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Ancient Architecture of the World - The History of Architecture - The Art History Archive

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Even at an early stage mankind strove to build higher and higher. We build on a ridiculous scale and spend thousands or millions of hours of labour on a single piece of structure, which may or may not be prone to earthquakes and other ravages of time.

 

Some of our most impressive structures are actually incredibly old and difficult to determine the precise dates they were built.

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No Family Plots, Just Communal Burials In Ancient Settlement

No Family Plots, Just Communal Burials In Ancient Settlement | Ancient Cities scoop.it | Scoop.it
The odd burial practices open a window into the lives of ancient urbanites.
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Most Beautiful Ancient Cities of the World

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Here are the 10 most beautiful ancient cities of the world. I hope you will like it.
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The Greek Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera mechanism, is an ancient mechanical calculator (also described as the first known mechanical computer) designed to calculate astronomical pos...
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Aphrodisias - Turkey

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Aphrodisias is one of the oldest sacred sites in Turkey. Dedicated to the ancient Mother Goddess and then the Greek goddess Aphrodite, it was the site of a magnificent Temple of Aphrodite and the home of a renowned school of marble sculpture.
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Evolution of a sacred Neolitic site, to a Greek, then Roman, then Christian place of worship. 

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Twitter / kihandford: The Roman aqueducts in Segovia, ...

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The Roman aqueducts in Segovia, brilliant architecture that outlived the empire that once ruled the world. http://t.co/olZMY3sd6r
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Field School glimpses into Roman Empire's past, students' futures - Western News

Field School glimpses into Roman Empire's past, students' futures - Western News | Ancient Cities scoop.it | Scoop.it
Western News Field School glimpses into Roman Empire's past, students' futures Western News Western researchers Elizabeth Greene, above, and Alexander Meyer, along with nine Classical Studies students, journeyed 6,000 kilometres and nearly 2,000...
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Young archiologist's opinions on ther interest in history and the new find near Hadrian's wall. 

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Which era of house do people like best?

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Georgian, Victorian, even 1960s Brutalist - for many, a dream property belongs to a specific timescale. Why do people favour certain architectural eras? (RT @HouseHistorian: Ah..the love of 'period' houses!
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In Jerusalem, a Plan for Architecture to Bring Israeli-Palestinian Peace | Global Citizenship on GOOD

In Jerusalem, a Plan for Architecture to Bring Israeli-Palestinian Peace | Global Citizenship on GOOD | Ancient Cities scoop.it | Scoop.it
Two architects are trying to make the holy city of Jerusalem a place of peace, and not a place divided by barbed wire, concrete walls and machine gun batteries, as Yochi Dreazen reports in this piece for Scientific American.
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Two architects try to solve the modern problems of Israel and Palestine which have been the result of years of conflicting history.

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Smart Cities and the Smart Grid

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Smart Cities and the Smart Grid: There are natural parallels between the Smart Grid and smart cities in terms of concepts and deployments, though cities have much more experience at evolution than the traditional electrical grid. After all, they have been adopting new technologies that disrupt the status quo for centuries. The Romans created aqueducts and fundamentally changed how water could be controlled and distributed in cities. Discoveries in hygiene and disease transmission and control allowed people to healthily live in population densities with minimized odds of large scale epidemics. And then automobiles exerted their influences on cities. In each case, city systems, policies, and people changed to accommodate new technologies, new knowledge and new practices.


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An article drawig parallels between ancient city grids and their evolution into the modern age.

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Sawse - Stir it Up! » Blog Archive » The Secret World Called Pompeii

Sawse - Stir it Up! » Blog Archive » The Secret World Called Pompeii | Ancient Cities scoop.it | Scoop.it
A Healthy Blend of Design Inspiration, New Technologies and Travel Ideas
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Petra, Jordan - image gallery, Petra - Jordan, Petra photos

Petra, Jordan - image gallery, Petra - Jordan, Petra photos | Ancient Cities scoop.it | Scoop.it
Petra, Jordan - image gallery, Petra - Jordan, Petra photos. The most beautiful and unique photos of the objects created by men - cities, monuments, buildings, and architectural objects.
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Old Walled City of Shibam - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

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 Surrounded by a fortified wall, the historic city of Shibam is one of the oldest and best examples of urban planning based on multi-storeyed construction. It represents the most accomplished example of traditional Hadrami urban architecture, both in the grid lay-out of its streets and squares, and in the visual impact of its form rising out of the flood plain of the wadi, due to the height of its mud brick tower houses.

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Skyscrapers built in the 16th century for city development.

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A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome - Ray Laurence

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Welcome to the world of Lucius Popidius Secundus, a 17-year old living in Rome in 73 AD. His life is a typical one of arranged marriages, coming-of-age festivals, and communal baths.
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Roman Aqueducts

Introduction to Roman Acqueducts. With some original work (rly interesting about roman aqueduct building and application. http://t.co/8PJYrCx09n yes im a huge nerd u wanna fight abt it!
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Architecture Without Architects: What Ancient Structures Reveal About Collaborative Design

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From Rome's theater districts to China's underground cities, or what pleasure has to do with utility.
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What Urban Planners Can Learn From a Hindu Religious Festival

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Every 12 years, one Indian city balloons from a few million residents to tens of millions. How does this happen with such ease?
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Lessons about city design and functions from a city built overnight.

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Ancient History Blog

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The Ancient Standard is a world history site that strives to make ancient history meaningful – and interesting – to the everyday reader. From the Roman emperor who collected seashells, to pot-smoking Scythians, the Ancient Standard will prove that reality truly is stranger than fiction!

 

This is the history they didn’t teach you in school… plus, what makes a better conversation starter than “so, did you hear about the latest evidence for child sacrifice in Carthage?”

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Neat blog about ancient history. What's better than a blog with the tagline: "Ancient History That Doesn't Suck."

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Greek antiquities threatened by austerity plan - World - CBC News

Greek antiquities threatened by austerity plan - World - CBC News | Ancient Cities scoop.it | Scoop.it
Sites like the Acropolis and the Parthenon have withstood tsunamis, earthquakes and the ravages of time, but some are questioning whether they can withstand the Greek debt crisis.

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Greek legiatiors and officials are coming to terms with the crumbling foundations of Greece. Anciet artifacts are being stolen out of the literally crumbling building which symbolised one of the greatest empires of the anciet world. What can history tell us about The People's disreguard of honor and tradition in times of great hardship?

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