Ancient Places and/or Civilizations

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  • 300 - Thermopylae and Rise of an Empire: Leonidas, the king of Sparta, leads the Greek army against Xerxes' Persian army but is killed in the fight at Thermopylae. Later, Themistocles defeats Xerxes with superior naval power.

  • Abduction of Helen - Guido Reni: Guido Reni created a painting—The Abduction of Helen—in 1631. There is more to this painting than meets the eye of today’s beholders.

  • A CALL TO LIBERATE: In 1095, Pope Urban II issues a call to Christian men to liberate the "Holy Land" from the Muslim Turks.

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

  • A COWARD'S FEATHERS: In 1902, A.E.W. Mason's novel, The Four Feathers, highlights a soldier's fight against fear in the Sudan, and his reaction to feathers, a symbol of cowardice, given to him.

  • Acropolis - Parthenon with Statue of Athena:

  • A DOOMED DEFENSE: View defenseless Crusader settlements in 1187.

  • A FIGHT TO THE DEATH?: Balien of Ibelin leads the Franks against the Muslims in the fight for Jerusalem.

  • AFRICA, BEFORE SLAVERS: Africa has a rich history and culture before European slave traders arrive and begin to capture slaves.

  • ALEXANDER'S BEQUEST: The city-states of mainland Greece see much destruction before Alexander claims the throne.

  • ALEXANDER'S DEATH: Although his kingly ancestors had died violent deaths, Alexander the Great became ill with a fever and died soon thereafter. His outstanding victories, wisdom and bravery were the source of stories lo...

  • ALEXANDER'S EARLY CONQUESTS: Philip's well-trained military helps Alexander to be a strong leader.

  • ALEXANDER'S HOMETOWN: Archeological discoveries reveal Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great, as a place of wealth.

  • ALEXANDER'S JOURNEY IN PICTURES: Take a virtual tour to visit some of the places Alexander conquers.

  • Alexander the Great: Alexander the Great is born into wealth, driven by ambition, and serves as a role model.

  • Alexander the Great - Tames Bucephalas: While his father was still alive, Alexander (who was not-yet called "The Great") tamed a beautiful horse, called Bucephalas, whom no one else was able to tame.

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

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

  • Ancient City of Susa: Susa, an important city in the ancient world (when it was the capital of Elam), is located in Iran. It is one of the oldest, continuously inhabited cities of the world.

  • Ancient Greece - Moving Ships Over Land : With the Isthmus of Corinth preventing easy sea travel to Athens, the ancients invent a way to help boats cross the Isthmus on land. They make a road - known as "The Diolkos" - which serves as an over...

  • Ancient Hawaiian Fishing: This is full of facts about Ancient Hawaiian Fishing.

  • Ancient Hawaiian Fishing: Techniques the Ancient Hawaiians used to catch their fish with the materials they had.

  • Ancient Hawaiian History And Culture: This gives you various information about the native Hawaiians dance and music.

  • Ancient Olympics: When and where did the Olympic Games begin? During the Archaic Period in ancient Greece, sacred Olympia is host to the ancient Olympic games. What is the purpose of those Games, and when did they beg...

  • ANCIENT OLYMPIC SPORTS: The first "sport" is the foot race, and then wrestling and pentathlon; the ancient Olympic games ultimately number 18 and include boxing and horse racing.

  • AN EMPTY TOMB: The tomb is guarded against theft, but Jesus rises and appears to Mary Magdalene.

  • AN EMPTY TOMB:

  • Angels & Demons: Angels and Demons is a fictional movie set in Vatican City, and which includes historical and scientific facts.

  • Anglo-Saxon Warrior - Thegn:

  • ANGLO-SAXON WARS: Losing hope, many Britons flee the country and others yield to the Anglo-Saxons and become their slaves.

  • ANNIHILATION: Eruptions lead to the river of mud, hot ash and gases that bury Pompeii.

  • Annihilation of Pompeii and Herculaneum: As the pyroclastic flows pour out of Mt. Vesuvius, during its 79 AD eruption, the towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii are annihilated.

  • ANTI-MUSLIM RIOTS in DHARAVI: Religious riots throughout India cause the deaths of about 2,000 people.

  • A POWER VACUUM: Britons seek help from Angles, Saxons, and Jutes to keep out invaders, but those invited foreigners soon become invading intruders.

  • ARAMAIC LANGUAGE: First-century Judea combines Roman rule, Greek thought, Jewish tradition, and the Aramaic language.

  • ARGO and ITS AFTERMATH: The remaining 55 hostages are let go after 444 days, and Mendez receives honors for his rescue mission.

  • ART and the EASTER STORY:

  • A SOPHISTICATED TOWN: The busy, ancient town of Pompeii has an innovative water system and outdoor food bars.

  • ASSASSINATION OF PHILIP II: Alexander is quick to claim the throne after the death of his father who was murdered, by one of the King's own bodyguards.

  • Athena - Greek Goddess of Wisdom: A famous statue of the Greek goddess, Athena Parthenos, is now lost. The work, by Pheidias, once graced the Parthenon in Athens.

  • ATHLETES IN ACTION: Many statutes, pottery and poetry exist that show athletes in Olympic action.

  • A TRAP IS SET: As revenge for the attack on his men, Saladin sets a trap by setting fire to Raymond's castle with his wife inside.

  • A TRIP TO OLYMPIA: Writings of historians and ruins at Olympia allow us to visualize what Olympia looked like and how and where athletes trained.

  • A TRIP TO THE WALL: To man its defenses, Rome builds forts at regular intervals along Hadrian's Wall, and some of them still remain today.

  • A TRIUMPHAL ENTRY: After lying low for a while, Jesus leads a procession into Jerusalem for Passover.

  • ATTILA DECIMATES THE WEST: Having plundered most of the towns and cities in the eastern empire, Attila goes west to Gaul.

  • ATTILA: FEARSOME RULER: Attila and his Huns cause death and destruction in town after town on their westward trek.

  • ATTILA MEETS THE POPE: Through a meeting, Pope Leo the Great is able to keep Attila from attacking Rome.

  • ATTILA'S WESTERN TRAVELS: The Huns cause death and destruction through town after town on their westward trek.

  • Attila the Hun: Attila, king of the fifth-century Huns, seeking land, destroys many towns during his eight-year rule.

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