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Temple of Apollo – Portara in Naxos

The temple was begun by the tyrant Lygdamis, who ruled Naxos from 545 to 524 BC, but it was unfinished at the end of his reign and never thereafter completed. All that remains today are the platform of the temple, some columns and architectural fragments, and the northwest portal made from three massive blocks of Naxian marble, with a clear opening 6.2 meters in height and 3.7 meters wide. [...]

By | 2017-10-30T08:59:02+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Ancient Times|Tags: , |0 Comments

Celtic Chieftain Caractacus: Last Battle Against the Romans

Caractacus, sometimes known as Caratacus or Caradoc, was the son of the Celtic king, Cunobeline, was the king of the Catuvellauni tribe who inhabited the Hertfordshire area. The Catuvellauni were an aggressive tribe, who extending their territory at the expense of nearby tribes like the Atrebates and had previously opposed the Romans under their chief Cassivellaunus. Following the death of Cunobelinus, his kingdom was divided between Caractacus and his [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:09:59+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Categories: Ancient Times|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ancient Roman Wars: First Illyria Albania War 230-228 BC

Although it was a short, limited conflict, the First Illyria Albania War (230-228 BC) is noteworthy as the first time the Roman Republic sent its armies to the eastern shores of the Adriatic. Ever since Rome had gained control of part of the east coast of Italy she had had a direct interest in the control of the straits of Otranto, the narrow entrance to the Adriatic. The two main [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:20:27+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Ancient Times|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Appian Way: Ancient Famous Road

The Appian Way was once the world’s most important road. It was the widest and largest road of its time and the most famous of all the roads that radiated from Rome towards the far ends of the Roman Empire. It was called the “Regina Viarum”, or “queen of roads” and was the reason for the famous saying “all roads lead to Rome”. The road today is remarkably well [...]

By | 2018-01-17T20:57:24+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Ancient Times|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sasanian Empire a Big Civilization

The Sasanian Empire (also spelled Sassanian, Sasanid or Sassanid) was the last pre-Islamic Persian empire, established in 224 CE by Ardeshir I, son of Papak, a descendant of Sasan. The Empire lasted until 651 CE when it was overthrown by the Arab Caliphate. It is considered by the Iranian people to be a highlight of their civilization, for after the fall of the Achaemenid Empire at the hands of [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:36:04+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Categories: Ancient Times|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Sumerian Civilization of Southern Mesopotamia

Sumer was the southernmost region of ancient Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq and Kuwait) which is generally considered the cradle of civilization. The name comes from Akkadian, the language of the north of Mesopotamia, and means “land of the civilized kings”. The Sumerians called themselves “the black-headed people” and their land, in cuneiform script, was simply “the land” or “the land of the black-headed people”. In the biblical Book of Genesis [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:37:45+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Categories: Ancient Times|Tags: , |1 Comment

Greek and Roman Empire Timeline: Battle of Heraclea 280 B.C.

The Greek and Roman Empire Timeline in the Battle of Heraclea took place in 280 BC between the Romans under the command of consul Publius Valerius Laevinus, and the combined forces of Greeks from Epirus, Tarentum, Thurii, Metapontum, and Heraclea under the command of Pyrrhus king of Epirus. Greek and Roman Empire Timeline: Background Tarentum was a Greek colony, part of Magna Graecia. The members of the leading faction [...]

By | 2017-10-14T19:20:28+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Categories: Ancient Times|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ancient Egypt: The Battle of Megiddo 1457 B.C.

Thutmose III Menkhepori, (died 1449 BCE), an eighteenth dynasty king of the Egyptian new kingdom, was the son of Thutmose II and I set, one of his lesser wives. His grandfather, Thutmose I, had undertaken extensive military campaigns in both Syria and Nubia. However, Thutmose II did not conduct any major military campaigns during his reign; the only one we know about was a minor police action in Nubia. [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:54:26+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: Ancient Times|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Greco – Persian Wars: The Battle of Mycale – 479 B.C.

At the Persian wars, the Greeks when they understood that the barbarians had fled to the mainland, were sorely vexed at their escape; nor could they determine at first what they should do, whether they should return home, or proceed to the Hellespont. In the end, however, they resolved to do neither but to make sail for the continent. So they made themselves ready for a sea-fight by the [...]

By | 2017-10-30T10:01:19+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Categories: Ancient Times|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Ancient Roman Wars: The Battle of Pharsalus 48 B.C.

On the morning of August 9, 48 bc, one of the most famous Roman Wars took place, Rome’s most famous general–Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, or Pompey the Great–apprehensively prepared his troops to face the army of Rome’s most successful general, Gaius Julius Caesar. Pompey’s unease was fueled by a meteor that had shot across the sky near his camp the night before. To some of his soldiers, it was an [...]

By | 2017-10-30T10:02:10+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Categories: Ancient Times|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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