The Ancient World

The Ancient World (Original Series): From the first human civilizations to 500 BC
TAW - Rediscovery: The rediscovery of the ancient world by adventurers, scholars and archaeologists
TAW - Bloodline (Current Series): Tracing the generations from Cleopatra to Zenobia

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“As there are no pacts of faith between lions and men,nor do wolves and lambs have spirit in kind,…nor for us twowill there be oaths;…Recollect your every skill. Now the need is very greatto be a spearmanand brave warrior.” – Achilles, the IliadThe Mycenaean Greeks melded their warrior ethos with Minoan artistry to rule over an Aegean empire extending to the shores of ancient Troy. The Aryans, distant relatives of the Mitanni, imported their Vedic culture into Northern India by chariot and sword. Meanwhile, China’s Shang Dynasty, after ousting the corrupt Xia to build a mighty Bronze Age kingdom, saw the Mandate of Heaven pass to the Zhou. . .