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History: Ancient History



Diotima - covering materials for the study of women and gender in the ancient world.

  • Historical Text Archives - HTA publishes high quality articles, books, essays, documents, historical photoes, and links, screened for content, for a broad range of historical subjects.

  • Internet Ancient History Sourcebook - an annotated directory of scholarly and informative ancient history resources with some full text available.

  • Museum of Antiquities - offering a reliable and critical account of the artistic accomplishments of major Western civilizations and epochs from approximately 3000 BC to AD 1500.

Big History Project


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Entering King Tut's Tomb, 1922
Howard Carter describes the wonder of discovering the greatest ancient Egyptian treasures ever found.


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How to Keep a Slave in Ancient Rome, 170 BC 
"The total wine issue per man for a year should be about forty-two gallons:" advice for keeping slaves in Ancient Rome.

Gladiators, 50 AD
"In the morning men are thrown to bears or lions..." Before there was cable TV, the gladiator games were the main source of entertainment.

The Grandeur of Rome, 75 AD
"The united grandeur [of our buildings] would lead one to imagine that we were describing another world, accumulated in a single spot." Take a tour of ancient Rome.

From the App Store

Roman Empire for iPad

Travel back in time and discover far-reaching contributions of the Roman Empire, with a 360-degree panorama of the Pantheon, an interactive Roman Soldier, a view of the Colosseum past and present, and a deep examination into the culture and architecture of the time that still endures today. $$$





Rome : Middle School

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A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome - Ray Laurence

What makes the Great Wall of China so extraordinary - Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen

What did democracy really mean in Athens? - Melissa Schwartzberg

Google Cultural Institute: How To Use the Site



Ancient China

Discovery Channel : THE GREAT WALL Winding roughly 6,700 kilometers through undulating mountains, grasslands, and desert, its vastness seems beyond the realm of human possibility. A wonder of the ancient world, the Great Wall of China is one of mankind's most massive building achievements. Yet contrary to popular belief, there is no single wall of China, but rather a series of walls built for different reasons at different times. Historians and modern engineers discuss the planning, construction, and function of various segments while extensive location footage illuminates the stunning majesty of its architecture. Legend claims that the wall is a wellspring of warfare, madness, and death--can this be true?

Stories from the Stone Age

Stories from the Stone Age: An exploration of the revolutionary period of prehistory that began when humans abandoned the nomadic hunting and gathering existence they had known for millennia to take up a completely new way of life the decisive move to farming and herding the ration of permanent settlements and the discovery of metals setting the stage for the arrival of the worlds first civilisation.


Ancient History Games and Animations

Ancient History

For Teachers