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

Realm of History has focused on the facial reconstruction of British people, ranging from a Neolithic dweller of Gibraltar, Pictish murder victim, to an English…

Babylon: History And Reconstruction Of The Ancient Mesopotamian City

When it comes to the historically rich region of Mesopotamia, Babylon is arguably the most renowned of all cities. An ancient settlement that harks back…

Colosseum Of Ancient Rome: Historical Facts And Reconstructions

Unlike other ancient theaters, the oval-shaped, freestanding amphitheater was a Roman invention. And, as the jewel in the crown of such imposing Roman-made architectural specimens,…

The Code Of Hammurabi: 10 Things You Should Know

This is how historian Stephen Bertman partly summarizes the character of Hammurabi, the sixth king of the Amorite dynasty, who ascended the Babylonian throne in…

Sumerians – the first ‘civilised’ Mesopotamians

When we talk about the Sumerians, our popular notions mostly pertain to an advanced civilization of Mesopotamia. However, we should also understand that from the…

6 Facial Reconstructions Of Ancient Egyptians

Historical facial reconstructions provide us with a glimpse into the past in a manner that we can visually connect to our ancient predecessors. However, it…

Evidence of Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem

Researchers digging at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's ongoing archaeological excavation on Mount Zion in Jerusalem have announced a second significant discovery from…

Animation of the Ancient Greek city of Corinth

Ancient Corinth was one of the most powerful and important of the Greek city-states, with the settlement itself boasting population of over 90,000 during the…

15 Roman gods useful to know

Like many contemporary cultures, the ancient Romans tended to view their mythological tradition as being borne by history rather than legends, with the central themes…

Hitherto unknown Biblical depictions found at the Roman Era Huqoq Synagogue

The ancient synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee, has been the focal point of yearly excavations since 2011, led by…

Anubis: History And Mythology Of The Ancient Egyptian Jackal God

One of the most prominent gods in Egyptian mythology by virtue of the enigmatic visual flair, Anubis (or rather Anpu or Inpu in Egyptian language;…

Minotaur: The Ancient Greek Bull-Headed Monster

As succinctly described by the Roman poet Ovid, Minotaur (Ancient Greek: Μῑνώταυρος, Latin: Minotaurus, Etruscan: Θevrumineś) is a ‘part man, part bull’ – thereby pertaining…

15 Things You Should Know About The Crusades

The Crusades of the medieval times have rather proved to be a contentious subject matter, especially given its association to religious fanaticism. But beneath this…

The Muslim Rulers Of Al-Andalus And Their Military

The 7th-8th-century Muslim forces of the Middle East espoused both mobility and tactical prowess, with their manpower mainly drawn from the already urbanized tribes of…

10 Incredible Facts About The Code Of Hammurabi

This is how historian Stephen Bertman partly summarizes the character of Hammurabi, the sixth king of the Amorite dynasty, who ascended the Babylonian throne in…

10 amazing Roman inventions

While military innovations did play their crucial role in the armies of ancient civilizations, it was undoubtedly the Romans (among few) who pushed the scope…

Herod’s Temple: History And Reconstruction

There are very few historical ruins in the world that have held up their legacy so much so that they still play a significant role…

Astonishing animated reconstruction of Philae

Often thought of as the last active refuge of the native ancient Egyptian religion, the island temple complex of Philae (or Pilak, meaning ‘the end’…

Development of Roman Warfare – animated

History is witness to the triumph of the ancient Roman army, as evidenced from the Roman empire in its apical scope – which held sway…

Anubis: The Ancient Egyptian Jackal God

One of the most prominent gods in Egyptian mythology by virtue of the enigmatic visual flair, Anubis (or rather Anpu or Inpu in Egyptian language;…

Animation of a Roman Villa – a must see

From the historical perspective, the Roman domus (house) was oddly enough not exactly ‘Roman’ in its character; rather it was possibly inspired by a few…

2,000-Year old mosaics found in Southern Turkey

Once again, Anatolia revealed its Greco-Roman legacy, this time in the form of beautiful mosaics possibly dating back to 1st century AD. The fascinating discovery…

Animated Reconstruction of Temple of Philae

Often thought of as the last active refuge of the native ancient Egyptian religion, the island temple complex of Philae (or Pilak, meaning ‘the end’…

Pre-Roman Samnite theater found in Pompeii?

It should be noted that while we tend to view Pompeii as an epitome of an idyllic provincial Roman resort-city, the settlement in itself passed…

Reconstructions of the 7 wonders of the world

From the historical perspective, the list of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World comes to us from an incomplete manuscript known as the Seven Sights…

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

There are a few conjectures when it comes to the enigmatic construction process of the Great Pyramid of Giza. One of the oft-mentioned ones pertains…

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

Much has been said about the arms, armaments, and tactics of the famed Roman legions. Suffice it to say, they played their crucial role from…

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

The Mycenaean cemetery at Aidonia in Nemea, while being discovered in the late 70s, was unfortunately found its looted state. The site once again came…

An Iconographic Treasure Unearthed in Jordan

In northern Jordan, a Roman-era painted tomb has been unearthed by the Department of Antiquities. An extraordinary document of religious, political, and social history that…

Enormous Roman Building Unearthed In Giza, Egypt

An enormous Roman era building has been uncovered at the Hod El-Demerdash archaeological site in Egypt, approximately 400 meters south of the Mit Rahina Museum…

Early Church Studies in Nijmegen

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