Ancient Places and/or Civilizations Chapters

The very land we call "ours" once belonged to others. How did ancient people live on that land? What was important to them? Are we more alike than we are different? Explore this collection to find answers.

In 1095, Pope Urban II issues a call to Christian men to liberate the "Holy Land" from the Muslim Turks.

Britons remaining in their homeland rally and fight back through the telling of heroic tales, such as Beowulf.

View defenseless Crusader settlements in 1187.

Balien of Ibelin leads the Franks against the Muslims in the fight for Jerusalem.

Africa has a rich history and culture before European slave traders arrive and begin to capture slaves.

The city-states of mainland Greece see much destruction before Alexander claims the throne.

Although his kingly ancestors had died violent deaths, Alexander the Great became ill with a fever and died soon thereafter. His outstanding victories...

Philip's well-trained military helps Alexander to be a strong leader.

Archeological discoveries reveal Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great, as a place of wealth.

Take a virtual tour to visit some of the places Alexander conquers.

The Franks break the truce they reach with Saladin, so he raises an army to fight against them.

Centuries ago, forests cover much of North America; when colonists arrive, they chop-down trees at unbelievable rates.

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