Ancient History Encyclopedia

Latest Content

Help us write more

We're a small non-profit organisation run by a handful of volunteers. Each article costs us about $50 in history books as source material, plus editing and server costs. You can help us create even more free articles for as little as $5 per month, and we'll give you an ad-free experience to thank you! Become a Member

An Audience with Mongke Khan
Definition

Mongke Khan

Mongke Khan was ruler of the Mongol Empire (1206-1368 CE) from 1251 to 1259 CE. As the third Great Khan or ‘universal ruler’ of the Mongols...
Creation
Article

Monotheism in the Ancient World

Monotheism is simply defined as the belief in one god and is usually positioned as the polar opposite of polytheism, the belief in many gods. However...
Traditional Mongol Hunters
Article

The Nerge: Hunting in the Mongol Empire

The peoples of the Mongol Empire (1206-1368 CE) were nomadic, and they relied on hunting wild game as a valuable source of protein. The Asian steppe...
Pazuzu
Article

Twelve Menacing & Protective Mythological Figures

The term mythology comes from the Greek words mythos (“story of the people”) and logos (“word”) and so is defined as the spoken...
Portrait of Seven Notable Greek Physicians & Botanists
Definition

Galen

Galen (129-216 CE) was a Greek physician, author, and philosopher, working in Rome, who influenced both medical theory and practice until the middle...
Mongolian Deel Robe
Article

Clothing in the Mongol Empire

The clothing worn by the Mongols in the 13th and 14th century CE, like most other aspects of their culture, reflected their nomadic lifestyle in the...
The Golden Horde Defeated at Kulikovo
Definition

Golden Horde

The Golden Horde was the European appanage of the Mongol Empire (1206-1368 CE). Begun in earnest by Batu Khan in 1227 CE, the territory that would eventually...
Roman Skull with Obol in Mouth
Teaching Resource

Halloween Matching Card Game

Here is a little game to introduce Halloween into your social studies class without going off-topic! Instructions and a lesson plan included. Instructions...
Rotating Device of a Potter's Wheel
Definition

Mesopotamian Science and Technology

Mesopotamian science and technology developed during the Uruk Period (4100-2900 BCE) and Early Dynastic Period (2900-1750 BCE) of the Sumerian culture...
Mongol Warrior Reconstruction
Definition

Mongol Warfare

The Mongols conquered vast swathes of Asia in the 13th and 14th century CE thanks to their fast light cavalry and excellent bowmen, but another significant...

About

We're the world's most-read history encyclopedia.

Our mission is to improve history education worldwide by creating the most complete, freely accessible and reliable history resource in the world.

Awards

.eu Web Awards Winner

Lovie Awards 2018

Tutorial Best History Resources

Tutorhouse Approved

Statistics

1,596 definitions
827 articles
9,745 illustrations
1,173 videos
340 3D images
18,246 references
73,495 registered users

Powered by Mailchimp

Newsletter

Our latest articles delivered to your inbox, once a week:

Are you a...?