Category: ANCIENT HISTORY

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…

The Scottish infantrymen, armed with pikes and spears, managed to successfully defend against an English cavalry charge. The name William Wallace, once known only by…

Most people know of the kamikaze pilots of WWII who deliberately piloted their planes into Allied ships during the latter stages of the war. Many…

In an era before dog tags or modern military bureaucracy, ancient and medieval powers needed to get creative in how they kept track of their…

What could have happened to the 9th Legion? How could it simply disappear? The fate of the 9th has been the subject of debate for…

Women warriors of the ancient world Warfare has traditionally been a man’s world. The reasons for this varies historically and culturally but, regardless of time…