Ancient Civilisations

Who was Boadicea?

Discover the dramatic tale of the Celtic warrior queen

Ancient Civilisations

How horrific was Caligula?

Known as Rome’s most tyrannical emperor, we recount some of Caligula’s more eccentric actions…

Ancient Civilisations

How did they make papyrus?

An ancient form of writing material derived from the plant of the same name, papyrus was important in the development of paper production

Ancient Civilisations

Who was Tutankhamun?

The boy king became famous after the discovery of his tomb in 1922

Ancient Civilisations

Evolution of the wheel

Since its invention, how has the wheel evolved over the years?

Ancient Civilisations

How to build a pyramid

The theories of French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin may hold the key to an ancient mystery

Ancient Civilisations

What was a hill fort?

Providing invaluable defensive strongholds, hill forts were a common feature of Bronze and Iron Age Europe

Ancient Civilisations

The history of duelling

Find out about the techniques and chivalric code of duelling

Ancient Civilisations

Petra: the rose red city

From the time of its modern discovery in 1812, Petra has been immortalised by artists, poets and filmakers

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