Saturday, March 2, 2024

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 brief history of Ancient China

China is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Its history is almost 5,000 years old. The Chinese civilization began in a major...

Sexuality in Ancient Egypt – Egyptian Artwork

Previously, we looked at the sexual behavior within the family unit. Continuing the series, we will examine sexuality within artwork and beauty rituals. The next...

The History of the Ptolemaic Period: The Last Dynastic Era of Ancient Egypt

The Ptolemaic Period began with the invasion of Ancient Egypt by the Macedonian King Alexander the Great in 333 BC. It is called the...

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...

The Battle of Alesia: Julius Caesar’s Siege Warfare Masterpiece

The 52 BC Battle of Alesia was the concluding episode of Julius Caesar’s conquest of Gaul. Implementing a ruthless, classic strategy of siege warfare at...

Octavia, Wife of Nero: Seneca’s Tragedy – Roman Empress Octavia’s Marriage, Exile and Death...

Octavia was the daughter of the Roman Emperor Claudius and his wife Messalina. Her mother was executed in their childhood for committing adultery, and...

Vacuna: The Hidden Goddess – Veiled in the Mist of History

What little is known of the goddess Vacuna can be summarized in a bare paragraph: Vacuna was a goddess of...