These pages are designed to provide you with a information on the Ancient World–its history, culture, ideas, religions and more. The purpose in posting these pages is to provide information’s of ancient history with another source of information on the subject. Most of what you will read and discover here are about chronologies of the Ancient World Cultures.
History is not merely the presentation of facts. Historia in Greek means “analysis” or “interpretation.” Historians make their interpretations from all the available sources which have come down to us from the ancients–archaeological sources, literature, the visual arts, and surviving traditions, just to name a few. Therefore, what you will find below is my interpretation of ancient history.
The site is divided into different chapters. A brief description of each chapter you can find bellow:
|Early Humans – From the origins of humankind (ca. 3,000,000 B.C.) to the first cities; the transition from hunting/gathering to agricultural food production; the birth of religion|
|Mesopotamia – The first civilizations in the Fertile Crescent; the rise of monarchies and empires; Mesopotamian culture, religion and literature|
|Egypt – Civilization along the Nile; Old, Middle and New Kingdoms; the pyramid system; mummification; Egyptian culture, religion and literature|
|Hebrews & Phoenicians – Phoenicians and Indo-Europeans; the Hebrews and the development of monotheism|
|Ancient India – From the Indus Valley to the Mughal invasion; the development of Hinduism and Buddhism; epic poetry (Mahabharata)|
|Ancient China – Xia, Shang, Zhou, Qin, and Han dynasties; the Dynastic Cycle; the development of Confucian and Daoist thought|
|Early Europe – The barbaric chiefdom in the Bronze Age|
|Ancient Greece – The Minoans; the Mycenaeans; the Dark Age; Homer and the Archaic Age; the Classical Age; Persian and Peloponnesian Wars; Alexander and Hellenism|
|Ancient Rome – Roman social, cultural and political history from the legendary foundation of the city to its fall in the 5th c. A.D.; the development of Christianity|
|Byzantium & Islam – The Byzantine Empire; the rise of Orthodox Christianity; Mohammed and Islam; the Arab Empire; Ummayads and Abbassids|
|Early Medieval Europe – The development of European nation-states; the rise of Catholic Christianity and the power of the popes; the crusades; the feudal system|
|Late Medieval Europe – The collapse of the Papacy; Inquisition; the continued strengthening of monarchical power; the Hundred Years War; the Black Death|
The is so much what we can learn from the past. Ancient Civilizations always fascinating people because there is many unclear historical events and myths in human past. We learn study ancient history exactly from different sources: archaeological excavations and researches, from epigraph monuments, different kind of documents and of course myths. From myths we can always find some real historical events. For example, from the information’s which provided in ancient Greek epic poem Iliad and Odyssey about Trojan War, pioneer of the archaeology Heinrich Schliemann managed to find exactly location of the Troy.