Sunday, May 29, 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.

Halloween – Black Cats and Other Superstitions: Myths and Beliefs About All Hallows Eve

Beginning with Celts' celebration of Samhain, and its transition to All Hallows' Eve, Halloween has been the source of superstitions about marriage, luck, and...

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,...

Ancient Greece, part 1 – The Origins of Athens

Up to the middle of the twentieth century, students of Ancient History had always been taught that the Greeks were actually ‘Aryan’ invaders from...

The Origins of Sargon the Great

One of the most influential characters of ancient history is Sargon the Great. He is remembered for conquering the known world and establishing the...

What are the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?

There is not one definitive Seven Wonders of the World list but here are the most commonly considered Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. All...

Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

Learn about the different kinds of gods and goddesses Ancient Egyptians worshipped and how Egyptians believed they would get into the afterlife. The goddess most...

Ancient Minoan Civilization – The Minoan Inhabitants of Crete

The ancient Minoan civilization of Crete bears the same paradisiacal mystique as Atlantis though the Minoans left an indelible but undecipherable mark. The ancient Minoan...

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...

Classical Greek and Roman Sculptures: Artistic Expression Inspired by War, Politics, and Religion

Art from Classical Greek to The Roman Empire reflects the dramatic and influential societies. Victory and religion influenced artistic expression. The Temple of Athena Nike...

The Cursing Of Akkad

The Akkadians had conquered much of the Ancient Near East under the leadership of Sargon the Great ca 2300 BCE. The empire continued to...