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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.

A Modern Madam – Athens, 440 BC

She heard the whisper from a mouth covered by a palm. Furtive eyes looked over a delicately manicured hand. "Did you know her name...

Susa – The City Between Two Rivers

The modern metropolis of Shush, in Iran, rises over the ruins of an ancient cultural center of grandeur and wealth: the great city of...

Queens of the 18th Dynasty: Yuya’s DNA and Mutemwiya’s Origins

Dr. Hawass' DNA results seem to indicate that Amenhotep and his father-in-law Yuya were related, and this could well have meant that he was...

Alien Technology And Out Of Place Artifacts (OOPARTs)

Sometimes archaeological artifacts appear to be chronologically out of place. An example of an OOPART might be a bullet hole in a Tyrannosaurus Rex...

Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun was a relatively unimportant king who ruled for ten years at the end of the 18th dynasty, after the Amarna Period. Tutankhamun's tomb lay...

From Papyrus to Paper

Papyrus is an Egyptian water plant that has enabled man to preserve from oblivion the records of dynasties long since passed into history. The...

Queens of the 18th Dynasty: Mutemwiya’s Rise to Prominence

The lesser wife of Tuthmosis IV acted as a Regent for their son Amenhotep III, and received an honorary position and divine status during...

Aztec View of History

This article will explore the Aztecs views of their own history compared with what is known from the archaeological record. The Aztecs were a civilization...

The Real Cleopatra

Cleopatra knew what she wanted, and how to get it. Her legendary status as one of the most notorious leaders in ancient history is...

Who Was The Roman Gladiator?

Conscripted to fight in the arena, the Roman Gladiator could be just about anybody from anywhere. Criminals, prisoners of wars, slaves, volunteers, Britons, Spaniards, Gaels,...