Jan van der Crabben



Jan van der Crabben Jan is the founder, CEO, lead programmer, and editor-in-chief of Ancient History Encyclopedia. He's had a passion for ancient history for over a decade, ever since reading Herodotus after school.

With a background in journalism, war studies, and self-taught programming, Jan decided to start Ancient History Encyclopedia after his first ancient-related project, The Ancient Mediterranean Mod for Civilization III & IV became popular. It all started with a searchable and tagged timeline, and the rest is history.