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Mystery Behind the Religion of Rome

Kingdom of Rome: In the early days of antiquity, the Latin tribes of the Italian Peninsula had begun practicing all sorts of festivities and praising...

Ancient Egyptian Religion – Rituals, Prayers and More

Herodotus wrote in 5th century BC that the Egyptians were one of the most religious people and he was not wrong. The Egyptian religion...

The Greatest Enemies of Rome

1) Brennus: Described as a particularly warlike tribe, the Senones gave the Republic of Rome quite the trouble culminating in the first Sack of Rome...

End of an Era – The Fall of The Western Roman Empire

The fall of the Roman Empire in 476 marked the end of the Ancient world and the start of the Middle Ages. When talking...

History of Tattoos

Introduction: Deriving its meaning from the Polynesian word tatau, or to be written upon, tattoos are a type of body modification that requires the insertion...

History of the Cataphract

Deriving its name from the Greek word “Kataphraktos”, meaning fully armored, the origin of the cataphract is in fact older than the Hellenistic city...

Top 8 Ways Game of Thrones is Based on History

1) The War of the Five Kings is based on War of the Roses: George R.R Martin has based his books that tell the tale...

The Rise to Power and Conquests of Trajan

Marcus Ulpius Traianus also known as Caesar Nerva Traianus Germanicus, but mostly known as Trajan, was a Roman Emperor from 98 to 117 AD....

10 Type of Gladiators – Part 1

1. Andabata: Blindfolded and tossed into the arena, these types of gladiators did not last long. Armed with a gladius, a scutum and a helmet,...

Shields Throughout History Which Were Key in Life or Death Situations

1)Round shield: The most common shield in history, having examples in every corner of the world in antiquity, is the round shield. Shaped to resemble...

History of the The Lombards, Portrayed as The Strongest Germanic Warriors

The Lombards were a Germanic tribe from Scandinavia, which latter migrated to the region of Pannonia as part of “The Wondering of the Nations”....

The History of Illyria – From The Beginning to the Roman Conquest

The Illyrians, bearing the Hallstatt culture, were a group of Indo-European tribes in antiquity, which inhabited part of western Balkan Peninsula. Illyria extended from...

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