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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Although we can learn about Ancient History from documentaries or books, sometimes it’s easier to learn in a structured system – like a course. Of course, traditionally these courses were held in a university or college. However, now there are plenty online for you to participate in! In this article we want to run you through the best ancient history courses that are both … Read More 5 Best Courses to do in your spare time on Ancient History – Free and Paid
They often say that history repeats itself. This isn’t completely true, but you couldn’t be criticised for noticing some of the similarities between ancient and modern warfare. Whether it was the insignia of the Romans or the tactics of Ancient Chinese warriors, there are clear conscious and subconscious influences through a lot of modern history. Greek Although many civilisations had had impressive armies and … Read More How does Ancient Warfare impact Modern Wars and Military Tactics?
In the west, it’s not uncommon to see representations of the Buddha used in the home as decoration. However, it’s important to remember that these decorative pieces follow a long tradition of making statues in the Buddha’s likeness for spiritual and religious purposes. In this article we want to guide you through the history of Buddhism. We’ll teach you how these statues would have … Read More Ancient Depictions of the Buddha – Buddhist art from Ancient India to China
When you want to start learning about ancient history, the vast range of books available can be overwhelming. Especially as books on the ancient past can span from the over simplified to the dense and very academic. In this list of books we’ve tried to find a balance between the two. These best books about ancient history should be easy, informative reads that are … Read More 15 Best Books about Ancient History – A Guide for Beginners
As we approach the weekend, many of us history fanatics like to relax and learn about our favourite historical periods. However, it can be difficult to know what documentaries are good quality and what is worth watching when there are so many out there. Here at Pax Romana, we’re passionate about sharing ancient history and making it accessible to all. So, here are 5 … Read More 5 Ancient History Documentaries to Watch this Weekend