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Assyria - the First World EmpireAssyria - the First World Empire
02 July
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Even though their empire was destroyed more than 2000 years ago, the Assyrians survived. In the 5th century they embraced Christianity....
Cyrus the Great and the Persian EmpireCyrus the Great and the Persian Empire
13 Sept.
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Persian Empire - Cyrus the Great Evidence of a strong and powerful empire point to Cyrus the Great....
The Greatest Warrior Women, who Crushed EmpiresThe Greatest Warrior Women, who Crushed Empires
09 June
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In the year 60 AD, she led an uprising against the Roman Empire, killing 70 000 Romans with her army in vicious battle. The insurrection (60 - 61 AD) was eventually quelled and Boudica committed suicide....
The Epic Battles That Ended Entire EmpiresThe Epic Battles That Ended Entire Empires
24 Mar.
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Several years later, Carthage became a Roman province....
The Romans Celebrated Saturnalia the Week Before ChristmasThe Romans Celebrated Saturnalia the Week Before Christmas
19 Dec.
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Throughout the course of the week, every Roman family slaughtered either a pig, calf or sheep as animal sacrifice for the god Saturn. The Romans organized huge feasts, while relatives exchanged gifts....
Gigantic Reptiles Ruled the Skies of Romania 70 Million Years AgoGigantic Reptiles Ruled the Skies of Romania 70 Million Years Ago
06 Feb.
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The fossils found in Romania prove that the flying T-rex was an exception. Its neck was much shorter and its bones a lot stronger, about 1/4" thick....
The Vestal Virgins - the Most Powerful Women in AntiquityThe Vestal Virgins - the Most Powerful Women in Antiquity
24 Feb.
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This led to a massive resurgence of the ancient Roman religion among the populace and the flame was re-lit. However, it would only continue to burn until the fall of the Roman empire in 476....
Disgusting Facts about Ancient Rome That We Weren't Taught in SchoolDisgusting Facts about Ancient Rome That We Weren't Taught in School
25 Apr.
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The Romans drank the blood of gladiators In Ancient Rome it was believed that if one were to drink the blood of a gladiator who had died in the arena, they would gain their life force....
The Conspiracy of CatilineThe Conspiracy of Catiline
02 June
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The decisive battle was held just several days later and despite Catiline rallying an army of roughly 10 000, they were unable to overthrow the Roman Empire....
The ancient Persians used chemical weaponsThe ancient Persians used chemical weapons
24 Nov.
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British archaeologist Simon James from the City University of Leicester has found that even in the third century AD, an army of the Persian Empire had used poisonous gas during the siege of the ancient Roman town Dura, located...
The Rise and Fall of NeroThe Rise and Fall of Nero
19 Mar.
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The Emperor Nero, 5th ruler of the Roman Empire is famous for being in power when Rome, the largest and most prosperous city in the world at the time, was burned to the ground....
The Rise and Fall of CleopatraThe Rise and Fall of Cleopatra
17 Mar.
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After 3000 years the Egyptian Empire came to an end. With Cleopatra's death, Octavian absorbed Egypt into his own empire. Octavian captured the minor pharaoh....
The Story of Attila the HunThe Story of Attila the Hun
30 Apr.
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He asked him not to encroach upon the city, where the cultural values of the Roman Empire were. Attila listened to his request and left Rome intact....
When the First Mall was Built and Other Little-Known Facts from AntiquityWhen the First Mall was Built and Other Little-Known Facts from Antiquity
07 July
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When most people hear the word "Antiquity", they automatically think of Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, Persian, Mesopotamia, China and other great empires of the past....
Shocking Crimes from the Past, Revealed by ArchaeologistsShocking Crimes from the Past, Revealed by Archaeologists
04 Nov.
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Persian warriors lay siege to the Syrian city and began digging tunnels around it, to bypass the Roman defenses. The Romans decided to start digging their own tunnels which were supposed to cross the Persians'....