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 Let the ancestors speak: Removing the veil of mysticism from Medu Netcher
Let the ancestors speak: Removing the veil of mysticism from Medu Netcher
Let the ancestors speak: Removing the veil of mysticism from Medu Netcher
JOM International Inc.
Author: Ankh Mi Ra
1995
Pages: 289
Format: pdf
Language: English
Size: 68 mb
ISBN: 978-0964066113

A Guide to the Grammar of the Language of Kemet.
This book represents a milestone in the presentation of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs to a mass audience. Anyone interested in learning about the grammar of the ancient language cannot afford to be without this teaching tool.
"each step of your journey is sweetened with the knowledge
that you are viewing history from inside, that is, the more Medu Netcher your master,
the more your thoughts are fused with Kemetu. This mental journey back to the past
could if properly structured, result in what the Kemetu referred to as
whm 'ng, "repeating life," in essence you become your ancestors."

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 The Carthaginians 6th-2nd Century BC
The Carthaginians 6th-2nd Century BC
Author: Raffaele D’Amato; Andrea Salimbeti
The Carthaginians 6th-2nd Century BC
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Elite 201
ISBN: 1782007768
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 66
Size: 4 Mb
Language: English

Carthage, the port-city in Tunisia first settled by Phoenicians from Tyre, grew to extend a competitive maritime trading empire all over the Western Mediterranean and beyond, increasingly defended by the best navy of the period. In the 6th century BC this came into confrontation with Greek colonists in Sicily, starting major wars that lasted through the 5th and 4th centuries, and involved much interaction with different Greek forces.

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 Visualizing Earth History
Visualizing Earth History
Author: Loren E. Babcock
Visualizing Earth History
Wiley
2008
480
Format: Pdf
Size: 87 MB
Language: English

Presenting a new vision in the field, this compelling book explores Earth's history as a series of interrelated processes that continue to have significant outcomes for humans and other living things. It captures the excitement of historical geology by utilizing active, visually rich learning methods. Readers will gain a strong understanding of the fundamental concepts used in the interpretation of Earth's physical, chemical, and biological evolution over the last 4.5 billion years.

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 Egypt's Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep III and His World
Egypt's Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep III and His World
Author:Arielle P. Kozloff, Betsy Morrell Bryan, Lawrence M. Berman
Egypt's Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep III and His World
Cleveland Museum of Art
1992
Format: pdf
Size: 42.64 MB
Language: English

Very good book about one of the most important Pharaohs of all time. Amenhotep III(A3) was the father of Akhenaten(A4) and husband of Queen Tiye which were the major forces in the religious reformation of the Aten, Re-Horakhte first monotheistic worship.

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 The Roman Legions. Recreated In Colour Photographs
The Roman Legions. Recreated In Colour Photographs
The Roman Legions. Recreated In Colour Photographs
Author: D. Peterson
1998
Crowood Press
ISBN: 1-86126-264-7
Pages: 96
Format: PDF
Size: 13,5 mb (+3%)

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 Ancient India
Ancient India
Ancient India (Ancient Civilizations)
Author: Rebecca Rowell
Essential Library
Ancient Civilizations
2015
ISBN-13: 978-1624035395
Pages: 115
Language: English
Format: PDF (True)
Size: 19 MB

"In Ancient India, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient India, including their enduring religions and rich literary traditions. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more."--Publisher's web site

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 The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic: Introduction, Critical Edition and Cuneiform Texts Vol. 1,2
The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic: Introduction, Critical Edition and Cuneiform Texts Vol. 1,2
Author: George, Andrew R.
The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic: Introduction, Critical Edition and Cuneiform Texts Vol. 1,2
Oxford University Press
2003
Format: PDF
Size: 41,79 mb
Language English
The Babylonian Gilgamesh epic is the oldest long poem in the world, with a history going back four thousand years. It tells the fascinating and moving story of Gilgamesh's heroic deeds and lonely quest for immortality. This book collects for the first time all the known sources in the original cuneiform, including many fragments never published before. The author's personal study of every available fragment has produced a definitive edition and translation, complete with comprehensive introductory chapters that place the poem and its hero in context.

