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Ancient Rome Vs Ancient China - FactPile

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Ancient Rome Vs Ancient China - Which side would prevail?

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This discussion on the 2 sides is pretty vague, as no specific time period or ruler was mentioned, which is important in the tides of battle. But it seems that China wins by majority because of their advances in weapons. Rome has a high chance though, with their industrial prowess and ability to adapt in war.

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52 Ancient Roman Monuments | Touropia

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Angie Ramirez's curator insight, September 28, 2013 4:42 PM

Whenever I heard about ancient Roman monuments I would just think about the huge colossuem where gladiators fought, but after reading this article, I found out about more monuements that I didnt even know about!

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Roman concrete was a lot greener than the stuff we make today - Treehugger

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Treehugger Roman concrete was a lot greener than the stuff we make today Treehugger Visiting the Colosseum in Rome last year, I was surprised to see that it wasn't made of brick, but that the brick is really just acting as formwork for the Roman...

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Angie Ramirez's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:50 PM

I read this article and I was amazed by it; the Romans used eco-friendly stuff!

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Colosseum Renovations Set To Begin, Rome Attraction Covered In Scaffolding ... - Huffington Post

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“Ottawa Citizen Colosseum Renovations Set To Begin, Rome Attraction Covered In Scaffolding ... Huffington Post The Colosseum in Rome is sporting a scaffolded look this fall while awaiting renovations to its exterior.”


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Angie Ramirez's curator insight, October 15, 2013 2:52 PM

I am happy that this ancient wonder is being reconstructed and that when it is finished, people will be able to explore even more of the colosseum!

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The Guiddoo Blog » Colosseum & Gladiator Games

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Get To Know Some Hidden Facts Of Roman Empire The sight of Roman Colosseum must have astonished you in the epic movie 'Roman Holiday'. Still clueless, do you remember the miraculous song of Cole Porter-'You are ...

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Angie Ramirez's curator insight, October 28, 2013 7:42 PM

It doesn't matter how many articles I read about this, I will always be fascinated.

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Punic Wars

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In the three Punic Wars, fought between 264 and 146 B.C., the Roman Empire overcame the rival city-state of Carthage to firmly establish its dominance in the western Mediterranean.

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It seems that Rome and Spain took over Carthage quite easily, despite Hannibal's efforts.

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Cindy Garcia's curator insight, November 23, 2013 5:58 AM

In this article, it was about the Famous Punic War. These wars were between the  Roman Empire and Carthage city-state.

Cynia Sapp's curator insight, February 18, 2014 10:45 PM

There were three Punic Wars. The Roman Empire defeated Carthage.

Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, March 6, 2014 11:15 PM

The great Punic wars were some of the most significant wars in Europe, culminating in the nearly successful invasion of Rome by Hannibal and his famous elephants.

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Ancient Rome Vs Ancient China - FactPile

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Ancient Rome Vs Ancient China - Which side would prevail?

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This discussion on the 2 sides is pretty vague, as no specific time period or ruler was mentioned, which is important in the tides of battle. But it seems that China wins by majority because of their advances in weapons. Rome has a high chance though, with their industrial prowess and ability to adapt in war.

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Ancient Greece Democracy

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Although it lasted only two centuries, Athenian democracy would become one of ancient Greece's most enduring contributions to the modern world.

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, January 12, 2014 11:23 PM

Why is democracy so important?  The rule of the citizen was a novel concept but the questions then becomes who is a citizen?

Christine Barron's curator insight, January 31, 2014 8:21 PM

The Ancient Democracy was made up of three institutions: Ekklesia, Boule, and Dikasteria. Only males who were 18 years or older were allowed to participate in the democratic procedure.

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Greek Theatre - Ancient Greece

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Greek Theatre and its origin from Ancient Greece in the forms of Tragedy, Comedy and Satyr.

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Kristine Rapisura's curator insight, March 1, 2014 1:47 AM

How greek theaters started by honoring their gods. Such an amazing form of architecture. 

