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Chinese Catholics open new year by celebrating family, faith, culture - Catholic News Service

Chinese Catholics open new year by celebrating family, faith, culture
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Global economist unveils the beautiful land of Persia

Global economist unveils the beautiful land of Persia | Ancient cities | Scoop.it
Iran has undergone severe embargo owing to its nuclear program. It was sanctioned by many nations of the world including the US, China, UK and so forth. This has made the Islamic nation go backwards in terms of economic development and businesses.

Via Antonio Bhardwaj, Margarida Sá Costa, Jocelyn Stoller
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LA HISTORIA DE ESTER REYNA DE PERSIA pelicula completa) (360p)

LA HISTORIA DE ESTER REYNA DE PERSIA pelicula completa) (360p)
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interesting biblical tale represented in this video

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One of the First Known Chemical Attacks Took Place 1,700 Years Ago in Syria

One of the First Known Chemical Attacks Took Place 1,700 Years Ago in Syria | Ancient cities | Scoop.it
Sasanian Persians gassed at least 19 Romans by adding sulfur crystals and bitumen to fire in 256 CE

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it is interesting to know that the persians gassed the Romans by adding sulfur crystals being these ancient times. They must have known very good techniques for making these gas weapons.

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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, February 26, 6:12 PM

It is discovered around 1,700 years ago, Syria was site to one of the first chemical gas attacks known in history. An archaeologist found traces of yellow sulfur crystals and pitch near a pile of bodies that were Roman soldiers who had died in the battle.

JERRY KITH's curator insight, February 26, 10:12 PM

Persians were the first civilization to commit chemical warfare 1700 yrs ago. 

Elizabeth Otis's curator insight, February 27, 6:27 PM

This just shows you how powerful and smart the Persians were during this time. It still amazes me the kinds of things we discover over time. 

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Persian Wars

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The Persians wars were a series of battles fought between Ancient Greece and Persia. For an introduction Greece and Persia were both ancient civilizations.

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this is an interesting one because it explains all the persian wars and why they happened. I think the persians and greeks are two ancient cultures that now are somewhat mixed

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abigail's curator insight, November 16, 2013 2:39 AM

the fact that being a controversial conflict is what makes it all that better .. to believe who had the win in the persian and greek war .. is almost unpredictable becasue persia was a great empire compaared to greece but like the quote says it's not that size of the dog in a fight but the size of the fight in a dog.

Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, February 26, 6:06 PM

The Persians wars were a series of battles fought between Ancient Greece and Persia. There are many causes of the Persian wars. One of them was that Persians wanted to rule Greece.

Elizabeth Otis's curator insight, February 27, 6:23 PM

I like how they explain the war and how it started. These were two powerhouses of the old world. 

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Graphic: Arabs and Persians by Language

Graphic: Arabs and Persians by Language | Ancient cities | Scoop.it
Click on Image to Enlarge Source: Arabs and Persians; Shiites and Sunnis: More Complicated Than You Might Think...

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JERRY KITH's curator insight, February 26, 10:19 PM

THe ancient persians were highly advanced in the language and writing system. 

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China History: Chronology, Dynasty Qin Han Tang Song Yuan Ming Qing

China History: Chronology, Dynasty Qin Han Tang Song Yuan Ming Qing | Ancient cities | Scoop.it
China history information about chronology and timeline of ancient China with list of Chinese dynasties period such as Qin, Han, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties.

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Kaitlyn Knapp's curator insight, February 22, 12:33 AM

This particular link doesn't really fit with the topics but is neat anyhow. Long time line of Ancient China.

 

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Understanding Chinese culture and etiquette

Respect and awareness of Chinese protocols, rituals and superstition will reflect well on you. Understanding subtleties will be extremely helpful, don't show...
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China Facts, China Information

China Facts, China Information | Ancient cities | Scoop.it
China facts information including Chinese culture and history, Chinese food, Chinse customs and China travel tips.

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Chinese History and its Fusion of Interacting, Distinguishable Cultures

Chinese History and its Fusion of Interacting, Distinguishable Cultures | Ancient cities | Scoop.it
While some of the Shang culture and traditions died away, there were no abrupt changes in culture. The start of the Western Zhou would serve as the base, or foundation, of Chinese culture observed throughout history.
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This interesting article talks about Chinese people and the development of philosophy . 

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Chinese New Year Celebration: Spring Festival | AsianWeek

Chinese New Year Celebration: Spring Festival | AsianWeek | Ancient cities | Scoop.it
San Francisco, CA – The Chinese Culture Center will celebrate Chinese New Year with a Spring Festival on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 11:00am-3:00pm and is free. The Center is located at 750 Kearny Street, 3rd ...
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This is an interesting local event happening in our community and I think going to these events about cultures can broaden our understanding of Chinese culture and other cultures.

