Inca Origins Investigated Via DNA

The Inca’s were a powerful civilization that dominated the western part of the South American continent prior to the disastrous arrival of European colonials. Many legends surround the origins of this incredible society. In this article, scientists have looked at the DNA of indigenous peoples to determine where the Inca’s came from. The results are […]

Harappan Civilization – Indus Valley Cities

The Harappan Culture flourished in the Indus Valley in modern day Pakistan about 4500 years ago. It was a vibrant civilization that is still steeped in mystery. Many of the recent finds from the archaeological sites are still being deciphered today. It is believed that it was the so-called ‘Aryan’ people, arriving from the Asian […]

Nebechudnezzer II – Neo-Babylonians

The Babylonians are mentioned often in discussions on the ancient Near East. But how many really know anything about them? Nebechudnezzer is a name that is bandied about as if he was the guy next door – minus the trousers and tablet. This brief article gives us some insight into the man and the people […]

Akkadian Empire – Sargon The Great

After the creation of the Cradle of Civilization in Mesopotamia by the Sumer people, the Sumerian city states were then conquered by a group known as the Akkadians. This ancient collective eventually formed what is believed to be the world’s first known Empire. The most famous ruler of this short-lived political entity was Sargon The […]

Deidre Of The Sorrows – Irish Myth

In this narration, the lovable rogue, Ronnie Drew, takes us through the beautiful and haunting story of Deidre of the Sorrows. This is another one the most popular tales to be found in ancient Irish mythology. – If you enjoyed this, please share –

Sumerians – The First People Of Civilization?

Citizens are often regaled with the histories of many ancient empires and civilizations. The lives of the Egyptians and Persians are well known. We hear about the Babylonians, and the Celts, the Greeks and the Romans. But in Mesopotamia there was another group that predated all of these. The Sumerians created the ‘Cradle of Civilization’, […]

Hittites – Ancient Empire That Vanished

The Hittites are mentioned in the Bible as contemporaries of the ancient Egyptians. They were a powerful civilization based in modern day Anatolia. Yet unlike other such mighty empires, they disappeared so quickly as to have become something of a mystery. But tenacious archaeologists searching for their capital city made a startling discovery in Turkey. […]