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:

Richard III's scoliosis revelled. Find out more here

Rediscovering Greyfriars ChurchHow exactly did archaeologists come to rediscover the remains of Richard III? Find out here.

Recent Articles:

The Tophet of Carthage has long been associated with child sacrifice. The archaeological evidence, however, suggests this isn't the case. Read more here.

The oldest stone built permanent Roman amphitheatre to survive until today, discover more about Pompeii's Amphitheatre here:

Rediscovering Greyfriars Church: A historical Detective Story. Discover the story behind the unearthing of Richard III here.

Easter: Is it a  pagan or a Christian festival? Find out here: 

Rediscovering Richard III. Discover exactly WHY the Greyfriar's Skeleton is that of the Last Plantagenet King of England here

The Takla Makan Mummies: China's First Caucasians. Learn more here

The Takla Makan Mummies: Human Migration and Ethnic Discord. Find out more here.

The Amphitheatre at El Djem in Tunisia is the largest building in what was Roman North Africa. Discover what else makes this magnificent arena special here

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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