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Plato Describes Atlantis // First Mention of the Island

Plato presented Atlantis in Critias as an antagonistic rival to his idealistic interpretation of “Ancient Athens.” Therein his intriguing portrait of Atlantis was incredibly detailed. Plato went to great lengths of elucidation describing the history of the island, its geography, and the people who purportedly inhabited the doomed paradise before they met their end beneath […]

Ancient Chinese Historian Describes The Roman Empire

Voices of the Past features the thoughts of an ancient Chinese historian on the Roman Empire: “Here we have the words of the early third century Chinese historian Yu Huan, who lived during the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history. Though he never left China, he collected large amounts of information on the countries to […]

The Tale of Ragnar Lothbrok // Icelandic Saga

Voices of the Past produced an informative narrative documentary on the Icelanic saga about Ragnar Lothbrok. “Written in the 13th century in Iceland, the Tale Of Ragnar Lothbrok (Ragnars saga loðbrókar) tells the story of the legendary Viking king Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons, through a story of love, tragedy, trickery and of course, a […]

The Five Boroughs of the Danelaw

History Time offers an educational historical documentary on the Five Boroughs of the Danelaw that were the result of Viking encroachment upon Anglo-Saxon England. The Danelaw contrasts with the West Saxon law and the Mercian law. The term is first recorded in the early 11th century as Dena lage. It came as an imposition by […]

How Rome Conquered the Ancient Celts

“The Kings and Generals animated historical documentary series on the ancient civilizations and Ancient Celts continue with a video describing how the Celtic world was conquered by Rome across France, Spain, and Anatolia. This video features episodes from the Punic Wars, Caesar’s conquest of Gaul, and the Galatian War.”