Without the valuable contributions of historians, later generations would have little knowledge of the past - the good as well as the bad. Herodotus and Thucydides, the fathers of historical writing, would never have written their histories...
Skulls, Temples & Churches: A Visit to the Walled City of Evora
The sunbaked plain of the Alentejo region in central Portugal is called planicie dourada (golden plain) by the Portuguese, and it is dotted with cork oak forests, vineyards, olive groves, and hilltop towns with whitewashed houses. 'Alentejo'...
Emperor Aurelian & Sasanid Archers
Artist's impression of Emperor Aurelian (r. 270-275 CE) in battle with Sasanid archers, as depicted in the PC game Rome II: Total War - Empire Divided.
Map of the inca Empire
A map showing the various stages of expansion of the Inca empire.
Inca Empire - Expansion and Roads
A map illustrating the various phases of expansion of the Inca Empire from its origins in the 13th century until the 16th century.
Genghis Khan's Empire
The extent of the empire of Genghis Khan (c. 1162/67-1227 CE) upon his death in 1227 CE, along with the extents of several major contemporaneous states.
The map shows the extent of the Kushan Empire, c. 100 - 240 CE.
The Empire of Alexander the Great
A map showing the Empire of Alexander the Great, his conquests, and the routes he took (334 BC - 323 BC). Major cities, roads, and battles are indicated.
Division of the Carolingian Empire in 898
Map of the former Carolingian Empire in 898 following its collapse in 887 as a result of the deposition of Emperor Charles the Fat (r. 876-887). The kingdoms were claimed by various regional nobles, each of whom contested the imperial title...
Division of the Carolingian Empire in 843 & 870 CE
Map of the Carolingian empire following its division in the 9th Century CE. The Treaty of Verdun in 843 CE partitioned the Kingdom of the Franks into West Francia (green), East Francia (orange), and Middle Francia (yellow) and allocated them...