About

Welcome to the Ancient Standard!

The Ancient Standard is a world history site that strives to make ancient history meaningful – and interesting – to the everyday reader. From the Roman emperor who collected seashells, to pot-smoking Scythians, the Ancient Standard will prove that reality truly is stranger than fiction!

This is the history they didn’t teach you in school… plus, what makes a better conversation starter than “so, did you hear about the latest evidence for child sacrifice in Carthage?”

- The AS Scribes