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Pyramid found in Egypt is older than Giza's Great Pyramid - UPI.com

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Pyramid found in Egypt is older than Giza's Great Pyramid
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All About The World's Pyramids (INFOGRAPHIC) -

All About The World's Pyramids (INFOGRAPHIC) - | Ancient cities | Scoop.it

Find out what all pyramids around the world have in common, what their purpose was and much more surprising pyramid facts.

 

http://www.shondabrock.com/#/blog/4559736266/All-About-The-World's-Pyramids-(INFOGRAPHIC)/6218409

 


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This article is actually an image of a brief description about the pyramids and how they were built. I am sure that i am not the only person with the impression that slaves or some type of prisoners were used to build the pyramids I actually learned that pyramids were used to ascend the dead to heaven when mummified in the tombs within the pyramids!. 

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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, July 27, 2013 3:22 AM

just fascinating!!

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Prehistoric Malta under microscope - Belfast Telegraph

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Researchers from Northern Ireland are hoping to unlock the secrets of a prehistoric Mediterranean society and chart the rise and fall of a civilisation.
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Again, here is a prehistoric article that seeks to research the Mediterranean society of Valletta. This study is more focused on the socialism aspect of the city rather than the structural remains. They hope to see how long people in this city have lived for and how they lived. It's fascinating to me to see how interested people are in learning about historical people. Who knows.... Maybe one day researchers in 50 years from now will be doing the same studies on today's society and world.

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'Devil Frog' Had Anti-Dinosaur Armor, New Study Of Prehistoric Species Suggests - Huffington Post

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'Devil Frog' Had Anti-Dinosaur Armor, New Study Of Prehistoric Species Suggests
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An ancient, predatory creature known as the devil frog may have looked even scarier than previously thought.
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What's a GarageMahal? A giant garage, party room in Athens (Cool Spaces ... - The Birmingham News - al.com

What's a GarageMahal? A giant garage, party room in Athens (Cool Spaces ... - The Birmingham News - al.com | Ancient cities | Scoop.it
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Ancient Teeth Help Scientists Decode Plague - History

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History Ancient Teeth Help Scientists Decode Plague History By using DNA extracted from the teeth of ancient victims, scientists determined that the strains of Yersinia pestis that caused the Plague of Justinian likely died out, and that the Black...
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Ancient Roman Nanotechnology: Improving Our Future | Latin ...

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See how the ancient world's technology is still relevant today and making the future a better place through nanotechnology!
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The tomb of Abydos dynasty king found: Gallery - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

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This article is REALLY intersting with many photos! Ancient Egyptian periods were known for ancient tomb robberies. I would imagine the reason for this was because of what they were buried with. The caskets were built bricks instead of what we would see today at a funeral.

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John Ward's curator insight, January 16, 2014 3:50 AM
The tomb of Abydos dynasty king found: Gallery A name of an ancient Egyptian king who was not known before was revealed in Abydos ancient Egyptian necropolis in the Upper Egyptian town of Sohag
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The Archaeology News Network: Naukratis: Ancient Greeks in Egypt

The Archaeology News Network: Naukratis: Ancient Greeks in Egypt | Ancient cities | Scoop.it

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Like the other article that I have read, they discuss excavations of ancient sites. This article was specifically about ancient Naukratis and their lifestyle. Like the structures that were found in the Neolithic period, women's anatomy of objects were found as well.


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John Ward's curator insight, January 18, 2014 3:26 AM

How did ancient Egypt shape the development of Greek culture? What was the impact of the encounter with Greece on Egypt? How did these completely different cultures interact? These questions have been asked for more than a century. Excavations at the ancient city of Naukratis have been a key source of evidence for providing new answers. 

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Ancient Egypt's Most Important Secrets - The Victory Report

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Robert Bauval knows the deepest, most hidden and most important secrets of ancient Egypt, and in this startling, breakthrough interview, William finds out just why ancient Egypt civilization lasted three thousand years, and why the past two ...
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Secrets of underground and hidden chambers in the Great Pyramids have been found. I could not imagine how these amazing structures look today. The video that was embedded in the article was an interview with a scientist/expert shared several upcoming scientific studies that are coming. The protection by the Egypt authorities have made it difficult to further explore the monuments, and I could understand why. Being born in Hawaii, I understand what it means for things to have "sacred" value. They are a part of our ancestry and I would be upset if scientists continually came to explore what my ancestors have worked hard on.

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Souvlaki and Non-Stick Pans Invented by Ancient Greeks | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece

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The ancient Mycenaeans more than 3,000 years ago were using portable grill pits for cooking souvlaki skewers and non-sticks pans for backing bread.
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The ancient Mycenaeans were makers of such simple inventions such as the clay pots. It makes me think and wonder if they we gave starting ideas for BBQ grills that you would bring to the beaches or see in the parks. The article has encouraged me to consider using ancient cooking methods as a topic to use for a later assignment.

