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Five Key Historical Sites of the Hittites
Articleby Carole Raddato

Five Key Historical Sites of the Hittites

Although mentioned several times in the Biblical texts, the actual existence of the Hittites was largely forgotten until the late 19th century CE. With the discovery of Hattusa in 1834 CE, the city that was for many years the capital of the...
The Portuguese Colonization of Cape Verde
Articleby Mark Cartwright

The Portuguese Colonization of Cape Verde

The Portuguese colonization of the Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) Islands began from 1462. Initially envisaged as a base to give mariners direct access to West African trade, the Central Atlantic islands soon became a major hub of the Atlantic slave...
Mandu - City of Joy
Articleby Aadil Khan

Mandu - City of Joy

The city of Mandu is situated about 35 km from Dhar in the Madhya Pradesh region of northern-central India. Most of the city's monuments date to the 15th and 16th century CE. The city is located on a hill which rises 633 m above the sea level...
Top 10 Archaeological Sites in Caria, Turkey
Articleby Carole Raddato

Top 10 Archaeological Sites in Caria, Turkey

Located at the crossroads of many ancient civilizations, Turkey is a haven for archaeology lovers. Over the centuries, a succession of empires and kingdoms – Hittite, Lydian, Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and, finally, Ottoman – ruled...
Top 5 Must-See Historical Sites in Dublin
Articleby Wanda Marcussen

Top 5 Must-See Historical Sites in Dublin

Dublin has much to offer in cultural and historical experiences. It is a vibrant and colorful city, with a history dating back many centuries. Dublin has it all - from castles and a Viking harbor to ancient pubs, medieval libraries, and more...
On the Pallava Trail in Kanchipuram
Articleby Anantha Krishnan

On the Pallava Trail in Kanchipuram

The Pallavas ruled south-eastern India from the 3rd through the 9th centuries CE. Their empire covered what is today the Tamil Nadu state. Their origin is shrouded in mystery though historians believe their roots might have been from Andhra...
Ancient History Encyclopedia in Japan
Articleby James Blake Wiener

Ancient History Encyclopedia in Japan

The “Ancient Japan” initiative at Ancient History Encyclopedia arose as there is a dearth of open access and digitally curated information concerning early Japanese history available online and in English. East and Southeast Asia...
A Visitor's Guide to Oplontis, Stabiae & Boscoreale
Articleby Carole Raddato

A Visitor's Guide to Oplontis, Stabiae & Boscoreale

More than 2,000 years ago, extremely wealthy Romans lived on the sunny shores of the Bay of Naples at Pompeii and in opulent villas nearby, unconcerned about Mount Vesuvius in the distance. Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE), Augustus (r. 27 BCE...
Top 5 Historic Day Trip Sites to Visit Close to Dublin
Articleby Wanda Marcussen

Top 5 Historic Day Trip Sites to Visit Close to Dublin

Ireland is filled with historical sites and monuments. The 'Emerald Isle' always has something new in store for those who venture there and are eager to learn about its fascinating past. Many sites have a mystical past told through legends...
Top 5 'Deep-Dive' Virtual Shipwrecks
Articleby Kim Martins

Top 5 'Deep-Dive' Virtual Shipwrecks

According to UNESCO, an estimated three million shipwrecks are scattered in the oceans’ deep canyons, trenches, and coral reefs and remain undiscovered. These shipwrecks preserve historical information and provide clues about how people lived...
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