AHE Interviews

By Ancient History Encyclopedia www.ancient.eu | A selection of our exclusive interviews with historians, archaeologists, museum curators, and history writers.

The Nabataeans of Ancient Arabia – Ancient History et cetera

Known the world over for their hauntingly beautiful cities of <b>Petra</b> and <b>Mada’in Saleh</b> and engineering acumen, the Nabataeans of ancient Arabia were the …

Archaeology

Samarkand: Recipes and Stories

Filled with ancient, simplified recipes as well as photographs and essays, <b>Samarkand: Recipes & Stories from Central Asia and the Caucasus</b>, written by …

The Librarians of Timbuktu

<b>The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu</b>, by journalist <b>Joshua Hammer</b>, tells the incredible story of <b>Abdel Kader Haidara</b> — a mild-mannered archivist and …

Librarianship

"For the Most Beautiful"--A New Novel

Boldly imagined and exquisitely written, <b>For the Most Beautiful</b>, a debut novel by classicist <b>Emily Hauser</b>, chronicles the defeat of Troy through the …

Egyptian Relations with Canaan

The <b>Israel Museum</b> in Jerusalem is giving the public an unprecedented opportunity to explore ancient Egyptian relations with Canaan during the second …

Museums

Women Writers in Ancient Japan

The immense cultural achievements of women writers in ancient Japan -- Murasaki Shikibu (c. 973 or 978-c. 1014 or 1031 CE), Sei Shonagon (c. 966-c. …

Japan

Virtual Rome: an Interview with Dr. Matthew Nicholls

Ancient Greece
Food

Ancient Hairstyles of the Greco-Roman World

From the dawn of civilization to the present day, human hair has seldom been worn in its natural state. Whether cut, shorn, curled, straightened, …

Style
Archaeology

Beyond Dubai: The Ancient UAE

"Dubai tries so hard to promote this image of an ultra-modern city that they almost seem to suppress its past." Dubai is a city that elicits sharp …

Archaeology

Novelist Nick Brown on 'The Wooden Walls of Thermopylae

Jan van der Crabben, CEO & Founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia (AHE), recently sat down with Nick Brown, a teacher of archaeology and now …

Books

Rediscovering Ancient Colombia's Rich Past

Despite the popular appeal of the legendary city of El Dorado, our collective understanding of ancient Colombia’s history remains largely obscured by …

How Global Heritage Fund Saves Cultural Treasures

Since its founding in 2002, Global Heritage Fund has protected, preserved and sustained the most significant and endangered cultural heritage sites …

Ancient History

The Ancient Minoans of Crete

A detail of the dolphin fresco, the Minoan palace of Knossos, Crete, (c. 1700-1450 BCE). Photograph taken by Mark Cartwright for Ancient History …

Traveling in Israel on a Budget

On the shores of the Mediterranean sea, Israel is a country with a rich archaeological and religious history. As a land of great significance for …

Volunteering for History

Unlike Europe, Australia does not have many great structures that need protecting or preserving. It’s ancient history lies in the natural and social …

Australia

Everyday Life in Pompeii

Two thousand years ago, <b>Mount Vesuvius</b> – a stratovolcano located close to the Gulf of Naples – erupted with tremendous force and little warning. …

Pompeii

The Aztecs of Mexico

Wings outspread, jagged talons projecting front and back from his knees, his face emerging from an eagle’s beak, this is an eagle warrior. Templo …

The Berthouville Treasure at the Getty Villa

Mercury, 175 – 225. Roman. Medium: Silver and gold. Object: H: 56.3 x Diam.: 16 cm, Weight: 2772 g (22 3/16 x 6 5/16 in., 6.1112 lb.). D: 24 cm (9 …

France

What Caused the Mysterious Bronze Age Collapse?

The urge to find a single explanation as the cause for such calamitous events seems to come from a modern human need for an easy explanation as often …

Archaeology

The Power and Pathos of Hellenistic Bronze Sculpture

<b>Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World</b> underscores the power, prestige, and pre-eminence of ancient sculpture during the …

Sculpture

Easter Island Statues, History and Art at Manchester Museum

Easter Island or “Rapa Nui” is among the most remote islands in the world, located some 3541 kilometers (2,200 miles) off the coast of Chile in the …

Museums

Byzantine Medicine, Health and Healing

<i>Life is Short, Art Long: The Art of Healing in Byzantium</i>, at the <b>Pera Museum</b> (Pera Müzesi) in Istanbul Turkey, offers visitors a glimpse of Byzantine …

Barry Strauss on the Assassination of Caesar

Cover of Barry Strauss’s “Death of Caesar,” which was recently published by Simon & Schuster.<p>The assassination of Gaius Julius Caesar on March 15, 44 …

Treasures Of The Lost Dhow

One of the most important discoveries in marine archaeological history occurred in 1998, just off Indonesia’s Belitung Island in the western Java …

Exploring the Depth and Beauty of Anglo-Saxon Literature

This map shows kingdoms in the island of Great Britain at about the year 800 CE.<p>When we hear the words “Anglo-Saxon literature,” Beowulf is probably …