Portfolio Category: Ancient Near East

History of the Alphabet

History of the Alphabet

This course attempts to trace the evolution of alphabetic writing from its inception around 1700 BCE up to the crystallization of modem scripts. Since the alphabet was used primarily by ...
Darius the Great, Kings of Kings II

Darius the Great, Kings of Kings II

Although often relegated to the role of slavish cannon fodder for Sparta’s spears, the Achaemenid Persian empire had a glorious heritage. Under a single king, they created the greatest empire ...
Deciphering Ancient Scripts

Deciphering Ancient Scripts

Learn the methodology of deciphering ancient scripts and languages and get a chance to crack some of the world’s most famous undeciphered writing systems.