Find biographies, events, timelines, images, maps and more on ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and Africa.
Know BC is home to the Encyclopedia of British Columbia, an authoritative resource on BC past and present that features more than 4,000 articles and 1,500 accompanying photographs, maps, charts and tables, as well as sound and video clips.
An online version of the 1999 reference work that covers over 115 different peoples/ethnic groups that comprise Canada’s population.
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Information about Grecian daily life, geography, cities, religion and war brought to you by the British Museum.
Information about the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Vikings and Anglo-Saxons.
An A - Z list of world religions, from Atheism to Zoroastrianism.
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Learn about the culture and heritage of the groups that settled Canada: Acadians, Africans, Beothuk, Chinese, Doukhobors, Dutch, French, Haida, Inuit, Irish, Japanese, Métis, Mi'kmaq and more.
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