Blog/Ancient History

Communication is Vital to Empires & History Always Repeats

Rome became the greatest empire that ever existed because of its organization, which included its communication system. Here we have a Roman sestertius of Emperor [...]

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Fascinating Spread of Religious Ideas

This is one of the coins found in Pompeii. It is not officially Roman, but privately minted and used for small change partly due to a shortage of copper quadrans. [...]

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Lost City Discovered & a Tablet That Changes History

Perhaps it is appropriate that by the end of this month we will have another Indiana Jones movie – the fifth and probably the last. Archaeologists have [...]

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Owning a Piece of History

A lot of people have been asking if I still have some ancient coins available. I will put together what I have from some hoards I have purchased for study. [...]

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Revealing History

COMMENT: I find it interesting how two people the general consensus has said were scoundrels, John Law and Julius Caesar, you have shown were actually people [...]

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How Splits Take Shape

QUESTION: Dear Mr. Armstrong – I just fled California for Idaho, since it is one of the most conservative and fiscally sound states. In your blog, you just [...]

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The Discovery in Volterra

In Tuscany, Italy, a major discovery has been made of the only amphitheater to have been discovered that was never excavated before. This is being called the [...]

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Reinterpreting History – The Modern Version of Book Burning?

  They are going to remove the statue of Teddy Roosevelt, who ironically was a socialist, as they claim the statue is now racist because it portrays an [...]

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Ice Age & Warfare

QUESTION: Did the sea level rise after the last Ice Age? When did warfare begin? HS ANSWER: About 85% if pre-history ancient sites are actually underwater.  [...]

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What Were the 30 Silver Coins Given to Judas?

QUESTION: Marty, do you happen to know what type/kind of shekel coins Jesus was most likely betrayed for? Thanks, A ANSWER: The Biblical account makes no mention [...]

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