AHE Interviews

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

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 in …

Nonprofits

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 …

Archaeology

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 …

Asia Travel

Volunteering for History

Australia does not have many great castles that need protecting and preserving. It has a more natural history that needs protecting. The Australian …

Australia

Everyday Life in Pompeii

Triptych featuring images of various foods. Painted plaster. MANN 8760. ©The Superintendence for the Archaeological Heritage
of Naples (SAHN).

Two …

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 …

Mexico

The Berthouville Treasure at the Getty Villa

Accidentally discovered by a French farmer in 1830 CE, the spectacular hoard of gilt-silver statuettes and vessels known as the Berthouville Treasure …

France

What Caused The Mysterious Bronze Age Collapse?

The decline of the Late Bronze Age civilizations of the Mediterranean and Near East has puzzled historians and archaeologists for centuries. While …

Archaeology

The Power and Pathos of Hellenistic Bronze Sculpture

Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World 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 …

Ethnography

Byzantine Medicine, Health and Healing at Istanbul's Pera Museum

Life is Short, Art Long: The Art of Healing in Byzantium, at the Pera Museum (Pera Mzesi) in Istanbul Turkey, offers visitors a glimpse of Byzantine …

Medicine

Barry Strauss on the Assassination of Caesar

Cover of Barry Strauss’s “Death of Caesar,” which was recently published by Simon & Schuster.

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 …

Archaeology

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. When we hear the words "Anglo-Saxon literature," Beowulf is probably …

Literature

China's Tang Dynasty Golden Age

China’s Tang dynasty golden age is routinely described as one of the most brilliant eras in Chinese history. Under Tang rule and leadership, China …

Tasty Ancient Recipes from Mesopotamia

Cover for "Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and History of the Iraqi Cuisine." (Photo, courtesy of Nawal Nasrallah.) Mesopotamia (from …

Cooking

Gold and the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia

Winged Isis pectoral 538519 B.C. Gold. Harvard UniversityBoston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition. Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Located at …

Jewelry

Ireland's Exquisite Insular Art

The Book of Kells completed in Ireland, c. 800 CE. This folio shows the lavishly decorated text that opens the Gospel of John. While much of Europe …

The Arts

Real History in Total War: Attila

In this exclusive interview, James Blake Wiener of Ancient History Encyclopedia speaks to Janos Gaspar, Lead Designer of Total War: Attila, about …

Total War

Seja Majeed - The Forgotten Tale of Larsa

Born in Algeria to Iraqi refugees, Ms. Seja Majeed grew up in the United Kingdom, where her family claimed asylum. Impassioned by history, …

The Kingdoms of Ancient Arabia

In antiquity, the Greeks and Romans referred to the pre-Islamic kingdoms of ancient Arabia as “Arabia Felix” or “Arabia the Blessed,” due to their …

The Kingdoms of Ancient Arabia

In antiquity, the Greeks and Romans referred to the pre-Islamic kingdoms of ancient Arabia as “Arabia Felix” or “Arabia the Blessed,” due to their …

An Old Song with a New Melody: An Interview with Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller

As a young girl growing up in New York City, Madeline Miller felt a strong attachment to the literature and culture of Greco-Roman …

Great Books

The Zea Harbour Project Interview

The Zea Harbour Project (ZHP) is a combined land and underwater archaeological investigation of the ancient harbours of Zea and Mounichia in the …

Archaeology

Campaigning Across the Ages: An Interview with Professor Philip Freeman

How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians is the latest publication by Professor Philip Freeman, the Orlando W. Qualley Chair …

College & University

Interview: From Bactria to Taxila-New e

Central Asia can be thought of as the “core region” of the Eurasian continent, stretching from the Caspian Sea to western China, the rugged mountains …

Asia

INTERVIEW: The Zamani Project and Dr. Heinz Rüther

The Zamani Project attempts to record the “spatial” domain of African patrimony by recording its physical, architectural, and natural dimensions. The …

The Mysterious Ancient Puebloan Peoples (Anasazi) - Ancient History et cetera

The American Desert Southwest has some of the most impressive prehistoric ruins and artifacts in the world. Thousands of archaeological sites, spread …

Archaeology

INTERVIEW: Children, Archaeology, and Novels

Caroline Ludovici has had a passion for history, archaeology, and adventure from an early age. Originally from London, Caroline has traveled …

Archaeology