The Bronze Age covers a large swath of time. The exact dates depend on the region in question. For example, the Aegean Bronze Age is usually dated ca. 3000 to 1000 BC.
The last king of Egypt’s New Kingdom managed to stave off threats from without before being brought down by a conspiracy from within.
Special guest Lieve Donnellan joins the regular team to talk about networks in the ancient Mediteranean, with special reference to Cyprian Broodbanks’ book, The Making of the Middle Sea.
What is true now was true in antiquity, too: wine is always good business. Tracing Mediterranean wine culture, this article focuses especially on the last three centuries BC.
Nearly five years ago, my first book was published. Here’s a look back at the commercial edition of my PhD thesis and the lessons learned.
According to the Sumerian King List, kingship was already in the third millennium BC an ancient institution. But is this correct? Where and how did Sumerian kingship originate?
Ancient Egypt had periods of political instability, in which different factions vied for control, not unlike the drama seen in Game of Thrones.
The Red Pyramid is one of the pyramids constructed by King Sneferu (ca. 2600 BC), located at Dashur. In ancient times, Dashur was the location of an ancient necropolis.
A small agate decorated with a battle-scene, recovered from the so-called “Griffin Warrior” tomb in Pylos (Greece), has been hyped up for the wrong reasons.
Two gameboards from the Royal Tombs of Ur, a Sumerian city-state in what is now Iraq, date back to 2600–2400 BC.
At the archaeological site of Memphis in Egypt, you can admire a colossal statue of the renowned king Ramesses II.