Blog/History

Where Are We in the Roman Timeline?

QUESTION: Martin, Compared to Roman timeline, what year would you say we are in 2019? M ANSWER: It is hard to say. My concern is what comes after Trump. We seem to [...]

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Nero’s Palace Finally Open for Tourists After more than 10 years

Nero’s Domus Transitoria (Transit House) has finally opened to visitors after 10 years of renovations. Even I have never visited this place despite all the [...]

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The Tax Rebellion of 1197 & the state began Robbing Tombs

QUESTION: You have written about the collapse of the Byzantine monetary system. I also believe it fell to the Europeans in 1204 and the story was that the Germans [...]

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Happy Easter – But Why Do We Call it Easter

Easter is historically the most confusing holiday. Besides the calculation being complex, the traditions are also a blend of various different cultures. I have [...]

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Roman Coins Wash up on Beach in Florida

  There have been discoveries of Roman coins in Japan as well as in North America. There has even been the discovery of a Roman sword in Newfoundland. Now, a [...]

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Did Life Insurance Companies Survive the Great Depression?

QUESTION: Did insurance companies just declare bankruptcy during the 1930s to escape liabilities? PD ANSWER: Personally, I have NEVER had an insurance policy that [...]

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The Cultural Trends of Women in Politics during the Roman Empire

  QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; I assume you would know the answer. Is it true that the women in ancient times were more like Hillary seeking power compared to [...]

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Julian II – The Trump of Rome?

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You seem to have studied history more than any professor I ever met. So I am directing this question to you. Did Rome have their Trump who [...]

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Are Bonds Preferable to Stocks in a Crisis?

QUESTION: There are a few people coming out claiming the stock market will crash so buy bonds even though you will lose money. How can people keep calling for a [...]

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The Decline in Quality is Part of the Cycle

QUESTION: Hi Marty, Wanted to ask you if you are noticing the same thing as me regarding the ‘quality’ of goods and services these days and if this is [...]

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