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Ancient Rome 101 | National Geographic

Ancient Rome 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] The story of ancient Rome is a story of evolution, of how a civilization’s ability to adapt and dominate can lead to its survival for over 1,000 years. Rome began as a small village on central Italy’s Tiber River. In the coming centuries, it grew into an empire that stretched from the north …

Julius Caesar – Greatest Conqueror Ever?

Julius Caesar – Greatest Conqueror Ever?

He was a man of the people, a populist who helped military veterans and initiated land reform. He was a brilliant strategist on the battlefield, an astute politician and an avid historian. This man would become the last dictator of the Roman Republic, paving the way for the great Roman Empire. Julius Caesar was masterful, …

Caesar in Gaul – Roman History DOCUMENTARY

The Gauls were one of Rome’s oldest and most bitter enemies. They had sacked Rome and throughout the centuries fought alongside the Republic’s most dangerous adversaries, including Pyrrhus and Hannibal. By the end of the 2nd century BC Southern Gaul was largely subdued, however, there was still tension in Northern Gaul, particularly along the Rhine. …

The Longest Year in Human History (46 B.C.E.)

The Longest Year in Human History (46 B.C.E.)

In the summer of the year 46 B.C.E., Julius Caesar returned to the city of Rome as a victorious general. All of his military opposition had been squashed, and all of his enemies, save for Labienus and a couple of Pompey’s sons, had either been killed or forced into submission. This precise moment, when Caesar …

Khazars: History of the Jewish Turkic Nomads

Khazars: History of the Jewish Turkic Nomads

In his book on ceremonial protocol at the Byzantine court, Emperor Constantine VII stated that letters to such exalted figures as the Pope and Frankish Emperor ought to bear a seal worth two gold coins in value. However, it seems that these recipients were not the greatest priority to the early middle-age world of the …

What Made Emperor Nero The Most Evil Man

What Made Emperor Nero The Most Evil Man

Fictional evil leaders have been a mainstay of movies, novels, and tv shows. But when it comes to deeds of real life leaders, fiction is often no competition for fact. For example, during his reign as leader of the Mongol Hordes, it’s been speculated that Genghis Khan killed as much as 11% of the world’s …

Why Does the ❤️ Heart Symbol ❤️ Look That Way?

Why does the heart symbol look like this if the human heart actually looks like this? And why do we believe that the heart is the epicenter of love? Whether they’re filled with chocolate and love notes, punctuating your text messages, or popping out of cartoon characters’ bulging eyes, hearts are pretty much everywhere… Or …