Kelsey Cherise Quates's curator insight, April 17, 2014 6:14 PM

It is interesting and wonderful that many people continue to carry the same principals and techniques as the Greeks. There music and acting gave birth to so many forms of genres over the centuries but didn't really start showing up till much later in human history.

Michael Goodson's curator insight, April 18, 2014 6:13 PM

The different types of plays that the Ancient Greeks performed in theaters.

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Photo Gallery of Ancient Greece, 360 views, Artifacts, Sculptures,Paintings

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Ancient Greece Photo Gallery, Sculptures, Artifacts, 360 Degree Views and Paintings...

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Everyday Life in Ancient Greece, 4th Century BC

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Eye witness account of Ancient Greece...

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In Ancient Greece, males were the obvious overruling power. Women were to be house-sitters  and produce children. Meals were hearty, including servings of fish, fruits, bread, and wine. Meat aside from fish was preserved for special occasions. The difficult menial labor was filled by domestic servants and slaves.

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Karina Moreno's curator insight, April 11, 2014 8:22 PM

Another reason, why I have always found ancient Greece history fascinating is because they were such well develops cities in their ancient times.  While other cities around them barely had a stable system to run their cities, most of Greece by then has a well establish economy, military, and government.  Investigating artifacts and scrolls has given a small glimpse of their everyday life.  In cities, such as Athens, men were the only citizens while women were not; women were to be at home and bear chidrens.  About a quarter of the population were slaves that were prisoners of war from the battles the city won, and these slaves were the ones that sustain the economy by doing the labor work.  Most of the Greek life were enjoyed by art, philosophy, food, and other entertainment.

Jessica Bowman-Shorter's curator insight, May 2, 2014 5:00 PM

talks about ancient Greek life

Michael Goodson's curator insight, May 16, 2014 5:19 PM

account of what it was like to live in ancient greece during the 4th century

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Ancient Greece - Smarthistory

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Art history introduction about Ancient Greece and Rome.

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Nancy Ross and her video touches a lot of ancient Greek and Roman art, as they were very similar and how Rome adopted many of Greece's traditions. Their art was very centralized around human figure, nude, perfect, and proportional.

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Aaronee's curator insight, February 20, 2014 6:33 PM

There were lots of fundamental elements of Western Culture and first arose more than 2000 years ago in ancient Greece. After the Greeks being conquered, the ancient Romans spread Greek ideas throughout their empire, which was most of Europe.

 

Two major groups of people, the Minoans and the Mycenaeans, were the first to populate the Greek peninsula.The Mycenaeans came from a group of people who migrated from India through the Middle East and into Greece around the year 2000 B.C.E. The Minoans were named for the legendary ruler of Crete, King Minos.

 

 

claudia patino's curator insight, February 24, 2014 7:45 PM

When I see a sculpture of a nude man I quickly think the Romans. Now I learned it was also a Greek form of art. I also learned both Romans and Greeks have there our gods for the same thing but different names.

Kelsey Cherise Quates's curator insight, April 17, 2014 6:08 PM

This a very cool art style that is portrayed in the video also it gives brief history on the backgrounds of the Romans and the Greeks. The Romans took many of their inspiration from Greek art and architecture but made it their own.

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Ancient China - FREE presentations in PowerPoint format, interactive activities, lessons for K-12

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Presentations about Ancient China.


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These presentations are quite useful to assist in teaching history to anyone, even out of the K-12 range. Reading through them myself, the geography, religion, recreational practices, even the food are well explained within the bodies of the concise enough text.

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Charlie Wittke's curator insight, February 14, 2014 2:03 PM

Here's another kids website that's pretty much like the previous one, but it doesn't seem to be as effective or interesting.

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The Pythagorean theorem in "Zhou Bi Suan Jing" (周髀 ... - hbar = c = 1

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The Pythagorean theorem in "Zhou Bi Suan Jing" (周髀算经). The celebrated Phythagorean theorem gives the relation between the sides of a right triangle: \[ a^2 + b^2 = c^2 \] where $a,b,c$ are the lengths of the sides with ...

