10 Interesting Facts On Ancient Roman Soldiers

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Ancient Roman soldiers may be divided into two main types, legionaries and auxiliaries. The former were citizens of Rome while the latter were not. There were 12 major ranks which a Roman soldier could achieve with the highest being legatus augusti proparetore, the military governor of a province of the empire. Main weapons carried by … Read more

10 Interesting Facts On The Ancient Roman Army

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The formation of the Roman Army has been dated back to 753 BCE and it was in existence till 1453 CE. Thus it lasted for a period of more than 2,000 years. During this period, it underwent numerous permutations and combinations in composition organization, equipment, tactics and more. However, it was able to conserve a … Read more

10 Major Achievements of the Mesopotamian Civilization

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  The term Mesopotamia comes from ancient Greek root words “meso”, meaning “middle”; and “potamos” meaning “river”. It broadly refers to the lands between the rivers Euphrates and Tigris. The region includes most of modern day Iraq; Kuwait; and parts of northern Saudi Arabia, western Iran, eastern Syria and south-eastern Turkey. Sumer, which was first … Read more

10 Facts About The Ancient Mesopotamian Civilization

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Mesopotamia is a term used to refer to a historical region in western Asia within the Tigris–Euphrates river system. Though not certain, it is generally regarded as the place where human societies first emerged and thus it is often referred to as the “cradle of civilization”. Mesopotamia was the place where the earliest historically important … Read more

10 Major Achievements of Ancient Babylonian Civilization

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  Mesopotamia is a historical region situated between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. It corresponds to present day Iraq, mostly, but also parts of Iran, Syria and Turkey. Mesopotamian civilization was one of the earliest in world history. During the reign of King Hammurabi (r. 1792 BC – 1750 BC), Babylon became a key kingdom … Read more

10 Interesting Facts About The Ancient Babylonian Empire

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Mesopotamia is a historical region in West Asia situated between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. It corresponds to present day Iraq, mostly, but also parts of Iran, Syria and Turkey. Mesopotamian civilization was one of the earliest in world history. Babylon was a key kingdom in ancient Mesopotamia from the 18th to 6th century BC. … Read more

10 Major Achievements of the Han Dynasty of China

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  With a reign of over four centuries, the Han dynasty was the longest reigning imperial dynasty of China. It was preceded by the Qin dynasty (221–207 BC) and succeeded by the Three Kingdoms period (220–280 AD). Han dynasty’s long period of stability and prosperity consolidated the foundation of China as a unified state. Lasting … Read more

10 Interesting Facts On The Mummification Process

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Mummification is the process by which a dead human or animal may be preserved for a long duration by preventing its decomposition. It can occur naturally or it can be done intentionally. The mummification process is usually associated with ancient Egypt though there are numerous cultures around the world which have practiced it. In Egypt, … Read more