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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.

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...

Three Periods of Ancient Greek Art: The Archaic, the Classical, and the Hellenistic

The ideals of Greek art are considered by historians to be the foundation of Western civilization and to have touched literally all aspects of...

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...

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...

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 &...

The Parthenon

When you think of Greece, you think of the Parthenon. It remains today the ideal of Classical architecture and artistic design. The Parthenon stands today...

The Real Cleopatra

Cleopatra knew what she wanted, and how to get it. Her legendary status as one of the most notorious leaders in ancient history is...

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...

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...
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