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Origin of Horse Domestication: Botai, Yamnaya, Sintashta

Survive the Jive offers a documentary on the domestication of the horse which was likely brought to fruition by Indo-European steppe riders. “Professor Alan Outram, Head of Archaeology at University of Exeter is one of the world’s leading experts on ancient horse DNA and the domestication of the horse. In this interview he explains how […]

How Doggerland Sank Beneath the Waves

Doggerland (also called Dogger Littoral) was an area of land, now submerged beneath the southern North Sea, that connected Great Britain to continental Europe. It was flooded by rising sea levels around 6500–6200 BCE, and its catastrophic flooding may have been the result of tsunami emanating from an avalanche in a Norwegian Fjord. Geological surveys […]

Where did Celts come from? Who were the Druids?

Survive the Jive asks the question “Where did Celts come from?” “Celts are known for tartan, faeries, druids, bagpipes and the British Isles – but the origins of the Celtic culture lie in the Unetice culture of Bronze age central Europe and it spread out with the Hallstatt and La Tène cultures. In this history […]

Ancient History of Ireland: Newgrange, Celts, Vikings

Survive the Jive documentary on “Ancient History of Ireland: Newgrange, Celts, Vikings.” “Ireland has a rich and fascinating ancient history; from the great megalithic structures of the Neolithic, like Newgrange, to the spectacular gold jewellery of the Indo-European Bell Beaker folk, the weapon hoards of the Irish Bronze Age, the enigmatic La Tene Celtic art […]

The Corded Ware Culture

Dan Davis Author narrates this informative video on the early Indo-European people of the Corded Ware Culture. “The Corded Ware culture existed between c. 3000 BC – c. 2300 BC, spanning the late Neolithic, through the Copper Age, and the early Bronze Age. The name Corded Ware comes from the cord-like impressions on their pottery. […]

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 […]

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.”

Did the Trojan War Really Happen?

Kings and Generals explains “the historicity of the conflict between Trojans and the Greeks depicted in the immortal Iliad of Homer.” Though taken as myth, and likely apt to entail creative license and contrivance, Homer’s Illiad most likely contains a modicum of truth, and the mythology emanated from real events four-hundred years prior to the […]