The Minoan civilization flourished in the Middle Bronze Age on the island of Crete located in the eastern...
Cave Painting in Lascaux
One of the several Palaeolithic cave paintings found at Lascaux, a network of caves in southwestern France.
The Clouds is a comedy written c. 423 BCE by the Greek playwright Aristophanes (c. 448 BCE – c. 385 BCE). A failure...
Naval Warfare in Ancient India
The navy in ancient India carried out three roles: it was used to transport troops to distant battlefields, participate...
Alexander Helios (40 BCE – c. late 1st century BCE) was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, the second oldest...
The Battle at the Allia River, 390 BCE
The 390 BCE battle at the Allia River was fought between the city state of Rome and Gauls from northern Italy. When...
Marcus Furius Camillus (c. 445/446-365 BCE) was the first great general of the Roman Republic to also prove himself...
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were the fabled gardens which adorned the capital of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, built...
Isaac I Komnenos
Isaac I Komnenos was the Byzantine emperor from 1057 to 1059 CE. Although his reign was brief, he was known for being...
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Bodrum, Turkey), was a massive tomb built for Mausolus, the ruler of Caria, c. 350 BCE...
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