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Julio-Claudian Family Tree
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Julio-Claudian Family Tree

Family tree of Julio-Claudian Dynasty, which produced five emperors at the start of the Roman Empire (27 BCE - 68 CE).
A Day in the Life of an Ancient Greek Architect - Mark Robinson
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A Day in the Life of an Ancient Greek Architect - Mark Robinson

Follow Phidias (Pheidias), the chief builder for the Parthenon, as he supervises the construction of the new temple and faces charges of embezzlement. The year is 432 BCE. As dawn breaks over Athens, Phidias is already late for work. He is...
Dr. Mark Van Stone - How Maya Hieroglyphs are written - Demonstration
Video by Mark Van Stone

Dr. Mark Van Stone - How Maya Hieroglyphs are written - Demonstration

Mark Van Stone explains how Maya hieroglyphs are constructed, by writing a modern name in phonetic glyphs. Dr. Van Stone is an expert decipherer and calligrapher; author of "2012 - Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya" and co-author of...
Mark, Karen, Joshua & James
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Mark, Karen, Joshua & James

From left to right: Mark Cartwright, Karen Barrett-Wilt, Joshua Mark, James Blake Wiener. Pictured in Wicklow, Ireland, 2015.
Bodhisattva with Yongle Reign Mark
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Bodhisattva with Yongle Reign Mark

Bodhisattva; probably Qutan Temple, Qinghai Province, China; Ming dynasty, Yongle reign mark (1403–1424 CE); gilt bronze; 53 1/2 x 26 x 17 7/10in. (136 x 66 x 45 cm); Musée Cernuschi, Asian Arts Museum of Paris; MC5173; photograph © Stéphane...
Miracle of St. Mark by Tintoretto
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Miracle of St. Mark by Tintoretto

The Miracle of Saint Mark Rescuing a Slave by the Italian Renaissance artist Tintoretto (c. 1518-1594 CE). 1548 CE. (Academia, Venice)
Historical Problems in the Trial(s) & Crucifixion in the Gospels
Article by Rebecca Denova

Historical Problems in the Trial(s) & Crucifixion in the Gospels

The story of the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ is reenacted every year by Christians all over the world in the Easter liturgy. The story has become an essential article of faith and is rarely questioned by New Testament...
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Blog by Jennifer Brown (Jaunting Jen)

The Horses of St. Mark's

Welcome to the second post on our new blog AHEtc! This time we welcome Ms. Jennifer Brown (Jaunting Jen) of the blog Jaunting Jen. Jen is an Army veteran, archaeologist, photographer, and historian working on her MA in ancient and classical...
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Blog by James Blake Wiener

1 Million Mark Surpassed!

We are pleased to announce that the Ancient History Encyclopedia regularly receives over one million page views per month! This is truly a momentous occasion and we are eager to see what awaits us as we come closer to 2014. At this time...
The Trial & Crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth
Article by Rebecca Denova

The Trial & Crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth

The central pillars of Christianity originate from the story of the trial, crucifixion, and death of Jesus Christ. The events cover the time when Jesus of Nazareth and his followers entered Jerusalem for the festival of...