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 House of Eternity: The Tomb of Nefertari
House of Eternity: The Tomb of Nefertari
Author: John K. McDonald
House of Eternity: The Tomb of Nefertari
The Getty Conservation Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum
1996
Format: pdf
Size: 32,63 mb
Language: English

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 The Cavalryman
The Cavalryman
The Cavalryman (The Roman World Series)
Author: Peter Connolly
Oxford Publishing Press
ISBN: 0199104247
2003
Pages: 34
Format: PDF
Size: 6.14МБ
Language: English
Tiberius Claudius Maximus served under the emperor Trajan in the great wars in Central Europe and the Middle East. He was decorated three times for bravery and became famous for hunting down Rome's great enemy, Decebalus. This volume and its prequel The Legionary trace Maximus's career from the day he entered the Seventh Legion on the Danube frontier to the day he retired as a cavalry officer in Mesopotamia some 30 years later. Connolly calls on a vast array of archaeological material to provide a unique portrait of the life of an ordinary man who lived during an extraordinary period in Western history.

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 Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior
Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior
Author: Lindsay Powell
Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior: 1st Century AD
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Combat 6
ISBN: 1472803493
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 82
Size: 5 Mb
Language: English

The reigns of Augustus and his successor Tiberius saw an epic struggle between the Romans and local peoples for the territory between the Rhine and Elbe rivers in what is now Germany. Following two decades of Roman occupation, Germania Magna erupted into revolt in AD 9 following the loss of the three legions commanded by Publius Quinctilius Varus to the Cheruscan nobleman Arminius and an alliance of Germanic nations in the dense forests of the Teutoburger Wald. The Romans’ initial panic subsided as it became clear that Arminius and his allies could not continue the war into Germania Inferior on the western bank of the Rhine, and Imperial troops poured into the region as the Romans decided how best to resolve the situation.

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 The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century A.D.
The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century A.D.
Author: John Bintliff
The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century A.D.
Wiley-Blackwell
2012
Format: PDF
Size: 13.3 Mb
Language: English

The Complete Archaeology of Greece covers the incredible richness and variety of Greek culture and its central role in our understanding of European civilization, from the Palaeolithic era of 400,000 years ago to the early modern period. In a single volume, the field's traditional focus on art and architecture has been combined with a rigorous overview of the latest archaeological evidence forming a truly comprehensive work on Greek civilization.
- A unique single-volume exploration of the extraordinary development of human society in Greece from the earliest human traces up till the early 20th century AD
- Provides 22 chapters and an introduction chronologically surveying the phases of Greek culture, with over 200 illustrations
- Features over 200 images of art, architecture, and ancient texts, and integrates new archaeological discoveries for a more detailed picture of the Greece past, its landscape, and its people
- Explains how scientific advances in archaeology have provided a broader perspective on Greek prehistory and history
- Offers extensive notes on the text, freely available online at www.wileyonlinelibrary.com, that include additional details and references for the serious researcher and amateur
- Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

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 Ancient Egypt and the Near East An Illustrated History
Ancient Egypt and the Near East An Illustrated History
Author: Marshall Cavendish
Ancient Egypt and the Near East An Illustrated History
Marshall Cavendish Corporation
2010
ISBN: 0761479341
Language: English
Pages: 144
Format: PDF
Size: 25,41 МБ
The world of ancient Egypt brought significant achievements and changes to the world and even today there is so much to be learned from this great early civilization. The pharaohs as well as great kings like Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar are all part of the time period covered by this book. The book includes detailed chapters on each of the key peoples who played a role in ancient Egypt. For example, the Sumerians (5000-2004 BC) were one of the world's first major civilizations and developed a form of writing called cuneiform. There were also the seafaring Phoenician traders and the Hittite warriors as well as the Babylonians, the Assyrians, the Israelites and the Persians.

