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Ancient history

The study of the written past from the beginning of recorded human history to the Early Middle Ages. The span of recorded history is roughly 5,000 years, starting with Cuneiform script, the oldest discovered form of coherent writing, from the protoliterate period around the 30th century BC.

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Ancient history

Joseph Caiphas

History; Ancient history

According to Josephus, Caiphas was appointed High-Priest of the Jews by the Roman procurator Valerius Gratus, the predecessor of Pontius Pilate, about A.D. 18, and removed from that office by the ...


History; Ancient history

Region of central Greece, neighboring Attica, that was a fertile area of many settlements, the most prominent of which was Thebes. Its central position made it the focus of many wars between ...


History; Ancient history

Mountainous region on the south edge of the Black Sea, east of Bithynia. Greeks colonized the coast, and the kingdom of Pontus reached its largest extent under Mithradates VI, who challenged Roman ...


History; Ancient history

Masamune was also known as Gorō Nyūdō Masamune, or Priest Gorō Masamune. He is thought to be Japan's greatest swordsmith. There are no exact dates known for Masamune's life and hence he has become ...

Battle of Thebes

History; Ancient Greece

The Battle of Thebes was a battle between the Greek city state of Thebes and Alexander III of Macedon (Alexander the Great) in 335 BC immediately outside of and in the city proper. The Great King ...

Ebro Treaty

History; Ancient history

(226 BC) Establishes the Ebro River in Iberia as the boundary line between the Roman Republic and Carthage.

Treaty of Dardanos

History; Ancient history

( 85 BC) Ends the First Mithridatic War.

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