Tuesday, May 21, 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.

Greek Colonization and its Impact on the Mediterranean World

Greek legends often tell us about countless expeditions and stopovers on distant islands and shores. These legends actually recount episodes of the...

The Real Cleopatra: Brilliant Queen of Egypt

Upon the assassination of Julius Caesar, Cleopatra made haste back to Egypt, where she poisoned her second brother, Ptolemy XIV, whom she was obligated...

The Secrets Of The Ancient Egyptian Harem

For centuries historians have imagined the harems of ancient Egypt as opulent sexual paradises, however the reality was quite different. The image of the harem...

Methods of Scripture Memorization by the Early Jews – Mnemonics

The Jews used mnemonic devices, or memory aids to help them memorize Scripture. Learn how the Hebrews of Biblical times memorized the Bible. With...

Ancient Jewish Education of Children and Use of Scripture

How did the Ancient Jews learn the Bible? From an early age the Jews were taught to learn Scripture "by heart." That is,...

Alexander the Great Conquers Persia

Frequently out-numbered, Alexander demonstrated risk-taking as well as strategy against the forces of Darius III, ultimately conquering the empire of Cyrus. Alexander the Great was...

Akitu – The Babylonian New Year Festival

The calendar of the ancient Near East was usually replete with festivals that honored the gods according to the season. One of the most...

Mongolian Invasion of Vietnam

There was no other force during the 12th and 13th centuries more formidable than the Mongolian army. First under the leadership of Genghis Khan,...

Amazons Warrior Clothing: Weapons and Ancient Dress of the Women Warriors

The ancient weaponry and varied warrior clothing of the fierce Amazons reflect these women warriors' diverse origins. Central figures of Greek mythology and a very...

The Myth of Venus and Adonis

Adonis is a character from Greek mythology who was loved by the goddess Aphrodite. He represents fertility and rebirth, and was honoured annually by...