Ancient History Encyclopedia - Ancient history information. An open education resource listed in the OER Commons and we also share our data through the academic Pelagios network, side by side with institutions such as The British Museum and Kings College.
Archaeological Museum at Olympia - One of the most important archaeological museums in Greece, hosting artefacts from the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, in Olympia, where the ancient Olympic Games were born and hosted.
Augustine of Hippo - Online books by Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo (354-430 AD). Also see backgrounder here.
British Museum: Agent Egypt - Egyptian life, geography, gods and goddesses, mummification, pharoaoh, pyramids, temples, time, trades, writing.
Encyclopedia of Egyptology (UEE) - The UEE, published by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA, is a world-wide cooperation of Egyptologists, archaeologists, linguists, art historians, geologists and all other disciplines that are involved in research in Egypt.
From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians - PBS Frontline series. An intellectual and visual guide to the new and controversial historical evidence which challenges familiar assumptions about the life of Jesus and the epic rise of Christianity.
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World - A center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education at New York University, which aims to encourage particularly the study of the economic, religious, political and cultural connections between ancient civilizations.
Mesoamerica - The term Mesoamerica refers to a geological area occupied by a variety of ancient cultures that shared religious beliefs, art, architecture, and technology that made them unique in the Americas for three thousand years - from about 1500 B.C. to A.D. 1519 - the time of European contact. Mesoamerica is one of our planet's six cradles of early civilization. Many aspects of the ancient cultures of Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico continue to the present and several of these cultural inventions and traits have spread throughout the world. Site maintained by Foundation for the Advancement of Mesocamerican Studies.
Minoan Civilization - The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age civilization which arose on the island of Crete. The Minoan culture flourished from approximately 2700 to 1450 BC; afterwards, Mycenaean Greek culture became dominant at Minoan sites in Crete. It was rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century, at first through the work of the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans. Also see photos and further information on Minoan Crete archaeological sites.
Minoan Eruption - The Minoan eruption of Thera, was a major catastrophic volcanic eruption occuring in the mid second millennium BCE. The eruption is one of the largest volcanic events in recorded history. It devastated the island of Thera (also called Santorini), including the Minoan settlement at Akrotiri - as well as communities and agricultural areas on nearby islands and on the coast of Crete. The eruption inspired Greek myths and may have caused turmoil in Egypt. Additionally, it the Minoan eruption and destruction of the city at Akrotiri may have inspired Plato's story of Atlantis. Also see:
Perseus Hopper - A non-profit enterprise, located in the Department of the Classics, Tufts University whose goal is to bring source materials to as large an audience as possible, including primary sources for the study of ancient Greece and Rome, early modern English literature, history of London, and more. See Perseus Classics Collection: An Overview.
Secrets of Lost Empires - PBS NOVA series: Medieval Siege, Pharaoh's Obelisk, Easter Island, Roman Bath, China Bridge.
Sparta - Sparta was one of the most important Greek city-states throughout the Archaic and Classical periods and was famous for its military prowess. Article by Mark Cartwright.
Stoa - Electronic scholarship in the humanities, with a special focus on the ancient world and the classical tradition.
Tacitus - A senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. The surviving portions of his two major works-the Annals and the Histories-examine the reigns of the Roman Emperors Tiberius, Claudius, Nero and those that reigned in the Year of the Four Emperors. These two works span the history of the Roman Empire from the death of Augustus in 14 AD to the death of emperor Domitian in 96 AD. There are significant lacunae in the surviving texts. Also see works of Tacitus at Project Gutenberg.
Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga - A major new millennium initiative from the Smithsonian - including an exhibit, catalog, website, television documentary, and educational programming. From the rise of the Scandinavian kingdoms during the Viking Age (A.D.750 to 1050) to the demise of the Greenland colonies around A.D. 1500, this exhibit examines the history of the western expansion of the Vikings.
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