Beyond the Headlines
Learning About Ancient Civilizations
Connect with the past by learning about those who shaped it. Below you'll find a collection of articles exploring the lives of ancient leaders, whose accomplishments have become the stuff of myth and legend.
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Key Figures from the Ancient World
Profiles and portraits of leaders of ancient civilizations.
Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia
Arsinoe II, Queen of Thrace and Egypt
Attila the Hun
Boudica, “Warrior Queen” of the Iceni
Charlemagne, King of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
Darius I, King of Persia
Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Consort of France and England
Hammurabi, Sixth King of Babylon
Hannibal, Carthaginian Military Leader
Nefertiti, Egyptian Queen
The Queen of Sheba
Sun Tzu, Author of “The Art of War”
William Wallace, Scottish Hero
Xerxes, King of Persia
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Has War Damage Hidden Babylon's Ancient Secrets
Egypt Scrambles to Conserve Valley of the Kings
Lost City Discovered in the Andes
Coins Reveal Clues About Ancient Roman Population
2,000 Year Old Vessel Could Help Unravel the Mysteries of Ancient Jerusalem
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