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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.

Ancient Mesopotamia, the Planet Nibiru and the Anunnaki

One of the most renowned authors of ancient Mesopotamian history is Zecharia Sitchin. Sitchin was born 11 July 1920 in Baku, which was then...

Romans And Barbarians – Part 1

People who had not been actively civilised by the Romans themselves or the Greeks before them were viewed by the Romans as barbarian. The...

The history of the Old Kingdom

It was during the Egyptian Old Kingdom (2613-2181 BC) that the institution of kingship was first consolidated. Out of tribal squabbles in the pre-dynastic...

Romans And Barbarians – Part 2

Roman literature contains many instances of barbarians being led by their emotions and not considering the consequences of their action. This is presented as...

The history of the Nubian ruler, Piye

Piye is commonly referenced as the ruler of Kush (Nubia) between 747-716 BC. There is some debate over the reading of his name. His...

How the Sarissa Helped Make Alexander the Great’s Empire

Alexander the Great is well known for leading his armies to many victories as he battled through Europe. His armies weaponry however, differed from...

The Ancient History of Chocolate: Cacao in Early Mesoamerica

By 1585, when Europeans got their first taste of chocolate, cacao had been a major part of Mayan, Aztec and other Mesoamerican societies for...

Aphrodite, Ancient Grecce’s Embodiment of Beauty

Aphrodite was worshiped in Ancient Greece as the goddess of beauty, love, sexuality, pleasure and the protector of sailors. She was always portrayed as a...

Claudius: From Court Fool to Emperor of Rome

Ridiculed and ignored by the imperial family because of poor health and deficiency of social skills, Claudius rose to be an exemplary ruler. Under Tiberius...

The Creation of Mankind in Genesis

The Biblical story of the creation of humans compares and contrasts with others from the Near East. The Biblical story of the creation of...
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