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Early Bronze Age Greek Architecture

By |2017-07-01T00:40:32-07:00July 1st, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|

Drawing of a megaron house One important Early Bronze Age site is the town of Lerna. Lerna has a lot of small stone houses, and one house that is larger than the others. Archaeologists call this big house the House of the Tiles. That's because instead of having a thatched roof this house had [...]

What is the Greek Doric order?

By |2019-05-15T19:51:20-07:00July 1st, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|

Doric temple at Agrigento, in Sicily. The plain square capitals with triglyphs and metopes over them show this is in the Doric order. When did the Doric style get started? The earliest Greek temples were built of wood, but as soon as the Greek began to build in stone, about 510 BC, they [...]

When did people start riding horses?

By |2019-08-21T11:49:39-07:00June 20th, 2017|Central Asia|

Riding horses: Assyrian archer on horseback, ca. 650 BC Riding horses Near the beginning of the Iron Age, about 800 BC, people in Central Asia began riding horses more instead of just having them pull wagons. Where are horses from? Iron Age timeline All our Central Asia articles Why did people ride horses? Once [...]

Ptolemies and Cleopatra – Greek Egypt

By |2019-06-01T12:41:50-07:00June 14th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Greeks, History, Science|

Ptolemy I Soter, on a coin (He's trying to look like Alexander) Alexander conquers Egypt In 332 BC Alexander the Great and his Greek army conquered Egypt from the Persians who were ruling Egypt. At first the Egyptians thought he would make them independent again, but he did not. Alexander made Egypt part of [...]