Another Ariamanus Statue Found: The Evil Spirit of Mithraic Religion
It is rare when a new find creates renewed interest in an old subject. Here, the new find is a leontocephaline (lion-headed...
Augustus' Political, Social, & Moral Reforms
Augustus is well known for being the first Emperor of Rome, but even more than that, for being a self-proclaimed “Restorer...
Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World
Ever since the beginning of time people all over the world have worshipped something more than themselves. Ancient history...
Beer in the Ancient World
The intoxicant known in English as `beer' takes its name from the Latin `bibere' (by way of the German `bier'...
Book of the Dead of Aaneru
A detail from the Book of the Dead of Aaneru from Thebes, Third Intermediate Period, XXI Dynasty, 1070-946 BCE. (Egyptian...
Brahmanism is an ideology and a way of life, originating from the history of the Vedas, often called a philosophy, practised...
Buddhism is one of the most important Asian spiritual traditions. During its roughly 2.5 millennia of history, Buddhism...
Byzantine Church near Napflio
Carthage was founded by the Phoenician city of Tyre in the 9th century BCE, and along with many other cultural practices...
Chapter 4: Ancient Religious World Views
Chapter 4: Ancient Religious World Views INTRODUCTION This lecture presents a “distilled” model for ancient polytheistic...