Ancient History


Brother rivalry in the story of Joseph: Flemish artist Balthasar Beschey depicts the moment when brother rivalry turns vicious in the story of Joseph in the Bible in this 18th-century painting, Joseph Sold by his Brothers.

A father prefers one of his younger sons to his older sons. The younger son is promoted—to the envy of his older brothers—and the older brothers turn against him. When an opportunity presents itself, they manage to depose him. [...]
Sun, May 20, 2018
Source: Ancient Cultures

Who were the Nabataeans? The Siq is a tortuous half-mile-long canyon that winds its way from the entrance of Petra to the large open plaza at the foot of the Khazneh. Formed through countless millennia of geological activity and water action, the canyon was used by the Nabataeans as a ceremonial route into their capital. The sides of the Siq were also outfitted with channels and pipes that carried fresh water into the city.

For every [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
Source: Ancient Cultures
As many of you know, I am not only passionately interested in ancient history but, as an education technologist, I continue to explore new technologies and how they can be used to promote the study of the ancient world.

Alexa is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon that uses artificial intelligence to perform numerous tasks like music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, playing games, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, serving as an intercom, and providing weather, [...]
Wed, May 16, 2018
Source: Ancient Times

“He came to Egypt, to the mouth of the Nile called the Canopic mouth, and to the Salters'. Now there was (and still is) on the coast a temple of Heracles … They laid this accusation before the priests and the warden of the Nile mouth, whose name was Thonis.”
—Herodotus, Histories 2.113

A monumental statue from Thonis Photo: Christoph Gerigk. Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation.

Herodotus's account of the detainment of Helen and Paris in Egypt [...]
Sun, May 13, 2018
Source: Ancient Cultures

A team headed by Francesco Porcelli of the Polytechnic University of Turin conducted the third investigation into whether Queen Nefertiti's tomb is located on the other side of Tutankhamun's burial chamber. Photo: Hajor/CC BY-SA 3.0.

What lies behind King Tutankhamun's burial chamber in Egypt's Valley of the Kings? Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves made waves in 2015 when he published a paper proposing that there were two sealed-off rooms behind the north and west [...]
Fri, May 11, 2018
Source: Ancient Cultures

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