CATEGORY: Ancient History
Top 6 Theories About Atlantis
October 16, 2015

Check out six of the most notable theories about the lost civilization of Atlantis, one of the most enduring legends in history. Read More

6 Legendary Mercenary Armies From History
June 29, 2015

Going back to ancient history, some of the world’s most feared fighting forces were made up of freelance warriors who weren’t aligned with any particular nation or king. Get the facts on six of history’s most infamous and influential private armies. Read More

7 Historical Treasures Discovered by Accident
March 17, 2015

From the Terra Cotta Army to the Dead Sea Scrolls, get the stories behind seven chanceencounters that led to the discovery of priceless historical relics. Read More

7 Early Robots and Automatons
October 28, 2014

From Leonardo Da Vinci’s android to a French-made artificial duck, learn more about seven early mechanical wonders. Read More

6 Modern Capitals With Ancient Roots
October 21, 2014

An ancient city that manages to stay inhabited—and important—over thousands of years is a surprisingly rare occurrence. Here are six of the most fascinating examples. Read More

10 Famous Elephants From History
August 12, 2014

Whether revered as a divine symbol of luck and wisdom, used as unique tools of diplomacy between leaders, deployed to intimidate opposing armies or put on display in the service of status or science, elephants have loomed large in the historical record. Read More

8 Surprising Facts about Alexander the Great
May 13, 2014

It isn’t always possible to separate fact and fiction from the stories told about Alexander over the centuries, but here are eight great takeaways from Alexander’s life. Read More

7 Unusual Ancient Medical Techniques
March 25, 2014

Doctors are supposed to operate under the maxim “do no harm,” but history shows this has sometimes been easier said than done. Read More

Summer Solstice Traditions
June 18, 2013

The summer solstice, which falls on June 21 in the northern hemisphere this year, was a day of great significance for many past civilizations. Read More

7 Ancient Sports Stars
February 5, 2013

From early Olympians to the Michael Jordan of Roman chariot racing, these seven sportsmen stand among the athletic elite of the ancient world. Read More