In the public’s mind, few well-known conquerors in history match the exploits of Alexander the Great. In just a few years, from 334-330 BC, Alexander would conquer the largest empire the world had known and establish his empire that eventually stretched from Greece to India.
Do Civilizations die or do they just change?
By Annalee Newitz author of Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age from The Washington Post: The idea of civilizational collapse goes back thousands of years, but each era imagines it anew, always as a form of… Read More ›
Pandemics – The Very Long History
From Dailyhistory.org: Pandemics have long been a part of human history. This includes various diseases that spread globally and have, in many different periods, created a large-scale population reduction. For ancient periods, pandemics were often conflated with plagues. While the… Read More ›
How will history judge our response to the COVID-19 pandemic? Historians are already collecting the records.
By Anthony Faiola from The Washington Post: On the wooded site of a former golf course in suburban Washington, archivists are building a global time capsule of the pandemic. The digital repository — to be housed at the National Library… Read More ›