Saturday, February 24, 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.

The Praetorian Guard – Bodyguards and Kingmakers

The elite force was supposed to protect the emperor and his palace, police Rome, interrogate and guard the emperor’s prisoners as well as to...

Ancient Greece, part 2 – Herodotus and the Persian Wars

At the beginning of the fifth century BC, the Achaemenid Persian Empire was the most powerful state in the Ancient Near East. The term ‘Achaemenid’...

Caravans of the Silk Road: An Ancient Tradition

Caravans crawled across the Silk Road buying, selling, and transporting culture from Rome to Chang'an for two thousand years. The indelible image of a caravan...

Who Are The Semites?

For over five thousand years people we now refer to historically as Semites moved across the ancient Near East. Their legacy is still unfolding...

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...

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...

Etruscan Civilization: A Prosperous Society Declines and is Conquered by Rome

The twelve city-states of Etruria evolved into a highly sophisticated and prosperous society that celebrated life through pleasures yet failed to develop political unity. The...

Ancient Egypt – Beauty, Makeup and Hygiene

Women in Ancient Egypt were fixated on cleanliness, makeup, and beauty. Ancient Egyptians were known for their distinct eye makeup, oils and perfumes. Ancient...

The Kyrenia Ship: Her Last Voyage

She had seen many voyages, trading in the Eastern Mediterranean and amongst the islands of the Aegean between 400 and 300 B.C.E. She had...

The Gifts of the Magi

Why God wanted gold, frankincense and myrrh; the original Christmas wish list was given to Moses by God. The Three Magi mentioned in the...