Clergy, Priests & Priestesses in Ancient Egypt
The ancient Egyptians understood that their gods had prevailed over the forces of chaos through the creation of the world and relied upon humanity's help to maintain it. The people of Mesopotamia held this same belief but felt they were co-workers...
The Gupta Empire stretched across northern, central and parts of southern India between c. 320 and 550 CE. The period is noted for its achievements in the arts, architecture, sciences, religion, and philosophy. Chandragupta I (320 &ndash...
Elephant Symbolism on the Coins of Ptolemy I
Two coins issued by Ptolemy I: 1) A portrait of the deified Alexander the Great wearing an elephant scalp on his head, with a ram’s horn over his temple, and an aegis (sacred fleece) over his shoulder; on the reverse Athena Alcidemus, the...
History in Five: The Death of Julius Caesar
Historian Barry Strauss, author of 'The Death of Caesar,' explores the political, military, and social motivations behind history's most famous murder.
Alesia 52 BC - Caesar's Gallic Wars
Previously in our historical animated documentary series on the Gallic Wars of Gaius Julius Caesar, we have covered the battle of Gergovia http://bit.ly/2Sklcle between Vercingetorix and his Gallic alliance, and the legions of Caesar. Although...
Digging History 10: The Late Republic
Video on the Late Roman Republic produced by the American Institute for Roman Culture.
Eunuchs in Ancient China
Eunuchs were powerful political players in ancient Chinese government. Originating as trusted slaves in the royal household they were ambitious to use their favoured position to gain political power. Advising the emperor from within the palace...
Arms of Alexander II of Scotland
The arms of Alexander II of Scotland (r. 1214-1249 CE). From folio 146v of Royal MS 14 C VII Historia Anglorum. (British Library, London)
Roman Society - Text & True/False
This activity has been designed to fit a 20-minute slot for your class. Students have to complete a true/false table, based on a text. It is part of our Ancient Rome Society and Government pack where you can find: Complete lesson...
Battles of Ancient Greece
A map showing the locations of battles in ancient Greece.