Year: 2010

Peer Reviewers Needed

Ancient History Enyclopedia is looking for peer reviewers to verify and improve the quality of content on the site. We accept applications from a wide range of specialists, including but not limited to historians, archaeologists, researchers, PhD students, and authors / journalists that are focussing on ancient history. Students below the PhD level are invited to contribute definitions and articles and may become peer reviewers if they demonstrate an appropriate level of expertise in their field. This website is a non-profit source of ancient history information. The goal is to make quality ancient history information freely available on the internet, which is something that is clearly missing: Books are expensive, Wikipedia is comprehensive but unreliable, and  many other sites are either amateurish, sometimes with a nationalist agenda, or their presentation is so bad that it nearly makes them useless. In order to reach our goal we therefore need a community of voluntary peer reviewers. A peer reviewer could do any of the following: … review new content before it is published on the site … …

Exhibition: Tutankhamun’s Funeral

United States: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is currently exhibiting jars, lids, bowls, floral collars, linen sheets, and bandages that were used at Tutankhamun’s mummification and the rites associated with his burial, as well as related objects such as a sculpted head of the youthful pharaoh and several facsimile paintings depicting funerary rituals. Archival photographs from the early twentieth century by Harry Burton, the Museum’s expedition photographer, provide an evocative background. The Tutankhamun exhibition runs until 06 September 2010.

Research Group on the First Punic War

The First Punic War dramatically changed Rome by transforming her into an Empire swelling beyond the natural confines of the Italian peninsula, accordingly bringing her into greater interaction and conflict with other Mediterranean powers.  We are forming an active working research group across multiple disciplines including but not limited to History, Archaeology, Ancient Warfare, portraiture of the “enemy,” and other contributions to the study of this period and the respective nations.

Life in Year One Interview

In his new Book Life in Year One Scott Korb examines what life was like when Jesus was born: What did people eat, how did they live, how did they dress, and what was flirting like? Using archaeological data, ancient texts, and modern historical research, he paints a clear picture Jewish life under Roman rule. National Public Radio has interviewed Korb about his new book.

Ancient History News

We’ve just added a news system to Ancient History Encyclopedia. This was the logical next step, as the goal of the site is to promote the knowledge of ancient history by making it freely accessible in a useful format. We are going to post news about everything relating to ancient history, including but not limited to archaeological discoveries, talks & conferences, interviews, exhibitions, book reviews, and special events.