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Egyptian Gods - The Complete List
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Egyptian Gods - The Complete List

The gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt were an integral part of the people's everyday lives. It is not surprising then that there were over 2,000 deities in the Egyptian pantheon. Some of these deities' names are well known: Isis, Osiris...
Ancient Persian Gods, Heroes, and Creatures - The Complete List
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Persian Gods, Heroes, and Creatures - The Complete List

The term 'mythology' comes from the Greek mythos (story-of-the-people) and logos (word or speech), meaning the spoken story of a people. Every civilization of the ancient world developed a belief system, which is characterized as 'mythology'...
Early Explorers of the Maya Civilization: John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Early Explorers of the Maya Civilization: John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood

The names of John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood are forever linked to the Maya and Mayan studies as the two great explorers who documented the ruins from Copan in the south to Chichen Itza in the north. The stories told by Stephens...
Sassanian Kings List & Commentary
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Sassanian Kings List & Commentary

The Sassanian Empire (224-651 CE) was the greatest expression of Persian culture in the ancient world. It was consciously modeled on the earlier Achaemenid Empire (c. 550-330 BCE) which established Persian supremacy in the region and developed...
Achaemenid Kings List & Commentary
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Achaemenid Kings List & Commentary

The Achaemenid Empire (c. 550-330 BCE) was the first great Persian political entity in Western and Central Asia which stretched, at its peak, from Asia Minor to the Indus Valley and Mesopotamia through Egypt. It was founded by Cyrus II (the...
King-list of Egypt, Detail of the 18th Dynasty
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King-list of Egypt, Detail of the 18th Dynasty

A pharaoh was known primarily by his throne name. This was traditionally a statement about his divine father, the sun-god Ra, so all cartouches with throne names display a sun-god at the top. A king's birth name was the only name he had already...
Neo-Assyrian Cuneiform Lexical List
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Neo-Assyrian Cuneiform Lexical List

Neo-Assyrian lexical list of names of stones on a clay tablet.
List of Mayflower Passengers by William Bradford
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List of Mayflower Passengers by William Bradford

List of Mayflower Passengers from William Bradford's 'Of Plymouth Plantation' Illustration from page 7 of "Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation' From the Original Manuscript. With a Report of the Proceedings Incident to the Return of...
Cuneiform Synonyms List
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Cuneiform Synonyms List

Occasionally, cuneiform text scribes encounter difficult or rare words. The list on this clay tablet explain such words. From the library of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh (modern-day Ninawa Governorate, Iraq), northern Mesopotamia. Neo-Assyrian...
Athenian Tribute List [Fragment]
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Athenian Tribute List [Fragment]

Athenian Tribute List Annus 25, 430-429 BCE.