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 Historical Dictionary of the Berbers
Historical Dictionary of the Berbers
Historical dictionary of the Berbers (Imazighen)
Author: Hsain Ilahiane
Scarecrow press
2006
Pages: 360
ISBN: 978-0-8108-5452-9
Format: PDF
Language: English
Size: 1,7 mb

The Phoenician colonies in North Africa started out as peaceful, trading presence among the Amazigh original inhabitants of the region. These colonies, though initially inhabited by Phoenicians from the eastern Mediterranean, became a mix of the two peoples as they intermarried with the local Amazigh. The Amazigh, as well as the Punic Phoenicians, who survived the Roman subjugation of the region are credited with preserving the Phoenician language up till the time of Saint Augustine in the 5th century. Further, traces of the Phoenician alphabet are evident in the Tamazight (Berber) alphabet called Tifinagh...

The presence of the Berber in North Africa today is a living proof that the "Arab World" is not made up of 325 million Arabs. In fact, pan-Arabism is an unfounded heresy forced down the throats of people conquered and subjugated beginning with the advent of the Arab conquest in the 7th century. The Amazigh, much like the overwhelming majority of the people of this (Arab) "world," belong to a wide variety of ethnic groups that are different in blood, tradition, language, literature, art and history, and should not be lumped together as a single people.

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 King and Court in Ancient Persia, 559 to 331 B.C.E.
King and Court in Ancient Persia, 559 to 331 B.C.E.
Author : Lloyd Llewellyn
: King and Court in Ancient Persia, 559 to 331 B.C.E. (Debates and Documents in Ancient History)
Edinburgh University Press Ltd
: 2013
ISBN: 9780748641253
Pages: 224
Format : pdf
Size : 5,3 MB
Language : English

The first Persian Empire (559 331 B.C.E.) was the largest land empire the world had yet seen, and at the heart of its vast dominions, in the south of modern-day Iran, was the person of the Great King. Hidden behind the walls of his vast palace, surrounded by the complex rituals of court ceremony, the Persian monarch was the undisputed master of his realm, a god-like figure inspiring awe, majesty, and mystery. Yet the Great King's court was no mere platform for meaningless theatrical display. Presentation mattered, and nobles vied for position and prestige while the royal family struggled to fend off the threat of various successions, conflicts, murders, and usurpations. This book not only treats the court as the center of political decision-making in early Persia, it also recognizes its vast contribution to cultural expression.

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 Cross and Scepter: The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation
Cross and Scepter: The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation
Author:Sverre Bagge
Cross and Scepter: The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation
Princeton University Press
2014
ISBN:069116150X
Format:epub
Size:3.78 Mb
Pages:336
Language:English

Christianity and European-style monarchy--the cross and the scepter--were introduced to Scandinavia in the tenth century, a development that was to have profound implications for all of Europe. Cross and Scepter is a concise history of the Scandinavian kingdoms from the age of the Vikings to the Reformation, written by Scandinavia's leading medieval historian. Sverre Bagge shows how the rise of the three kingdoms not only changed the face of Scandinavia, but also helped make the territorial state the standard political unit in Western Europe. He describes Scandinavia's momentous conversion to Christianity and the creation of church and monarchy there, and traces how these events transformed Scandinavian law and justice, military and administrative organization, social structure, political culture, and the division of power among the king, aristocracy, and common people.
Bagge sheds important new light on the reception of Christianity and European learning in Scandinavia, and on Scandinavian history writing, philosophy, political thought, and courtly culture. He looks at the reception of European impulses and their adaptation to Scandinavian conditions, and examines the relationship of the three kingdoms to each other and the rest of Europe, paying special attention to the inter-Scandinavian unions and their consequences for the concept of government and the division of power.

Cross and Scepter provides an essential introduction to Scandinavian medieval history for scholars and general readers alike, offering vital new insights into state formation and cultural change in Europe.

