Exploring Ancient World Cultures


General Web Sites on All Ancient Civilizations

Exploring Ancient World Cultures - An introduction to ancient world cultures on the Internet.  Links to different cultures including Near East, India, Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, Islam and Europe all appear at the bottom of the page.

Kidipede - A database of history for students, links to different cultures appear along the top of the page.

Places of Peace and Power - Holy places all over the world have the power to heal the body, enlighten the mind, and awaken the soul. Photographs and descriptions of sacred sites can be found throughout this web site.

Odyssey Online - An interactive journey through ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East; the ancient Americas; and sub-Saharan Africa of the 19th and 20th centuries using artifacts from Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester and Dallas Museum of Art.


Ancient Egypt

Mr. Donn's Ancient Egypt - Learn about the geography, history, daily life of Ancient Egypt and more!

Egyptian Civilization -Includes a brief introduction on Egyptian civilization with link to further reading about geography, architecture, government, writing, religion, daily life, etc.

Trades and Crafts:


Food and Shelter:


Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt:




Ancient Egyptian Culture - An extensive and authoritative exhibit in the Minnesota State University-Mankato E-Museum containing images and text describing Daily Life, Art, Architecture, the Military ...

British Broadcasting Site about Ancient Egypt - Explore while you learn about Ancient Egypt


The British Museum -Includes information about Eqyptian life, geography, mummification, gods and goddesses, pyramids and more!

Fordham University site about Ancient Egypt - Source for information on religion, literature, music, everyday life and more about Ancient Egypt.

PBS Ancient Egypt site - The Nile River plays and important part in Ancient Egypt history as well as today.

PBS NOVA Site about pyramids - Anything and everything you need to know about pyramids.

Theban Mapping Project - An array of still maps and movies offer students a look at the Valley of the Kings and surrounding necropolis.


Ancient Rome


Mr. Donn's Ancient Rome - Rome was a Kingdom, a Republic, an Empire - click here to learn more about it!


Territorial Expansion of the Roman World - Expansion during the Early Roman Republic to Territorial Defence (509 - 265 B.C.E.) during the Late Roman Empire (C.E. 180 - 476).

Roman Empire: People - Who played important roles during this time?


The Roman Empire - PBS series showcasing some of the most intriguing and historically significant people, places, and events from first century Rome.


Ancient China


Mr. Donn's Ancient China - Learn about the culture and daily life under the many dynasties of Ancient China.


Timeline of Ancient Chinese Dynasties

Information about the Dynasties dating back to 12000B.C. - 221 B.C. 

Inventions, Innovations, and Other Contributions from Ancient China - Information about the many inventions created under each dynasty.

Chinese Inventions - Information about inventions from the compass to silk.

Exploring Ancient World Cultures: China - A summary of the Ancient Chinese culture along with links to other significant information.

History of China - Information on Ancient Dynasties, the Imperial Era, modern China, and much more.

KidInfo: China - Links to information about the architecture, clothing, religion, daily life and so much more!

Kidipede - Chinese literature, games, food, religion and so much more.


Ancient Greece

Poseidon from Artemision


Ancient Greece- Read and explore the History of the Ancient Greek World from the Neolithic to the Classical Period. Covering important topics, such as Art and Architecture, Mythology, Wars, Culture and Society, Poetry, Olympics, History Periods, Philosophy, Playwrights, Kings and Rulers of Ancient Greece.

Ancient Greek World - Valuable information about daily life, religion and the economy. Also includes some great photographs!

Ancient Greece - archeology, art, architecture, culture and history.

Ancient India


Mr. Donn's Ancient India- Learn about the daily life of Ancient India.

Exploring Ancient World Cultures: India - A summary of Ancient India along with links to other information as well.

The Ancient Indus Civilization

1,144 illustrated pages by leading scholars of ancient India and Pakistan and the ancient Indus Valley Civilization - including the very latest discoveries

Kamat's Potpourri 

The history, mystery, and diversity of India .


The ultimate source of information about Indian temples.

Hindu Mythology

Learn about the beliefs, practices, and socioreligious institutions of the Hindus.