Category: ANCIENT HISTORY

More Terracotta Warriors Found at Ancient Chinese Burial Site

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…

150,000 Men, 900 Ships: Excavation Reveals Size of Antony & Cleopatra’s Fleet

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

Boudicca: The Warrior Queen who Defeated the Mighty Romans

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.…

Ancient Monument Reveals Secrets of History-Changing Battle

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…

Rome Vs Carthage: The Largest Naval Battles in Ancient History

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…

I am a Lover not a Fighter: The Roman Emperor Forced into War

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.…

Centurions and Cohorts: X Facts about the Roman Army

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…

Braveheart: Fact or Fiction? The Real William Wallace

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…

More to The Ill-fated Mongol Invasions of Japan Than Just a “Divine Wind”

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…

Counting Arrows: How the Persian Empire Counted Its Dead

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…

The Mystery of the Lost Legion: One of the Most Experienced Legions Vanished

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…

Amazonian Warriors of the Ancient Worlds

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…