The young king Tutankhamun was previously regarded as an inconsequential ruler of the 18th dynasty in the new kingdom of Ancient Egypt until the discovery of his tomb, which sparked a worldwide fascination with the life and death of this previously obscure figure. His nearly fully intact tomb was discovered by Howard Carter and his archaeological team in 1922. This tomb generated countless questions and ideas about the life and death of Tutankhamun (Tut). The wall paintings and the artefacts found in the tomb, as well as the pharaoh’s body itself allowed numerous theories to be developed as to how King Tut led his life. However, through historical and scientific research, many of the ideas conveyed by the tomb were proven to be false.
Since its 19thcentury discovery, there have been archaeological finds at the ancient citadel (Layer VI) as well at the Greek City of Mycenae that heavily suggest this. Supporting these discoveries are various pieces of written evidence that imply the validity of the story about the legendary Bronze Age Trojan War detailed in The Iliad. The text itself similarly provides evidence for the Trojan War as many of its detailed descriptions prove true despite it being written several hundreds of years after the Troy of the Trojan War was supposed to have been destroyed. Numerous historians are coming to believe not only that there was a war at Troy during the late Bronze Age, but that this war was, in fact, the fabled conflict described in The Iliad. The cause or causes of that war, however, are far more ambiguous.
The actual battle happened five days after the Persians had arrived in Thermopylae. This was when Xerxes had finally decided to give his orders to attack. On the first day, the first initial attack started with 5000 archers from Xerxes’ army firing arrows at the Greeks, but the attack was ineffective as the light Persian bows were no match for the Greeks’ thick bronze shields, helmets and armor. Xerxes then sent in ten thousand infantry soldiers. They charged the Greek phalanx and were powerless against it as their training and equipment were completely inferior to those of the Greeks.
The Three Primary Reasons For The Fall of Rome There is an old, but popular saying: Rome wasn’t built in a day. I think the same about how it fell. It took probably a couple of months for Rome to collapse. Here are my three reasons – too foreign invasions, several natural disasters, and the rulers. First of all, the fall of the Roman Empire was caused by foreign invasions.
Under Pericles leadership, Athens refused to back down and this war started. After 10 years of war, a truce cane in 421, but only lasted until 415. The last straw was when the Athenians launched a massive attack on Sicily. The expedition consisted of Athens, led by Alcibiades) attacking Sicily because they were the food providers for Sparta. Almost the whole Athenian army and navy was sent to cut off the supplies, however the plans backfired and Athens was greatly affected and barely recovered its military, finally in 405 the Spartan navy defeated Athenians in the battle of
King Leonidas Leonidas was the king of Sparta at one time. He is most famous for leading the three hundred Spartans against the Persian army. He lived in the Peloponnesus and the city state of Sparta. Leonidas had a major impact in his time; he led troops to eliminate Persians to defend Sparta. Doing this Sparta and Athens won the war against the Persians, but ended up losing to Rome.
The battle fought there two and-a-half millennia ago has sent ripples through the corridors of time to the present day. While it was not as important as the other battles of the Graeco-Persian Wars in the driving out of the Persians from Greece, its cultural influences are wide-ranging. It immortalised the 300 Spartans who died in the pass1, and since then the Spartan myth has captured the imaginations of countless individuals. The most famous last stand ever made held up the vast army of the King of Persia for several days. It could be argued that without the time this bought the rest of Greece for preparations of the eventual defeat of the Persian expedition, Greek victory could not have been achieved.
After his death the downfall of the empire he was building for 10 years fell. Alexander III deserves the title great because he accomplished things that hardly anyone can do, he did things that were never before seen and never again will be seen. Alexander III was able to take over most of Asia Minor in his 10 years of being king. He took over places by force and if you were standing in his way he will take you down. Taking over most of Asia is a very high accomplishment
Odysseus, the epic hero in Homer’s Odyssey is a figure who could be considered larger than life. His legend begins during the ten year Trojan War, and continues through ten long years during his attempt to return to his kingdom on Ithaca, to his wife Penelope and to his son Telemachus. Throughout Odysseus’ ten year long struggle to return home, as told in The Odyssey, he proves himself to be an epic hero, even though he occasionally behaves like a mere mortal. A hero possesses many traits. Odysseus showed that he was crafty or cunning in the Cyclop’s cave when gets the Cyclops drunk and tells him that his name is Nhobdy.
For centuries the Vikings have been remembered as strong barbarians that attacked the last outposts of civilization, pillaging and murdering as they went. While this is certainly true, it is just a small part of who the Vikings were. They were also sailors, traders, farmers, craftsmen, and explorers with a rich tradition and many of the human rights still missing in many countries today. The Viking era spanned over three hundred years, from about 750 to 1050. Archaeologists have found evidence of their civilization not only in their homelands of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, but also as far away as Greece and Baghdad in the "old world" and L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, Canada in the "new world".