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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.

Egyptian Mummification – Mummification Process

Learn how to make a mummy, along with information on Egyptian canopic jars, and the Egyptian afterlife. Early Egyptians had a short life span and...

The Myth of Odysseus and Aeolus

The homesick Odysseus makes a powerful friend who gives him a great gift, but when nearly home he is undone by the greed of...

Monarchy as a Form of Government in History: Tracing Kingship from Ancient to Post-Modern...

Monarchy is the oldest and most used model of government from the Ancient World through the Middle Ages and the development of early modern...

Etruscan Romanization: The end of the powerful and mysterious ancient culture

The brief but unimpressive Etruscan recovery in the 4th century B.C. was not quite enough to stave off a future superpower: the Romans. At the...

Mutemwiya and the Divine Birth of Amenhotep III

Amenhotep was insecure with regards to his heritage and embellished a divine ancestry for himself and in turn venerated his mother as The Chosen...

Beauty from Egypt

Whether for hygiene, smelling good, preventing wrinkles, aiding in healthy skin or trying a winged out eyeliner style the Egyptians certainly had a...

Early Cultures: The Beaker Folk

The Beaker Folk, predecessors of both the Celts and Picts in Early Britain, were a patriarchal and warlike society believed to have migrated from...

Ancient Egypt and its Sexual Pantheon

Westerners regard masturbation and same-sex relations as taboo, but not the ancient Egyptians. Most of their creation myths are rooted in these practices. Sexual references...

Birth of the Etruscans: Ancestors of the Romans

The boundaries of Etruria were formed by the Tiber and Arno rivers, the Apennine Mountains, and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Diverse physical landscapes provided bountiful...

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...