Articles: Antiquity

Know your Ancient Greek helmets

Know your Ancient Greek helmets

Antiquity
The ancient Greek helmet is a familiar motif when it comes to popular cultural depictions of Greek history and mythology....
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15 Commonly Used English Words related to Mythologies

15 Commonly Used English Words related to Mythologies

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The term Avatar originally stems from the Hindu concept of a deliberate descent of a deity or god to Earth....
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Ostia Antica: The Harbor City of Ancient Rome

Ostia Antica: The Harbor City of Ancient Rome

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Ostia Antica (derived from os, the Latin for “mouth”) was the preeminent harbor city of ancient Rome, with its geographical...
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Reconstruction Of Constantinople: From 4th To 13th Century AD

Reconstruction Of Constantinople: From 4th To 13th Century AD

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Historically, Constantinople was the largest and wealthiest city in Europe from the 5th to early 13th century AD. To that...
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The Great Pyramid Of Giza: 10 Incredible Things

The Great Pyramid Of Giza: 10 Incredible Things

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The Great Pyramid of Giza from Ancient Egypt has always demanded awe and recognition from us ‘mortals’, and rightly so....
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Pompeii: History, Reconstruction and Architecture

Pompeii: History, Reconstruction and Architecture

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Pompeii, the ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples, boasted an assortment of baths, houses, temples, public structures, graffiti, frescoes, and...
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Short history of Alexandria

Short history of Alexandria

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Alexander the Great possibly christened around 70 settlements from Africa to Asia after his own name (along with at least...
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10 Ancient Mesopotamian Gods And Goddesses

10 Ancient Mesopotamian Gods And Goddesses

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When it comes to the early historical scope of Mesopotamia, there were no singular factions or political entities that ruled...
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Knights Templar:  Origins, History, And Military

Knights Templar: Origins, History, And Military

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Knights Templar (or simply Templars), mysteries and warfare – these three avenues had an obscured connection when it came to...
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Oldest church in Sub-Saharan Africa found in Ethiopia

Oldest church in Sub-Saharan Africa found in Ethiopia

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In the dusty highlands of northern Ethiopia, a team of archaeologists recently uncovered the oldest known Christian church in sub-Saharan...
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History Of The Roman Legionary: 100 BC – 200 AD

History Of The Roman Legionary: 100 BC – 200 AD

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Previously, we discussed in detail about the Early Roman army (753 – 146 BC) and how it evolved into the...
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Reconstruction Of British People – From Neolithic Era Till 18th Century

Reconstruction Of British People – From Neolithic Era Till 18th Century

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Realm of History has focused on the facial reconstruction of British people, ranging from a Neolithic dweller of Gibraltar, Pictish...
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Babylon: History And Reconstruction Of The Ancient Mesopotamian City

Babylon: History And Reconstruction Of The Ancient Mesopotamian City

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When it comes to the historically rich region of Mesopotamia, Babylon is arguably the most renowned of all cities. An...
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Colosseum Of Ancient Rome: Historical Facts And Reconstructions

Colosseum Of Ancient Rome: Historical Facts And Reconstructions

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Unlike other ancient theaters, the oval-shaped, freestanding amphitheater was a Roman invention. And, as the jewel in the crown of...
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The Code Of Hammurabi: 10 Things You Should Know

The Code Of Hammurabi: 10 Things You Should Know

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This is how historian Stephen Bertman partly summarizes the character of Hammurabi, the sixth king of the Amorite dynasty, who...
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Sumerians – the first ‘civilised’ Mesopotamians

Sumerians – the first ‘civilised’ Mesopotamians

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When we talk about the Sumerians, our popular notions mostly pertain to an advanced civilization of Mesopotamia. However, we should...
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6 Facial Reconstructions Of Ancient Egyptians

6 Facial Reconstructions Of Ancient Egyptians

Antiquity
Historical facial reconstructions provide us with a glimpse into the past in a manner that we can visually connect to...
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Evidence of Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem

Evidence of Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem

Antiquity
Researchers digging at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's ongoing archaeological excavation on Mount Zion in Jerusalem have announced...
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Animation of the Ancient Greek city of Corinth

Animation of the Ancient Greek city of Corinth

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Ancient Corinth was one of the most powerful and important of the Greek city-states, with the settlement itself boasting population...
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15 Roman gods useful to know

15 Roman gods useful to know

Antiquity
Like many contemporary cultures, the ancient Romans tended to view their mythological tradition as being borne by history rather than...
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Hitherto unknown Biblical depictions found at the Roman Era Huqoq Synagogue

Hitherto unknown Biblical depictions found at the Roman Era Huqoq Synagogue

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The ancient synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee, has been the focal point of yearly...
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Anubis: History And Mythology Of The Ancient Egyptian Jackal God

