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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.

The Great Pyramids of Ancient Egypt – Jewish Slave Myth Examined

The innovative pyramids of ancient Egypt have stood the test of time, as their architects intended, to help usher dead pharaohs into the afterlife,...

Ancient Greece, part 5 – Athenian Society

Citizens and Hoplites Although citizenship brought with it many privileges, it was not without its obligations. Throughout the fifth century, the Athenians maintained what was essentially...

The First Religions: From Nature Worship to Monotheism

It was logical that the first religions to arise in the world involved the worship of Nature. To prehistoric peoples Nature was a mighty,...

Etruscan Orientalizing Period: Etruscan Art and Life with a Greek Twist

The artistic and cultural height of the Etruscan civilization came in the 7th century B.C, during what is called by scholars the "Orientalizing Period"....

Spartacus and the Third Servile War: The Thracian Gladiator who Defied Rome

Not much is known of Spartacus's early life. He served in an auxiliary unit in the Roman army - probably as a cavalryman, since...

Amazons – A Race of Women Warriors

Since classical times, the word 'Amazonian' has been applied to strong, self-sufficient women who eschew the company of men. Recently, a member of the British...

Ancient Egypt Highly Developed Medical Care

Egyptian doctors were so far ahead of their times that would be practitioners from Greece, Syria and other nations studied their methods. In addition,...

Ankhesenamun – Ancient Egypt’s Lost Princess: Tragic Forgotten Wife of the Boy Pharaoh, Tutankhamen

If it wasn't for the discovery of Tutankhamen’s all-but-intact tomb, this king of relatively small importance would have remained in obscurity. Had their tombs...

The Life of Achilles and His Participation in the Trojan War

Achilles was a central character in Homer's The Iliad, and he was one of the greatest of the Greek warriors who participated in the...

Egyptian Queens of the 18th Dynasty: Sitamun

Sitamun was the eldest daughter of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye, and she was elevated to the rank of a Great Royal Wife of...