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Great Roman Civil War 49–45 BC

The civil war in ancient Rome lasted from 49 to 45 BC and was one of the last major internal conflicts in the Roman...

The Rule of Cleopatra VII Philopator

Cleopatra VII 69-30 BC is the last queen of Hellenistic Egypt from the Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty. She was glorified by the dramatic love story...

The Vandal Sack of Rome (455)

Taking advantage of a coup in Rome, which resulted in the death of Emperor Valentinian III, the King of Vandals, Genseric, left Carthage with...

Mercenary War (240-238 BC) – Roman Annexation of Sardinia and Corsica

The Mercenary War, or the Libyan War, was fought in Carthage between 240-238 BC and represents the struggle of the Carthaginian authorities with their...

Majorian (457 – 461) – Final Try to Restore the Western Roman Empire

Flavius Julius Valerius Majorian was the Roman Emperor from 457 to 461. He became Emperor after he overthrew the Emperor Avitus. Majorian tried to...

Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, 451 AD – Rome’s Last Stand

The Battle of the Katalaun Fields took place on June 20, 451, in Gaul, in which the troops of the Western Roman Empire under...

Battle of Cannae 216BC – One of Rome Greatest Defeats

The Battle of Cannes was the largest battle of the Second Punic War.Iit occurred on August 2, 216 BC, near the city of Cannes...

List of 10 Most Noted Pyramids in the World

Pyramid of the Sun This pyramid is located in Mexico, in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, built around 100 AD. It’s 66 meters (216 feet)...

Roman Empire in the Time of Severan Dynasty and the Crisis of the Third Century

The crisis of the Roman Empire was the period between the death of Alexander Severus in 235 and the proclamation of Emperor Diocletian in...

The Rule of the Roman Empire Under Macrinus

Macrinus was Roman Emperor from 217 to 218. He was born in Caesarea of Mauritania, today's modern Algeria, in 164 AD. For this reason,...

Egypt Under Roman Rule – Roman province

After the death of Cleopatra VII, the last pharaoh, Egypt fell under the direct control of Rome. The first contact, between Rome and Egypt,...

The Ptolemaic Kingdom and Dynasty

After the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC, his generals had to decide the fate of the Macedonian Kingdom. After extensive discussions,...

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