Ancient History

Loki is a god in Norse mythology who is often simply described as the ‘trickster' god for his love of playing pranks on both his fellow gods and his or their opponents. Sworn brother of Odin and often the one to dig the other gods out of inconveniently deep holes, Loki's name nonetheless has many negative connotations due to his deceitful nature and especially the hand he had in the... [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia

Michael III, also known as “Michael the Drunkard” by his detractors, was emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 842 to 867 CE. Never quite escaping the shadow of his mother Theodora, who ruled as regent in his name until c. 855 CE, or his uncle Bardas, the gifted chief minister, Michael's reign nevertheless saw significant religious and political changes and a strengthening of the empire... [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia

Shapur I (240-270 CE) was the son of Ardashir (224 - c. 241 CE), the founder of the Sasanian dynasty, who made him his co-ruler and brought him on campaigns to learn the art of war. Ardashir was a skilled military leader who not only defeated the Parthian king Artabanus V (c. 208-224 CE) in numerous battles but finally killed him and brought down the Parthian Empire, replacing it with his own. Shapur... [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia
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The Museum of the Bible. Photo: Alan Karchmer.

Two blocks from the National Mall in Washington, DC sits the much-anticipated Museum of the Bible. The mission of the museum, which opens November 17, 2017, is to invite “all people to engage with the Bible through museum exhibits and scholarly pursuits.” The museum's approach is nonsectarian; that is, according to Museum of the Bible vice president Steven Bickley, the museum is not affiliated with [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
Source: Biblical Archeology Daily
Written by Britain's most esteemed historian of ancient Greek art and culture, Dr. John Boardman's The Greeks in Asia surveys the historical and cultural influence of the ancient Greeks in the Near East, the Indian Subcontinent, and Central Asia. Delineating the importance of the ancient Greeks in world history, by virtue of their adroit skills in trade as well as the widespread appeal... [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia

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