Battle of Lake Trasimene (217 BC)

Top 10 Biggest Events of the Second Punic War

Ancient Rome and Carthage had a long history of conflict that lasted for more than a century. All this tension culminated in a series of three wars fought between the two states from 264 BC to 146 BC. These wars were called the Punic Wars. The Second Punic War was fought from 218 BC to 201 BC and is best … Read more >>

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Top 10 Inventions and Discoveries of Ancient Greece That Are Remarkably Used Today

Ancient Greece can be credited with many inventions and discoveries, although many of these have been developed and adapted by subsequent generations. The ancient Greeks’ findings in the areas of astronomy, geography, and mathematics made them pioneers in the field of science. The Greeks’ interest in the scientific specification of the physical world can be seen as far back as … Read more >>

Justinian Roman Emperor

Top 10 Greatest Emperors of Ancient Rome

Roman emperors were the designated rulers of the empire which started after the end of the Roman Republic. The legitimacy of an emperor’s rule was dependent upon his control of the army and recognition by the Senate; an emperor would normally be proclaimed by his troops, invested with imperial titles by the Senate, or both. But the Roman people regarded … Read more >>

Homo Heidelbergensis

The 7 Homo Species Close to Present Humans That Existed on the Earth

The Earth has a 4.6-billion-year history. However, Homo sapiens (modern humans) only evolved between 400,000 and 250,000 years ago. Humans evolved from the family hominid (great apes) that have existed on Earth for around 20 million years. Over time, different human species with different characteristics have existed on Earth, but not all species of humans have survived the journey with … Read more >>

The Incas Civilization

The 10 Oldest Ancient Civilizations That Have Ever Existed

In the course of human evolution, the practice of living in a group with mutual understanding and dependency has become a very useful and practical lifestyle, and from small isolated groups, larger communities have formed. Then came societies which in time became civilizations. How human mentality and psychology led to this development is still a popular topic among historians and … Read more >>

Hannibal Barca

Top 12 Facts about Hannibal Barca

Hannibal Barca was a renowned general and statesman. He was known for his skill as a commander and his contributions to the army. He was born in 247 BC to Hamilcar Barca who was also a chief in the Carthaginian army. Mago and Hasdrubal were his younger brothers. All his family members were employed in the army and made major … Read more >>

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Top 10 Famous Clothes in Ancient Greece

Throughout human history, each age and era had certain social features that made them stand apart from each other. One such feature – and a very important one – was the clothing that people wore. When it comes to the famous clothes of ancient Greece, there were quite a few outfits that were not only popular back then, but which … Read more >>

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Top 10 Most Popular Ancient Egyptian Foods

Ancient Egypt was known for its prodigious culture, the pyramids, the sphinx, and the pharaohs of this once-majestic civilization on the banks of the Nile. And when it comes to the culinary habits of the people of ancient Egypt, it is clear that they ate much better than people of any other ancient civilization in the world, particularly contemporary civilizations. … Read more >>

Ancient Egyptian Gods

Top 10 Most Worshiped Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

Ancient civilization in Egypt contains many facts, some of which still remain a secret, and this great land along the banks of the Nile has featured in both modern and ancient history. Around 3100 BC, after the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, the pharaoh was the supreme leader when it came to rituals and religion. Egyptian deities were … Read more >>

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Top 10 Religious Practices in Ancient Rome

The Romans had their own unique religion and religious observance was important for both family and state. Festival and ritual were commonplace and were occasions of great merriment. Every Roman house had a sacred fire, and people believed that the lit fire would protect the family. When the fire went out, they thought that something terrible would happen in the … Read more >>