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The Mummy's Curse: Tutankhamun's Tomb & the Modern-Day Media
Article by Joshua J. Mark

The Mummy's Curse: Tutankhamun's Tomb & the Modern-Day Media

Howard Carter's 1922 CE discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun was world-wide news but, following fast upon it, the story of the mummy's curse (also known as The Curse of the Pharaoh) became even more popular and continues to be in the present...
Eastman's Account and Media Coverage of the Wounded Knee Massacre
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Eastman's Account and Media Coverage of the Wounded Knee Massacre

Of the many first-person accounts of the aftermath of the Wounded Knee Massacre, the report by Sioux author and physician Charles A. Eastman (also known as Ohiyesa, l. 1858-1939) is among the best-known. Eastman describes his experiences...
Medes
Definition by Nathalie Choubineh

Medes

The Medes or Medians were a group of Indo-Iranian-speaking people from central Asia who migrated westwards and entered northern Iran around the end of the 2nd millennium BCE. They settled in the highlands of Zagros (Zagreus in Greek) and...
Alexandros I Balas
Article by Adrian Dumitru

Alexandros I Balas

Alexandros I Balas was a Seleucid king from 152 BC to 145 BCE. As the Seleucid king Demetrius I Soter (162-150 BCE) became more and more unpopular due to his arrogance and drunkenness, it was quite an easy task for the rival kingdoms, such...
Achaemenid Empire Map
Image by Fabienkhan

Achaemenid Empire Map

Map of the Persian Achaemenid Empire at its greatest extent under the reigns of Darius the Great and Xerxes. Inspired by Historical Atlas of Georges Duby (p.11, map D), this map was made by Fabienkhan the 24th of August 2006, using Inkscape...
Map of the Ptolemaic World
Image by J M Dent (1912)

Map of the Ptolemaic World

A map showing the known world at the time of the Ptolemaic Empire, ca. 300 BC.
The Persian Empire
Image by William R. Shepherd

The Persian Empire

The Persian Empire about 500 BC.
The Oriental Empires
Image by PCL Map Collection

The Oriental Empires

Map showing the Median, Lydian, Chaldean, and Egyptian empires around 600 BC.
Relief of a Median Man
Image by James Blake Wiener

Relief of a Median Man

This relief from Persepolis, Iran shows a Median man climbing a staircase. Experts are quite sure what he's holding in his hands, but it might a stone or a shield. This relief is made from gray limestone and dates from the 5th-4th century...
Behistun Inscription
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Behistun Inscription

The Behistun Inscription is a relief with accompanying text carved 330 feet (100 meters) up a cliff in Kermanshah Province, Western Iran. The work tells the story of the victory of the Persian king Darius I (the Great, r. 522-486 BCE) over...
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