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Ancient Links: Plumbing and Toilets in Ancient Rome

Ancient Links: Plumbing and Toilets in Ancient Rome | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it

Ancient Living - plumbing in ancient Rome


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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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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. 

Patrick Kwong's curator insight, March 9, 2014 4:59 AM

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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Archaeologists recreate ancient Roman gladiator school found in ...

Archaeologists recreate ancient Roman gladiator school found in ... | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it
A team of archaeologists said Wednesday they have discovered the almost complete remains of a Roman school of gladiators on the banks of the Danube in Austria and virtually recreated the site using sophisticated ...
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Ancient Links: Plumbing and Toilets in Ancient Rome

Ancient Links: Plumbing and Toilets in Ancient Rome | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it

Ancient Living - plumbing in ancient Rome


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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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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. 

Patrick Kwong's curator insight, March 9, 2014 4:59 AM

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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Near St. Peter's, an ancient burial site opens to the public ...

Near St. Peter's, an ancient burial site opens to the public ... | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it
In the first century B.C., a grassy hillside just north of what is now St. Peter's Square was used as a burial place for local Romans. It remained in use through dozens of mudslides and avalanches, until the early fourth century ...

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Allie Lau's curator insight, February 19, 2014 5:07 PM

I found this really intersting because just last summer I actually went to St. Peter's Square and did not even reaize there was an ancient burial site nearby

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Tracking Disease in Ancient Mesopotamia - Archaeology Magazine

Tracking Disease in Ancient Mesopotamia - Archaeology Magazine | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it
WARSAW, POLAND—How healthy were the people of ancient Mesopotamia? Arkadiusz Soltysiak of the University of Warsaw collected information from all 44 previously published reports on human remains from ...
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Im very impressed by the scientific ability that we can apply to historical science. However its unwise to completely trust it because they often base their interpretations of what they see on presuppositions that they already have. Be wary.

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Ancient Greeks On Managing Obesity - Greek Reporter

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Ancient Greeks On Managing Obesity
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Ancient-Greeks-symposium In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults, aged 20 and older were overweight. In 2013, over 500 million of the world's population was obese.


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Basically what this article is doing is taking quotes from ancient greek philosophers (probably out of context but i cant be positive) and using them to promote the idea of self-control to prevent obesity. Self-control sounds like a good plan to me.

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Alexander the Great & Ancient Greece's Golden Era

It would take one man's desire for conquest and domination to unify Greece and then vanquish the world. Without Alexander the Great, it is possible Greece's ...
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Ancient Olympia- Birthplace of the Olympic Games

Ancient Olympia- Birthplace of the Olympic Games | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it
As we made our way over to the dirt covered track my heart started to beat a little faster. Could I do this? Was I ready? Or would I be left behind in the dust?

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Fiona Litle's curator insight, February 17, 2014 2:02 PM

Before Olympia was known as the birthplace of the Olympics is was an important place of worship. The first official Olympic Games were declared in 776 BC by King Iphitos of Elis, held in honour of Zeus. Every four years in August, around the time of the first full moon, Greek males would compete in the five day athletic festival. This then inspired the modern day Olympics later in History.

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Archaeologists find 3600-year-old mummy in Egypt - Fox News

Archaeologists find 3600-year-old mummy in Egypt - Fox News | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it
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CAIRO – Spanish archeologists have unearthed a 3,600-year-old mummy in the ancient city of Luxor, Egypt's Antiquities Minister said Thursday.
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Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it

Older than the pyramids at Giza, a 4,600-year-old monument in southern Egypt, previously known but newly excavated by archaeologists, faces threats from modern development.


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Its a very bittersweet thing discoveries like these. on the one hand you now have another source of all sort of untapped information. But on the other hand it really prevents any sort of real progress to be made in the area around the discoveries.

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Pakistani cultural festival could destroy ancient Harappan ruins ...

Pakistani cultural festival could destroy ancient Harappan ruins ... | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it
A festival to commemorate Pakistan's cultural heritage spearheaded by the scion of the Bhutto family could put the ruins of one of the world's ancient.
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The last hieroglyphic language on earth and an ancient culture ...

The last hieroglyphic language on earth and an ancient culture ... | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it
The Dongba symbols are an ancient system of pictographic glyphs created by the founder of the Bön religious tradition of Tibet and used by the Naxi people in southern China. Historical records show that this unique script ...

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Adeleke Kayode's curator insight, January 30, 2014 2:21 PM

People don't really use hieroglyphics anymore so it's not surprising that within different cultures it would seize to exist.

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Archaeologists Unearth What May Be Oldest Roman Temple

Archaeologists Unearth What May Be Oldest Roman Temple | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it

The excavation has been particularly challenging because the temple lies below the water table.

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Its amazing how well ancient buildings survive through the ages. Especially being under the water table. you would think that it would deteriorate the foundation.

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Rome: The Ancient Superpower History/Discovery/Documentary

Human history is littered with documentation of ancient empires. From the conquests of Alexander the Great to the astonishing Egyptians with their impossibly...

