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The Black Death was a plague pandemic which devastated Europe from...
People in the Middle Ages have acquired something of a bad reputation...
Plagues in History: Activity for Online Teaching
This activity has been designed to fit a 30-45-minute slot for...
Ancient Mesopotamian Beliefs in the Afterlife
Unlike the rich corpus of ancient Egyptian funerary texts, no such...
Reactions to Plague in the Ancient & Medieval World
Throughout history, epidemics and pandemics of plague and other...
Plagues of the Near East 562-1486 CE
Disease has been a part of the human condition since the beginning...
Plague in the Ancient & Medieval World
The word 'plague', in defining a lethal epidemic, was coined...
The Egyptian Amulet: Pious Symbols of Spiritual Life
Material Objects & Cultures Material objects convey...
The Maya Calendar and the End of the World: Why the one does not substantiate the other
The Popol Vuh recounts the story of twins who journeyed to Xibalba...
Shabti Dolls: The Workforce in the Afterlife
The Egyptians believed the afterlife was a mirror-image of life...
The Pyramid Texts: Guide to the Afterlife
The Pyramid Texts are the oldest religious writings in the world...
Justinian's Plague (541-542 CE)
During the reign of the emperor Justinian I (527-565 CE), one of...