Introduction to the Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh
Some of the most famous ancient Egyptian pharaohs including Ramesses II, also known as Ramesses the Great, come from the New Kingdom period of Egypt during the eighteenth and nineteenth dynasties. It was during this time that the title pharaoh...
The September Massacres and the Battle of Valmy
With an enemy at the gates, Paris puts its prisoners to the sword...
Abortion in the Ancient World
World History Encyclopedia and the Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages have come together to bring you an interview with Arienne King, all about abortion and family planning in the ancient world. The concept of abortion and contraception...
Sainte Chapelle 4K | Tour Inside the Sainte Chapelle in Paris
Sainte Chapelle 4K UHD tour Inside the Sainte Chapelle in Paris. The Sainte-Chapelle is a royal chapel in the Gothic style, within the medieval Palais de la Cité, the residence of the Kings of France until the 14th century in Paris, France...
An Introduction to the Faiyum Mummy Portraits
The Faiyum (Fayum) mummy portraits were unearthed by the Egyptologist Flinders Petrie (though others had been found elsewhere earlier) and they were so impressive, expressive and life-like that Flinders Petrie thought that the subjects must...
Tower of Constance, Marie Durand, 360
The Tower in France where Marie Durand was imprisoned for 38 years for bring a protestant. Explore this tower in 360 Video.
The Folktale of Melusine, the Medieval Face of the Starbucks Logo
Have you ever wondered about the mermaid with two tails on the Starbucks logo? Well, that is not just any old mermaid, but the face of Melusine, a figure that dates back to medieval Europe. Melusine is a legendary figure from European folklore...
Introduction to the History of Ancient Japan
The History of Ancient Japan dates back to the fifteenth century BCE, and spans thousands of years until the beginning of the Medieval period in Japan. The Jōmon period was the first historical period of Japan, and the name Jōmon comes from...
Flying through Sardis: New Views of an Ancient City
Inexpensive but sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) have transformed many aspects of archaeological research at Sardis. They have given us stunning new views of the dramatic and complex landscape of the site, and helped us discover...
Photographer: Samuel Magal ([email protected]) Sardis was situated in the middle of Hermus valley, at the foot of Mount Tmolus, a steep and lofty spur which formed the citadel. It was about 4 kilometres south of the Hermus. Today...