Tag: Ancient History

The Lighthouse of Alexandria

In 1994, a French team of archaeological divers conducted a salvage inspection in the eastern harbor of Alexandria in the […]

War Horse Part 2: The Egyptians.

Following the expulsion of the Hyksos during the reign of Ahmose I (1539-1514 BC), the use and exploits of the […]

War Horse Part 1

When our descendants first began to work the land as farmers, they tamed or domesticated cattle, donkeys, goats, pigs and […]

The Portrait Statue of the Four Tetrarchs.

In my humble opinion, I believe that more than any other empire in history, both Rome and Byzantium are best […]

Nebuchadnezzar’s Etemenanki ziggurat (Tower of Babel).

Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BC) was a king of the short lived Neo Babylonian Empire in Mesopotamia (the region that roughly […]

Roman Road Building 101

The Appian Way? No, just my garden path. Over the past few weeks I have (weather permitting) been building my […]

The Legend of the “Eye” Part 4

There are a many number of versions of the all seeing eye that we have not covered yet. Though firstly […]

Marcus Aurelius: Emperor, General & Philosopher.

In his ‘Meditations’, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus simply wrote or described himself as ‘a male, mature in years, a statesman, a […]

The Legend of the “Eye” Part 1

The all-seeing eye is an ancient symbol that today has found itself on everything from the US one dollar bill […]

Greeks, Romans and Asbestos (a brief history of…)

Our earliest records of the use of asbestos dates back around 3,000 years ago in the lands around Scandinavia. Archeologists […]