States of the Fertile Crescent, c. 1450 BCE
A map illustrating the various political states within the Fertile Crescent c. 1450 BCE.
The Weapons of an English Medieval Knight
The weapons of an English medieval knight in combat included the long sword, wooden lance with an iron tip, metal-headed mace, battle-axe, and dagger. Trained since childhood and practised at tournaments, the skilled knight could inflict...
Map of the Hittite Empire and Surrounding States
A map of the Hittite Empire and surrounding states, including the Assyrian Empire, the Egyptian Empire, and Ahhiyawa. This map is an extract from the book Empires of Bronze by Gordon Doherty, republished with permission.
Tang Empire & Neighbouring States
A map indicating the extent of the Tang empire (618-907 CE) and its neighbouring states and tribes people.
Kushan Empire & Neighboring States
This map shows the extent of the Kushan empire along with the various states and kingdoms that surrounded it at roughly the same time period. c. 100 - 240 CE.
Map of Korean States in 108 BCE
A map of the Korean states in 108 BCE.
Pericles (l. 495–429 BCE) was a prominent Greek statesman, orator, and general during the Golden Age of Athens. The period in which he led Athens, in fact, has been called the Age of Pericles due to his influence, not only on his city's fortunes...
Spade Money from Ancient China
During the Warring States period, 475-221 BCE, the various states used different forms of spade money. There are several weight systems, and this is reflected in the inscriptions. 2. Zhou State, 300s BCE, Warring States period. 3. Wei...
Map of Southern Song & Jin States
A map indicating the territory of the Southern Song Dynasty, 1125-1279 CE and the Jurchen Jin state (1115-1234 CE).
German Crusade 1197-8 CE
The German Crusade of 1197 CE, also known as the 'Emperor's Crusade', was led by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI (r. 1191-1197 CE). Although the emperor died on his way east, his army did capture Beirut from the forces of the Ayyubid dynasty...