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Ancient History Stories

How much is lost to history and how much do we know? What did social and political structures look like before modern times? How were battles fought and over what? These stories explore what we do know about life in the ancient world. There’s a lot to unpack and the perfect starting point is right here.

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8 Ancient Cities That Are Still Standing

Entire civilizations have crumbled around them, yet these cities remain remarkably unchanged.

4 Facts You Didn’t Know About Roman Gladiators

These combatants of the ancient world still fascinate us today.

12 Outstanding Audiobooks for Every Kind of History Buff

Listen up, history fans. These great audiobooks are for you.

Amazon Warrior Women: Separating Fact From Fiction

Does the fascinating Greek legend have any basis in reality?

14 Medieval Torture Devices and Methods That Date Back to the Ancient World

From the heretic's fork to being eaten alive by insects, these grisly old torture methods prove that humans have always been brutal.

The Carnyx: Music on the Iron Age Battlefield

This wind instrument was designed to intimidate opponents.

7 Amazing Libraries of the Ancient World

Some of these structures are still standing, while others are lost to time.

Beware the Ides of March...

The Roman holiday was marked by religious observances before Julius Caesar's notorious murder.

12 Little-Known Women's History Month Facts

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating those who made great strides in the name of equality.

Heinrich Schliemann and the Controversial Discovery of Ancient Troy

Was he a pioneer of archaeology or a con man who got lucky?

5 Cleopatra Books That Unveil the Woman Behind the Myth

Descended from a Macedonian line of rulers, Cleopatra VII was the last queen of Egypt before it fell to Caesar Augustus.

Explore China's Rich History with These Books

Nine books illuminate China's rich history from its ancient roots to the modern People's Republic of China.