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 The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean: Rome's Dealings with the Ancient Kingdoms of India, Africa and Arabia
The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean: Rome's Dealings with the Ancient Kingdoms of India, Africa and Arabia
Author: Raoul McLaughlin
The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean: Rome's Dealings with the Ancient Kingdoms of India, Africa and Arabia
Pen and Sword
2014
Format: PDF
Size: 10.7 Mb
Language: English

The ancient evidence suggests that international commerce supplied Roman government with up to a third of the revenues that sustained their empire. In ancient times large fleets of Roman merchant ships set sail from Egypt on voyages across the Indian Ocean. They sailed from Roman ports on the Red Sea to distant kingdoms on the east coast of Africa and the seaboard off southern Arabia. Many continued their voyages across the ocean to trade with the rich kingdoms of ancient India. Freighters from the Roman Empire left with bullion and returned with cargo holds filled with valuable trade goods, including exotic African products, Arabian incense and eastern spices.
This book examines Roman commerce with Indian kingdoms from the Indus region to the Tamil lands. It investigates contacts between the Roman Empire and powerful African kingdoms, including the Nilotic regime that ruled Meroe and the rising Axumite Realm. Further chapters explore Roman dealings with the Arab kingdoms of south Arabia, including the Saba-Himyarites and the Hadramaut Regime, which sent caravans along the incense trail to the ancient rock-carved city of Petra.
The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean is the first book to bring these subjects together in a single comprehensive study that reveals Rome’s impact on the ancient world and explains how international trade funded the Legions that maintained imperial rule. It offers a new international perspective on the Roman Empire and its legacy for modern society.

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 Judea Trembles Under Rome: The Untold Details of the Greek and Roman Military Domination of Ancient Palestine During the Time of Jesus of Galilee
Judea Trembles Under Rome: The Untold Details of the Greek and Roman Military Domination of Ancient Palestine During the Time of Jesus of Galilee
Author: Edwina Cwens, Rudolph R. Windsor
Judea Trembles Under Rome: The Untold Details of the Greek and Roman Military Domination of Ancient Palestine During the Time of Jesus of Galilee
Windsor Golden Series
2004
Format: PDF
Size: 66.4 Mb
Language: English

A provocative and historical blueprint of the times and conditions that gave rise to the Greek and Roman conquest of ancient Palestine. Windsor gives detailed information of how the ancient Judeans had to puffer under the Greek and Roman oppression. In clear lucid prose, the author outlines the development of the Essenic sect and customs, depicting how Christianity developed from the Essenes. Professor Windsor utilizes various ancient sources such as: the Dead Sea Scrolls, biblical texts, Josephus' works, and many other scholarly sources.
His research encountered startling information dealing with many rebel leaders against Rome who called themselves messiahs and prophets. He addresses the questions. Who was the real Jesus? What was his mission?

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 Ancient Mesopotamia
Ancient Mesopotamia
Ancient Mesopotamia (Ancient Civilizations)
Author: Tom Head
Essential Library
Ancient Civilizations
2015
ISBN-13: 978-1624035418
Pages: 115
Language: English
Format: PDF (True)
Size: 18 MB

"In Ancient Mesopotamia, readers discover the history an.

d impressive accomplishments of the ancient Mesopotamians, including their extraordinary cultural achievements and technological wonders. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more."--Publisher's web site.

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 How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower
How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower
: How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower
Author : Adrian Goldsworthy
Weidenfeld & Nîcholson
: 2010
ISBN: 9780300164268
Pages: 560
Format : epub,mobi
Size : 16,4 MB
Language : English

Starred Review. At only 40 years of age, British historian Goldsworthy's (Caesar) ninth Roman history offers the same high level of scholarship, analysis and lucid prose as the previous eight. After a superb survey of Roman politics and civilization, Goldsworthy begins with the death in A.D. 180 of emperor Marcus Aurelius, whose reign is traditionally viewed as the apex of Roman power. During the disastrous century that followed, emperors rarely ruled more than a few years most were murdered, and civil wars raged, though there was some stability during the reigns of Diocletian and Constantine. Invasions slowly chipped away at the empire until it vanished in A.D. 476 with the abdication of the last Western emperor. Goldsworthy makes sense of 300 years of poorly documented wars, murders and political scheming. Highly opinionated, he presents surviving documents and archeological evidence to back his views such as that Constantine became Christian because Roman leaders traditionally believed that divine help won battles, and the Christian god seemed to Constantine like the front-runner. This richly rewarding work will serve as an introduction to Roman history, but will also provide plenty of depth to satisfy the educated reader.

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