Ancient History and

Exploring the Ancient Past

 The Online Resource for Ancient History and Archaeology

Ancient History and is an online resource for anyone interested in the ancient past.

Topics are listed on the right hand side of the page. You can also visit the Ancient History and Archaeology pages for articles specific to those themes. Or browse below for featured articles and popular topics.


New This Week:

*Two New Articles available: The Pendle Witches and From Samhain to Halloween.

*"Pompeii" Page Links: Human Remains in Pompeii is now connected and available to read in its new home. Find it here

Featured Articles

“The Use of Colours and the Brave Show They Make” – Pigments of Roman Frescos

Five of the World's Landmark Places of Worship

Popular Topics


Emperors, politicians, famous freedmen and notorious slaves. Discover the famous and infamous personalities of Rome.


Discover pioneering sites and historic discoveries such as the rediscovery of Richard III as archaeology reveals the details of medieval life from around the globe.


Houses, gardens, gladiators, business women and industry. Discover the everyday life-and the death of this Campanian town, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD.



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