Battles of Ancient Greece
A map showing the locations of battles in ancient Greece.
The Gonzaga Cameo (named after Renaissance dukes of Mantua) is a miniature masterpiece of Hellenistic art, attributed to Ptolemy II (r. 285-246 BCE) and Arsinoe II (r. circa 272 - c.268 BCE). Sardonyx, provenance unknown, ca. 3rd cent. BCE...
Henry VIII (1509 - 1547) - 10 Minute History
If anyone is sitting their A-Level History Tudor Exam this June, which I know many of my subscribblers are, then this video might be useful for you as it covers the basic knowledge of Henry VIII's reign covering his Inheritance and Earl Reign...
Legacy of the Ancient Romans
The legacy of the ancient Romans – from both the time of the Roman Republic (509-27 BCE) and the time of the Roman Empire (27 BCE - 476 CE) – exerted a significant influence on succeeding cultures and is still felt around the world in the...
Roman Empire under Augustus
A map of the Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus 27 BCE - 14 CE. Yellow areas indicate the empire prior to Augustus' reign, green areas those gained subsequently, violet areas are client states of Rome.
Alexander Severus served as the Roman emperor from 222 CE until his untimely death in 235 CE. At the urging of his mother, aunt, and grandmother, Emperor Elagabalus named his cousin Alexianus (the future Alexander Severus) as his heir in...
Diodorus Siculus or Diodorus of Sicily (active 1st century BCE) was a Greek historian, known for his universal history Bibliotheca Historica. Originally, it was a 40-volume monumental work, covering the history of the Mediterranean region...
Anubis is the Egyptian god of mummification and the afterlife as well as the patron god of lost souls and the helpless. He is one of the oldest gods of Egypt, who most likely developed from the earlier (and much older) jackal god Wepwawet...
Slavery in the Roman World
Slavery was an ever-present feature of the Roman world. Slaves served in households, agriculture, mines, the military, workshops, construction and many services. As many as 1 in 3 of the population in Italy or 1 in 5 across the empire were...
Virtual autopsy: exploring a natural mummy from early Egypt
The life and death of Gebelein Man Found in around 1896, the mummy known as Gebelein man was buried in about 3500 BC at the site of Gebelein in Upper Egypt. He has been in the British Museum collection for over 100 years, but it was not...