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Library of Alexandria: The Most Significant Librarie

Once the largest library in the ancient world, and containing works by the greatest thinkers and writers of antiquity, including Homer, Plato, Socrates and much more, the Library of Alexandria, northern Egypt, is popularly believed to have been destroyed in a huge fire around 2000 years ago and its voluminous works lost. Since its destruction, this wonder of the ancient world has haunted the imagination of poets, historians, travelers [...]

By | 2017-08-31T09:40:53+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Ancient Times|0 Comments

The Sphinx: A Mythical Creature

Buried for most of its life in the desert sand, an air of mystery has always surrounded the Great Sphinx, causing speculation about its age and purpose, a method of construction, concealed chambers, role in prophecy, and relationship to the equally mysterious pyramids. Much of this theorizing is to the despair of Egyptologists and archaeologists, who, reasonably it seems to me; only give credence to theories that are backed [...]

By | 2017-08-31T09:44:17+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Ancient Times|0 Comments

Aristotle: Ancient Greek Philosopher and Scientist

Aristotle of Stagira was a Greek philosopher who pioneered systematic, scientific examination in literally every area of human knowledge and was known, in his time, as "the man who knew everything", and, later, as "The Philosopher". In the European Middle Ages, he is referred to as "The Master" in Dante's Inferno. All of these epithets are apt in that Aristotle wrote on, and was considered a master in, disciplines [...]

By | 2017-09-01T08:32:47+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Ancient Times, Public Figures|0 Comments

Battle of Asculum: Ancient Times

Pyrrhus, King of Epirus in Northwest Greece and related by blood to the line of Alexander the Great, was himself a man of great ambition. Having lost his crown while still a child, he made a name for himself in service to the Diadochi, the successors of the great Alexander, and gained a great deal of military experience before Ptolemy helped restore him to his throne. Pyrrhus was a [...]

By | 2017-09-01T10:32:32+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Ancient Times|0 Comments

The Battle of The Sabis: Ancient Times

By the mid 1st century BC the Roman military had grown accustom to the new style of fighting brought about through the Marian Reforms. Gone were the days of velites and principles financing their own equipment before marching off to war. Now the state supplied their new Legionnaires with their own equipment and men of all social backgrounds dressed in the now universal infantry panoply. Cavalry and skirmishers were [...]

By | 2017-09-04T06:39:14+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Ancient Times|0 Comments

Battle of Chrysopolis: Constantine Defeats Licinius

The Battle of Chrysopolis was fought on 18 September 324 at Chrysopolis (modern Üsküdar), near Chalcedon (modern Kadıköy), between the two Roman emperors Constantine I and Licinius. The battle was the final encounter between the two emperors. After his navy's defeat in the Battle of the Hellespont, Licinius withdrew his forces from the city of Byzantium across the Bosporus to Chalcedon in Bithynia. Constantine followed and won the subsequent [...]

By | 2017-09-04T07:55:46+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Ancient Times|0 Comments

Ancient Athens and the Golden Age: Ancient Times

The city of Athens, Greece, with its famous Acropolis, has come to symbolize the whole of the country in the popular imagination, and not without cause. Ancient Athens began as a small, Mycenaen community and grew to become a city that, at its height, epitomized the best of Greek virtues and enjoyed such prestige that the Spartans refused to sack the city or enslave the citizens, even after Athens' defeat [...]

By | 2017-09-09T18:48:22+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Ancient Times|1 Comment

Mayan Civilization: Ancient Times

The Mayan civilization refers to both a modern-day people who can be found all over the world as well as their ancestors who built an ancient civilization that stretched throughout much of Central America, one that reached its peak during the first millennium A.D The Mayan civilization was never unified; rather, it consisted of numerous small states, ruled by kings, each apparently centered on a city. Sometimes, a stronger Maya [...]

By | 2017-09-09T18:59:54+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Ancient Times|0 Comments

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics: Ancient Times

In AD 391 the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius I closed all pagan temples throughout the empire. This action terminated a four-thousand-year-old tradition and the message of the ancient Egyptian language and the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics were lost for 1500 years. It was not until the discovery of the Rosetta stone and the work of Jean-Francois Champollion (1790-1832) that the Ancient Egyptians awoke from their long slumber. Today, by virtue of [...]

By | 2017-09-09T19:12:18+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Ancient Times|0 Comments

Phoenicians Civilization: Ancient Times

Phoenicians was an ancient civilization in Canaan which covered most of the western, coastal part of the fertile Crescent.Several major Phoenician cities were built on the coastline of the Mediterranean. It was an enterprising maritime trading culture that spread across the Mediterranean from 1550 BC to 300 BC. They were famed in Classical Greece and Rome as ‘traders in purple’, referring to their monopoly on the precious purple dye [...]

By | 2017-09-10T17:02:32+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Ancient Times|0 Comments

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