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I love documentaries. I tend not to put very much faith in them though, its not like a peer reviewed journal or primary sources. they tend to be some evidence but mostly opinions and theories that are very debatable. 

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A History of Ancient Rome

A History of Ancient Rome | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it
Ancient Rome. Ancient Rome and what the Romans did an era of great importance. Ancient Romans mastered road building, other engineering feats associated with the Ancient Romans.

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Adeleke Kayode's curator insight, March 3, 2014 2:25 PM

From Romulus and Remus to foods the Romans ate. There is various in details about different aspects of Rome

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Tomb of China 'female premier' found

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Archaeologists discover the tomb of China's "female prime minister", Shangguan Wan'er, who was killed in a palace coup in 710 AD.

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Lucero Trejo Guerrero's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:24 PM

A tomb of a Chinese female was found, that happen to be the tomb of the first female Chinese ruler. Her tomb was found in very bad condition, and she was killed in 710 A.D.

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Ancient Greece - Smarthistory

Ancient Greece - Smarthistory | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it
Art history introduction about Ancient Greece and Rome.

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Patrick Kwong's curator insight, February 21, 2014 3:20 PM

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.

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 Gladiator School Discovered in Austria : DNews

Ancient Gladiator School Discovered in Austria : DNews | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it
An ancient Roman gladiator school has been discovered in Austria, complete with cell blocks, a training arena and a bath complex.
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Stunning. These Camps were pretty impressive and well thought out. Its odd that it is in Austria, one normally doesn't associate Austria with Gladiators.

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10 Fascinating Facts About The Ancient Greeks

10 Fascinating Facts About The Ancient Greeks The Ancient Greeks were about more than togas and philosophy...like giving the middle finger. Here's 10 fascina...
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Researchers Investigate Archaic Greek City-State in Crete - Popular Archaeology

Researchers Investigate Archaic Greek City-State in Crete - Popular Archaeology | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it

Researchers Investigate Archaic Greek City-State in Crete Popular Archaeology An ancient site in eastern Crete may now be providing some answers to the questions of how and why the earliest Archaic city-states on this important Greek island of the...


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Very interesting article. Its trying to look at how the ancient culture emerged. The artifacts they uncovered were very fascinating.

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Fiona Litle's curator insight, February 12, 2014 2:29 PM

Archaeologist have begun to uncover the mysteries behind the ancient city-states of Crete. Crete was on the Greek island Aegean that developed more the 2,500 years ago. Discoveries have showed complex structures and varieties of different buildings.  

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How were ancient cities submerged under our oceans? | General Entertainment | FireHow.com

How were ancient cities submerged under our oceans? | General Entertainment | FireHow.com | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it
Our oceans today are offering us a lot of mysteries and amazing discoveries, being largely unexplored and thus hiding big secrets of our history. Many people are asking the same question: what fabulous creatures and worlds exist in the depths?

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This particular article reminded me of the idea of Atlantis. This whole palace is rather impressive, with a lot of the detail still intact even though it has been under water for who knows how long. I wonder how many other cities are submerged.

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andrea urbina's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:55 PM

3 to 5 of the ocen has only been explored while 2 percent is unexplore it seems to have ancient cities down below. To see so many things and seening this picture can all ways make someone want to explore more and learn a little of this mysterious underground cities.

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The Archaeology News Network: Ritual burial site older than ...

The Archaeology News Network: Ritual burial site older than ... | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it
... Archaeology, Breakingnews, Europe, UK, Western Europe 7:00 PM. A ritual burial site in Pembrokeshire may have been in use 10,000 years ago - almost twice as far back as expected, said archaeologists.

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Ishtar Gate: Grand Entrance to Babylon - LiveScience.com

Ishtar Gate: Grand Entrance to Babylon - LiveScience.com | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it
Ishtar Gate: Grand Entrance to Babylon LiveScience.com The Ishtar Gate, named after a Mesopotamian goddess of love and war, was one of eight gateways that provided entry to the inner city of Babylon during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II (reign...

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The Archaeology News Network: Harappan-era seal found in ...

The Archaeology News Network: Harappan-era seal found in ... | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it
“The seal consists of two Harappan characters, with a typical unicorn as the motif and a pipal leaf depicted in front of an animal. There is a knob behind the seal,” says VN Prabhakar, superintending archaeologist, who led the ...
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These ancient Harappan tablets are very interesting. The fact that they are 3-D and not just an etching seems to be unique as far as i know. I know they have many other tablets similar to this one but not enough to piece together their language.

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Three different ancient buildings from three different parts of the world, yet they look exactly the same.

Three different ancient buildings from three different parts of the world, yet they look exactly the same. | Ancient Archaeology | Scoop.it

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Its very fascinating that throughout the world, on different continents, that you find very similar ways of doing things and similar structures. Thecultural ties are very interesting.

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Khalil Fortenberry's curator insight, February 8, 2014 12:46 AM
This was fascinating I never noticed the similarities of all three cultures. It just goes to show that at that time even though it seemed like their were so many differences that this similarity in architecture shows that their thought process might have been very congruent at that time. Also I wonder if this has been researched in detail because if so it is something I want to read about and see what they found