Warriors Across the Ancient World

This post is part of a series of image posts Ancient History et cetera will be putting together each month. Today‚Äôs post concerns ancient warriors! Ancient warfare was vastly different from how it is conducted today; the vanquished could be certain that slavery or execution awaited them. Initially, ancient armies were made up of infantry… Continue reading Warriors Across the Ancient World

Tasty Ancient Recipes from Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia (from the Greek, meaning “between two rivers”) was an ancient region in the Near East, which corresponds roughly to present-day Iraq. Widely regarded as the “cradle of civilization,” Mesopotamia should be more properly understood as a region that produced multiple empires and civilizations rather than any single civilization. Iraqi cuisine, like its art and… Continue reading Tasty Ancient Recipes from Mesopotamia

Reimagining The Epic of Kings: The Shahnameh of Ancient Iran

For hundreds of years, the Shahnameh has been revered in the Near and Middle East as the epic of the Persian-speaking peoples. Written over a thousand years ago by the famed poet Ferdowsi of Tous, the Shahnameh shares tales of adventure, romance, conflict, and betrayal. Although its stories and characters have inspired generations of artists… Continue reading Reimagining The Epic of Kings: The Shahnameh of Ancient Iran