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Pontius Pilot

Pontius Pilate was appointed procurator in the year 26 CE. For the first few years of his rule he had a hard time getting along with the Judeans. Also, he was constantly involved in a power struggle with the high priests. When Jesus was brought to him to be put on trial, Pontius Pilate didn’t … Read More»

My Country Armenia

One fantastic place to visit in my country is Yerevan. Yerevan, the capital of Armenia is a big and beautiful city. It has a population of about one million people; also, it is a mixture of ancient old, and new. Yerevan was built on tragedy and dreams. The heart of Yerevan of the city is … Read More»

King Tutankhamun

King Tut was born in 1343 B.C. into the 18th Dynasty. Early in his life Tutankaten meaning the “Living Image of the Aten” changed his name to the well-known Tutankamun meaning “Living Image of Amun”. Tutankhamun began his education at the young age of four learning first to read then to write. He was probably … Read More»

King Ramses II

Ramses II is, however, best known for all the buildings he had constructed in his name across the country.Especially the monumental temples of Karnak and Abu Simbel , and his mortuary temple The Ramesseum give evidence of his love for Grandeur.In all of his monuments he had his name cartouche and texts engraved so deep … Read More»

King Nebuchadnezzar II

He wasn’t only a great king but a great warlord. He is known for conquering Jerusalem, deporting the king of Judah, Jehoiakim, and many of Jehoiakim’s people to Babylon. He and his father Nabopolassar commanded an army together north of Assyria. When he lead a campaign against the Egyptians and came back victorious, Babylon became … Read More»

Heiroglyphics

Because the Nile flooded every year, the Egyptian farmers had begun to build dykes to keep the floodwaters out of towns, basins to capture and hold the water after the floods receded, and irrigation canals to distribute the water throughout the fields. Those projects required a very organized effort among every one of the farmers, … Read More»

Hannibal: Master General of the Ancient World

The great Hannibal won the battle of Cannae because his smart thinking and plans. He recruited Gauls to bring his army up to power and used many ambushes to win. He knew the weaknesses of the Roman generals and used it to his advantage, by outflanking their army. His cavalry smashed through the Roman horsemen … Read More»

Early Roman History

Early Romans kept no written records. Their history is so mixed up with fables and myths that historians have difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction. Historians only know of two early works of Roman history, the history of Livy and the Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus.

Cluniac Monasticism

The nature of Cluny lay in the circumstances of it’s foundation. It was endowed with a measure of independence by it’s founder, Duke William, allowing the monks to elect their own abbot, placing the abbey directly under the guardianship of St Peter and the Apostolic See. As a house dedicated to reviving strict Benedictine observance … Read More»