Enemies of Rome in the 3rd Century CE
It has been said that the greatest enemy of Rome was Rome itself, and this is certainly true of the period known as the Crisis of the Third Century...
Roman House, Delos
The remains of a 2-1st century BCE Roman house on the island of Delos. The building is known as the House of Hermes and was originally of five stories...
Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon
It is a breathtaking flight with dramatic sweeps over fertile valleys and blue pine forests. You fly past Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Gangkhar...
Interview: Bringing Down the Roman Empire in a Game
Today we are talking to Jon Shafer, lead designer of the computer game At the Gates, now available on PC, Mac, and Linux. In this game, you control...
Women in the Middle Ages
The lives of women in the Middle Ages were determined by the Church and the aristocracy. The Church provided people with the 'big picture' of...
Interview: Barry Strauss on Ten Caesars
Dr. Barry Strauss’ Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine tells the epic story of the Roman Empire from its rise to its...
Mapungubwe, located in the very north of South Africa just below the Limpopo River, was an Iron Age settlement and kingdom which flourished between...
Interview: Super/Natural: Textiles of the Andes
Over the course of several millennia, textiles were the primary form of aesthetic expression and communication for the diverse cultures that developed...
Great Zimbabwe is a now ruined city near Masvingo, central Zimbabwe which was continuously inhabited between c. 1100 to c. 1550 CE, flourishing between...
The Isaurians and the End of Germanic Influence in Byzantium
Germanic influence reigned in the Roman Empire from the end of the 4th century CE through the 5th. Germanic individuals took important posts in the...