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History of Ancient Writing – Mesopotamia, Egypt and China

When you ask how we define a ‘civilisation’, one of the common answers is the act of record keeping and therefore, writing. Indeed, writing developed across the world in different languages and styles, with the earliest examples reaching back 5,500 years ago. Items that display ancient inscriptions are some of the most sort after and can tell the best stories. Therefore, we want to … Read More History of Ancient Writing – Mesopotamia, Egypt and China

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Where is Mesopotamia? And other questions on Ancient Babylon you want the answers to

When learning about ancient history the different civilisations might be hard to delineate and define in your mind. However, a great starting place are peoples known as the cradle of civilisation. These civilisation include the Indus Valley, Ancient Egypt, Ancient China and, today’s focus, Ancient Mesopotamia. A people known for their early writing and economic system, in this article we’re refering to the period … Read More Where is Mesopotamia? And other questions on Ancient Babylon you want the answers to

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Who were the Seljuk Empire? A Guide to their History and Art

The Islamic worlds of the late ancient and medieval periods are complex and fascinating. Long ignored by western scholarship, an appreciation is growing around their importance and impressive histories. One of these civilisations is the Seljuk Empire. In this article we want to let you know more about who they are and what makes their art so recognisable. Brief History of the Seljuk Empire … Read More Who were the Seljuk Empire? A Guide to their History and Art