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Pompeii starts to CRUMBLE after heavy rain causes part of temple wall to collapse - Daily Mail

Pompeii starts to CRUMBLE after heavy rain causes part of temple wall to collapse - Daily Mail | Ancient Crimes & Mysteries | Scoop.it
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Pompeii starts to CRUMBLE after heavy rain causes part of temple wall to collapse
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The ancient Roman city of Pompeii has begun to crumble after heavy rain reportedly caused part of a tomb wall and a temple to collapse.
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I'm not surprised at all that it is starting to crumble. Its been through a lot through the centuries. Though its weird that it has lasted so long and rain is what is started to affect it.

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Whips, cloaks and parchment: the festive presents of ancient Rome ...

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Matthew Nicholls, who is working on a huge digital recreation of ancient Rome, reveals the gifts given on Saturnalia.

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A digital (accurate) recreation of ancient Rome would be really impressive. That is, as long as they keep it true and accurate and don't elaborate on what they "think" it was like.

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Ancient Roman 'Sleeping Beauty' Statue Heading Home After Being Seized By ... - CBS Local

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10 Most Brutal Execution Methods of Ancient Civilization - WondersList

The most Brutal Execution Methods of ancient civilization. Though our ancient cultures there is evidence of having used a variety of hideous torture methods.

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Very disturbing and saddening. The heart of mankind revealed again.

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elizama ramirez's curator insight, February 12, 2014 5:27 PM

In the Middle Ages many kinds of horrifying tortures where made on humans. These people punished committed crimes, adultery, or committed robbery. The punishment for them was to kill them slowly so they can actually feel the pain.

Cecilia Urbina's curator insight, February 14, 2014 4:27 PM

Wow! I am shocked at the findings of these 10 brutal execution methods that were used in ancient civilizations. People died from being crucified, breaking of bone parts, torturing while on a wheel, disemboweled, impaled, head crushed, burned, sliced open, hanged, and sawed open :0

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New military history related archaeology: Ancient Greece warrior

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New military history related archaeology: Ancient Greece warrior. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens released their 2012-2013 Annual Report last month and it can be found here. While normally I would ...

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Earthquake destroyed ancient Greece?

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An earthquake may have led to the collapse of the first Greeks - the Mycenaens - who inspired the legends of the Trojan Wars, 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey,' a new study has found.

The abrupt decline of the Mycenaens around 1200 BC, marking the start of a Dark Ages in Greece, is a Mediterranean mystery.

Warfare with invaders or uprising by lower classes form some leading explanations behind their collapse, 'Our Amazing Planet' reported.

Some scientists also believe one of the country's frequent earthquakes could have contributed to the culture's collapse.

Now, geologists hope to find evidence to confirm whether an earthquake was a likely culprit, at the ruins of Tiryns, a fortified palace.


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So they are suggesting that Greece was subject to many earthquakes which led to the decline of greek society. Im not too sure about this. It doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense. It seems to me that if the Parthenon could stay standing for the last 2500 years then it probably wasn't that big of an issue.

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Joel Mondragon's curator insight, November 8, 2013 9:54 PM

This article speculates that perhaps an earthquake led to the downfall of the Mycenaean era. They are now trying to figure out if frequent earthquake activity was responsible for the beginning of the dark age of Greece by doing tests on the collapsed walls found at the sites. 

Charlie Wittke's curator insight, February 21, 2014 4:37 PM

This site lays the blame on an earthquake for the fall of the Myceaean civilization.

Kelcey Hein's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:38 AM

This covers a possible natural disaster that could have collapsed the Mycenaen Civilizations

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Were the ancient Greeks and Romans colour blind? - ABC Online

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Were the ancient Greeks and Romans colour blind? ABC Online Homer left historians with the impression that the ancient Greeks and Romans had an underdeveloped appreciation of colour.

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im unconvinced. sounds like they just used a different type of language to describe colors. doesn't mean that they were actually colorblind. the example from the Iliad was pretty ridiculous. So he described the ocean like a dark wine. that doesn't mean he thought it was red, just that it was dark and wasn't able to see through it. Just a ridiculous concept.

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Mahabalipuram: The bustling seaport of ancient India - Times of India

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Mahabalipuram (also known as Mamallapuram) is a town of rich and varied history, dating as far back as 1st century CE.

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Adeleke Kayode's curator insight, February 3, 2014 4:13 PM

Mahabilpuram dates back to the 1st century CE, its been around for a long time and it's still standing that's impressive.

 

Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, February 4, 2014 7:17 PM

Mahabalipuram is a famous town for its stone work and stone carvings. It is impressive to know that the town still exist, while constructed in the 1st century CE.

JERRY KITH's curator insight, February 8, 2014 2:00 AM

India had a busy seaport back in the day. Perhaps it is linked to the Silk Road route?

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Oldest Known Hearth Found in Israel Cave

Oldest Known Hearth Found in Israel Cave | Ancient Crimes & Mysteries | Scoop.it

Previously unknown early humans used a campfire site—the earliest-known evidence of domestication of fire-in a cave in Israel, new evidence shows.

