Ancient Romans were not as much into philosophy and teaching as the preceding Greeks, but they absolutely loved finding new ways of entertainment in their otherwise mundane lives. Today, even the thought of gladiators beating each other to death in an impressively huge arena full of enthusiastic audience would create unprecedented outrage among people. In fact, it would truly reflect the modern perception of much popular gladiator fights in ancient Rome. But regardless of the short life expectancy, being a gladiator was in many ways one of the most glamorous profession in ancient Rome. The gladiator battles would draw thousands of spectators, including the biggest of names in contemporary Roman elites. In an attempt to recognize the most popular of these ancient Roman athletic superstars, [&hellip

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The ancient Egypt was one of the most advanced civilization for almost 3000 years. It started out as small settlements on the banks of river Nile, settlements grew into respective kingdoms. These kingdoms were then united into the Kingdom of ancient Egypt around 3100 BC. From there, began the tale of a civilization whose architecture and artifacts remain flawless to this day, giving testimony to once thriving kingdom and its culture. The ancient Egyptians made significant advances in art, architecture and lifestyle that kept them progressive and prosperous for ages. And without a doubt, Egyptians were the best builders. They built the majestic pyramids that set as a remarkable landmark till now. But ancient Egypt is not known for its pyramids only, there are many [&hellip

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Ancient Rome lies in the cradle of one of the biggest civilization in the human history. It started off as a small town on the bank of the Tiber River in central Italy, at the beginning of the eighth century BC. Soon, after countless wars and military campaigns, it encompassed the entire continental Europe around the Mediterranean basin, all of Britain, and a huge part of western Asia and northern Africa. Even more interesting are the various facts and facets about the Roman civilization and the lifestyle of ancient Roman people. From the spectacular battles of gladiators, to the elaborate dinner parties, to the famous and infamous emperors – a walk through the Roman history is always an amusing experience. Here is the list of [&hellip

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People in the ancient times weren’t the best when it came to maintaining a sanitary and clean environment for living. With lack of sanitation came infections and some infections inevitably led to diseases. Thus began the long shared history between human civilization and illness. Surprisingly, our great, great ancestors were actually far less exposed to infections and diseases. But around 10,000 years ago, people started living in major settlements primarily based on agriculture. As pivotal and revolutionary these settlements were in shaping the future of human civilization, they also brought new diseases and epidemics with them. People were now living in close and unsanitary communities – a perfect medium for some of them prevalent animal diseases to jump species and cause an outbreak of epidemics. Here [&hellip

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Ancient Rome was one of the largest empire of its time, primarily based around the Mediterranean. Naturally, much of the food and drink habits of the ancient Romans were influenced by popular sustenance grown in the Mediterranean region – the primary food item being wheat. Romans typically had three meals a day – jentaculum was their breakfast, prandium was the name for their lunch and cena or dinner used to be the main meal. The food and drinks served for the main course varied according to the Roman classes. The eating habits of rich Romans were far too lavish and grand when compared to that of an ordinary Roman peasant. The well-to-do Romans could afford the best of the meals and loved throwing dinner parties that lasted for hours.  Regardless of such divergence in appetite, the overall ancient [&hellip

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