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Four sisters in Ancient Rome – Ray Laurence

Four sisters in Ancient Rome – Ray Laurence

Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Jessica Ruby Today, we’re going to look at the world of Rome through the eyes of a young girl. Here she is, drawing a picture of herself in the atrium of her father’s enormous house. Her name is Domitia, and she is just 5 years old. She has an older brother …

ANCIENT EGYPT – WikiVidi Documentary

ANCIENT EGYPT – WikiVidi Documentary

WikiVidi Documentaries Ancient Egypt and the pyramids of Giza are among the most recognizable symbols of the civilization of ancient Egypt.]] Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in the place that is now the country Egypt. It is one of six historic civilizations …

The Horrible Life of an Average Roman Empire Slave

The Horrible Life of an Average Roman Empire Slave

Slaves in ancient Rome weren’t all laborers working hard under the hot sun as some wicked slave driver stood behind them with a whip in his hand. Many of the slaves were domestic servants, some were skilled artisans, others were even said to be highly educated physicians. The ones who did generally have a very …

South Africa : A Shorthand History

South Africa : A Shorthand History

Music The sea route between Europe and India via the Cape of Good Hope was dominated by the Portuguese in the 15th century. Their initial exploration of a route via the Cape was undertaken by Bartholomew Diaz, who erected three crosses and stone pillars on the east coast of South Africa. The first cross was …

A day in the life of an ancient Athenian – Robert Garland

A day in the life of an ancient Athenian – Robert Garland

It’s 427 BCE and the worst internal conflict ever to occur in the ancient Greek world is in its fourth year. The Peloponnesian War is being fought between the city-states of Athens and Sparta, as well as their allies. The Athenians can’t match the formidable Spartan army on land. So they’ve abandoned the countryside and …