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Tasty Life: Leopard Teeth, Calf Bones Found in Ruins Near Pyramids

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The remains of a mansion that likely held high-ranking officials some 4,500 years ago have been discovered near Egypt's Giza Pyramids. Bones from young cattle and teeth from leopards suggest its residents ate and dressed like royalty.

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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, January 21, 2014 12:23 PM

Note that while it cannot be confirmed at this time if Live Science is correctly interpreting the implications of the new information, the information does come from the actual archaeologists who work at the site, not some random people with their own agenda.

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Now that's a bone shaker! Artist creates ghoulish vehicles inspired by ... - Daily Mail

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The resin bones are inspired by prehistoric fossils, while the vehicles are shaped like modern machines.
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This artcle is more pre-historical but I found it to very cool! Artist Kallat used materials to recreate modern day cars with ancient material. His inspiration was made from prehistoric fossils and mostly from remains of Mumbai. I'd like to see these in real life! I wonder how big they really are 

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Three native aromatics indicated for use in Mediterranean extensive green roofs - Science Codex

Three native aromatics indicated for use in Mediterranean extensive green roofs
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ATHENS, GREECE--Green roofs are being studied as a means to increase vegetation and preserve aesthetics in old Mediterranean cities.
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This article has to do with the preservance of the Mediterrainean cities. Researchers are looking into native plant species that can help preserve the city. It's interesting to see how long these cities have lasted and stood after all these years. I feel like these structures and cities are extremely fragile and even the slightest weather change of the environment can impact how much longer they'll stand for. 

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All the Stage's A World - The Journal

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In ancient Greece, Athenians of all classes and in great number attended the tragedies and comedies of the spring festival.
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Ancient Egyptian ruins of what was once a bustling barracks and port unearthed ... - Daily Mail

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Archaeologists have discovered evidence of what is believed to be ancient barracks, pictured, close to the site of a port near Giza in Egypt.
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This article speaks about a port for soldiers or builders that were found in the Lost City. This was near the Giza in Egypt which caused historians to think about who exactly was here or why it was here. The barracks that were found was located next to a water basin that was thought to be man-made. Interesting!!

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ANCIENT EGYPT : Introducing Ancient Egyptian Religion, Ritual and Philosophy

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Ancient Egyptian Religion, Magic, Ritual and Philosophy (ANCIENT EGYPT : Introducing Ancient Egyptian Religion, Ritual and Philosophy http://t.co/GWO0gcoahy)...

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10 Things You Didn't Know About The Romans

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Romans There's more to the Romans than emperors, gladiators and the Colosseum. Find out here with 10 things you didn't kn...
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The Kybalion: A Study of The Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt & Greece by Three Initiates - YouTube

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The Archaeology News Network: Can privatization save the treasures of Ancient Greece?

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This article causes me to think about whether museums with ancient artifacts are actually respected by the people of the area or the culture it was taken from. I began to think if it was better off leaving ancient artifacts where they were. The people of Ancient Greece have long knew of the riches and items that are left behind and I think that it should be kept where it is. They are part of the Greek's culture and  it should be left alone.

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John Ward's curator insight, January 20, 2014 8:08 AM

Many objects dug from the earth or drawn from the legends of Nemea could be used to promote the ancient Greek site: the mythological Nemean Lion slain by Hercules in the first of his seven feats; weights lifted by competitors during its ancient athletics; the bronze statue of the baby Opheltes, whose death is said to have inspired the games which rivaled those at Olympia further west. 


Aaronee's curator insight, January 30, 2014 11:48 PM

They found a bronze statue of the baby Opheltes, whose death is said to have inspired the games which rivaled those at the Olympia further west.

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Forget the fads: Ancient Greek diet may be healthiest - WTOP

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Forget the fads: Ancient Greek diet may be healthiest
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WASHINGTON - There are lots of diets out there. But the healthiest of all may be a nutritional lifestyle that dates back centuries.
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Dr. Artemis Simopolus says, "he biggest step for those who want to follow the traditional Greek diet is to swap out those vegetable oils for olive oil, and eat more fish and less meat, which, these days, almost always comes from animals fed a diet high in omega 6 fatty acids."


This article really explains not only the history of the ancient greek diet, but explains what we can do to better our health, Not too long ago I switched from using vegetable oil to olive oil and it makes a difference in taste and the way I feel after eating. The ancient Greek diet should be shared on the big screen with a larger population being educated on all its benefits.

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Egypt seizes hoard of antiquities - Reuters UK

Al Jazeera America Egypt seizes hoard of antiquities Reuters UK The antiquities seized during a raid on a house in Zawiyat Abu Musallem, a Cairo suburb, on Monday included ancient statues, amulets and limestone false doors of the type commonly...
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