Tagged: Empire

Peru child sacrifice discovery may be largest in history

Early this year, archaeologists have uncovered what may be the largest single mass child sacrifice event in human history. More than 140 children were sacrificed at about the same time in Peru’s northern coastal...

The fall of the Aztec Empire explained

Second episode in their series on the Pre-Columbian civilizations in America. This time, Kings and Generals will talk about the fall of the Aztec Empire and its capital Tenochtitlan at the hands of the Spanish...

A day in the life of a Roman soldier

The year is 15 CE, and the Roman Empire is prospering. Most of the credit will go to the emperor, but this success wouldn’t have been possible without loyal soldiers like Servius Felix. Robert...

The rise and fall of the Inca empire

It was the western hemisphere’s largest empire ever, with a population of nearly 10 million subjects. Yet within 100 years of its rise in the fifteenth century, the Inca Empire would be no more....

Gaius Appuleius Diocles

Gaius Appuleius Diocles (104-146) was a Roman charioteer. A native of Lamego, Lusitania (now Lamego, Portugal), his first notable victory outside his native land was in Ilerda (now Lleida, Spain) This success brought him...

Caesar in Britain

Julius Caesar first landed in Britain on August 26th, 55 BC, but it was almost another hundred years before the Romans actually conquered Britain in AD 43. Having subdued Gaul, or so it seemed...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer #2

Get a first look at the official theatrical poster for the upcoming film! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released in theaters on December 16th. The poster features a massive looming Death Star and...