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Cyrus the Great and the Persian Empire
Cyrus the Great and the Persian Empire
13 Sept.
prehistoric era in this Persian region rearing animals and cultivating barely and wheat. The term "Persian Empire" refers to the various ...
Assyria - the First World Empire
Assyria - the First World Empire
02 July
In the 3rd millennium BC arose the small state of Assyria, in what is today Northern Iraq, transforming into the first world empire and changing the ...
The Epic Battles That Ended Entire Empires
The Epic Battles That Ended Entire Empires
24 Mar.
Zama marked the end of the Second Punic War and of the centuries-long rule of the Carthaginian Empire. The Roman general won the battle with a ...
The Greatest Warrior Women, who Crushed Empires
The Greatest Warrior Women, who Crushed Empires
09 June
frighten children. 2. Boudica Boudica was the ruler of the Celtic kingdom of Norfolk, located in what is Eastern England today. In the year 60 AD, she ...
The Romans Celebrated Saturnalia the Week Before Christmas
The Romans Celebrated Saturnalia the Week Before Christmas
19 Dec.
for their slaves. Throughout the course of the week, every Roman family slaughtered either a pig, calf or sheep as animal sacrifice for the god ...
Gigantic Reptiles Ruled the Skies of Romania 70 Million Years Ago
Gigantic Reptiles Ruled the Skies of Romania 70 Million Years Ago
06 Feb.
that reigned over the skies of Romania were capable of eating much larger prey, roughly the size of a horse. Pterosaurs grew to tremendous sizes ...
Disgusting Facts about Ancient Rome That We Weren't Taught in School
Disgusting Facts about Ancient Rome That We Weren't Taught in School
25 Apr.
Ancient Rome was a hub of civilization and culture, or at least so it says in the history books. However, the Ancient Romans also followed ...
The Vestal Virgins - the Most Powerful Women in Antiquity
The Vestal Virgins - the Most Powerful Women in Antiquity
24 Feb.
age and their training continued for 10 years. Only 6 girls in all of the Roman empire could be Vestals at any given time. A mandatory ...
The Conspiracy of Catiline
The Conspiracy of Catiline
02 June
later and despite Catiline rallying an army of roughly 10 000, they were unable to overthrow the Roman Empire. Naturally, the victory was a ...
The ancient Persians used chemical weapons
The ancient Persians used chemical weapons
24 Nov.
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, ...
The Rise and Fall of Nero
The Rise and Fall of Nero
19 Mar.
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 ...
The Rise and Fall of Cleopatra
The Rise and Fall of Cleopatra
17 Mar.
Egyptian princess and the greatest Roman man scandalized Roman society. This led to the assassination of Julius Caesar in front of the Senate ...
The Story of Attila the Hun
The Story of Attila the Hun
30 Apr.
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values of the Roman Empire were. Attila listened to his request and left Rome intact. Over 453 years Attila died, and historians say he ...
When the First Mall was Built and Other Little-Known Facts from Antiquity
When the First Mall was Built and Other Little-Known Facts from Antiquity
07 July
When most people hear the word "Antiquity", they automatically think of Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, Persian, Mesopotamia, China and other great ...
Shocking Crimes from the Past, Revealed by Archaeologists
Shocking Crimes from the Past, Revealed by Archaeologists
04 Nov.
city of Dura-Europos. Persian warriors lay siege to the Syrian city and began digging tunnels around it, to bypass the Roman defenses. The ...

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