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Interestingly, the Chinese were advanced in their mathematical and astronomical practices, judging from the time periods this theorem came out in China and was realized by the Pythagoras.

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Aaronee's curator insight, February 10, 2014 4:32 PM

In China the Pythagorean Theorem we use in America  has a different name and its called Gou Gu Theorem or Gou Gu Xian Theorem. Bi means arm according to the book. The author of the book is unknown , but according to the text it is a collection of the astronomical and mathematical methods of the Shang and Zhou dynasty ( 1100 - 1000 BC).

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ANCIENT ROMAN ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDINGS - World Topics | Facts and Details

ANCIENT ROMAN ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDINGS - World Topics | Facts and Details | Ancient World Civilizations (cont.) | Scoop.it

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Angie Ramirez's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:04 PM

It doesn't matter that I have seen some of these pictures before, they never cease to amaze. What the Romans did was spectular during thier time.

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Ancient corridor reveals Roman social life traces

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A 40-meter corridor, giving clues about Roman social life 2,000 years ago has been unearthed in the ancient city of Metropolis

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93 Random Facts about Rome

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Interesting facts about Rome, including its origins, influences, traditions, myths, and legends.

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Angie Ramirez's curator insight, November 4, 2013 8:05 PM

So many interesting facts!

Cindy Garcia's curator insight, November 23, 2013 5:48 AM

In this article, states many interesting and fun facts about Rome. 

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Robots take on Rome - Times LIVE

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Latest news from South Africa, World, Politics, Entertainment and Lifestyle. The home of The Times and Sunday Times newspaper.

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The ancient aqueducts of Rome will now be explored by 6-wheeled robots. This reminds me of NASA's rovers on Mars, and later expeditions because the space environment is too hostile for humans. And we are using robots because of the gaseous hazardous  atmosphere in the tunnels, for human archaeologists to survive.

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Ancient Links: Plumbing and Toilets in Ancient Rome

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Ancient Living - plumbing in ancient Rome


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The plumbing system in Rome is an extraordinary feature among the many architecture such as aqueducts and roads. The Romans had a “perfected” version of the ancient pipeline, as public toilets and private homes were connected to a main drainage system, which is comparable to our extremely vast pipeline throughout America. It’s impressive that these Romans were so ahead of their time, but unfortunate that only the higher class could be allowed to live …more hygienically, as the poor  would use urine to launder clothes.

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Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, March 6, 2014 11:25 PM

I remember hearing somewhere that the Roman are as old to us and the ancient Egyptians are to the Romans. I cannot believe that even that long ago that people had public access to plumbing; not only that but many had it in their homes as well.

Gabriel Rodriguez's curator insight, March 7, 2014 11:17 PM

it's interesting to think that in ancient times only the rich could have access to toilets. 

Chase Lee's curator insight, March 8, 2014 2:41 AM

Good for them. If that is what they were used for, then good for them. I am a fan of plumbing. When i look at it that's not really what i see. it looks more artistic than practical.

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Seven Wonders of Ancient Rome

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Rome has its own seven wonders, within its very own city. They include the Circus Maximus and Forum. It's quite astounding how emperors built these structures almost as monuments to be remembered by. As the dangers in Rome were peril, even for emperors, Trajan was not going to die unremembered.

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Travel through Ancient Greece | Smithsonian Journeys

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Travel through Ancient Greece. Visit the ruins of Delphi, Athens, Aegina and Nauplion including Agora and the Acropolis museum.

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Demetrios Georgalas's curator insight, February 26, 2013 10:26 AM

The creative spirit of the Ancient Greeks had exceptional influence on every facet of western civilization, from science and the arts to philosophy and government. Come to Greece to trace the spark of Greek genius that first blossomed in the Aegean in the third millennium B.C. and left its indelible mark on our heritage. Stand among the monuments and art of the Acropolis and explore the stunning Acropolis Museum to see its breathtaking collections of Archaic and Classical sculpture. Soak in the splendor of the Temple of Apollo in Corinth and experience the magnificence of Epidaurus, where the best preserved of all Greek theaters is found and marvel at Delphi, that most evocative of ancient Greek sites. Spend a day on the sparkling island of Aegina as guests of Smithsonian Study Leader Eleni Zachariou and her family. A classics specialist with a remarkable talent for bringing Ancient Greek history to life, Eleni will infuse your time in Greece with insightful guiding and warm hospitality to create an unforgettable journey.

