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The Great Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza

Ten Ancient Egypt Facts You Need to Know

Ancient Egypt is defined as the civilization which flourished in North Africa between c. 6000-30 BCE – from the Predynastic Period in Egypt (c...
Edward IV of England & Lancastrian Fugitives at Tewkesbury Abbey

Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses (1455-1487 CE) was a dynastic conflict between the English nobility and monarchy which led to four decades of intermittent...
Colosseum, Rome

Ten Ancient Rome Facts You Need to Know

Ancient Roman culture affected vast numbers of people across the known world of its time, beginning with the rise of the Roman Republic (509-27 BCE...

Inventions & Innovations of Ancient Persia

Ancient Persian culture contributed many of the aspects of the modern world which people simply take for granted as having always existed. The designation...
Persian Archers

Elite Warriors in History

Winning battles and forging empires was not just about numbers but also the quality of the troops at any commander's disposal. The best-trained...
Richard III & Henry VII, Stained Glass Window

Battle of Bosworth

At the Battle of Bosworth (aka Bosworth Field) in Leicestershire on 22 August 1485 CE, the Yorkist king Richard III of England (r. 1483-1485...
Standing Arch at Ctesiphon


Ctesiphon was an ancient city and trade center on the east bank of the Tigris River founded during the reign of Mithridates I (the Great, 171-132 BCE...
Wall Painting of a Man at a Banquet

Wine Culture in the Hellenistic Mediterranean

The culture of drinking wine was enjoyed throughout the Mediterranean world, and what is true now was true in antiquity, too: wine is always good business...
Machu Picchu Aerial View

Ten Facts You Need to Know about the Inca

The Inca civilization (c. 1400-1533 CE) is among the most vital of South America in terms of its cultural influence and legacy. The Inca began as a...
The Tudor Rose

The Wars of the Roses: Consequences & Effects

The Wars of the Roses (1455-1487 CE) was a dynastic conflict where the nobility and monarchs of England intermittently battled for supremacy over a...


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