Ancient History - HSC

Resources for HSC Ancient History and History Extension

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All users should be aware that some topics or historical content may be culturally sensitive, offensive or distressing, and that some images may contain nudity or are of people not yet identified. Certain words, terms or descriptions may reflect the author's/creator's attitude or that of the period in which they were written, but are now considered inappropriate in today's context.

Key to library resources

Access anywhere with a library card In the Library (or anywhere with a Library card for NSW residents)
Available to access in the library Only in the Library
Publicly available online Publicly available

About the guide

This guide brings together the essential resources for Ancient History with additional information available for those studying History Extension.

It includes key eresources and websites that can help you find the best information and can be used anywhere, anytime with a Library card.

You should also refer to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) website for Ancient History which contains useful information about the syllabus, assessment and reporting. 

HSC at the Library

Aztec polychrome tripod plate ©Trustees of the British Museum 

Relief of Xerxes I

Xerxes I relief ©Jona Lendering 

HSC Exam Advice - History

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