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Top 10 Oldest Pieces of Art Ever Discovered

Art has been a means of expression since the evolution of mankind. The discovery of prehistoric sculpture and cave art suggests that different forms of arts have been practiced since the beginning of human history. Even though artistic methods were different then, the expression of ideas and emotions through art was commonplace. It was initially believed that ancient art existed … Read more >>

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Top 17 Ancient Greek Painters

Painting is a form of expressing yourself and conveying a story. It is the raw form of emotion depicted on a canvas, and it is a way to free yourself and express your desires. Painting is when the artist bares his soul to the world, and forms of painting differ from person to person, from era to era. Ancient Greece … Read more >>

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Top 8 Ancient Roman Painters

Rome has always been the place for art. The streets of Rome are filled with sculptures of the greatest artists that the world has ever known. Roman art thrived in the Augustan age, but the Augustan era was not the starting point for Roman art. Since ancient times, the Romans have been known for their indulgence in the finer things … Read more >>

Chandragupta Maurya

Top 12 Greatest Ancient Military Commanders

Ancient military commanders have led thousands of men into battle in order to triumph over the enemy. Their elaborate speeches prior to battle, many of which are still remembered today, have inspired thousands of men on the battlefield. Ancient warfare was completely different to modern warfare. Generally speaking, armies relied on their sheer size and strength to win a war, … Read more >>

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 >>