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In China, 'Once the Villages Are Gone, the Culture Is Gone' - New York Times

In China, 'Once the Villages Are Gone, the Culture Is Gone' - New York Times | Ancient cities | Scoop.it
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In China, 'Once the Villages Are Gone, the Culture Is Gone'
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“When we play our music, I think of my grandfather. When we play, he lives.” Across China, cultural traditions like the Lei family's music are under threat.
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This article shows how Chinese culture has changed overtime and how modern times have affected the culture in general. Interesting once you study the Chinese culture

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Moche Mural in Peru Revealed in Stunning Detail

Moche Mural in Peru Revealed in Stunning Detail | Ancient cities | Scoop.it
Interactive gigapixel technology offers a way to see an ancient Moche mural in stunning detail, from the Huaca de la Luna (Temple of the Moon).

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Carlos Eduardo's curator insight, November 17, 2013 7:45 AM

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Warfare and Human Sacrifice in the Moche World: New Discoveries and Continuing Debates

Depictions of armed combat and the capture and sacrifice of prisoners are well known in the art of the ancient Moche of Peru. Since 1995, the iconographic re...
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i was taught that the moche culture represented in their sculptures warfare, sacrifices, and sexual acts. This video gave me more knowledge about the sculptures of this culture

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Magic of Persia's acts of charity and culture - The National

Magic of Persia's acts of charity and culture - The National | Ancient cities | Scoop.it
Magic of Persia's acts of charity and culture
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An intricate combination of collage and text, Siah Armajani's Bridge is Lot 34 in Magic of Persia's forthcoming art auction.
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Engineering an Empire: The Persians (History Channel)

http://www.history.ca/ontv/titledetails.aspx?titleid=104655 Engineering an Empire: The Persians - History Channel - Full Engineering An Empire is a high-defi...

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The Persian Empire Documentary

The Persian people[23] are an Iranian people who speak the modern Persian language[24] and closely akin Iranian dialects and languages.[25][26] Their origins...
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this video shows the different languages and dialects that have evolved now and how it all started. I am sure it had to do with the wars and conquering.

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The Jews of Classical Persia - Huffington Post

The Jews of Classical Persia - Huffington Post | Ancient cities | Scoop.it
The Jews of Classical Persia
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"When Persian steeds once more quarter in Israel's stables, know ye that the Messiah's hour draws near." A common refrain, almost-prayer, amongst our people, in the first centuries CE.
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this article draws my attention because it involves religion ... there are some discrepancies with what they say and the actual bible prophecies.

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Alexander Defeats The Persians, 331 BC

Alexander Defeats The Persians, 331 BC | Ancient cities | Scoop.it
Eyewitness account of Alexander the Great's decisive victory over King Darius III.

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this interesting article tells all the story when alexander the great defeats the persians . It must have been hard because they had a big empire.

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elizama ramirez's curator insight, March 7, 1:53 AM

Alexander the Great started the war with the persians in 334 BC. Winning the war was a victory for Alexander. He was able to protect his Empire from invaders. 

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Ancient China Government

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The Government of Ancient China, Chinese dynasties and Rulers, the first emperor, first empire of China and dynastic rule. Qin Dynasty, Han Dynasty and bargarian dynasties

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Kaitlyn Knapp's curator insight, February 22, 12:50 AM

How regional dynasties turned into empires. Highly influenced by Confucianism.

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Chinese Culture: Food Not Possible To Use By Chopsticks

Chinese Culture: Food Not Possible To Use By Chopsticks | Ancient cities | Scoop.it
Chopsticks has been widely used in Asia, and inherent in Chinese culture for more than 5000 years of long history. It an utensil so unique from western cutlery.
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It is interesting to see how long the chopsticks have been used . 5000 years of history in the Chinese culture and it it also widely used in other Asian cultures.

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Chinese Family Culture and Traditions Project Video

This is all the information I could put in this small video. My Chinese teacher recommended me to upload this, in case if anyone need some information on Chi...
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"Chopsticks"-- Blissful taste of Chinese culture (CCTV PSA) 央視春晚公益廣告《筷子篇》

DISCLAIMER: The copyright of this video remains with the original producer or production team at CCTV. We are two overseas Chinese who appreciate and admire ...
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This interesting video shows a glimpse of the chinese culture and customs as well as characteristics of Chinese people. 

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Photo story: Phoenix Chinese Week's Culture and Cuisine Festival ...

Photo story: Phoenix Chinese Week's Culture and Cuisine Festival ... | Ancient cities | Scoop.it
The 24th annual Phoenix Chinese Week's Culture and Cuisine Festival was held at Margaret T. Hance Park from Friday, Feb. 7 to Sunday, Feb. 9 in celebration of Chinese New Year. The Year of the Horse began on Jan.
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Chinese Catholics open new year by celebrating family, faith, culture - Catholic News Service

Chinese Catholics open new year by celebrating family, faith, culture
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Ancient Maya civilization's roots deepen - USA Today - USA TODAY

Ancient Maya civilization's roots deepen - USA Today - USA TODAY | Ancient cities | Scoop.it
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Ancient Maya civilization's roots deepen - USA Today
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A ceremonial platform built at Ceibal around 1000 B.C.
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