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Ancient Assyrian Dictionary Completed by University of Chicago Scholars

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Scholars at the University of Chicago have completed a project that includes 28,000 words from ancient Mesopotamia, covering a period from 2500 B.C. to A.D. 100.


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Mesopotamia was quite intellectually advanced during its time, having uncovering 28,000 words. 

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Linguistics Baking Part III: Phoenician | res gerendae

Linguistics Baking Part III: Phoenician | res gerendae | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
... colonised by Phoenicians: Carthage, of course, is the best-known Phoenician foundation, but they also settled in other areas of Northern Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, Sardinia, and Cyprus; in the western Mediterranean Phoenician, ...

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A course on phoenicians baking during the ancient era. 

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Joel Mondragon's curator insight, November 8, 2013 9:48 PM

This article explains the origin of the Phoenician language where it was believed to have originated. It also talks about the type of language it was and who were some of the people that adopted it. For example most famously known it was the basis for Greek language. 

Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, February 26, 5:54 PM

Phoenicians is a language that was originally spoken in the southern Levant. The script was the basis for the Greek alphabet. It was not just an alphabet, but a script that represents consonants but not vowels.

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Graphic: Arabs and Persians by Language

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Click on Image to Enlarge Source: Arabs and Persians; Shiites and Sunnis: More Complicated Than You Might Think...

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

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

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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.

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. 

Andrea Arminguay's curator insight, March 1, 1:14 AM

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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The Phoenicians (1500–300 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Phoenicians (1500–300 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it

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

The Phoenicians were an early trading group.  They are known for their alphabet as well as the purple dye that they created.  

Louis Rotella's curator insight, January 14, 2:51 PM

These people started "urban entities" around 1500 BC. Plus they set up trade posts around the Mediterrenian sea around 800 BC in competition with the Greeks to the best of my understanding.

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Did the #Phoenicians Discover the New World?

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If Mark McMenamin is correct, neither Columbus nor the Vikings were the first non-natives to set foot on the Americas. McMenamin, the Mount Holyoke geologist who last year led an expedition that discovered the oldest animal fossil found to date, may have made another discovery--one that sheds radical new light on present conceptions of the Classical world and on the discovery of the New World.

Working with computer-enhanced images of gold coins minted in the Punic/Phoenician city in North Africa of Carthage between 350 and 320 BC, (please see sketch of coin right and where the world map is supposed to have been inscribed) McMenamin has interpreted a series of designs appearing on these coins, the meaning of which has long puzzled scholars. McMenamin believes the designs represent a map of the ancient world, including the area surrounding the Mediterranean Sea and the land mass representing the Americas.

If this is true, these coins not only represent the oldest maps found to date, but would also indicate that Carthaginian explorers had sailed to the New World.

In fact, it was his interest in the Carthaginians as explorers that led McMenamin to study the coins. The Carthaginians were closely linked to the Phoenicians of the Middle East in terms of origin, culture, language, and naval enterprise. Both peoples are widely credited with significant sailing exploits through the Mediterranean, to the British Isles, and along the coast of Africa.



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Sean P Burns's curator insight, February 21, 9:29 PM

Both the Vikings and Columbus could have not been the first non-natives it makes it over to America according to a geologist. Mark McMenamin discovered the oldest animal fossil in America, which suggests that Phoenicians may have been the first to arrive.  

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Soft Power, Chinese-Style: Can Ancient Philosophy Help China Rule The World?

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Soft Power, Chinese-Style: Can Ancient Philosophy Help China Rule The World?

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How Should One Live?: Comparing Ethics in Ancient China and Greco-Roman Antiquity [Repost]

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R. A. H. King, Dennis R. Schilling - How Should One Live?: Comparing Ethics in Ancient China and Greco-Roman Antiquity Published: 2011-07-18 | ISBN: 3110252872 | PDF | 400 pages | 3 MB (#ebook How Should One Live?

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Sport in Ancient China | The World of Chinese

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A variety of sports was played in ancient China and each had particular rules and regulations. As well as this, sports also played a role in the lives of the people who participated.

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Ancient chinese version of the olympics

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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, February 19, 3:13 AM

The popular sports that were played in Ancient China was swordplay, archery, polo, golf, ice-skating, and football. I would have not imagine that golf was part of the Ancient China. However, it is said that it was part of worrier's art.

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Voyage Into Ancient China’s Bronzes - The Epoch Times

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An extraordinary voyage through mythical China is offered to visitors of Paris’s Guimet Museum in a rare collection of ancient China bronzes.

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Adeleke Kayode's curator insight, February 10, 2:21 PM

A variety of ancient bronzes that have lasted so long. They are priceless objects.

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Year 7 Ancient China

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This research guide is under construction but provides a wide range of resource ideas for teaching Ancient China to Year 7.


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Climate change linked to ancient Mayans

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Lack of rainfall led to the collapse of Mayan civilization, say researchers, as war and social upheaval swept the once-prosperous region. (Climate change linked to ancient Mayans' downfall.

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Climate change is linked to the ancient mayans, lack of rain led to the collapse of the mayan civilization. 

