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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 Origin and History of Ice Cream, Explored

The history of ice cream begins with origins in ancient Persia, while the first ice cream parlor opened in New York in 1776. Warm weather...

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...

Ideals and Realities of the Classical Greek House

The Classical Greek house was built around particular ideals, but these are sometimes sacrificed for the realities of society. Introduction The type of house which the...

The Ancient History of Chocolate: Cacao in Early Mesoamerica

By 1585, when Europeans got their first taste of chocolate, cacao had been a major part of Mayan, Aztec and other Mesoamerican societies for...

India’s Harappan and Aryan Ancient Civilizations

The history of India began as nomadic herders settled in the Indus River Valley between 2300 BC-1200 BC. They developed well planned settlements &...

General Hannibal Barca was a Black African

Hannibal Barca was probably a black Carthaginian military commander; he became famous for his crossing of the Alps, his strategic brilliance before taking on...

A History Written in Stone

How much do we personally know about Ancient Greece? Most of us can say that we know that the Olympics began there, that...

Ancient Egypt Makeup and Perfume Rituals

Cosmetics and perfume were essential to life in Ancient Egypt, they excelled in the realm of beauty and their rituals continue to hold our...

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,...

The Golden Age of Olympia –The Classical Greek Period

The Classical Period was the golden age of Olympia. The Olympic games, Panhellenic unity and interstate rivalry reached a peak. All found expression in...