Knucklebones, known today as jacks, is one of the oldest games in the world, stretching almost 5,500 years into the past.
Ever wish you could yell "THIS IS SPARTA!" every time you dump someone? Newsflash, bucko- actual dating in ancient Sparta was far more intense.
Olive oil is used today in mostly cooking and for health reasons. But in Rome there were many more ways it was used, making it one of the most valuable goods in the empire.
This article analyses the influence of Lycurgus reforms on Spartan Society
Who would win in a one and one fight? A veteran Roman Legionnaire or an elite Spartan warrior? Here we will look at their training methods and what weapons they would have used in battle against each other.
Wine was an important part of the ancient world, especially to the Romans who all but worshiped the drink. As ever, wine needs to be drunk from special cups, and the ancient had their own.
Roman cities enjoyed clean water and excellent sanitation thanks to extensive aqueducts and sewer systems. This article explores how the sewers helped the Roman Empire develop into an advanced urban society.
Rome has many amazing landmarks left behind from its ancient times, although some are more obscure than others. Like a man-made mountain composed entirely of broken pottery.
Slavery is the oldest form of abuse on human rights, yet a necessary measure for the growth of ancient civilizations. Whether captured soldiers or unfortunate people caught in the open, evidences of slavery go as far as 1,300 years BC. But no other slave system has ever reached such humongous scale...
In Bronze Age Greece, three forms of writing emerged: Pictographic, Linear A, and Linear B. All three were originally discovered during Arthur Evans excavations of Knossos on Crete. Linear B was later found at Pylos on the mainland of Greece as well. Of these three early writing forms, Linear B...