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You Wouldn't Want To Be An Egyptian Mummy!

You Wouldn't Want To Be An Egyptian Mummy! | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it

Do you know how to make a mummy? You can give it a try here!


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I am seriously amazed with this particular statement "A hooked instrument is used to pull the brain out of the head through your nose." This is scary!

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The Archaeology News Network: Altar relics found at China's neolithic city ruins

The Archaeology News Network: Altar relics found at China's neolithic city ruins | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
RT @WorldArchaeo: Altar relics have been found at the Chinese Neolithic site of Shimao: http://t.co/77HfSWHg0p #China #Archaeology

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Magna GRECE: The Samnites

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Simultaneously, Lucanians and Bruttians, other Oscan speakers, began to harass the cities of Magna Graecia. The Greeks of Magna Graecia appealed to Epirus, a city-state located just north of modern Greece.

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

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Cyrus The Great

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Information from Cyrusthegreat.net


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Mark Townsend's curator insight, February 26, 11:22 AM

This site gives us the information behind the leader, Cyrus the Great. It explains to us Cyrus' lifestyle, his religion, how he built and constructed him empire, how he died and also the legacy he left behind for future generations. Definitely gives you an overall view of who the man was.

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Thermopylae: The Battle for the West

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The struggle between the Persian army and the Spartans in the battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C was a turning point in the Greco-Persian wars.

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The Battle of Thermopylae was turning point in Greco-Persian wars. 

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Han Dynasty in Chinese History

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Dynasties or Asia backgorund on Han Dynasty in ancient Chinese history. Brief synopsis of history, culture, education, arts,literature, Dynasties of Asia importer fine chinese antiques

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During the Han Dynastic, the Silk Road was built to expand trade between China and Roman Empire. 

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Buddhism along the Silk Road

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Buddhism, Silk Road (RT @metmuseum: The “Buddhism along the Silk Road: 5th–8th Century” exhibition illuminates a remarkable moment of artistic exchange.

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Emperor Qin's Terra Cotta Army - National Geographic

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Read about the tomb of China's First Emperor, Qin, and his terra-cotta army, in this article from National Geographic.

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Interesting fact the clay of soldiers were buried with China's first Emperor to accompany him during his eternal rest. 

 

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Charlie Wittke's curator insight, February 14, 11:19 AM

In 1974, Chinese archaeologists found thousands of life-sized clay soldiers, each with unique features, under the city of Xi'an. They concluded that this was part of a mausoleum made to accompany and protect the first emperor of China in the afterlife. 

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The Archaeology News Network: Four Western Han Dynasty tombs unearthed in China's Sichuan province

The Archaeology News Network: Four Western Han Dynasty tombs unearthed in China's Sichuan province | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it

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Interesting fact that the Western Han Bamboo slips have been found in Sichuan for the first time. 




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Discovering China - The Han Dynasty-China's First Golden Age

The Han Dynasty began in 206 BC when a man named Liu Bang, who had been born a peasant, led a group of generals to overthrow the Qin dynasty. This started a ...

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Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, February 21, 4:39 PM

I enjoyed this short synapse of this period of time. I didn't realize the religious influences on this period of time.

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Olmec sculpture uncovered in Mexico | Past Horizons

Olmec sculpture uncovered in Mexico | Past Horizons | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it

The exciting discovery of an Olmec style carving in Chiapas, Mexico


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Belize History from Nine Eco Cultural Tours

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Joe Awe's new tour operation, Nine Eco Cultural Tours, has a really cool history page.  From man's start in Belize to the Maya, it's there.  Nine is going to take off!

 

"Inside this haven rich with wildlife, pristine rivers, lakes and streams, and formidable forests many cultures will come to the fore including, among many, the Olmec who are considered the ‘cultura madre’ (Mother culture) of all Mesoamerican cultures, the Zapotecs who are credited with the original writing process, the Mixtecs, and of course, the Maya who evolved from the original Paleo Indians and Archaic people."


