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Akbar (1542–1605) the third Mughal Emperor

Jalal ud-din Akbar was born in 1542 to Humayun, in India, while the latter was a fugitive ruler. Akbar succeeded to a very shaky throne at age 13 but went on to enjoy a long and successful reign, becoming the greatest ruler of the Mughal (Moghul) Empire founded by his grandfather Babur and his followers, who were Muslims from Central Asia. Akbar spent much of his difficult childhood on the run. Consequently, he never learned to read or write. However, he was a brilliant man with an inquisitive mind and phenomenal memory who had others read to him throughout...

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Animation for the Epic Ancient Tale of Gilgamesh [Video]

This is a good animation that will show you the story of the Epic tale of Gilgamesh. This is a piece of literature that all of us encounter during our school years, if you didn’t manage to read this epic tale, you can watch it here. Gilgamesh is the main character from the Epic of Gilgamesh, an old Akkadian poem that is considered to be the oldest great work of literature in human history. He is also considered as a historical figure by many scholars. Many inscriptions have been found which could confirm his existence and also other figures...

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Caesar’s Conquest of Gaul 58-56 B.C.E.

Roman possessions in Gaul before Caesar Until the middle of the I century B.C.E the Romans only had possession of Gallia Cisallpina and had only a foothold in Gallia Transalpina. Still, this was only a small part of Gaul, which consisted of today’s France, Belgium, parts of Holand and Switzerland. The Romans called this part of Gaul, Gallia Comata (Hairy Gaul or Free Gaul) so they could distinguish it from Roman Gaul or as it was known as, Gaul that was dressed in a toga ( Gallia Togata). The Celtic Tribes The majority of Free Gaul’s population consisted of...

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Godlike Hammurabi, the giver of Law, lord of Babylon and all of Mesopotamia

The Rise of Babylon The period of the first Babylonian dynasty or Old Babylonian Empire ( 1894-1595 ) is an important era in the history of Mesopotamia. In the period of 300 years the southern part of Mesopotamia reached a high degree of economic development and political influence. At this time the Babylonian culture had been developed. She absorbed all the previous cultures of Mesopotamia. The Great City of Babylon, which at the beginning was an unimportant city now it had transformed into the greatest political, cultural, and trade center that had not lost its importance until the Hellenic...

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What Was it Like to be a Woman in Ancient Sparta ?

Spartan Women Spartan women were very famous in Ancient Hellas, because they had more freedom than anywhere else in the Hellenic World. To all other Greeks the Spartan women held a reputation of being insane and controlling of their husbands. Compared to the Athenian women, Spartan women could inherit property and were better educated. Youth After their birth the girls were given to their mothers so they could take care of them. Girls and boys were fed equally so they could grow up to be physically strong and healthy so they could bear children without complications. Compared to their...

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