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Friday, June 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.

The Ancient Egyptian Navy

From the beginning of its history Egypt relied on ships during both times of peace and war. It is no surprise that a country built...

Queens of the 18th Dynasty: Yuya’s DNA and Mutemwiya’s Origins

Dr. Hawass' DNA results seem to indicate that Amenhotep and his father-in-law Yuya were related, and this could well have meant that he was...

Ancient Greece, part 5 – Athenian Society

Citizens and Hoplites Although citizenship brought with it many privileges, it was not without its obligations. Throughout the fifth century, the Athenians maintained what was essentially...

Mongol People of the Middle Ages

Intelligent, Unruly, Superstitious, Prejudice.. The Medieval Mongol people prospered and endured harsh environments, in-spite of many traits considered to be uncivilized. The typical Mongol lifestyle...

Roxane, The First Wife Of Alexander The Great: A Story Of Intrigue And Adventure...

Hidden by her father in a remote fortress, a girl whose name means "little star" would come to marry the most powerful man in...

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...

Territorial Expansion of the Roman World

Expansion during the Early Roman Republic (509 - 265 B.C.E.) The Italian peninsula was inhabited principally by several native tribes before the Greeks settled there...

Swords of the Roman Empire

Although many kinds of swords were used by the military, gladiators and civilians of the Roman Empire the best known are the Parazonium, the...

Legend of Cyrus the Great of Persia’s Childhood: Story of the Founder of the...

Cyrus the Great was the founder of the most successful Persian Empire. The legend of his birth, however, is fascinating, and sets the stage...

Attila the Hun, the Hun Empire and the Attack on Rome

The name Attila the Hun is familiar even to those who have no idea who he was, inspiring a sense of ruthlessness, savagery and...