Tomb Robbing in Ancient Egypt
The tombs of the great kings and nobles of Egypt were built to safeguard the corpse and possessions of the deceased for eternity and yet, while many have endured for thousands of years, their contents often disappeared relatively quickly...
Chichen Itza, located at the northern tip of the Yucatán Peninsula of modern Mexico, was a Maya city which was later significantly influenced by the Toltec civilization. Flourishing between c. 750 and 1200 CE, the site is rich in monumental...
Egyptian Gods - The Complete List
The gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt were an integral part of the people's everyday lives. It is not surprising then that there were over 2,000 deities in the Egyptian pantheon. Some of these deities' names are well known: Isis, Osiris...
The Seven Wonders
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were: the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt the Hanging Gardens of Babylon the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus the Colossus...
Egypt: Engineering an Empire
This video describes a number of great engineering achievements completed by various pharaohs in an attempt to build an Empire. Menes, the founding king of the First Dynasty oversaw the construction of the world's first dam. The Pharaoh...
Reconstruction of Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan
A digital reconstruction of the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan as it may have appeared when it was first constructed in 200 CE. The Pyramid of the Sun is the third largest pyramid in the ancient world. Made by NeoMam Studios and THISISRENDER...
Pyramid of Cestius, Rome
The Pyramid of Cestius was constructed c. 18 - 12 BCE as a tomb for the wealthy Roman Galus Cestius. The pyramid was built in only 330 days and was for a long time believed to be the pyramid of Remus. The well-preserved monument became a...
Great Pyramid of Giza, Reconstructed
A reconstruction of the Great Pyramid of Giza, with its white limestone covering and golden capstone. The pyramid was built for the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu between 2584 and 2561 BCE and is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The Meidum Pyramid, Egypt, built for and during the reign of the first king of the 4th Dynasty, Sneferu (c. 2613-2589 BCE). It is the earliest Egyptian 'true' pyramid.
Pyramid of Cestius
The ancient Pyramid of Cestius, Rome, Italy. The pyramid, which dates from 12 BCE, was built as the tomb for Gaius Cestius. It measures 22m/72ft on each side and is 27m/89ft high. It was built of travertine stone and clad in snow-white marble...