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Posted: (1 months ago) Support Our Non-Profit Organization. Ancient History Encyclopedia Foundation is a non-profit organization. For only $5 per month you can become a member and support our mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide.

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Effects of the Black Death on Europe - Ancient History ...

Posted: (2 days ago) The plague came to Europe from the East, most probably via the trade routes known as the Silk Road overland, and certainly by ship oversea. The Black Death – a combination of bubonic, septicemic, and pneumonic plague (and also possibly a strain of murrain) – had been gaining momentum in the East since at least 1322 CE and, by c. 1343 CE, had infected the troops of the Mongol Golden Horde ...

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Early Jericho - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Posted: (2 days ago) First Settlement. Jericho started as a popular camping ground for the hunter-gathers of the Natufian culture dating to 10000 BCE. It wasn’t until the cold and drought caused by the last Ice Age, or Younger Dryas, came to an end around 9600 BCE that year-round habitation and permanent settlements began in the area.Tell es-Sultan (Sultan’s Hill), 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) north of modern-day ...

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The Medieval Church - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Posted: (2 days ago) Religious practice in medieval Europe (c. 476-1500 CE) was dominated and informed by the Catholic Church. The majority of the population was Christian, and “Christian” at this time meant “Catholic” as there was initially no other form of that religion.The rampant corruption of the medieval Church, however, gave rise to reformers such as John Wycliffe (l. 1330-1384 CE) and Jan Hus (l. c ...

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Plague of Cyprian, 250-270 CE - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Posted: (2 days ago) The Plague of Cyprian erupted in Ethiopia around Easter of 250 CE. It reached Rome in the following year eventually spreading to Greece and further east to Syria.The plague lasted nearly 20 years and, at its height, reportedly killed as many as 5,000 people per day in Rome. Contributing to the rapid spread of sickness and death was the constant warfare confronting the empire due to a series of ...

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Cathars - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Posted: (2 days ago) The Cathars (also known as Cathari from the Greek Katharoi for “pure ones”) were a dualist medieval religious sect of Southern France which flourished in the 12th century CE and challenged the authority of the Catholic Church. They were also known as Albigensians for the town of Albi, which was a strong Cathar center of belief. Cathar priests lived simply, had no possessions, imposed no ...

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Herod the Great - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Posted: (3 days ago) Herod I, or Herod the Great (c. 75 – 4 BCE), was the king of Judea who ruled as a client of Rome.He has gained lasting infamy as the 'slaughterer of the innocents' as recounted in the New Testament’s book of Mathew. Herod was, though, a gifted administrator, and in his 33-year reign, he was responsible for many major building works which included a rebuilding of the Temple of Jerusalem ...

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Gobekli Tepe - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Posted: (2 days ago) “Göbekli Tepe” (“Hill with a Navel”, or “Potbelly Hill”) is found approximately 16 km (10 miles) northeast of Şanlıurfa, an ancient city in southeastern Turkey once named “Edessa” and known as “the City of the Prophets”. While this nearby city has a rich religious history, just how far back religion stretched in this region was unknown until the discovery of “Göbekli ...

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The Atrahasis Epic: The Great Flood & the Meaning of ...

Posted: (1 days ago) The Atrahasis is the Akkadian/Babylonian epic of the Great Flood sent by the gods to destroy human life.Only the good man, Atrahasis (his name translates as `exceedingly wise') was warned of the impending deluge by the god Enki (also known as Ea) who instructed him to build an ark to save himself. Atrahasis heeded the words of the god, loaded two of every kind of animal into the ark, and so ...

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Erotic Images from Ancient Times – Ancient History et cetera

Posted: (1 days ago) This terracotta plaque dates back to the old Babylonian period. It depicts a male and female having sex while the woman drinks a fluid (beer?) from a jar through a straw.Such scenes were mass-produced in southern Mesopotamia, during the old Babylonian era.The precise idea behind producing these erotic scenes is unknown but there may well have been a religious purpose. 2000-1500 BCE, from ...

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