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Helios (also Helius) was the god of the Sun in Greek mythology. He was thought to ride a golden chariot which brought the Sun across the skies each...
Thebes Funerary Stele
A funerary stele from Thebes, Egypt. Plastered and painted wood. 7th-4th century BCE. (Archaeological Museum of Milan, Italy)
Serpent Mound (also known as Great Serpent Mound) is an archaeological and historic site in Peebles, Ohio, USA, enclosing an effigy mound 1348 feet...
The Cullinan Diamond was discovered in Transvaal, South Africa in 1905 and presented as a birthday gift to Edward VII of England (r. 1901-1910) by the...
Pre-Colonial North America
Pre-Colonial North America (also known as Pre-Columbian, Prehistoric, and Precontact) is the period between the migration of the Paleo-Indians to the...
Interview: The Werewolf in the Ancient World by Daniel Ogden
In this interview, World History Encyclopedia is talking to author Daniel Ogden about his new book The Werewolf in the Ancient World. Daniel Ogden...
The Koh-i-Noor diamond (also spelt Koh-i-Nur or Kūh-e Nūr), with a weight of 105.6 carats, is one of the largest and most famous cut diamonds in the...
A Gallery of 12 Roman Amphitheatres
In this gallery, we showcase 12 amphitheatres, a structure built throughout the Roman empire where ordinary people could watch such spectacles as gladiator...
Ull (also known as Ullr), with his bow and skis, is such an elusive presence in Norse mythology that no conclusive remarks can be made about him. The...
Poverty Point is an archaeological and historic site in Louisiana, USA, enclosing one of the most significant Native American mound sites from Pre-Colonial...
Legions of the Rhine Frontier
After Julius Caesar’s (100-44 BCE) conquest of Gaul, Roman legions pushed the borders of the Roman Empire’s frontier to the banks of the Rhine River...
Ten Great Native American Mound Sites
The Native Americans of Pre-Colonial North America built thousands of mounds across the continent which served various purposes – burial, ritualistic...
A Gallery of Fabergé Eggs
The tradition of giving miniature Easter eggs was not a new one but when Tsar Alexander III (r. 1881-1894) commissioned Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920...
Native American Enslavement in Colonial America
Slavery was practiced by the Native Americans long before any Europeans arrived in the region. People of one tribe could be taken by another for a variety...