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Ancient Phoenician life was mixed and multicultural

Mitochondrial DNA suggests classical civilisation was more interested in trading than fighting. Andrew Masterson reports.

Ancient History

DNA From Mysterious Ancient Civilization Shows They Were Explorers, Not Conquerors

DNA recovered from the remains of ancient Phoenicians supports the idea that they were lovers more than fighters. The seafaring Mediterranean …

Did the fabled Phoenicians ever actually exist?

They were celebrated throughout the ancient world as fearless merchant adventurers — yet they remain as elusive as ever<p>So the Phoenicians never existed. Herodotus, that unreliable old fibber, made it all up in the <i>Histories.</i> Is this really what Josephine Quinn is saying, or is it just a cunning ruse …

The Early Three Kingdoms Period

The Early Three Kingdoms Period in ancient China, from 184 CE to 190 CE for the purposes of this article, was one of the most turbulent in China’s …

Learn More About the Greek God Zeus

Mount Olympus is the tallest mountain in Greece, and it's a popular tourist attraction. It’s also the home of ancient Greece’s 12 Olympian gods and …

Ancient History

11 Horrific, And Thankfully Historical, Ways In Which Humans Killed Each Other

Humans have always been creative when it comes to killing each other.

Ancient History

Ancient Greece in 18 minutes - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Video<p>by <b>Arzamas</b><br>published on 15 January 2018<p>Homer, The Minotaur, 300 spartans, Greek theatre, Parthenon, democracy — everything that you once knew, but …

Scythians: the art of war

For most of the first millennium BC, the steppe between the Black Sea and China was the domain of Scythians – fierce nomadic warriors who were also …

Egypt's Great Pyramid houses secret throne carved from an ancient meteorite

The mysterious "huge void", at least 30m long, which was found inside the Great Pyramid of Giza could contain an "iron throne" made using …

Persian Rule Might Have Been Good for Greece (So “300” Got it Wrong)

During the early 400’s BC, an alliance of plucky little Greek city-states beat back an invading superpower. Athens, Sparta, and their allies defeated …

Scientists discover world's longest underwater cave in Mayan heartland packed with remains of early humans

A group of scientists have discovered the world's longest underwater cave which contains artifacts dating back to the Mayan civilisation.<p>The …

Scuba Diving

Paradise Found: The Nearly Forgotten Universe of Mughal Persian Poetry

Persian literature is one of the pinnacle achievements of Mughal culture, and, yet, it is largely unknown in modern times. Unlike Urdu, the preferred …

India

What Can an Ancient General Teach Us About Modern Leadership?

Few military leaders hold as much allure for historians as Hannibal. Archaeologist Patrick N. Hunt writes in his new book that much of his success …

Ancient History

The Delian League, Part 4: The Ten Years War (431/0-421/0 BCE)

The fourth phase of the Delian League encompasses the first part of the Great Peloponnesian War, also referred to as the Ten Years War, sometimes …

This Ancient Suit Of Elephant Armor Holds The Record For The Largest Of Its Kind

Eclipsed in western pop culture by the war horse, elephants were devastating in combat and used for millennia as far west as the Mediterranean.<p>Gareth …

Ancient History

Dark is divine: What colour are Indian gods and goddesses?

<b>In India where light skin is coveted, a new campaign is re-imagining popular Hindu gods and goddesses with a darker skin, writes the BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi.</b><p>The desire for fairer skin is not new in India and for centuries, fair complexion has been considered superior.<p>Fairness creams are among …

Hinduism

Imaging technology reveals birth of Athena on 2,300-year-old shard from Galilee

When the Bethsaida Excavations Project uncovered a small, highly decorated pottery shard at its dig site north of the Sea of Galilee back in 2016, a …

Archaeology

Unearthing Hatshepsut, Egypt's Most Powerful Female Pharaoh

Before the British scholar Terence Gray adopted the name Wei Wu Wei and began his studies in Taoism, he was a budding Egyptologist with an …

Ancient History

1453: The Fall of Constantinople

The city of Constantinople (modern Istanbul) was founded by Roman emperor Constantine I in 324 CE and it acted as the capital of the Eastern Roman …

When the Parthenon had dazzling colours

Ancient statues weren't white marble, but “a riot of colour and glitzy decoration." It shows that we've imagined the ancient world all wrong, writes Natalie Haynes.<p>When the Victorian painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema first showed his work, Phidias Showing the Frieze of the Parthenon to his Friends, …

Ancient History

10 More Incredible Archaeological Discoveries

Mankind has always been fascinated by the past. From obscure farmers who uncover old remnants from wars among the Ancient Greeks, to the …

Could the Odyssey have been the work of a woman?

Its cast of clever, bewitching queens and goddesses certainly suggests a feminine touch. And in Emily Wilson proves an appropriately beguiling female translator<p>Until recently, it seemed we were living in an age of <i>Iliad</i>s. Since 2007, the ancient Homeric epic has been translated into English at least …

Literature

A Mighty Conqueror – Khilji Through the Eyes of Rajput Poets

While all the controversies surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s <i>Padmaavat</i> have arisen from the film’s portrayal of Rani Padmini of Chittor, it is the …

Ancient History

Travel in the Ancient Greek World

Travel opportunities within the ancient Greek world largely depended on status and profession; nevertheless, a significant proportion of the …

‘Padmaavat’, Alauddin Khilji and Tales of Savagery

The protests and violence around the making, anticipated release and final release of the film <i>Padmaavat</i> have shamed the democratic ethos of our …

India

Bayajida: The legend of Hausa land

Historians doubt that Bayajida existed, but the legend of Bayajida remains powerful. It refers to him as the man whose lineage founded the Hausa …

Ancient History

2. Identifying with the Enemy

Chapter 2. Identifying with the Enemy: Love, Loss, and Longing in the <i>Persians</i> of Aeschylus<p>In the first two decades of the fifth century BC, the …

Ancient History

Hey Babylon, Nineveh Wants Its Hanging Gardens Back: The Truth of an Ancient Wonder

For thousands of years, the Babylonians have likely been taking credit for one of the greatest feats of the Assyrians, according to scholar Stephanie …

University of Oxford

Ancient Egypt Artifacts Depicting Ramses the Great as Victorious General Were Spreading Fake News

Ramses II, also known as Ramses the Great, was Pharaoh of Egypt from 1279-1300 and, according to ancient inscriptions, was a great warrior who led …

Vikings

The Vikings were diverse Scandinavian seafarers from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark whose raids and subsequent settlements significantly impacted the …