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Ghost Stories of the Plains Indians
Collection by Joshua J. Mark

Ghost Stories of the Plains Indians

Ghost stories are among the oldest in recorded history and were as popular with the Plains Indians of North America as in any other ancient culture. The descendants of those nations still tell the same stories of ghostly apparitions in the...
21 Images of Greek and Roman Charioteers
Image Gallery by Carole Raddato

21 Images of Greek and Roman Charioteers

This gallery features images of Greek and Roman chariot racers. Chariot racing was the most popular spectator sport in ancient times. In Greece, chariot racing was important in aristocratic funeral games from an early period. As formal races...
Paleolithic Art
Image Gallery by Ibolya Horváth

Paleolithic Art

The first non-functional human-made objects that could be clearly classified as art date back to the Upper Paleolithic (c. 50,000 to c. 12,000 years ago) in Europe. Although Upper Paleolithic art is mostly associated with rock art, besides...
Ancient Persian Religion & Mythology
Collection by Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Persian Religion & Mythology

Ancient Persian religion developed in the region of Greater Iran by the 3rd millennium BCE and corresponds to what is known today as ancient Persian mythology. This belief system informed the Persian Achaemenid Empire, even after the acceptance...
Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World
Collection by Joshua J. Mark

Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World

Belief in an afterlife was common in the ancient world, as it is today, and each culture created its own unique vision of the land that existed beyond the grave. Even with their differences, there are many similarities, including a concept...
Prehistoric Isles of Scilly
Image Gallery by Jan van der Crabben

Prehistoric Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly are a small island group west of Cornwall. Despite their small size, they abound in prehistoric sites dating from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age, including cairns, burial chambers and passage graves. While prehistoric...
20 Frescoes from Pompeii
Image Gallery by Babeth Étiève-Cartwright

20 Frescoes from Pompeii

In this gallery, we present 20 of the most striking frescoes found in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii in Italy. These frescoes were once buried under a thick carpet of volcanic ash from the Vesuvius eruption of 79 CE. Year after year, archaeologists...
20 Images of Petra
Image Gallery by Carole Raddato

20 Images of Petra

This gallery showcases 20 photos of Petra (Jordan), the former capital of the Nabataean kingdom, which thrived as a trading centre from the 4th century BCE to the 3rd century CE. Petra is an ancient city carved into a canyon by the...
Kingdoms and Periods of Ancient Egypt
Collection by Joshua J. Mark

Kingdoms and Periods of Ancient Egypt

The kingdoms and periods of ancient Egypt are modern-day designations for the history of the civilization. The people themselves did not refer to these eras by their modern terms but, instead, dated their history by the reign of a king or...
Aztec Religion & Culture
Collection by Joshua J. Mark

Aztec Religion & Culture

Aztec religion and culture flourished between c. 1345 and 1521 and, at its height, influenced the majority of the people of northern Mesoamerica. Great monarchs such as Montezuma imposed Aztec ideals across the area of modern-day Mexico...
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