Friday, August 12, 2022

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.

Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun was a relatively unimportant king who ruled for ten years at the end of the 18th dynasty, after the Amarna Period. Tutankhamun's tomb lay...

Comparing Mesopotamia and Egypt

Egypt and Mesopotamia developed within close proximity and time frames to one another, but in drastically different ways. Part of these differences was due...

Sneferu, King in 4th Dynasty Egypt: The Benevolent Pyramid Builder

Sneferu was so amiable he offered to replace a turquoise charm lost in the river by a palace lady. But he took prisoners and...

Eastern vs Western Roman Empire Compared

When the Roman Empire dissolved into Eastern and Western entities, the East became the Byzantine Empire while the West forged a new identity tied...

Famous Roman Gladiators

But, not all notorious gladiators won fame for their prowess in the bloody competition that entertained the Roman masses. Several of the best known...

The Real Cleopatra

Cleopatra knew what she wanted, and how to get it. Her legendary status as one of the most notorious leaders in ancient history is...

The First Religions: From Nature Worship to Monotheism

It was logical that the first religions to arise in the world involved the worship of Nature. To prehistoric peoples Nature was a mighty,...