Through people’s language you get a glimpse into their lives, but sometimes all you get is the highly polished or official stuff. Katherine McDonald gives a brief glimpse of what real people wrote in Classical times — and more for people lucky enough to take her ancient sociolinguistics course.
Unearthed Cybele statue thought to be from Mithradates’ reign.
My completely revamped page on Cyrus the Great now on About.com.
Standing stones in the south-west quadrant of the Avebury stone circle © Littlestone What has long been suspected, that the … More
The traditional date of the eruption is August 24th, AD 79, supposed to have been the date reported in Pliny … More
Animation presents a neat overview of the Battle of Cannae – the bloodiest battle fought between the Romans and Hannibal. … More
The top ten Aztec deities recognized by scholars: article by Nicoletta Maestri; updated by K. Kris Hirst. Source: Aztec Gods … More
Here are a handful of interesting long-lost cultures that don’t get the name recognition they deserve. Source: 7 Bizarre Ancient … More
Another one of archaeologist Kris Hirst’s articles: Garlic Domestication – Where Did it Come from and When?
From archaeologist Kris Hirst: Oracle bones were used to tell the future in Shang Dynasty in China–and they relate a … More