Blog/Ancient History

Our Traditions are Often those of the Roman Empire

QUESTION: Just curious. Did the Romans ever celebrate their founding of Rome like we celebrate the fourth of July? ZT ANSWER: Oh yes. We seem to have adopted [...]

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Central Banks v Clearing

Delos, First Central Bank QUESTION: Dear Martin Wonder if you have any insights as to the history of the bank clearing process. Was the clearing process created [...]

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Janus – Goodbye to 2018 & Hello 2019

Well, we are about to celebrate the feast of Janus for who January is named after and his festival took place on January 9, the Agonium. Some try to argue January [...]

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Ancient Coin Hoards for the Holidays

Those interested in some ancient coins for the holidays, here are some of the hoards we have. These have been used as part of our study for the reconstruction of [...]

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Does Society Turn More Violent During its End Times?

QUESTION: Is MMA the new Roman Colosseum? I’m a layman in history but didn’t blood sports rise in popularity during Rome’s decline? Now everyone [...]

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New Discovery Proves History Books Were WRONG!

  I have previously written how the academics have REFUSED to revise history even when the evidence has been right in their face. I have previously written [...]

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The Greek Dark Age & Climate Change

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You mentioned that the environment was the primary cause of the Greek Dark age between the Heroic and Hellenistic periods. Can you [...]

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Did Victory Become our Guardian Angel?

QUESTION: I was told that Michael the Arc Angel was fashioned after Victory. Is that true? ANSWER: Well it is hard to say that he specifically was fashioned after [...]

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Hoard of Roman Gold Found from the Last Days of Rome

There were more than 100 gold Roman coins discovered in a buried hoard in the Cressoni theatre in Como, north of Milan. What I have examined from the photographs [...]

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Coins of the Siege of Masada

  QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; I tried to search to see if the Romans ever issued any coins to announce the victory over Masada. I did not find any mention of [...]

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