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Asian History | Africa | The Middle Ages | The
Renaissance and Reformation | 1700 - the Present | Individual Countries: Great Britain
Ancient History in General
- Ancient Scripts - An introduction to writing in the ancient world
and information on the individual languages.
Ancient Near East
- Mesopotamia - Excellent site from the British Museum. It
has information about the cultures of Assyria, Babylon and Sumer.
- Ancient Mesopotamia - Information and lots of pictures from the University of Chicago.
- The Hittes - an ancient people who lived from 1600 to 1200 BCE.
- Canaan and Ancient Israel - Information about the land and the people from the University of Pennsylvania Museum.
- The Mysterious Etruscans - These people lived on the
Italian Peninsula before the Romans.
- Classics Unveiled - This site has sections on Roman history
and Roman life. There is also a section on Roman mythology. This site was written by students at the York Mills C. I.
in Ontario, Canada.
- The Romans - Information about ancient Rome. This site also has some videos of ancient Roman sites.
- Pompeii - Pompeii was a busy Roman city until
79 AD when the the volcano Vesuvius erupted and buried the city under lava and ashes.
- Pompeii: Window on Ancient Rome - See Pompeii in this YouTube video.
- Roman Emperors - Biographies of the emperors.
- The Romans in Britain -
Information about Roman life, the Roman army, and a good timeline.
- The Nazca Culture - These early people of Peru made huge drawings in the desert. From Inside Peru
- The Moche - Early people of Peru who made really beautiful pottery. This site is from Inside Peru.
- The Incredible Incas for Kids - The Inca lived in what is now Ecuador and Peru.
- The Conquistadors - Biographies of the men who conquered the native people of South and Central America.
- Africa - Information about its history and culture from Mr. Donn.
- The Story of Africa - From very earliest time until the present.
- The Renaissance - The development of trade, the exploration of the world, and an explosive growth of art.
- The Renaissance - a good introduction from Kids Discover.
- The Galileo Project - Information about the
man and his world.
- Renaissance Art in Italy - This page has lots of links. Look at some of the great works of art by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian.
- Leonardo da Vinci - artist, scientist and inventor.
- Michelangelo - A great artist of the Italian Renaissance.
- Martin Luther - The life of the monk who started the protestant reformation.
- Tudor History - England in the period between 1485 and 1603.
There are biographies, and articles about life in Tudor times. There is also a list of movies which take
place during Tudor times.
- Queen Elizabeth I - Biography and history of events
during her reign.
- The Thirty Years War - Major European war between the
years of 1618 and 1648.
This site is maintained by Linda Bertland, retired school librarian. Please address any
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