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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.

Greek Colonization and its Impact on the Mediterranean World

Greek legends often tell us about countless expeditions and stopovers on distant islands and shores. These legends actually recount episodes of the...

Who was Saint Patrick?

Saint Patrick was born in Scotland to Roman parents. After being kidnapped, Patrick was able to convert all of Ireland to Christianity in his...

How King Tut May have Died

Researchers have studied the remains of King Tutankhamun for over 90 years and are still unable to decisively conclude what caused his death. Ancient Egyptian...

Philip V The Final Years

Philip spent the rest of his life rebuilding his kingdom and trying to avoid conflict with Rome. He brought large amounts of non Macedonians...

Gilgamesh – The Epic Tale of King Gilgamesh of Uruk

The tale of Gilgamesh is the oldest recorded story in history and is about King Gilgamesh of Uruk. The fate of his friend Enkidu...

Leptis Magna – An Ancient Roman City in Africa

Leptis Magna, a city on the coast of Libya, was a prominent city in Africa in the days of the Roman Empire. Leptis Magna, located...

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...

Roman North Africa And Cultural Interaction

Many cultures interacted in the Roman province of Africa, centred upon the region known as Africa Proconsularis (i.e. modern Tunisia and northern Libya) Prior to...

Why Rome Never Conquered the Mediterranean Sea

By the time the Romans had established the Pax Romana, that body of water we call the Mediterranean Sea came to be referred to...

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...