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Rome Brought Pomp And Prosperity To This Ancient Outpost In Jordan loading...
Rome Brought Pomp And Prosperity To This Ancient Outpost In Jordan
A trading hub with a storied past, Jerash grew wealthy under Roman rule. The city's fantastic monuments still shine today as a beacon of its imperial past.
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Who Were The Ruthless Warriors Behind Attila The Hun?
The Huns pillaged much of Europe and are blamed for the fall of Rome—but the archaeological record suggests a less violent legacy.
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The Lion Fortress Of Sri Lanka Was Swallowed By The Jungle
Built in the fifth century, Sri Lanka’s Sigiriya fortress attracted the attention of British archaeologists in the 1800s, who were amazed by its leonine rock art and beautiful frescoes.
About History

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

In the most basic sense, history is the branch of study relating to past events. It’s the record of the past, what it means to us and how it influences our lives. 

The study of ancient history encompasses Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, among others. The Ancient Egyptians are of course best known for their pyramids, which served as tombs for the civilisation’s dead kings. The Ancient Romans are most notorious for their gladiators, the highly trained “working class heroes” of antiquity. The Ancient Greeks are best remembered for their contributions to the foundations of Western culture including politics, literature and philosophy.

In more recent times, history’s focus has been on major world wars and events including the Industrial Revolution, World War I. World War II and the Iraq War. Adolf Hitler, the powerful dictator and leader of the Nazi party, was the catalyst for the start of World War II and one of the most terrible events in human history – the Holocaust.

Closer to home, key moments in Australian history include the first contact between European and Indigenous Australians, the First Fleet and the events Gallipoli during WWI.

Scroll through the videos, photos and articles below to find out more about history.

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