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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.

Parts of a Basic Greek Temple

Though temples varied in size and sometimes design, there were basic parts that were incorporated into every ancient Greek temple. Though temples varied in size...

Were the Spartans Gay? Homosexuality in Sparta, Ancient Greece

Pederasty, or the sexual love of adolescent boys, was a strong part of Ancient Greek culture. It was age-defined and kept within strict social...

Cleopatra I Queen of Egypt

Cleopatra I of Egypt was the first of seven Egyptian queens named Cleopatra ranging from 193 until 30 BC, with the death of Antony’s...

History and Development of Accounting

In some ways accounting is a process used for centuries. Luca Pacioli is often named when referring to the history and development of accounting. Although...

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 social structure of Ancient Egypt

There are several ways in which we can determine the social structure of ancient Egypt. This can be done by analyzing artifacts, monuments, texts,...

India’s Harappan and Aryan Ancient Civilizations

The history of India began as nomadic herders settled in the Indus River Valley between 2300 BC-1200 BC. They developed well planned settlements &...

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...

Cleopatra VII – The Last Queen of Egypt

Antony’s Cleopatra continues to captivate the western imagination but despite the legends she was a scheming seductress, just like her ancestors. Cleopatra, the last of...

Ancient Views of Religion Affected by Geography

Significant geographical differences between the Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations affected popular religious development and views of an afterlife. Religious belief, mankind’s relationship with a higher...
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From Papyrus to Paper

Papyrus is an Egyptian water plant that has enabled man to preserve from oblivion the records of dynasties long since passed into history. The...

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