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The Incas (Peoples of America) (Review)

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by Mark Cartwright
published on 30 June 2015

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Terence D'Altroy is impressively described on the back cover of this book as 'Professor in …

Archaeology

5 Amazing Libraries in Ancient History

From ancient times to the present many cultures around the world have considered libraries as storehouses of ideas, creativity and knowledge. Today …

Archaeology

Garuda

Garuda is a bird creature from Hindu mythology that has a mix of eagle and human features. He is the vehicle (vahana) of Vishnu and appears on the …

Garuda

Julius Caesar: The Faults Behind the Myth

Last March marked the anniversary of Julius Caesar’s assassination over 2,000 years ago, and after two millennia, his legendary achievements still …

Julius Caesar

Graeco-Bactrian Empire

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White Hun (Huna) Empire

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Kushan Empire Neighboring States

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Kushan Empire

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Major Indo Iranian Neolithic Sites and the Indus Civilization

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White Huns (Hephthalites)

The White Huns were a race of largely nomadic peoples who were a part of the Hunnic tribes of Central Asia. They ruled over an expansive area …

India

The Hadrianic aqueduct of Caesarea Maritima, Israel

Caesarea Maritima is perhaps one of Israel’s most famous attractions. Its ruins are located by the sea-shore of Israel about half way between Tel …

Horse Racing (U.S.)

Draco's Law Code

Draco was an aristocrat who in 7th century BCE Athens was handed the task of composing a new body of laws. We have no particular clues concerning his …

Legal System

Mithraic Mysteries

The Mithraic Mysteries, also known as Mithraism, were a mystery cult in the Roman world where followers worshipped the Indo-Iranian deity Mithras …

The Oldest Complete Song from Ancient Greece - Ancient History Encyclopedia

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by Ancient History Encyclopedia
published on 08 June 2015

The Seikilos Stele contains the the oldest complete song and dates to c.100 BCE. This …

Greece

Katas Raj

The Katas Raj Temples near Chakwal in Punjab province of Pakistan are attributed to the eras of the Hindu Shahis (Kings) dating from about 615-950 CE …

Pullum Numidicum

It has been over a year since I last blogged about ancient Roman cooking, even though I have tried a few more recipes in the meantime, as people who …

Cibola - The Seven Cities of Gold

In the year 1527 CE, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and 600 hundred Conquistadors set sail from the shores of Cuba. Their mission, known as the Narvaez …

Cities

Ganges

The River Ganges, also known as the Ganga, flows 2,700 km from the Himalaya mountains to the Bay of Bengal in northern India and Bangladesh. Regarded …

Ganges

Amazing Drone Footage of Nubian Pyramids

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by National Geographic
published on 27 May 2015

Armed with a remotely operated mini­-helicopter, National Geographic engineer Alan Turchik gets a …

Gupta Architecture

The Gupta Dynasty, founded by Chandragupta I (accession c. 320 CE), ruled in North Central India between the 4th and 6th centuries CE and the period …

Architecture

What Caused the Mysterious Bronze Age Collapse?

“Fire of Troy” by Kerstiaen de Keuninck (1560-1632 AD). Oil on panel, last third of the 16th century CE (?). H. 58.3 cm (23 in), W. 84.8 cm (33 in). …

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Gupta Empire

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Palmyra in Photos

Palmyra (also known as Tadmor) is mentioned frequently in the news, as the so-called Islamic State is advancing on this ancient gem of a ruined city …

Palmyra

Map of Taxila

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by John Marshall
published on 18 May 2015

An early 20th Century map of Taxila showing the various archaeological sites in red by Sir John …

Map of Anglo-Saxon London

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