This may be “old news” to many of you, but I recently became aware of the web site Ancient History Encyclopedia. Its mission
is to improve history education worldwide by creating the most complete, freely accessible and reliable history resource in the world.
Currently they have around 200 articles on the Near East— articles that “cover the cradle of civilization, home of the first empires, and the world’s oldest cities.” They also have 330 articles on the Greco–Roman world.
The articles are well–written, informative, and accurate. They are peer reviewed. I follow them on Twitter @ahencyclopedia where they seem to announce new articles as they become available and usually draw attention to one “older” article (like from the past few years) each day. The lengths of the articles vary, but they typically seem to be a 5-15 minute read—depending on how familiar one is with the topic. There is a search engine on the web site.
BTW – you are invited to follow me on Twitter “@go2Carl”— I only post one or two “tweets” a day—if that.
More Descriptive Details About the Ancient History Encyclopedia
- All content is reviewed by our team of expert editors, ensuring highest quality
- Trusted by teachers around the world as set reading for their students
- More monthly traffic than the British Museum or the Louvre, and more monthly readers than the world’s most popular history magazines
- Engaging the digital generation: We’re telling the exciting stories in history, using all media types (text, image, map, video, etc.)
- Read more about our audience in our media presentation.
We work to engage the digital generation: We are telling exciting historical stories using text, video, interactive features, social media and mobile apps. Every submission to the encyclopedia is carefully reviewed by our editorial team, making sure only the highest quality content is published to our site.
We aim to inspire our readers with the stories of the past, making history engaging and exciting for everyone. Our publication follows academic standards, but written in an easy-to-read manner with students and the general public in mind.
Ancient History Encyclopedia is entirely run by dedicated contributors and volunteers from all over the world. Our multi-cultural team is as neutral and as objective as possible, which is why we’re a completely independent organization.
Ancient history is only the start: We are working to create the world’s leading general history resource, covering all time periods of human history, freely accessible on the internet. Education is at the core of what we do, which is why we aim to provide more useful tools to teachers and students, such as interactive content, videos, mobile apps, and teaching resources.
We also plan to make our content available in other languages and other formats, such as printed books.