Ancient History

Wonders of the African World

Complete Listing of World Wonders

Mysterious Places – Ancient Civilizations Modern Mysteries

Early Humans

Meet Early Man – Why did Cro-Magnon man crawl on his belly through dangerous mazes in deep dark caves? How did the “Upright Man” travel from Africa to America without a boat? Who were the Neanderthals? Did man live at the same time as dinosaurs? Find out here!

Cave Paintings and Rock Art

The Cave at Lascaux

Becoming Human – Journey through the story of human evolution

Electronic
Passport to Prehistory
– A Long Time Ago

 

Life in Mesopotamia – Ancient Mesopotamia is considered the cradle of civilization because the Mesopotamians developed many things that we take for granted in our modern lives, such as agriculture, language,
cities, religion, and government.

Electronic Passport to Mesopotamia – The Fertile Crescent

Hammurabi’s Code
Hammurabi Title Page – Solve some of the problems Hammurabi faced
Hammurabi’s Code of Laws
The Code of Hammurabi

Cuneiform Digital Library – Browse a vast collection of cuneiform images

Cuneiform Numbers

Ancient Mesopotamian Foods

Ancient Mesopotamia Recipe

The Collapse of Mesopotamia

Ancient Hebrews

History of the Jews

The Hebrews to 1000 BCE

The Lost Tribes of Israel

Kashrut: Jewish Dietary Laws

The Torah on Food

Ancient Egypt

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt – Do you know what the ancient Egyptians believed would cure a toothache? Find out here! Read some Egyptian Tall Tales and an original story about Ancient Egyptian Daily Life . Explore ” Deep in the Tombs of Egypt” , where
you can watch a short movie about mummies and more.

Egypt: Daily Life – Ancient Egypt was a narrow strip of land along the Nile River. Each year the river flooded its banks, leaving behind a fertile fringe of soil they called “the Black Land,” while the desert all around the Nile valley was called “the Red Land.” It was here the Ancient Egyptians built
their homes.

Electronic Passport to Egypt

Food in Ancient Egypt

Neferchichi’s Tomb – Neferchichi’s Tomb is full of treasure for kids, teachers, & amateur Egyptologists: free clip art & fonts, e-postcards, gift shop, lesson plans, fun & games…

Egypt: Secrets of an Ancient World – Explore the pyramids of ancient Egypt through diagrams, photos, and facts

Wonders of Ancient Egypt – Dedicated to the wonders, mysteries, religion and history of ancient and modern Egypt. With details and resources on various related topics.

The Quest for Immortality – Treasures of Ancient Egypt

Writing with Hieroglyphs – So you want to write like an Egyptian, huh? Well it took several years for aspiring scribes to learn how to do it, so for
the sake of time we’ll just cover the basics.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Hieroglyphics – Say What?

Egyptian Name Translator – Type in your name and see what it looks like in hieroglyphics.

Online Hieroglyphics Translator – Enter the Name, Word, or Phrase you want translated into Hieroglyphics.

Ancient Egypt – Egyptian Life, Geography, Pyramids, and much more from the British
Museum

Egypt Antiquities and Ancient Egypt – Very informative, from the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism

Map of the Nile River Valley

Ancient Egyptian Religion

Ancient Egypt – History for Kids

Pyramids: The Inside Story – Follow a team as they reconstruct how the pyramids of Egypt were built on NOVA’s “This Old Pyramid

Gallery of the Pyramids – Take a look at how pyramids developed over time in Ancient
Egypt, from pit graves in desert sands to step pyramids, the Bent Pyramid, and
the Great Pyramid.

The
Pyramid Challenge
– This online game challenges students to choose a site
for a pyramid in Ancient Egypt, and undertake its design and building in an interactive
format.

Boats in Ancient Egypt: Watch a video and learn about the importance of boats
in Ancient Egypt

Mummification – Mummification was a learned process – the earliest Ancient Egyptian cultures simply buried their dead under the hot desert sand. Explore here how the
process of mummification developed.

Clickable Mummy – Welcome to the Clickable Mummy. Click on different parts of the Mummy to view interesting facts and information about the mummification process.

Mummy Case: Watch a video to learn how mummy cases were made

Amenemhet: Learn about a man and his wife by viewing a fragment of a wall found in Ancient Egypt..

Deep in the Tombs of Egypt

Ancient Egypt Homepage

Who Killed King Tut?

Queen Hatshepsut was an 18th-dynasty pharaoh who was one of the handful of female rulers in Ancient Egypt. Her reign was the longest of all the female pharaohs, and her funerary temple still stands as a tribute to her incredible rise to power.
The Woman Who Was King
The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

Ramses the Great – Ramses the Great The Pharaoh Who Made Peace with his Enemies And the First Peace Treaty in History

Early Africa – Kush and Axom

Ancient India

Daily Life in India – What did the ancient Indians wear? What did they eat? Did
kids play with toys? Did they go to school? This site shares daily life
in three major time periods of ancient India history; the mysterious and so cool
Indus Valley Civilization, the Vedic & Epics Periods, and the Age of Empires.

Electronic Passport to India

Ancient India – History for Kids

Your guide to the religion of Hinduism

Hinduism

Hinduism for Schools

Ancient India – The British Museum, Illuminating World Cultures

The Story of Rama – Ramayana is the story of Rama. The story of Rama is full of stories of how an ideal man is supposed to behave, how an ideal king is supposed to perform.

