Ancient History

As stated elsewhere, it was the Ancient History subchannel at Helium that first drew my attention. In the months preceding my discovery of the website, I had performed an extensive reading program on the subject of Ancient Egypt. Helium offered a number of titles relating to this subject, just waiting for writers to present their articles. I wrote sixteen articles about Egypt from June through September in 2008 alone. A few more followed in subsequent years, but most of the later articles on this page concern other subjects, from Ancient Rome to Pre-Columbian South America.

The article “How the Physical Geography of Ancient Egypt Shaped the Development of Its Civilization” deserves special recognition as the single most popular article in my Helium portfolio. It was viewed more than 12,000 times from 2008 to 2014.

How the Physical Geography of Ancient Egypt Shaped the Development of Its Civilization

The Importance of River Valleys to Ancient Civilizations

History of Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt: The History of the Old Kingdom

Ancient Egypt: The History of the First Intermediate Period

The Religion of Ancient Egypt

The Eye of Horus and the Eye of Ra: Not the Same

How the Ancient Egyptians Understood the Role of the Pharaoh

Narmer: First Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt

Mummification Explained

How the Ancient Egyptians Made Mummies

A Brief History of Egyptian Hieroglyphics

An Overview of Egyptian Weapons

The Role of Women in Ancient Egyptian Society

A Guide to the Styles and Materials of Egyptian Sculpture

The History of Ancient Egyptian Architecture

A Look at Cheops’ Pyramid at Giza

Comparing Egyptian With Pre-Columbian American Pyramids

The History of Egyptian Obelisks

Symbolism of the Lion in Ancient Egypt

The Life and Death of King Tut

Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun

Explorable Egyptian Ruins on a Nile River Cruise Along the Luxor to Aswan Route

The Blue Nile

Queen Cleopatra of Egypt and How She Affected the Roman Empire


Legend of the Trojan War

The Persian War in Ancient Greece

An Introduction to the Parthenon

Architectural Features of the Parthenon

The History of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

Romulus and Remus: The Beginnings of Roman Civilization

A Look at How the Punic Wars Between Rome and Carthage Began

The Ingenuity of the Roman Style of Combat

The Greatest Threat to Rome: King Mithridates of Pontus

What Were the Consequences of the Battle of Actium?

An Introduction to the Building of Hadrian’s Wall

The Pyramids of Teotihuacan

History of the Moche People of Peru