Anubis: History And Mythology Of The Ancient Egyptian Jackal God

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One of the most prominent gods in Egyptian mythology by virtue of the enigmatic visual flair, Anubis (or rather Anpu...
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Minotaur: The Ancient Greek Bull-Headed Monster

Minotaur: The Ancient Greek Bull-Headed Monster

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As succinctly described by the Roman poet Ovid, Minotaur (Ancient Greek: Μῑνώταυρος, Latin: Minotaurus, Etruscan: Θevrumineś) is a ‘part man,...
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15 Things You Should Know About The Crusades

15 Things You Should Know About The Crusades

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The Crusades of the medieval times have rather proved to be a contentious subject matter, especially given its association to...
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The Muslim Rulers Of Al-Andalus And Their Military

The Muslim Rulers Of Al-Andalus And Their Military

Antiquity
The 7th-8th-century Muslim forces of the Middle East espoused both mobility and tactical prowess, with their manpower mainly drawn from...
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10 Incredible Facts About The Code Of Hammurabi

10 Incredible Facts About The Code Of Hammurabi

Antiquity
This is how historian Stephen Bertman partly summarizes the character of Hammurabi, the sixth king of the Amorite dynasty, who...
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10 amazing Roman inventions

10 amazing Roman inventions

Antiquity
While military innovations did play their crucial role in the armies of ancient civilizations, it was undoubtedly the Romans (among...
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Herod’s Temple: History And Reconstruction

Herod’s Temple: History And Reconstruction

Antiquity
There are very few historical ruins in the world that have held up their legacy so much so that they...
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Astonishing animated reconstruction of Philae

Astonishing animated reconstruction of Philae

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Often thought of as the last active refuge of the native ancient Egyptian religion, the island temple complex of Philae...
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Development of Roman Warfare – animated

Development of Roman Warfare – animated

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History is witness to the triumph of the ancient Roman army, as evidenced from the Roman empire in its apical...
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Anubis: The Ancient Egyptian Jackal God

Anubis: The Ancient Egyptian Jackal God

Antiquity
One of the most prominent gods in Egyptian mythology by virtue of the enigmatic visual flair, Anubis (or rather Anpu...
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Animation of a Roman Villa – a must see

Animation of a Roman Villa – a must see

Antiquity
From the historical perspective, the Roman domus (house) was oddly enough not exactly ‘Roman’ in its character; rather it was...
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2,000-Year old mosaics found in Southern Turkey

2,000-Year old mosaics found in Southern Turkey

Antiquity
Once again, Anatolia revealed its Greco-Roman legacy, this time in the form of beautiful mosaics possibly dating back to 1st...
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Animated Reconstruction of Temple of  Philae

Animated Reconstruction of Temple of Philae

Antiquity
Often thought of as the last active refuge of the native ancient Egyptian religion, the island temple complex of Philae...
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Pre-Roman Samnite theater found in Pompeii?

Pre-Roman Samnite theater found in Pompeii?

Antiquity
It should be noted that while we tend to view Pompeii as an epitome of an idyllic provincial Roman resort-city,...
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Reconstructions of the 7 wonders of the world

Reconstructions of the 7 wonders of the world

Antiquity
From the historical perspective, the list of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World comes to us from an incomplete manuscript...
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4,500-Year Old Ramp May Provide Insight Into The Construction Of The Great Pyramid

4,500-Year Old Ramp May Provide Insight Into The Construction Of The Great Pyramid

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There are a few conjectures when it comes to the enigmatic construction process of the Great Pyramid of Giza. One...
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Animation: Day In Life Of Roman Soldier 1st Century AD

Animation: Day In Life Of Roman Soldier 1st Century AD

Antiquity
Much has been said about the arms, armaments, and tactics of the famed Roman legions. Suffice it to say, they...
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Archaeologists find an ‘Unplundered’ Mycenaean Tomb In Nemea (Greece)

Archaeologists find an ‘Unplundered’ Mycenaean Tomb In Nemea (Greece)

Antiquity
The Mycenaean cemetery at Aidonia in Nemea, while being discovered in the late 70s, was unfortunately found its looted state....
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An Iconographic Treasure Unearthed in Jordan

An Iconographic Treasure Unearthed in Jordan

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In northern Jordan, a Roman-era painted tomb has been unearthed by the Department of Antiquities. An extraordinary document of religious,...
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Enormous Roman Building Unearthed In Giza, Egypt

Enormous Roman Building Unearthed In Giza, Egypt

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An enormous Roman era building has been uncovered at the Hod El-Demerdash archaeological site in Egypt, approximately 400 meters south...
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Early Church Studies in Nijmegen

Early Church Studies in Nijmegen

Antiquity
I am ‘teaching’ on Church Fathers almost every Sunday afternoon in Nijmegen.  You are very welcome to participate!  Of course...
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