Food in Ancient India

Savitri – In this tale of Ancient India the princess Savitri must use all her wit and
will to save her husband from the god of death.

Stories from India

The Mauryan Empire – 300 B.C.

The Caste System

Explore the Taj Mahal

An Introduction to Buddhism

The Basics of Buddhism

Buddhism in the Electronic Passport

Your guide to the religion of Buddhism

The Four Noble Truths

A Brief History of Buddhism

Buddhist Tales

Interactive Tour of the Buddhist Wheel of Life

Ancient China

Ancient China for Kids

Daily Life in Ancient China

Chinese History in the Electronic Passport

Ancient China – History for Kids

China the Beautiful – This is a homepage for 5,000 years of Chinese cultural heritage – a tiny bit of it anyway. The China Room is like visiting the Chinese gallery in an art museum.

Ancient China – The British Museum, Illuminating World Cultures

Ancient Chinese Technology

Chinese Inventions

The Ancient Chinese Dynasties

The History of China

Food in Ancient China

Qin Shi Huang – The first emperor of China

A Virtual Tour of China

A Journey to Beijing – A personal account

The Land of Genghis Khan

The History of China

Ancient China (The British Museum) – Illuminating World Cultures

National Palace Museum – Visit the museum of Taiwan with exhibits of bronze, ceramics, jade, lacquer ware, decorative costume, religious articles and other
historical artifacts from throughout China’s history.

The Art of China

The History of Daoism

Confucianism: Founded by K’ung Fu Tzu

Confucius and Confucianism

Confucius – encyclopedia article

Essentials of Confucianism

The Silk Road: Linking Europe and Asia Through Trade

Chinese Astrology – Find out what the year has
in store for you by reading your horoscope.

The I Ching – Ask the oracle a question and see what your future may hold

Ancient Greece

Daily Life in Ancient Greece – How would you have behaved if you had lived in ancient Sparta? (Lie, cheat, steal, because that is the Sparta way!) Or in ancient Athens? Or in Corinth, Argos or Megara? Meet the Greeks! They were a riot!

Electronic
Passport to Ancient Greece
– The Cradle of Western Civilization

Ancient Greece – Visit the ancient olympics, read a story that is a matter of life
and death, and find out what the theater was like 2,350 years ago.

Ancient Greeks – The Greek world, Home life, Growing up in Greece, Gods and heroes, Athens, Sparta, The Olympic Games, Arts and theatre, Greeks at war, Sea and ships

Ancient Greece – History for Kids

Ancient Greek Foods

The Greeks – Explore Ancient Greece from its language to its philosophers

Ancient Greek Olympics – It’s around 480 BCE. You are an Olympian contestant, representing your city-state at the Olympic games! How would you behave?  Let’s find out!  

Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games – Were the ancient Olympic games better than ours? More fair and square? More about sports and less about money? Are modern games more sexist? More political? Have we strayed from the ancient Olympic ideal? Explore this site and decide for yourself.

The Ancient Olympics – The ancient Greeks dedicated the Olympic Games to the god Zeus. The original games were held on the plain of Olympia in Peloponnesos, Greece.

Life in a city-state – What would it have been like if you had lived in ancient Sparta or in ancient Athens?

The Ancient Greek World

Athenian Democracy – This is a brief explanation of government in ancient Athens. The political system of ancient Athens was a democracy, which involved all of its citizens and not merely their representatives by giving them daily access to civic affairs and political power. Both decision-making and decision-enforcing were the duty of every citizen, and not just of those elected by them or of their leaders. The citizens of Athens were directly involved not only in government matters but also in matters of justice, as there was no separation of powers in ancient Athens.

Alexander the Great – King of Macedon

Alexander the Great – This is a well researched history of the life and achievements
of Alexander the Great.

The Great Homepage of Alexander – This site covers everything you’ve always wanted to know about Alexander the Great. This has his early life, bios of parents, military campaigns,
and several images.

The Ancient City of Athens – View archaeological
and architectural remains of ancient Athens


Greek Mythology

Mythweb – A site devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology.

The Olympians – These twelve immortals dwelt in a magnificent palace on the heights of Mount Olympus, from which they took their name.

The Myth Man presents Myth Mania: Greek Mythology Today – Scroll down and click on Homework Help

Windows to the World: Classical Mythology

Aesop’s Fables – Here is an online collection of over 600 Aesop Fables indexed in a table by title and moral.

The Roman Empire

Daily Life in Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome – History for Kids

Electronic Passport to Rome

Animated Maps of the Roman Empire

Know the Romans

You Wouldn’t Want to be a Roman Gladiator! – Gory things you’d rather not know.

Explore a Virtual Roman Colosseum

The Romans – From the BBC Schools, this site answers numerous questions about
life in Rome.

The Illustrated History of the Roman Empire

Learn about the Roman life and times. Includes a timeline.

The Roman Empire – In the First Century

Pictures of Roman empire

Vindolanda Tablets – This online edition of the Vindolanda writing tablets, excavated from the Roman fort at Vindolanda in northern England

Peutinger Table – The Peutinger Table is a map showing network of roads in the Roman
Empire. The map covers Europe, parts of Asia, and North Africa.

Ancient Roman Recipes

Eight recipes from Around the Roman Table Food and Feasting in Ancient Rome

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