Ancient History

The ancient Romans left behind a wealth of remains which help archaeologists and historians to understand what daily life was like in the Roman Empire. From ancient frescos of rich table spreads, to broken wine vessels, carbonized loaves of bread, and petrified olive pits, the left-overs of Rome's food culture are all around. [image:10665] In this exclusive interview Arienne King, Media... [...]
Wed, May 22, 2019
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia

Aristotle of Stagira (l. 384-322 BCE) was a Greek philosopher who pioneered systematic, scientific examination in literally every area of human knowledge and was known, in his time, as "the man who knew everything" and later simply as "The Philosopher”, needing no further qualification as his fame was so widespread. He literally invented the concept... [...]
Wed, May 22, 2019
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia
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Paul and the Slave Girl. This oil painting shows the apostle Paul casting the “spirit of python” from the slave girl, whom he encounters in Philippi. Based on the episode from Acts 16 in the Bible, the painting dates to c. 1860 and appears outside the Basilica of St. Paul in Rome. Photo: Richard Stracke/CC by-NC-SA 3.0.

According to Greek mythology, the god Apollo killed the massive [...]
Tue, May 21, 2019
Source: Biblical Archeology Daily

The Empire of Trebizond was an offshoot of the Byzantine Empire that existed from 1204 to 1461 CE, ruled by the Megas Komnenos Dynasty, descendants of the Komenos Byzantine emperors. The Empire of Trebizond has been far less researched than the Byzantine Empire, let alone the Roman Empire, yet it was the last real surviving descendant of those empires. Famed for its lucrative trade and beautiful... [...]
Tue, May 21, 2019
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia

The Viking Way: Magic and Mind in Late Iron Age Scandinavia is an essential addition to any library. Written by noted scholar Neil Price (co-author of The Viking World, author of The Archaeology of Shamanism, and Professor of Archaeology at the University of Uppsala, Sweden), this book focuses specifically on the significant role magic, sorcery, and witchcraft played in Norse culture. The work... [...]
Tue, May 21, 2019
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia

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