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Parthenon

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The Parthenon.History, importance, and aesthetics, from ancient-greece.org...

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Cindy Garcia's curator insight, October 23, 2013 11:12 PM

 In this article is about the Parthenon temple. The building is known to be built for the Goddess Athens or Parthenos. The temples contains beautiful Architecture.

Kristine Rapisura's curator insight, February 1, 2014 2:44 AM

One of the most popular temples in Geece as it was the most expensive to built. 

Cynia Sapp's curator insight, February 24, 2014 11:54 PM

The Parthenon was a building that was built and was burned by the Persians at around 480 BCE. The foundation was made of limestone and marble. It is a beautiful piece of architecture, and it is great because it is still standing.

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Kidipede - Ancient Greece for Kids

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Ancient Greece for kids - Greek History for Middle School - Ancient Greek food, clothing, history, science, and more. Free Ancient Greece projects and lesson plans!

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This resource touches many of ancient Greece's features such including their gods and goddesses, history, art, and science. Every page is very kid-friendly and suitable for those in middle school needing to learn about Greece. Highly recommended teaching material, in my opinion.

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David Walp's curator insight, April 25, 2013 2:31 PM

Wikipedia-style reference

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Can Privatization Save the Treasures of Ancient Greece?

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Can Privatization Save the Treasures of Ancient Greece?

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Stephen Miller is a history nut focused on the preservation of ancient Greece's culture and history, or just culture and history in general. He feels that there should be more investment in private ownership of archaeological and historical sites to promote the value of ancient history.

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Gabriel Rodriguez's curator insight, February 21, 2014 10:54 PM

I think it's important to preserve the history of Greece, and the history of the world for that matter.  We shouldn't destroy historical monuments or take over historical land for new age purposes, we should respect that history and leave these locations as they are.

claudia patino's curator insight, February 24, 2014 8:18 PM

The question is to let the private sector take control of the archeology findings because Greece owes money to other countries. No, because the country can increase there ticket sells to museums, and archeological sites. Greece is so rich in history the government needs to use it to its advantage. Greece does get millions of tourist each year.

Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, February 28, 2014 7:33 PM

I think it very sad that such cultural treasures cannot be maintained either through taxes or on their popularity alone. Although if these are here for the foreseeable future and are available for anyone to see (if they want) then I am okay with this.

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Ancient Greece [ushistory.org]

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Ancient Greece

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This site on Ancient Greece is lush with details, such as their glorification of human form, the Minoans and the Mycenaens, begin first on Crete, and the Mycenaeans defeating the Minoans. Dark Agee information is still unclear according to this site as well.

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claudia patino's curator insight, February 24, 2014 8:40 PM

Amazing how archeologist from other countries want to search answers from other countries history. An example is how Americans are in excavations in Greece. I have a great respect for the Greek for inventing many ideas and culture that I witness in the states.

Kristine Rapisura's curator insight, March 1, 2014 1:44 AM

This briefly talks about the two major group of real greeks, the Minoans and the Mycenaeans.  There was not a lot of information because they did not document their lifestyle as much. 

Anthony Tran's curator insight, April 18, 2014 3:01 PM

Talks about democracy of Ancient Greece

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Ancient China in Pictures

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TheeReligions in ancient China.


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These pictures of ancient China tell us a lot about their practices such as their trade, mathematics, and hierarchy of authority. But what amazes me is how historians can almost accurately order these chains of events shown in these paintings.

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Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, February 21, 2014 7:45 PM

I have always enjoyed art and Chinese art , like Japanese and Korean is very simple and intricate in detail. Like most other cultures though the art is not very indicative of daily life.

Elizabeth Otis's curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:24 PM

Some of the information that they have on the religions of ancient china is very interesting.