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Statue of a Sitting figure of Goddess Sekhmet
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Statue of a Sitting figure of Goddess Sekhmet

Sekhemt was a lion goddess, whose name means "the mighty one", and she personified the aggressive aspects of other goddesses. Sekhmet was a daughter of the sun-god Ra. She usually wears the sun-disc on her head. A famous myth recounts how...
Medieval Europe: Crash Course European History #1
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Medieval Europe: Crash Course European History #1

Our European history is going to start around 1500 CE with the Renaissance, but believe it or not, that is not the actual beginning of history in the continent. So, today, we're going to teach you the broad outlines of the so-called Middle...
Ancient Democracy: What is Democracy and Where Did it Start?
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Ancient Democracy: What is Democracy and Where Did it Start?

Ancient democracy was invented at the beginning of the 5th century BCE at almost the same time in both Athens and Rome. The word democracy comes from the Greek word demokratia with demos meaning the people and kratos meaning power or rule...
The Roman Empire: Crisis of the 3rd Century - Full Documentary
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The Roman Empire: Crisis of the 3rd Century - Full Documentary

The Crisis of the Third Century, also known as Military Anarchy or the Imperial Crisis (AD 235–284), was a period in which the Roman Empire nearly collapsed under the combined pressures of invasion, civil war, plague, and economic depression...
Fate, Family, and Oedipus Rex: Crash Course Literature 202
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Fate, Family, and Oedipus Rex: Crash Course Literature 202

In which John Green teaches you about one of the least family-friendly family dramas in the history of family dramas, Oedipus Rex. Sophocles' most famous play sees it's main character, who seems like he's got it all together, find out that...
The Temple of Apollo, Bassae - Greece HD Travel Channel
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The Temple of Apollo, Bassae - Greece HD Travel Channel

The Temple of Apollo at Bassae lies 1,130 meters above sea level and can be reached by mountainous roads. The Temple of Apollo was built around 430 BC as gratitude to Apollo Epicurean, who allegedly saved the inhabitants during the Peloponnesian...
A mysterious illness kills one third of Athenians
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A mysterious illness kills one third of Athenians

Learn about the plague in Athens and the devastation it caused.
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