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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.

Labyrinths Around the World: Differences in Historical Labyrinths

Labyrinths and mazes can be seen all around the world today but their origins begin in our prehistory, about 2500 BC. A labyrinth is similar...

Cypriote Ships – Archaic Shipbuilding Techniques

Archaic vessels give a strong impression of the skill of Cypriote boat builders for a variety of purposes – fishing, coastal transport and transporting...

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...

Celtic Gods and Goddesses

Little is known about the Celts religion but we do know that they worshipped many deities and had a strong affinity with the natural...

Ancient Egyptian Archery

The development and design of bows and arrows used for warfare by the armies of Ancient Egypt The bow is an almost universal weapon, and...

Food Eaten in Prehistoric Times – The Neolithic Age

A look at what our earliest ancestors ate - evidence suggests it wasn't all berries and mammoth steaks, but some rather more refined flavours. It...

The Ancient History of Sexism Begins with Hypatia’s Murder

Hypatia was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 355. She was murdered there by a Christian mob. Her story is eloquently told in the 2009...

Sexuality in Ancient Egypt – Egyptian Artwork

Previously, we looked at the sexual behavior within the family unit. Continuing the series, we will examine sexuality within artwork and beauty rituals. The next...

The Birth and Youth of the Greek Warrior Achilles

Achilles, one of the greatest of the ancient Greek warriors, was the son of Peleus of Thessaly and a sea nymph named Thetis. According to...

Independent Women of Pompeii

Mt. Vesuvius buried Pompeii, and a chronicle of Roman life frozen in time. Excavations have unearthed a wealth of information on the life of...