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Ancient Dog Mummies

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Mummies --- We've all heard about mummies, probably the most common use for this is when referring to ancient Egyptian  tombs. But humans weren't the only ble(...)

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I'm not sure which impression hit me first. The impressiveness of a feat like this, to bury millions of animals in the royal fashion, Or the just all of the questions that it leaves you with. Why were they so revered? Were they worshiped? Is it an ancestor?reincarnation sort of thing? Its very puzzling.

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Odd Random Thoughts's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:25 PM

Maybe they were the true rulers of the ancient world.

Jossue Gallardo's curator insight, February 14, 2014 12:44 AM

A tomb dedicated to worship Anubis. To find such a discovery is really a sight to see.

Gabriel Rodriguez's curator insight, February 21, 2014 11:25 PM

Man's best friend used to be a sacrifice for the Gods.  It is interesting to see the comparison of the way pbjects or living organisms were used in ancient times and in the present.

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Violence, infectious disease and climate change contributed to the collapse of ... - Appalachian State University

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'Violence, disease caused end of Indus Valley Civilization' - Business Standard

'Violence, disease caused end of Indus Valley Civilization' Business Standard Inter-personal violence, infectious diseases and climate change had played a major role in the demise of the Indus or Harappan civilization around 4,000 years ago,...

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Christine Barron's curator insight, February 7, 2014 8:58 PM

One theory of how the Harappan civilization collapsed is from natural disasters. Climate, economic, and social changes are a part of the disappearance of the civilization. I think that floods caused chaos in the land, forcing the Harappans to move out.

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Study Sheds More Light on Collapse of Harappan Civilization ...

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Climate change, violence and disease played a key role in the collapse of the Harappan civilization more than 3,000 years ago, according to a new study. This is an artist's reconstruction of the gateway and drain at the city of ...
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Its interesting how they think an increase in violence was a crucial factor in the collapse of the civilization. It seems they were out killing lepers.

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Girl Museum » A Girl in Ancient Rome

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Compared to later historical periods, girls in Ancient Rome had considerable freedoms. Girls spent the first six to seven years of their lives being cared for by a wet nurse, though they usually saw their parents quite often.

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This article goes over the treatment of girls in the ancient Roman empire. Apparently they had it pretty good compared to other time periods and locations.

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The Oath of the Horatii

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This French Neo-classical by Jacques Louis David depicts a scene from Roman history in which the brother Horatius swear an oath to defend Rome to the death.

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The Mysteries And Wisdom Of Egyptian Dentists | Modern Health Issues

The Mysteries And Wisdom Of Egyptian Dentists | Modern Health Issues | Ancient Crimes & Mysteries | Scoop.it
We all know about their famed pyramids, but did the Ancient Egyptians invent modern dentures and dental care?

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Its very innovative of them. Reminds me of how my professor is always reminding us that a lot of ideas that are accepted in modern times didnt originate in modern times.

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Jonathan Fashbaugh's curator insight, November 13, 2013 9:21 AM

How about starting your day with a little dental history?

Manuel J Enciso's curator insight, November 17, 2013 3:38 AM

Si es que esto de los dientes ha preocupado desde siempre...

Cecilia Urbina's curator insight, February 14, 2014 2:02 AM

Egyptians get credited for many new discoveries but now studies show us that they might have dealt with dentistry way before we even knew about. Egyptians were able to find food that were nutritiousness for mouth bacteria.  

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Ancient Cities Developed in a Surprisingly Similar Way to Modern Ones

The same mathematical equations that describe patterns of modern urban sprawl are equally suited to explaining the development of ancient cities (#History #Science:#math model for development of ancient cities found to work for modern ones!

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My professor frequently mentions that most of the concepts we use to design cities didnt originate in moderns times. that ancient civilizations used them first. This article is further confirmation of that idea.

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The 5 strangest cemeteries in the world

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Since forever ago, people have been burying the dead in odd ways that're still practiced today. We rounded up the weirdest resting places. Good luck RIP-ing. (5 of the world's most out-there burial sites, including hanging coffins!

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Allie Lau's curator insight, February 24, 2014 2:31 PM

Very cool and interesting to see what are considered the five strangest burial sites/cemeteries

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300-Year Drought Was Downfall of Ancient Greece

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A 300-year drought may have caused the fall of the great Mediterranean civilizations, including ancient Greece and the Hittite Empire, during the late Bronze Age, new research suggests.

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Kelcey Hein's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:27 AM

This article also brings up climate change as a major contributor as to why Greece Fell.  This particular article says that there was a drought that last for about 300 years.

Ricardo Salazar's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:49 AM

This Article is very interesting because it talks about how the drought was the major factor of the fall of the "Ancient Greece. The  information that the Brandon Lee Drake, an archaeologist at the University of New Mexico said was very credible and interesting. For example he said how cities from Greece and Mediterranean were declining at the same period of time when Egypt was being attacked by  marauding sea bandits.

Issel Navarrete's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:11 AM

This is actually very intresting because it talks about how a drought of 300 years could've been the cause of the fall of ancient greece.