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Medicinal and Ritualistic Uses for Chocolate in Mesoamerica - HeritageDaily

Medicinal and Ritualistic Uses for Chocolate in Mesoamerica - HeritageDaily | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it

HeritageDaily Medicinal and Ritualistic Uses for Chocolate in Mesoamerica HeritageDaily Spouted vessels are a rare elite drinking vessel of the Preclassic Maya. Colha, in northern Belize, has yielded several of these types of drinking vessels.


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Back in Mesoamerica civilization, cacao tree were important ritually, medically, and spiritually.

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Heraclitus of Ephesus: "The Doctrine of Flux and the Unity of Opposites".-

Heraclitus of Ephesus: "The Doctrine of Flux and the Unity of Opposites".- | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
♠Heraclitus of Ephesus: "The Doctrine of Flux and the Unity of Opposites": _________________________________________________________________________________________________ The central idea of Hera...

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Faces of Ancient Middle East Part 7 (Ancient Semites)

Ebla Ebla (Arabic: إبلا‎, modern Tell Mardikh, Idlib Governorate, Syria) was an ancient city about 55 km southwest of Aleppo. It was an important city-state ...

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Researchers Investigate Archaic Greek City-State in Crete

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Archaeologists resume excavations at ancient site in eastern Crete to reconstruct development of early Greek city-state.

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A Research and excavation team are stated to visit archaeological site in northeastern Crete.  

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flor molina's curator insight, February 7, 11:13 PM

Archaeologist try to show a small structure to explain how "city-state" worked. The reason for this is because they want to show the people how the Greek life worked.

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9 Timeless Leadership Lessons from Cyrus the Great - Forbes

9 Timeless Leadership Lessons from Cyrus the Great - Forbes | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
Cyrus The Great (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Forget 1-800-CEO Read. The greatest book on business and leadership was written in the 4th century BC by a Greek about a Persian King. Yeah, that's right.

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Cyrus the Great, the first king to be known for “his empire on generosity” instead of violence and tyranny.

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The Persian Wars is hugely influential, cited by 2,500 years’ worth of historians. Some argue, in… | Lucian Reblogs

The Persian Wars is hugely influential, cited by 2,500 years’ worth of historians. Some argue, in… http://t.co/8bBhwdfPEP

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The Persian Wars is stated to narrates some of Western history’s important events. 

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Pre-Ashokan structures unearthed at Buddha's birthplace - Celebrity Balla

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New excavations within the Maya Devi temple at Lumbini - the Buddha's birthplace - have revealed evidence of a series of shrines which extend the history of the site to a much earlier date than previously thought, an archaeologist said Sunday.


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Video -- China's Terra-Cotta Warriors -- National Geographic

Video -- China's Terra-Cotta Warriors -- National Geographic | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
The explore team visits the tomb of the Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, where there is a ceramic army of as many as 8,000 life-sized, intricately carved statues modeled after Emperor Qin's army.

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This was a very informative video. I did not know that each soldier was based on a real person. That makes these sculptures all the more impressive; no two are alike. This just goes to show the impeccable attention t detail and devotion, characteristic of many Asian cultures.

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Terra Cotta Soldiers on the March

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A traveling exhibition of China's terra cotta warriors sheds new light on the ruler whose tomb they guarded...

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The very first discovery of the greatest archaeologist were in March of 1974 by group of peasants.  

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Han Dynasty

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The Han Dynasty defines the Chinese and their culture. 

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Taoism and Confucianism — Ancient Philosophies [ushistory.org]

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Taoism and Confucianism — Ancient Philosophies..."

 

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Read and Respond - Take notes and get ready to share with your group!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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The Olmecs : Secrets of the Ancient Olmecs (Full Documentary) - YouTube

The Olmecs : Secrets of the Ancient Olmecs (Full Documentary) . 2013 This documentary and the rest of the documentaries presented relate to important times a...

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Check out this BBC documentary on the ancient Olmec civilization. There is a lot of interesting discussion in the comments below the video window.

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Mesoamerican ballgame

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Whatever you do, do not drop the ball - .

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The ball court is said to be important politically and religiously. 

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