Attila the Hun
Attila the Hun (reigned 434-453 CE) was the leader of the ancient nomadic people known as the Huns and ruler of the Hunnic Empire, which he established...
Chariot Racer Mosaic, Tarentum
A detail from a floor mosaic depicting a chariot racer, Tarentum, southern Italy, Late 2nd century CE. (National Archaeological Museum of Taranto...
Elephants in Hellenistic History & Art
Elephants were thought of as fierce and frightful monsters in antiquity, very real though rarely seen until the Hellenistic period. They were deployed...
Cats in the Middle Ages
The life of a cat in the Middle Ages (c. 476-1500 CE) differed significantly from that of a dog owing primarily to its association with witchcraft...
Ancient Roman Warfare
With a huge reserve of resources in men and equipment and a culture geared for warfare, the Romans were relentless in expanding their borders and putting...
Chester: A Time-Travelling City
It is said that Chester is the richest city in Britain in terms of archaeological and architectural treasures. One of the finest strategic outposts...
Saladin & the Unification of the Muslim Front: 1169-1187 CE
Saladin (c. 1137 – 1193 CE), the Muslim ruler who crushed the mighty Crusader army at the Horns of Hattin (1187 CE) and re-took Jerusalem after...
The Architecture of Ancient Rome
Roman architecture was nothing if not eclectic. From ingenious under-floor heating to gravity-defying arches, the Romans added to the Classical repertoire...
Greek World Heritage Sites
Greece, the ‘cradle of western civilization’, is home to a large number of spectacular sites from the ancient world, several of which have...
On the Pallava Trail in Kanchipuram
The Pallavas ruled south-eastern India from the 3rd through the 9th centuries CE. Their empire covered what is today the Tamil Nadu state. Their origin...
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