Category: ANCIENT HISTORY

Colorful brick artwork of five Persian Immortals

The Achaemenid Empire, also known as the First Persian Empire, was founded by Cyrus II in 550 B.C. It controlled a large swath of western…

Ancient warfare has been heavily analyzed by scholars and has made waves in movies such as 300. However, popular culture and scholarly studies tend to…

Ancient Roman soldiers with slings + a replica of a Balearic sling

For most, the sling is known as the weapon of choice for cartoon troublemaker Bart Simpson. However, it used to be a widely used weapon…

The Trojan War remains one of the greatest stories from ancient times. Filled with strong warriors, heroes, epic battles, divine intervention, and a giant wooden…

Timing, as they say is everything. With everyone currently at home under confinement there has never been a better time to launch a series of…

Chinese farmers were digging a well in 1974 when they discovered fragments of a life-sized statue of a terracotta  warrior. The area was then discovered…

In the years that followed, Antony was busy – he defeated the assassins who had despatched Caesar and later struck up a romance with the…

All of the infantry, approximately 2,000 men, was wiped out on a field close to the settlement. Only Cerialis and his cavalry managed to escape.…

The timbers would have been unusually massive to fit the dimensions of the battering rams, and it is possible that some of the ships were…

The Romans quickly busied themselves training sailors, although Rome was first and foremost a land power. Various historians have pondered what might have happened had…

When the Kingdom of Parthia under its King Vologases IV began rattling its saber, the co-emperors had no choice but to march east to war.…

Only men from the age of 20 and above could join the army, and they had to serve at least 25 years before they were…