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Charles II of England & Royal Regalia
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The Coronation Ceremony of the British Monarchy

The coronation ceremony of the British monarchy as we know it today involves many elements that have been a part of the pageantry ever since the 11th...
Orestes & Electra
Definition

Electra by Euripides

Electra is a Greek tragedy written by the playwright Euripides c. 420 CE. It retells the classic myth concerning the plotting of Electra...
The Plague by Arnold Bocklin
Definition

Black Death

The Black Death was a plague pandemic which devastated Europe from 1347 to 1352 CE, killing an estimated 25-30 million people. The disease, caused by...
Roman Relief of a Teacher & Three Pupils
Article

Teaching From Home: Free Resources for Teachers and Parents

Schools are closed in most countries and everyone has to adapt to a new reality of online learning. It is not easy for students, teachers and parents...
Citizens of Tournai Bury Their Dead
Teaching Resource

Plagues in History: Activity for Online Teaching

This activity has been designed to fit a 30-45-minute slot for your class.It can be used by any teacher and educator and is suitable for online...
Bellerophon riding Pegasus and the Chimera
Definition

Bellerophon

Bellerophon (aka Bellerophontes) is the Corinthian hero of Greek mythology who famously battled and killed the fantastical Chimera monster, a fearsome...
Hannibal Barca Bust
Article

The Price of Greed: Hannibal's Betrayal by Carthage

Hannibal Barca (l. 247-183 BCE), the brilliant Carthaginian general of the Second Punic War (218-202 BCE), had the military talent, expertise, and skill...
History's Deadliest Pandemics
Collection

Plagues in History

Plagues have swept through humanity ever since communities have gathered together in concentrated groups. In this collection of resources, we look...
Battle of Zama
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The Battle of Zama - The Beginning of Roman Conquest

The Battle of Zama (202 BCE) was the final engagement of the Second Punic War (218-202 BCE) at which Hannibal Barca of Carthage (l. 247-183 BCE) was...
Flag of the Abbasid Dynasty
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Abbasid Dynasty

The Abbasids were an Arabic dynasty who ruled over most of the Islamic empire (save some western parts) from 750 to 1258 CE. They assumed the caliphal...

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