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Although soldiers at the beginning of Egypt's New Kingdom period wore no armor, they began to wear bronze or leather helmets and armor after they defeated Hyksos. Around the same time, they went from using primitive weapons to more effective weapons like spears, swords ...


Ancient Egyptian soldiers ate fruit, vegetables, meat and cakes sweetened with honey. They also ate staple foods, such as bread, beans, onions, fish and garlic. Meals were often served with wine and beer. Cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, geese and other fowl were commonly ra...


According to the Royal Engineers website, red was chosen for British soldiers based on the national colors of the British flag. Additionally, red dye was also one of the cheapest dyes to produce in the 1500s, which was around the time British soldiers started wearing re...


Babies wore no clothing except a cloth diaper or wrap in the colder months while young girls wore ankle lengthy dresses and boys were knee-length tunics. Boys and girls wore clothing similar to adult men and women.


The ancient Greeks were polytheistic and believed in a pantheon of Gods, some of whom were more powerful than others. Though Zeus was the king of the gods, he was not omnipotent, and other deities controlled specific aspects of nature and human endeavor.


The territory of ancient Greece had been inhabited since the Paleolithic era, according to archaeological excavation findings, before it was colonized by the Cycladic, Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations. The result of multiple waves of migration, which included the Ioni...


Wine, water, beer and honey mead were the main drinks in ancient Greece. Milk was rarely drank because drinking milk was considered barbaric. Wine was also usually watered down before being drank because it was considered barbaric to drink it straight.