The warriors of Celtic Europe were amongst the most distinctive of any fighters in the ancient world. With their great height, long hair and moustaches, frequent nakedness, painted and tattooed bodies, and fondness for collecting enemy heads...
Warfare Scene, Balawat Gate
Detail of the bronze casing of the Balawat gate. From Balawat (Imgur-Enlil), northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of King Shalmaneser III, 858-824 BCE. (The British Museum, London)
The hypaspists were a type of infantry soldier who served as a vital part of the Macedonian armies of both Philip II and his son and heir Alexander III, better known to most as Alexander the Great. They became an invaluable piece of an infantry...
Kamakura is a coastal town located on Sagami Bay on Honshu Island, Japan, which was the capital of the Kamakura Shogunate from 1192 to 1333 CE. Provided with excellent natural defensive features, it was fortified and made the base of the...
Battles & Conquests Of The Ottoman Empire (1299-1683)
Spanning across three continents and holding dominance over the Black and Mediterranean Seas, the Ottoman Sultanate (1299-1922) was a global military superpower between the 15th and 17th centuries. From the point of its inception in 1299...
Tacitus' Account of The Battle of Mons Graupius
The Battle of Mons Graupius was fought in 83 CE between the invading forces of Rome, under the general Agricola, and the Picts, the indigenous people of modern-day Scotland, under their leader Calgacus. The only account of the battle is found...
Roman Artillery Attack
An image illustrating what a Roman artillery attack might have looked like. Centre is a ballista arrow-throwing device, in use between the 3rd century BCE and 4th century CE in Roman warfare.
The Heavenly King of The Chinese: Shang Di
This video describes the heavenly king and lord of the Chinese, Shang Di, and his significance to Chinese culture.
[The Greatest Chinese Literature] The Dream of the Red Chamber Book I, Part 1 (by Xueqin Cao)
The main text starts at 1:18 mark. This book is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of China, and considered the greatest of them all. This book is truly epic in its scope, diverse and deep characters and delivery. If you want to try the...
Epaminondas (or Epameinondas, c. 420 - 362 BCE) was a Theban general who famously defeated Sparta at the Battle of Leuctra in 371 BCE. The daring and brilliant pre-meditated tactics of Epaminondas earned a decisive victory over Sparta and...