Prior to the period of reform know as the Tanzimat (1839-1876), slavery was alive and well within the Ottoman Empire, and in fact, was necessary to ensure the inner machinations of the Ottoman government, administration, and military for nearly...
Queen Nefertari - 'she for whom the sun doth shine' - was the Great Royal Wife of the legendary Pharaoh Ramesses II his one true love or a match made for political and dynastic reasons?
History, legends, pictures and facts about Cleopatra VII, the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt: her life, death, dress and accessories. Tips and costume ideas for creating a Cleopatra dress, based on sculptures, portraits and coins featuring Queen Cleopatra. Information about ancient garments and...
Where is Mesopotamia and what importance does it have? Who where the ancient civilisations that populated it? Was this really the beginnings of modern human civilisation?
Greek and Sumerian city-states shared some similarities, as well as glaring differences. A city-state can be defined as a political city composed of an independent city.
Learn a bit about Ancient Egypt's gods and goddesses.
The story of Osiris and Isis is the one of oldest, if not the oldest, love stories ever told. It also happens to be one of the saddest, as they are torn apart by a jealous brother whose own life and marriage were never enough to make him happy.
KV5 is a fascinating tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Built as a tomb for the sons of Ramesses II, KV5 is the largest tomb yet found. Will more be discovered about Ramses the Great and his children?
Hieroglyphics gives us a rich history of ancient Egypt. By finding out the history, how to translate, as well as the different kind of hieroglyphics, we can better understand ancient Egypt.
This articles tries to answer the question of whether the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were actually constructed in Babylon or another place such as Nineveh, both of which located in modern Iraq.