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Interview: Jeanne Reames on Dancing with the Lion
Interviewby Dylan Campbell

Interview: Jeanne Reames on Dancing with the Lion

Dr. Jeanne Reames' Dancing with the Lion: Becoming and Dancing with the Lion: Rise follow an epic tale of Alexander before he was “The Great.” In this interview, Dylan Campbell inquires about her passion for history and the development...
The Banquet Stele of Ashurnasirpal II
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Banquet Stele of Ashurnasirpal II

When he came to the throne in 884 BCE, Ashurnasirpal II had to attend to revolts which broke out across the empire. He ruthlessly put down all rebellions, destroyed the rebel cities and, as a warning to others, impaled, burned, and flayed...
Chester: A Time-Travelling City
Articleby Rachael Lindsay

Chester: A Time-Travelling City

It is said that Chester is the richest city in Britain in terms of archaeological and architectural treasures. One of the finest strategic outposts of the Roman Empire, it is one of the few walled cities left in Britain today. Rachael Lindsay...
Did the Amazons Really Exist? - Adrienne Mayor
Videoby TED-Ed

Did the Amazons Really Exist? - Adrienne Mayor

View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/did-the-amazons-really-exist-adrienne-mayor It was long assumed that Amazons, the fierce and fearsome women warriors of Greece, were imaginary. But curiously enough, stories from ancient Egypt...
The Contributions of Female Explorers - Courtney Stephens
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The Contributions of Female Explorers - Courtney Stephens

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-contributions-of-female-explorers-courtney-stephens During the Victorian Age, women were unlikely to become great explorers, but a few intelligent, gritty and brave women made major contributions...
Ancient Societies
Collectionby Mark Cartwright

Ancient Societies

In this collection of resources, we look at ancient societies and examine who was at the top of the social ladder, who were the climbers and who were at the very bottom. In places like ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome men largely dominated...
House of the Ladies Fresco, Akrotiri
Imageby Mark Cartwright

House of the Ladies Fresco, Akrotiri

A fresco from the House of the Ladies in Akrotiri on the Aegean island of Thera (Santorini), c. 17th century BCE. The several women depicted on the walls of the room wear typical Minoan dress. Above the women is a representation of a starry...
Julio-Claudian Dynasty
Collectionby Mark Cartwright

Julio-Claudian Dynasty

The Julio-Claudian dynasty is the collective name given to the first five emperors of the ancient Roman Empire. The name of the dynasty derives from the names of the two families from which its members came: the Julii Caesares and Claudii...
Freydis Eiríksdóttir
Imageby Luc Van Braekel

Freydis Eiríksdóttir

Freydis Eiríksdóttir (c. 970-c. 1004 CE) was either a great woman warrior or an evil, conniving murderess depending on which of the two stories about her one reads. She appears in Erik the Red’s Saga (where she is the heroine) and The Saga...
Ancient Egyptian Music and Dancing
Imageby Jan van der Crabben

Ancient Egyptian Music and Dancing

This painting from the Tomb of Nebamun (c. 1350 BCE) shows women making music and other almost naked women dancing.