We're the world's most-read history encyclopedia. Become a member to support our non-profit organisation – we'll give you an ad-free version of this site and much more to say thanks!

Our Mission

Our mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide.


We help teachers, students and schools by providing them with reliable, easy-to-read and high quality educational history resources entirely for free.
General Public
General Public
By creating an engaging and exciting encyclopedia, we have inspired millions to learn more about other cultures and our shared human past.
Cultural Heritage
History is the basis upon which we build our cultural and national identity. With historical understanding we become more open and tolerant towards other cultures.

Your membership pays for

More Content
Each article requires around $50 in history books. We could produce so much more with your membership, completing Ancient History Encyclopedia and even moving to other time periods. We could also achieve our vision of translating our articles into other key languages.
Video & 3D Content
Studies show that younger people prefer videos over text, especially when learning about topics they can’t engage with physically. Your membership would help us produce engaging video and 3D content to reach future generations of students and get them excited about ancient history.
Our articles are viewed millions of times each month, so we need several web services to make sure we can deal with this. Your membership helps us deliver a fast, secure website and service worldwide. It will also help us expand our mobile content and fund further app development.

What our members have helped produce

Greco-Roman90% Complete

We've written 330 articles about the birthplace of democracy, the world's greatest empire, and the cradle of Europe.

Mesoamerica 75% Complete

We've written around 60 articles about steaming jungles, pyramids, human sacrifice, and winged snakes.

Near East 65% Complete

Around 200 articles now cover the cradle of civilization, home of the first empires, and the world's oldest cities.

India 35% Complete

We've written around 35 articles on India's millennia-old heritage of architecture, mythology, and key historical figures.

China 10% Complete

We have just begun writing about one of the world's oldest civilizations and plan to focus on this next.

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