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The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook has expanded greatly since its creation, and now contains hundred of local files as well as links to source texts throughout the net. See Introduction for an explanation of the Sourcebook's goals. See the Help! page for all the help on research I can offer.
The Ancient Wall as a Cultural Barrier The great wall of china is the most monumental barrier ever created in the ancient world. It is easily the most popular image we associate with the ancient Chinese Empire itself, but it has become so mythologized by in our imagination that we don’t realize it was actually the most extreme cultural barrier ever created. It’s sole purpose was to separate two groups of people, those who were civilized, and those who were not.
Population Growth, Harvest Gods and Sacrifices – agriculture, animal and human sacrifices Civilization in Mesopotamia Class, Power and War among the Sumerians – politics, education and women in Mesopotamia to 2400 BCE Sumerian Polytheism, Sin and Myth of a Great Flood – the polytheistic tradition with a new culture of priesthood Sargon's Empire and the Sumerians – rise and fall of Sargon's empire Babylonian Myths of Creation and a Great Flood – the retelling of Sumerian stories
Iran: History of Iran: Periods & Events Historic Periods & Events The Elamite Empire, 2500 - 644 BCE By: Cyrus Shahmiri
The Theoi Project profiles each deity and creature of Greek Mythology on a separate page, incorporating an encyclopedia summary, quotations from a wide selection of ancient Greek and Roman texts, and illustrations from ancient art. Analysis of the texts and interpretation of the stories of myth is currently beyond the scope of the project. For such detailed analysis, I would suggest consulting some of the good books available on the subject. Transliterated forms of Greek names are used throughout the biography pages of the site rather than their Latin forms, e.g. Kirke instead of Circe, Ouranos for Uranus, Apollon in place of Apollo, etc.
Ottoman Web Site - FORSNET