Ancient Mesopotamian Warfare in Sumer and Akkad
Warfare was an essential part of the Akkadian Empire, especially under its conquering founder Sargon, and his grandson the god-king Naram-Sin. Their armies were the source of their power. But they were not the first kings of Mesopotamia...
Hygeia, Asclepius, and the Ancient Greek Deities of Healing
Apollo, although the god of medicine, wasn't the only deity in Greek mythology associated with healing, with many different deities in Ancient Greece including Hygeia and Asclepius, having responsibilities in the realms of healing, medicine...
Prehistoric Pile Dwellings Around the Alps - UNESCO World Heritage Site
The UNESCO World Heritage prehistoric pile dwellings (stilt houses) around the Alps, in Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria and Italy was quite a difficult World Heritage site to visit! Despite there being hundreds of remains scattered...
The Greek Myth of Theseus, Ariadne and the Minotaur
Theseus was the legendary hero-king of Athens who had both mortal and divine lineage as the son of the mortal Aethra of Troezen, and either the god of the sea, Poseidon, or Aegeus the king of Athens. Theseus grew up in Troezen in the northeast...
Soothing Stories with Megan: Lugalbanda and the Anzu Bird
Megan's next soothing story from Mesopotamia! Join her as she reads 'Lugalbanda and the Anzu Bird'. The translation used can be found here: http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/etcsl.cgi?text=t.18.104.22.168#
Soothing Stories with Megan - Lugalbanda and the Mountain Cave
After a long hiatus, Soothing Stories is back! This time, Megan reads the legend of Lugalbanda and the Mountain Cave, in which Lugalbanda manages to not die! Translation from ETCSL: http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/section1/tr1821.htm
Sepoy Mutiny | 3 Minute History
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The History of the East India Company
#eastindiacompany #history #documentary Recommended reading: The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company - https://amzn.to/3wtuqAn The Honourable Company: A History of the English East India Company - https://amzn.to/3XQ3bMg...
How did Britain Conquer India? | Animated History
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The Private Army of the British East India Company
Before the days of the Raj, British India was ruled by a private corporation: The Honourable East India Company. The Company, which began in India as a purely mercantile institution, eventually came to control vast territories across the...