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.


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2nd September 2017: on site maintenance work will mean some links to articles will be broken. 

Featured Articles

Mummies, Palaces and Booby Trapped Buildings: 5 Intriguing Ancient Burial Sites

Peacemakersand philosophers: 8 Remarkable women who died in Childbirth


“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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