Blog/Ancient History

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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Documenting History with Coins & How they Prove What We Were Taught is Not Always Correct

QUESTION: Dear Martin, I have been researching facts about history and there is strong evidence that what we were taught in school doesn’t fit with the [...]

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The Judaea Move for Independence 66-70AD

QUESTION: Was the first Jewish revolt about taxes? I think you said it was previously. HJB ANSWER: Correct. While there were tensions over religion, what really [...]

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Oldest Version of Homer’s Iliad and The Odyssey was Just Discovered

A remarkable discovery has been made and reported by the BBC. A clay tablet recording the story of Odysseus after the fall of Troy by Homer who is the famous Greek [...]

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Christian Persecution Celebrated on Roman Coins

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; The Romans seem to have issued coins to celebrate everything. Did they ever issue coins celebrating the Christian persecutions? ZR ANSWER: [...]

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What are Ancient Coin Hoard so Vital to History

  QUESTION: Sir; I have noticed that the Roman and Greek hoards of coins you have offered are silver. You do not offer hoards of bronze coins. I have two [...]

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Using People from the Past to Support Nationalism

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; I am curious given your passion has been history you have explored things nobody seems to have. What has impressed me is how you pull [...]

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Weather Impacted Wars & Migrations in Pre-Recorded History

  Archaeologists working in the wetlands of Denmark have uncovered 2,000-year-old human remains are revealing that the Germanic “barbarians” were [...]

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Daniel’s Interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream

QUESTION: You have previously said that the Persian monetary system was based on gold, the Greeks used silver and the Romans began with bronze. That actually [...]

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