Ancient History & Civilizations

Mesopotamian Religious Beliefs : 15 Gods and Goddesses Worshiped in Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamians like the Akkadians, Sumerians, Assyrians and Babylonians believed in worshiping various gods and goddesses. Before Syriac Christianity took over Mesopotamia, these people had unique sets of Mesopotamian religious beliefs that included worship of main gods and deities like Ishtar, Marduk, Anu, and Tiamat among a host of others. It was between 3500 BC

History of Sex in Ancient Rome : 17 Facts About Roman Sex Life

Ancient Rome was the birthplace of a great civilization, that, like us, had its own sexual predilections. Much like the modern day humans, they too had fondness for prostitutes and brothels, loved being in homosexual relationships, and enjoyed marital sex to the hilt. Sex, in their times was not a dispassionate affair. Instead, Romans indulged

15 Interesting Pope Francis Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

It won’t be wrong to say that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is the coolest Pope ever! His modern outlook towards theology and religion has made him successful in involving the youth into religion. The Christian youth who had become estranged with religion have now found a connect in Roman Catholicism all thanks to Pope Francis.

Shocking And Forgotten History Of Zombies From Ancient Times

Zombies are the latest rage in Hollywood, and are everywhere…literally! From appearing in horror flicks on mainstream cinema, to featuring in television series, books and magazines; these reanimated or ghoulish beings seem to never stop amazing us. But, do you know that zombies were created much before Hollywood patronized them? So, for anyone who wants

Explore 33 Surprising Facts about Viking Age

Where did the Vikings come from? This one question haunts each one of us that has had an interest in Norse culture and has grown up with many a riveting stories about their gods like Odin and Thor. So…for the answer…Vikings were seafarers who came from Scandinavia between the late 8th century to early 11th

15 Adorable Ancient Greek Vase Paintings You Will Love

Ancient Greeks were experts in pottery making and used different types of potteries like krater, amphora, pilike, hydria, pyxis, dinos and pithos for storing wine as well as oil. Various archaeological digs conducted over the years have helped historians unearth and discover Greek vases dating back to 1st and 2nd century BC. And one common

15 Interesting Facts About Norse Mythology

Norse mythology is rich, its vast, its intriguing and can take a considerable amount of time to study and understand it thoroughly. If you are a comics fan and are a die hard fanatic of Thor, the Lightening God, you would know something about the many riveting stories about Norse folklore. Norse was the culture

18 Important Events in Ancient Rome History

“Rome was not built in a day”, is a popular idiom all of us have been hearing since childhood. And true to the words, the ancient Roman civilization spread over centuries from 753BC when Romulus founded Rome, till 476AD when Augustulus was abdicated and the city was taken over by the Goth. In a timeline