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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.

Sexuality in Ancient Egypt – Ancient Egyptian Family

What is more interesting than pyramids, rich and powerful pharaohs and mummies? Sexuality. Take a look at what governed the Ancient Egyptians' daily life. Ancient...

The Theory that Thera was the Lost City of Atlantis

The "Lost City of Atlantis" has captivated many as fable. But there are theories, and even some evidence, floating around that Atlantis was real,...

The Palace of Persepolis

The palace of Persepolis was planned and begun by the Persian emperor Darius I in the early fifth century BC, although it was not...

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 Trade Routes of the Silk Road: Linking Ancient Empires

The Silk Road, most scholars agree, spanned the distance between Antioch in Syria to Xian in China. The Silk Road evolved from a composite...

Aphrodite – The Goddess of Cyprus

Aphrodite, goddess of fertility and sensual pleasure, was born from the foam of the sea at Petra tou Romiou. In Cyprus she was passionately...

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...

Constantine I and the Christianization of Rome

How did Constantine set in motion the Christianization of an Empire whose very foundation was built on the respect and worship of its pagan...

Famous Roman Gladiators

But, not all notorious gladiators won fame for their prowess in the bloody competition that entertained the Roman masses. Several of the best known...

Art of the Mysterious Etruscans: Funerary clay sculptures and wall frescoes

All that remains of this mysterious civilization are funerary art and inscriptions found in their elaborate underground tombs. Nothing of much certainty is known about...
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