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Recent Discovery of Ancient Mayan Tomb Holds New Clues to Mayan Prophecies. - PR Web (press release)

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PR Web (press release)Recent Discovery of Ancient Mayan Tomb Holds New Clues to Mayan Prophecies.PR Web (press release)His presentation at the C. G.

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Ancient tombs revealed clues to the mayan prophecies. 

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Mayan UFO Alien Connection (UFOs, Sightings, Ancient Mayans) Must See! - YouTube

Was there CONTACT? The Ancient Mayan UFO and Alien Connection, 2012. Short Educational Film by Jason Kirby. The Mayans used to construct one pyramid over ano... (RT @ExoTruther: Mayan UFO Alien Connection (UFOs, Sightings, Ancient Mayans) Must See!


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The mayan civilization is linked to the aliens. 

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Engineering an Empire - The Persians - Part 1of5

The Persian Empire was one of the most mysterious civilizations in the ancient world. Persia became an empire under the Cyrus the Great, who created a policy...

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A tale on the ancient persians clever engineering capabilities. 

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Mark Townsend's curator insight, February 26, 2:29 PM

This is a modern day introduction of how the empires in Persia were believed to be constructed. The is one out of the five videos dedicated to this topic. In this video, we get a brief tour and description of the Persian empire, a great way to get a perspective of their culture and lifestyle.

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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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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. 

Andrea Arminguay's curator insight, March 1, 1:10 AM

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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Carthage: Ancient Phoenician City-State ~ Roman News and Archeology

Carthage: Ancient Phoenician City-State ~ Roman News and Archeology | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it

Founded by a seafaring people known as the Phoenicians, the ancient city of Carthage, located in modern-day Tunis in Tunisia, was a major center of trade and influence in the western Mediterranean. The city fought a series of wars against Rome that would ultimately lead to its destruction...


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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, February 26, 5:16 PM

Phoenicians found this new settlement called Carthage that is located in Tunisia. The ancient city was a major center of trade and influence in the western Mediterranean. Also there was a series of wars against Rome.

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Carthage: Ancient Phoenician City-State - LiveScience.com

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Carthage: Ancient Phoenician City-StateLiveScience.comFounded by a seafaring people known as the Phoenicians, the ancient city of Carthage, located in modern-day Tunis in Tunisia, was a major center of trade and influence in the western...

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Yangchen Lhamo's curator insight, February 28, 3:57 AM

Ancient Phoenician was known to be a major center of trade and influence in the Western Mediterranean. 

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Secrets of Archaeology Sailing with the Phoenicians

The Phoenicians: Master Sea Traders Sometime around 1130 BC an Egyptian priest named Wen-Amon traveled to the Phoenician city of Byblos to buy cedarwood for ...

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Pompeii-like Eruptions Killed Animals in Ancient China - History

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History Pompeii-like Eruptions Killed Animals in Ancient China History Since the 1920s, paleontologists have been fascinated by a grouping of fossil beds discovered in Liaoning province in northeast China and containing thousands of astoundingly...

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Pompeii like eruptions in china

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Christine Barron's curator insight, February 13, 6:40 PM

The fossils are millions of years old. I believe what the paleontologists said about the blast of hot gas and volcanic rocks killing the animals is true. I think there were a lot of active volcanoes in ancient times. 

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Secrets of China's Ancient Pyramids : Documentary on the Ancient Pyramids in China

Secrets of China's Ancient Pyramids : Documentary on the Ancient Pyramids in China ... ... ... 2013 This documentary and the rest of the documentaries presen...

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Astronomy and Mathematics in Ancient China: The ‘Zhou Bi Suan Jing’ (Needham Research Institute Studies) – Christopher Cullen ebook | e-Books

Astronomy and Mathematics in Ancient China: The ‘Zhou Bi Suan Jing’ (Needham Research Institute Studies) – Christopher Cullen ebook | e-Books | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
Astronomy and Mathematics in Ancient China: The 8216Zhou Bi Suan Jing8217 (Needham Research Institute Studies) 8211..

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Asia's lost continent, known as 'OK' , shaped ancient China, scientist claims - South China Morning Post

Asia's lost continent, known as 'OK' , shaped ancient China, scientist claims - South China Morning Post | Ancient Cities | Scoop.it
Asia's lost continent, known as 'OK' , shaped ancient China, scientist claims South China Morning Post An ancient continent collided with East Asia and then, like the legendary island of Atlantis, disappeared into the ocean, according to a Chinese...

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There was a continent that sunk after hitting Eastern Asia, this happened approximately 100 million years ago

 

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Forbidden Knowledge ; Military Innovations of Ancient China (Documentary) - YouTube

Forbidden Knowledge Exploring the military innovations of ancient China, including gunpowder, flame throwers, rockets, automated crossbows, siege machines, a...

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Gifts of the Ancient Mayans (Mexico)

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This image depicts an ancient Mayan presenting a gift of corn. This may be Yumil Kaxob, the Mayan maize (or mais) god. I shot this one at a resort's jungle garden in the Riviera Maya region, Yuca (RT @davidkammphoto: Gifts of the...


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Ancient Mayan giving offering to the god of corn 

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Ancient Mayan Music (Temple of the Sun)

This is actual music that was played during the time of the ancient Mayan people who lived in central America for thousands of years. This music is very powe...

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Music of Ancient mayans at the temple of sun.

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