Ancient History

In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous creatures who lured nearby sailors to their deaths by enchanting them with music and singing voices which resulted in their shipwreck on the rocky coast of the sirens' island. Roman poets placed them on some small islands called Sirenum scopuli. Later, their "flowery" island of Anthemoessa, or Anthemusa, was considered to be Cape Pelorum or the Sirenuse, near Paestum. Plato said there were three kinds of [...]
Tue, Jul 07, 2020
Source: Ancient Times

Confucianism is a philosophy developed in 6th-century BCE China, which is considered by some a secular-humanist belief system, by some a religion, and by others a social code. The broad range of subjects touched on by Confucianism lends itself to all three of these interpretations depending on which aspects one focuses on. The philosophy is based on the belief that human beings are essentially good... [...]
Tue, Jul 07, 2020
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia

Clothes in the Elizabethan era (1558-1603 CE) became much more colourful, elaborate, and flamboyant than in previous periods. With Elizabeth I of England (r. 1558-1603 CE) herself being a dedicated follower of fashion, so, too, her court and nobles followed suit. Clothing was an important indicator of status so that those who could afford it were careful to wear the correct colours, materials... [...]
Tue, Jul 07, 2020
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia
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Visitors can see remains of King Herod's palace in Jerusalem, where the trial of Jesus may have occurred. Photo: Courtesy Tower of David Museum.

Visitors to Jerusalem's Old City can explore remains of King Herod's palace, which may be where Roman governor Pontius Pilate tried and condemned Jesus of Nazareth to death. Excavating from 1999–2000 underneath an abandoned Ottoman-period [...]

Mon, Jul 06, 2020
Source: Biblical Archeology Daily
In my research of the early excavations in Pompeii, I found a book by ingrid D. Rowland entitled "From Pompeii" published in 2014. In it Rowland describes 19th century visits of several famous people to Naples and the newly rediscovered cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum including Mozart, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and others. I was particularly struck by her discussion of author and revolutionary Madame de Staël and how she incorporated her [...]
Mon, Jul 06, 2020
Source: Ancient Times

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