has changed little since the time of ancient Babylon. The burial of the dead remains...

The History of Mosaic Art: An Ancient Art of Function and Design

Pictures and designs created with various types and colors of tessera (tile) and other materials form mosaic art with more than just a decorative...

Ancient Mythology and Views of Creationism: Stories of How the Earth and Mankind Were...

According to the Holy Bible, in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth; but there are other, some even older, stories to...

Religion and Spirituality of the Ancient Egyptians

Ancient Egyptian religion seems to be based on an obsession of death, but it can also be seen as a desire to live. Their...

Thugga – Ancient Multicultural Town?

The mausoleum of Ateban in Thugga, fifty miles to the south-west of Carthage in what was Numidia, stands an impressive 69 ft/21 metres high. Built...

Medusa, the Villain?

Does Medusa, the Gorgon of Greek mythology, deserve the bad rap she has had to carry all this time? Or is she just a...

How King Tut May have Died

Researchers have studied the remains of King Tutankhamun for over 90 years and are still unable to decisively conclude what caused his death. Ancient Egyptian...

Ancient Egyptian Archery

The development and design of bows and arrows used for warfare by the armies of Ancient Egypt The bow is an almost universal weapon, and...
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