I hope to write a number of pieces for Ancient World Magazine about women in pre-Roman Italy over the next year, so consider this the first of a much more ambitious project.
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.
With the death of Commodus in AD 192, a new family, the Severans, came to rule the Roman Empire. One of them was Caracalla. Looking at his portraits, one has to ask: why the angry face?
For this very first episode of the Ancient World Magazine podcast, we talk about why we study the ancient world.
One of the many problems plaguing the reign of Emperor Commodus was a supposed “War on Deserters”.
The story of the brothers Vibenna occupies the space between Etruscan myth and Roman history.
At the archaeological site of Memphis in Egypt, you can admire a colossal statue of the renowned king Ramesses II.
David Mattingly’s book on the Roman Empire argues that the term “Romanization” is outmoded and should be discarded.
Matilo or Matilone was a Roman castellum (fort) in what is now Leiden. Today, the site is an archaeological park.
This ancient stele, dated to between ca. 2600 and 2350 BC, is a key piece of evidence in the history of warfare.