Ancient History

Stirling Castle, located on a strategically important rocky outcrop by the River Forth in central Scotland, was a key royal residence from the late 11th century into the early modern period and subject to many battles and sieges, particularly during Scotlands wars of independence from England in the Late Middle Ages. Over the centuries, the castle witnessed the death of two Scottish kings and two... [...]
Fri, Apr 16, 2021
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia

During the Year of the Four Emperors (69 CE), the fight between Vitellius and Vespasian would ultimately bring about the demise of four legions, the XV Primigenia, I Germanica, IIII Macedonica, and XVI Gallia. All four of these legions had previously served the Roman Empire with distinction under such leaders as Pompey and Octavian but made what turned out to be the wrong choice in 69 CE. While... [...]
Thu, Apr 15, 2021
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia
David-Ben Shlomo , Shay Bar, and Ralph K. Hawkins at ‘Auja el-Foqa.

Despite numerous cancelations in 2020, it was excavation as usual at ‘Auja el-Foqa, an ancient Israelite fortress in the Jordan Valley. Directed by David Ben-Shlomo of Ariel University and Ralph K. Hawkins of Averett University, the ‘Auja el-Foqa team enjoyed a winter excavation season without restrictions.

They answered four questions about the pandemic’s effect on their excavation.

Archaeologists David-Ben Shlomo (left) and Ralph K. Hawkins (right) pause from digging ‘Auja el-Foqa for a photo op [...]

Thu, Apr 15, 2021
Source: Biblical Archeology Daily

According to UNESCO, an estimated three million shipwrecks are scattered in the oceans deep canyons, trenches, and coral reefs and remain undiscovered. These shipwrecks preserve historical information and provide clues about how people lived in the past. The term underwater cultural heritage refers to traces of human existence and activity found on ancient sunken ships or retrieved cargo such as... [...]
Thu, Apr 15, 2021
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia

In Greek and Roman Mythology, the Giants, also called Gigantes, were a race of great strength and aggression, though not necessarily of great size. They were known for the Gigantomachy (Gigantomachia), their battle with the Olympian gods for supremacy of the cosmos. Historically, the myth of the Gigantomachy (not to be confused with the Titanomachy) may reflect the "triumph" of the new imported gods of the invading Greek speaking peoples from the north (c. 2000 [...]

Wed, Apr 14, 2021
Source: Ancient Times

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