I enjoyed reading about the many ways ancient Roman society influenced modern society. For example they created aqueducts that carried enormous amounts of water into their great cities. The architectural advancement they had is still seen today. They brought a whole new perspective to spectator sports and entertainment as well. In addition they built road systems that have influenced modern society greatly.
This page describes the type of government used during the Roman Empire. It describes the aristocracy and how two main figures controlled the empire along with their advisers. It also explains the role of a roman citizen and which right’s pertained to them.
This article illustrates why the Peloponnesian war occurred and what were the impacts. After fighting in a war together Athens and Sparta became rivals creating a war. In the end Sparta came out victorious and Athens were forced to step up a new form of government created by the Spartans.
This article describes on of the most famous city states in Greece. Sparta was a military war like civilization who disagreed with Athens on political and social terms. One surprising fact about Sparta was that they required their youth to begin military training at the age of seven.
This article tells the reader about the great ruler of Macedonia and his philosopher ways. Not only was he a great military ruler but philosophy was also a major part of his life. He praised his teachers for teaching him new ways of viewing the world and creating new ideas from it. Alexander was loved by his army because of the great respect and sensitivity for his soldiers.
A large number of prehistoric posthole sites of pillared halls have been found in the valley of the Gayathripuzha, a left-bank tributary of the Bharathapuzha, suggesting that they are sites of Neolithic settlements.
This article talks about possible Neolithic villages in ancient India. There reasons for this is the discovery of various potholes and pillars that suggest a Neolithic village. Another surprising fact was that there was engravings on the pillars found.
The article speaks of the revolution of art in the old kingdom. The art dramatically changed in the sense that they were now creating sculptures of wood, stone, and clay. Self-portraits were also created during this time. The main purpose for this art was to ensure the life of the pharaoh in the afterlife and his reign.
I enjoyed watching this video because it gave a short detailed video of how Mesopotamia came to be. It mentioned how the Sumerians were the first to establish a written language. In addition it showed how people living there used irrigation to water their crops. It also showed how they built temples for religious reasons.
Its interesting to see that the people from Mesopotamia had an idea of how to make types of alcohol from different types of wheat’s and fruits. They had thousands of clay tablets left behind of written history on the subject.
It is very intresting to see how difficult it really is to figure out where specific lifestyles originated in Europe, and where they came from. There have been many speculations as to where lifestyles like hunting and gathering began in Europe as well as the very first farming that took place. However there is always new evidence that trigger new ideas and contribute to ancient history.
This article is very informative in providing details on how a great empire perished. It explains how within the Roman Empire there was a lot of confusion on who should hold power and rule. It also describes flaws with the army which were at war with different adversaries.
HISTORY OF ATHENS including Founding fathers, Oligarchs, tyrants, democrats, Athens and Sparta, The Delian League, Peloponnesian Wars, Pericles and Athens, Empire and the return of war, Disaster and recovery, Macedonia, The long decline...
This article describes Athens one of the great city states in Rome. Athens is credited for creating a democracy which has influenced government in the modern world greatly. Athens was full of amazing architecture that has also influenced modern society. From Athens great philosophers, and writers’ emerged telling the history of this time period.
This archeological find contained artifacts that date back to the Mauryan dynasty. The main finding was a large brick wall used to protect or fence up a city of ancient times. Along with the wall archeologists found three copper coins.
This video explains some of the earliest civilizations. The Harrapan civilization consisted of two main cities one of these cities was Mohenjo-Daro city. The city consisted of a town layout with several buildings all surrounded by a huge wall. A great bath was also part of the city which was believed to have religious value.
His name is thought to mean "creative power", and as a proper name "Creator". Very early in Egyptian history, Re was identified with Horus, who as a falcon-god represented the loftiness of the skies. He was represented as a hawk-headed man or as a hawk. A combination of the two, Ra-Hoor-Khuit, "Re, who is Horus of the Horizons" showed the two as manifestations of the singular Solar Force.
Re was the father of Shu and Tefnut, grandfather of Nut and Geb, great-grandfather of Osiris, Seth, Isis, Nephthys and great-great-grandfather of Horus.
Horus or re was the sun god which was very important to the Egyptian people. He was the one that took care and ruled over the people. Horus took the form of a falcon and portrayed a very powerful being. His name meant being bold and brave all of ancient people counted on him for religious purposes and praised him.
The ancient civilizations believed in many different gods like the sun god. They believe that the sun and moon created all the elements needed on earth. Ancient Egypt was also known for the great pyramids of Giza, Khufu was the biggest pyramid.
Women during the period of the Mesopotamian’s had a lot freedom. They were allowed to roam around market places and sell and trade goods. A woman could as well start her own business. Many of the gods worshipped were women. They also held higher positions in the social ladder and religious status too.
The University of Chicago has some great resources - and lots of full colour photographs of artifacts - about daily life in Ancient Mesopotamia. Check out the galleries of photographs for each topic listed on this page.
The people during that time had daily life’s that are very similar to our daily lives today surprisingly. They as well had an appetite for meats of all sorts including fish. They also had a type of door to their houses that worked like a door today with a key and lock.
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