History of the Aztec Civilization, a Mesoamerican Empire
The Aztec civilisation spanned from around 1300 CE until 1521, and at its greatest extent, the empire covered most of Northern Mesoamerica. Although we refer to these peoples as ‘Aztecs,’ that is not what they called themselves. They were...
Luoyang (aka Loyang) was the capital city of many ancient Chinese dynasties, a position it frequently swapped with Chang'an, usually whenever there was a change of dynasty. Located in the Henan province in the eastern part of China's central...
The 4th century BCE Greek philosopher Aristotle once wrote in his essay Politics, “If liberty and equality…are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the...
Map of the Goryeo Empire (11th century CE)
A map of the territory controlled by the Goryeo Dynasty of Korea in the 11th century CE. The Goryeo reigned from 918 to 1392 CE.
Expansion of the Aztec Empire
A map illustrating the various stages of Aztec expansion under successive rulers in the 15th and early 16th centuries CE.
The Wari Empire
A map illustrating the extent of the Wari (Huari) civilization (purple) which flourished in Peru between c. 450 and 1000 CE. The extent of the contemporary Tiwanaku culture is indicated in light blue.
Saint Catherine Area in Egypt (UNESCO/NHK)
The Orthodox Monastery of St Catherine stands at the foot of Mount Horeb in Egypt where, the Old Testament records, Moses received the Tablets of the Law. The mountain is known and revered by Muslims as Jebel Musa. The entire area is sacred...
Lucius Verus was Roman emperor from 161 to 169 CE. Lucius Verus was Marcus Aurelius' adopted brother and co-emperor, a man whose time on the throne is overshadowed by the reign of the last of the Five Good Emperors. In the final years of...
The Roman Hoxne Hoard
The Hoxne Hoard is the largest cache of late Roman gold found anywhere in the Roman Empire. Discovered by a metal detectorist in Suffolk, in the east of England in 1992 CE, the incredible collection contains 14,865 late-4th and early-5th...
The Etchmiadzin Cathedral (also spelled "Echmiatsin,” “Echmiadzin,” and “Edjmiadsin”) is located in the city of Etchmiadzin (also referred to as Vagharshapat), Armavir Province in what is now present-day...