Which Bible Characters are Historical
An explanation of the historicity (or lack thereof) of important figures from the Bible. CREDITS: Script/Narration: Matt Baker https://usefulcharts.com/ Animation: Syawish Rehman & Jack Rackam Intro music: "Lord of the Land" by Kevin MacLeod...
Distorting Madonna in Medieval art - James Earle
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/distorting-madonna-in-medieval-art-james-earle After Rome was destroyed, people were wary of attachment to physical beauty. As Christianity gained traction, Romans instead began to focus on the...
Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, 5th century A.D.
More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=S2P4I_hFnFI Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, 5th century A.D. A Smarthistory video with partner Context Travel. Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Richard Bowen.
From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians
PBS Frontline interviews the nation's leading New Testament scholars, challenging familiar assumptions about the origins of Christianity. Topics such as the original numerous sects of Christianity all with their own differing beliefs are...
The city of Jericho is remembered for the story in the Book of Joshua in the Bible regarding its destruction by the Israelites. Excavations have revealed that Jericho is one of the earliest settlements dating back to 9000 BCE. It also has...
The Crusades: Consequences & Effects
The crusades of the 11th to 15th century CE have become one of the defining events of the Middle Ages in both Europe and the Middle East. The campaigns brought significant consequences wherever they occurred but also pushed changes within...
The Crusades: Causes & Goals
The Crusades were a series of military campaigns organised by Christian powers in order to retake Jerusalem and the Holy Land back from Muslim control. There would be eight officially sanctioned crusades between 1095 CE and 1270 CE and many...
Mesopotamian Effects on Israel During the Iron Age
The Iron Age in the traditional Ancient Near Eastern chronology ranges from somewhere around 1200 BCE to 333 BCE. It begins from the era when it was first thought iron came to be used up to the ascendency of Alexander the Great as the major...
Archaeological Excavations at Tel Kabri
Tel Kabri is an archaeological site in northwestern Israel that is best known as the location of one of the largest palaces in Canaan in the Middle Bronze Age or "MB" (ca. 2,000–1,500 BCE). Although Tel Kabri reached the height...
Saladin & the Unification of the Muslim Front: 1169-1187 CE
Saladin (c. 1137 – 1193 CE), the Muslim ruler who crushed the mighty Crusader army at the Horns of Hattin (1187 CE) and re-took Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader control, was born in a world where the disunity of the Muslims had...