Ancient Greek Medicine
In ancient Greek medicine illness was initally regarded as a divine punishment and healing as, quite literally, a gift...
Etruscan Votive Figure
A bronze figurine of a youth or priest offering a libation. 2nd century BCE. Etruscan-Latin. (British Museum, London...
The Etchmiadzin Cathedral (also spelled "Echmiatsin,” “Echmiadzin,” and “Edjmiadsin&rdquo...
How to Become a Medieval Knight
In medieval society a knight enjoyed a position of high status and often wealth, they were feared on the battlefield...
Critias (c. 460-403 BCE) was an Athenian politician, poet, and playwright who was one of Socrates’ followers, Plato’s...
Toilets in a Medieval Castle
The medieval toilet or latrine, then called a privy or garderobe, was a primitive affair, but in a castle, one might...
The Weapons of an English Medieval Knight
The weapons of an English medieval knight in combat included the long sword, wooden lance with an iron tip, metal-headed...
Decebalus (c. 87-106 CE) was the king of Dacia (roughly modern-day Romania and Moldova) who fought two wars with Rome...
The Great Hall was the architectural centrepiece of a medieval castle’s interior and functioned as the social...
The Lullubian Rock Relief of Darband-i Basara
History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme. (Mark Twain) Darband-i Basara (the Pass of Basara) is...
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