Ancient History Encyclopedia is a non-profit educational website with a global vision: to provide the best ancient history information on the internet for free.
We combine different media, subjects and periods in interactive ways that will help readers understand both the "big picture" and the detail. Editorial review is a key component in our process to ensure highest quality.
We are a non-profit organization that is mostly funded by donations, but we also earn some money with advertisements and commissions on book sales.
We believe that a small amount of advertisements does not detract from the content on our site. As our goal is not to make money but to provide highest-quality ancient history content for free on the internet, we believe that advertisements are in line with our vision.
We will never compromise the quality of truthfulness of our content at the request of an advertiser -- we would rather lose the revenue.
Can my organization advertise on this site?
Yes, you can! You can book banner space on our website, and we are flexible in regards to your advertising needs. Simply send an email to to find out what we can do for you.
Advertising model: CPM (cost per thousand impressions), at a rate of 1 GBP per 1,000 views of your banner. We can guarantee you up to 100,000 impressions per month.
Targeting: We can show your ad to all our users, users from certain countries / regions / cities, or also only on specific pages.
Banners: We support banners in the sizes 300x250px (high number of impressions) and 120x600px (low number of impressions). We can take static images or animated GIFs / Adobe Flash.
Payment: You pay us a certain amount in advance (1 British Pound Sterling per 1,000 impressions), and we will show your advertisement until that budget has run out.
Content restrictions: We only accept those advertisements that are somehow relevant to our users. We want the banners to add value to our site, rather than trick our users. Porn, illegal software, scams, and shady financial advertisements are not welcome!
How is the money used?
Nobody is getting rich on the money we receive, as we exclusively use it for:
- Server and traffic costs
- Reference books for our authors
- Publish affordable print versions
- Expenses of our authors
- Classroom material for teachers
You can read more about how we use the money on the donations page.