The traditional date of the eruption is August 24th, AD 79, supposed to have been the date reported in Pliny … More
“The Faust legend is generally known for one of two things: it is the story of a man who sells his soul to the devil; and the story of a man who commits
gross moral turpitude with Helen of Troy.”
Animation presents a neat overview of the Battle of Cannae – the bloodiest battle fought between the Romans and Hannibal. … More
Fire temples were important to Zoroastrian worship from at least the Sassanid period, but determining whether they were important in earlier Persian Empires has proven complicated.
The top ten Aztec deities recognized by scholars: article by Nicoletta Maestri; updated by K. Kris Hirst. Source: Aztec Gods … More
“Earlier attempts were made to derive the Old Persian name Parsa
‘Persian’ from an original Parthava which would give ‘Persian’, ‘Parthian’ and ‘Pahlavi’
a common origin. These have not received any widespread support.” [Sheldon]
Here are a handful of interesting long-lost cultures that don’t get the name recognition they deserve. Source: 7 Bizarre Ancient … More
Archaeologists discover graves belonging to Parthian [and Sassanid] era in Amlash [Iran] Source: Archaeologists discover graves belonging to Parthian era … More
“[T]he migration that we hear about the most in literary sources is elite migration, particularly the movement of Roman men to lead armies and take up administrative posts in the provinces.”
Another one of archaeologist Kris Hirst’s articles: Garlic Domestication – Where Did it Come from and When?