Perseus Digital Library Ancient Rome — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts The decadence and incompetence of Commodus (180-192) brought the golden age of the Roman emperors to a disappointing end. His death at the hands of his own ministers sparked another period of civil war, from which Lucius Septimius Severus (193-211) emerged victorious. During the third century Rome suffered from a cycle of near-constant conflict. A total of 22 emperors took the throne, many of them meeting violent ends at the hands of the same soldiers who had propelled them to power. Meanwhile, threats from outside plagued the empire and depleted its riches, including continuing aggression from Germans and Parthians and raids by the Goths over the Aegean Sea. The reign of Diocletian (284-305) temporarily restored peace and prosperity in Rome, but at a high cost to the unity of the empire. The stability of this system suffered greatly after Diocletian and Maximian retired from office. Access hundreds of hours of historical video, commercial free, with HISTORY Vault.
Ancient Egyptian scripts (hieroglyphs, hieratic and demotic) Origins of Egyptian Hieroglyphs The ancient Egyptians believed that writing was invented by the god Thoth and called their hieroglyphic script "mdju netjer" ("words of the gods"). The word hieroglyph comes from the Greek hieros (sacred) plus glypho (inscriptions) and was first used by Clement of Alexandria. The earliest known examples of writing in Egypt have been dated to 3,400 BC. The hieroglyphic script was used mainly for formal inscriptions on the walls of temples and tombs. After the Emperor Theodsius I ordered the closure of all pagan temples throughout the Roman empire in the late 4th century AD, knowledge of the hieroglyphic script was lost. decipher the script. Decipherment Many people have attempted to decipher the Egyptian scripts since the 5th century AD, when Horapollo provided explanations of nearly two hundred glyphs, some of which were correct. Notable features Used to write: Egyptian, an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Egypt until about the 10th century AD. Determinatives
Rome Reborn Ancient Roman History Timeline Provides a chronological index of the history of Ancient Rome with extensive links to internet resources. Emphasis is placed upon the use of primary source material, numismatics, and a focus upon the roles of women in ancient time. scroll down for the timeline Thank you for visiting! Timeline Menu Ridley Scott's GLADIATOR is a great film. Is it great history? Click here to learn the real story behind the events and characters portrayed in the movie. Kindly report any suggestions, problems, errors, or dead links by emailing david(at)exovedate.com Using info from this site? For detailed copyright information and bibliographic citation, click here contact the author by emailing david(at)exovedate.com (note: replace (at) with the @ symbol) Copyright © David Neelin: All Rights Reserved c. 2nd Millennium BCE || Archeological Remains Archeology reveals human remains, elk bones, bronze artifacts (rings, axes, etc.) c. 1st Millennium BCE || The Etruscans 753 BCE || Legendary Founding of Rome then later:
28 of history's most fascinating photos The Statue of Liberty surrounded by scaffolding as workers complete the final stages in Paris. Circa 1885. An Royal Air Force pilot getting a haircut during a break between missions, Britain, 1942 Bob Marley on the beach with Miss World 1976 Cindy Breakspeare, mother of Damien Marley. Ethnomusicologist Frances Densmore recording the music of a Blackfoot chief onto a phonograph, 1916. A napalm attack near U.S. troops on patrol in South Vietnam, circa 1966. Fritz, a television celebrity bulldog, is shaved by a Californian barber. A female Lebanese fighter, 1982. Woodstock – The Opening Ceremony. Chester E. Beautiful color image of the German Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 fighters, of Fighter Squadron JG54, during flight, 1943. Attorney at law, Mohandas Gandhi, 1893. In the aftermath of the D-Day invasion, two boys watch from a hilltop as American soldiers drive through the town of St. Benjamin, the last Tasmanian Tiger, at Beaumaris Zoo, 1933. Corporal Luther E. Charlie Chaplin without makeup.
A Gateway to Ancient Rome William Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, an encyclopedic work containing a lot of good basic information (and references to primary sources), was published in 1875: it is thus an educational resource in the public domain. I've been putting a large selection of articles from it online, often as background material for other webpages. It is illustrated with its own woodcuts and some additional photographs of my own. Chariots and carriages, the theatre, circus and amphitheatre, roads, bridges, aqueducts, obelisks, timepieces, organs, hair curlers; marriage & children, slaves, dance, salt mines, and an awful lot more; among which special sections on law, religion, warfare, daily life, and clothing.
Ancient Egypt Online Capitolium.org - Imperial Forums Official Website - Rome, Italy - Il sito ufficiale dei Fori Imperiali di Roma Welcome to the official website of the Roman Imperial Forums for the Y2K This project started in 1999 to celebrate the new millennium of the archaeological area of Rome, near the Colosseum, under the patronage of the Municipality of Rome and its mayor, sponsored by Canon and Microsoft Italy. This website contains more than 1,000 files. Visit it all, if you want, but please don't miss: Welcome to Rome. Welcome to the archaeological site of the Imperial Forums, one of the largest areas in the world where digging, research and studies are still under way. This is the rationale for the creation of CAPITOLIUM.ORG, an official source of live information on the archaeological site of the Imperial Forums. Here, you can find the technical details of the works and of the finds, the history of the age of Emperors, slices of life of ancient Romans, live and library images. This wealth should be made available to scholars but, above all, to the public at large.
Family tree of the Greek gods Ancient Greece Rome Reborn - An Amazing Digital Model of Ancient Rome What did ancient Rome look like in A.D. 320? Rome Reborn is an international initiative to answer this question and create a 3D digital model of the Eternal City at a time when Rome’s population had reached its peak (about one million) and the first Christian churches were being built. The result is a truly stunning bird’s-eye and ground view of ancient Rome that makes you feel as if you were actually there. There are also some high-resolution images that lend themselves perfectly to being used as wallpaper for your computer. Related Content: How the Egyptian Pyramids Were Built: A New Theory in 3D Animation Building The Colosseum: The Icon of Rome Visit Pompeii (also Stonehenge & Versailles) with Google Street View
Ancient skeletons discovered in Georgia threaten to overturn the theory of human evolution By David Derbyshire Updated: 12:26 GMT, 9 September 2009 For generations, scientists have believed Africa was the cradle of mankind. Now a stunning archaeological discovery suggests our primitive ancestors left Africa to explore the world around 800,000 years earlier than was previously thought before returning to their home continent. It was there - hundreds of thousands of years later - that they evolved into modern humans and embarked on a second mass migration, researchers say. Astonishing discovery: Archaeologists have unearthed six ancient skeletons dating back 1.8 million years in the hills of Georgia Archaeologists have unearthed six ancient skeletons dating back 1.8 million years in the hills of Georgia which threaten to overturn the theory of human evolution. The Georgian bones - which include incredibly well preserved skulls and teeth - are the earliest humans ever found outside Africa. Professor David Lordkipanidze with one of the skulls from the Georgia site