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Greek Mythology: God and Goddesses - Documentary

Greek Mythology: God and Goddesses - Documentary Subscribe now for more documentaries! Thank you! Greek Mythology is the body of myths and teachings that bel...

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Jossue Gallardo's curator insight, January 31, 2014 10:30 PM

This video explains the theology of Greek Gods. Its very interesting to learn about the Greeks' culture.

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Analysis sheds light on ancient Phoenician child sacrifice mystery - The Brown Daily Herald

Analysis sheds light on ancient Phoenician child sacrifice mystery - The Brown Daily Herald | Ancient Crimes & Mysteries | Scoop.it
The Brown Daily Herald Analysis sheds light on ancient Phoenician child sacrifice mystery The Brown Daily Herald New and detailed assessments of centuries-old burial sites suggest Phoenicians and their Carthaginian successors performed rituals of...

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So the Phoenicians and their Carthaginian successors were discovered to have been doing child sacrifices. They found this out through studying a burial site. This story filled my heart with sorrow more than anything. Very sad.

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Allie Lau's curator insight, February 19, 2014 5:04 PM

It's amazing that archaeologsits are still discoverying new information on ancient mysteries such as the child sacrafice mystery

Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, February 26, 2014 5:39 PM

Archaeologists found new evidence from Phoenician burial sites. It is suggested that Phoenicians and their Carthaginian successors performed rituals of child sacrifice. It is unbelievable how an archaeologist named Van Dommelen referred to the sacrifices as a “contract” with the gods to be offered in times of distress in exchange for good fortune. But the exact nature of the rituals remains a mystery. This is so sad how children were treated like this in a very young age.

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Gaza fisherman hooks statue of ancient Greek god Apollo

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When a fisherman spotted a dark shape underwater off Gaza last summer, he at first thought it was a body. In fact, it was an ancient Greek statue of Apollo.


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I always find it strange or outlandish how this seem to preserve so well especially under water.This particular piece is corroding at an alarming rate due to exposure to the air.

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Khalil Fortenberry's curator insight, February 14, 2014 7:01 PM
This would be a scary find if i was the diver seeing something with the silhouette of a person. The great thing is it was actually just a statue. I wonder if it was a personal statue of Apollo or one that could have possibly come from a local temple or shrine like place in the area from that time period.
Cynia Sapp's curator insight, February 18, 2014 11:05 PM

This statue reminds me of a statue of liberty. The statue is very creepy looking and would be scary to look at. It is crazy how long it has survived in the water, considering it could be made of copper.

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World's Weirdest Archaeological Discoveries - BoldSky

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World's Weirdest Archaeological Discoveries
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Archaeology is one of the most fascinating works where one gets to unearth some exciting things about the past and piece together a story dug from ruins.

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It's amazing what ancient civilizations were not only able to do but willing to do. In a society like ours, a society of convenience, this sort of handcrafted extravagant, colossal undertaking is unheard of. most people wouldn't be even willing to do it let alone able.

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Kane Taylor Ashton's curator insight, February 1, 2014 4:37 AM

I love this article. Not only is it full of fun ancient mysteries, but I think it really hits the head of the nail on what piques my interest for history so much. I love trying to understand the strange stuff people do. Mystery is so intriguing, and there is just something inherently exciting about pondering all of these odd discoveries.

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Punishments and torture in ancient India

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Ancient India was not a safe place to live. Many groups of thieves existed already at the time of the Buddha( 6°century BC). They were bandits from generation to generation, robbing and killing the...

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Rocio Rodriguez's curator insight, February 6, 2014 7:26 PM

Ancient India wasn't the safest place to be due to many thefts as well as deaths. The punishments given there were much worse. For example, they would cut your right hand off for pick-pocketing or theft as well as cutting off one's tongue for slandering preceptors.

Patrick Kwong's curator insight, February 7, 2014 2:14 PM

There seemed  to be so many harsh punishments for numerous amounts of crimes. Losing a body part for robbery or cheating at dice really should've kept the crime rates lower than most countries'.

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New evidence shows Harappan civilization not as peaceful as popularly thought

New evidence shows Harappan civilization not as peaceful as popularly thought | Ancient Crimes & Mysteries | Scoop.it
They lived in well-planned cities, made exquisite jewelry, and enjoyed the ancient world's best plumbing.

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Apparently people were migrating from outside their major cities, into the cities. And in Harappan society women were powerful.Through studying the skeletons of the population they discovered that the Harappans were more violent then other civilizations in different arts of the world at that time.

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Mark Townsend's curator insight, February 5, 2014 5:53 PM

This article gives us an understanding of the sort of violence that was happening in the Harappan Civilization. First thought to be a peaceful place, is now getting another look at their reputation due to the recent findings of skulls that have been brutally damaged.

Charlie Wittke's curator insight, February 6, 2014 4:43 PM

This sort of goes without saying, but this article gives evidence was a rather violent society and not the peaceful kind everyone thought it was.

Cynthia Munoz's curator insight, May 3, 2014 5:24 AM

Interesting content that gives a picture on how the Harappan civilization lives and what their cities looked like.