Ancient History

Works and Days is an epic poem written in dactylic hexameter, credited to the 8th-century BCE Greek poet Hesiod. Hesiod is generally remembered for two epic works, Theogony and Works and Days but, like his contemporary Homer, he was part of an oral tradition and his works were only put into written form decades after his death. Work and Days is a tribute to the benefits of a life devoted... [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia

Romanos I Lekapenos (“the Ignorant”) was emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 920 to 944 CE. Of Armenian descent, he was a military commander who usurped the throne to rule as co-emperor with the rightful heir, but still minor, Constantine VII (r. 945-959 CE). Achievements made during his reign include peace with Bulgaria, a reconciliation between the conflicting sides of the church over... [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia

Among the many contributions to world culture credited to Mesopotamia is an object so familiar to people in the modern world that few pause to consider its origin: the dog collar. Throughout the ancient world, from China to Rome, dogs are depicted in works of art on a leash attached to a collar. The dog collar was so integral an aspect of the people's daily lives that even the dogs of the gods... [...]
Mon, Jan 15, 2018
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia

At the end of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. alludes to the apostle Paul's words in Galatians 3:28: “There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus” (NRSV). In her Biblical Views [...]

Fri, Jan 12, 2018
Source: Biblical Archeology Daily

Jerusalem's Ancient Landfill. Archaeologists have uncovered a landfill from the Early Roman period (first century B.C.E.–first century C.E.) on the eastern slopes of Jerusalem's Southeastern Hill (the “City of David”)—outside the walls of ancient Jerusalem. Photo: Courtesy Yuval Gadot/Photo by Assaf Peretz.

From time immemorial, people have produced rubbish. Yet to an archaeologist, not even this discarded material is a waste! Just as archaeologists can glean information about the past by excavating ancient houses, streets, [...]
Tue, Jan 09, 2018
Source: Ancient Cultures

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