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Articles on World History

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An Introduction to the Ancient Middle East
Follow the rise and fall of several famous civilizations, from the Sumerians to the Persians. This fun, illustrated article examines each of the major peoples who lived in the Middle East in ancient times. Check out the cool timeline.

Religion in the Ancient Middle East
See how the major peoples of the ancient Middle East worshipped. You can see also how revolutionary the Hebrew religion really was.

An Introduction to Ancient Egypt
See Ancient Egypt in all its glory! Learn about the importance of the Nile. See hieroglyphs and Pyramids. Learn how to make your own mummy! And much more.

An Introduction to Ancient Greece
Get the basics on the people and places of ancient Greece. Learn about the birth of democracy, the great advances in math and science, the terrible wars, and the rise of Alexander the Great.

Christopher Columbus and the New World
Columbus is famous for finding something he didn't set out to find. Discover more about this famous explorer in this illustrated, easy-to-understand article.

Magellan's Voyage Around the World
Follow Ferdinand Magellan as he follows his dream to sail around the world. This illustrated article gives you the before, during, and after of Magellan's voyage. The result was a new understanding of the world.