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the Earliest Chinese Writing | Ancient Chinese Culture

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The earliest Chinese writing appeared during the Shang Dynasty (1766 B.C - 1050 B.C.) and the earliest form is called the oracle bone script.

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As discussed in class bone script was the most common form of writing due to the availability of bones and most of all how common the reading of broken bones to tell the future was. 

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Joel Mondragon's curator insight, November 8, 2013 9:37 PM

This article describes some of the earliest writing in ancient china. It explains how the Shang dynasty was the first to create this written language. The language was called oracle bone script because it was carved from a heated rod into things like turtle shells. 

Cindy Garcia's curator insight, November 9, 2013 2:18 AM

In this article,  says the shang dynasty was appeared to be the first writing in the Ancient China.

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Mark Wallace: The Romans ruled an age ago, but they are very much alive in ... - Conservative Home

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I've recently been reading my good friend Dr Lee Rotherham's latest book, The Discerning Barbarian's Guidebook to Roman Britain.
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Rome's ancient aqueducts mapped

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Armed with laser rangefinders, GPS technology and remote control robots, a group of speleologists is completing the first ever mapping of the aqueducts of ancient Rome on archaeology's "final frontier".

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Cindy Garcia's curator insight, November 16, 2013 10:00 AM

in this artice,  they try to study the way the Romans created this Aqueducts 

abigail's curator insight, November 23, 2013 3:15 AM

the scientists bring about new information all the time with their new discoveies creating more questions .. but overall we learn more when new sites are excavated like these ancient aqueducts in rome ..

Cynia Sapp's curator insight, March 4, 1:50 PM

The mission was for Vicovaro and his team to go down access wells and clamber through crevices to access.These eleven aqueducts were built in ancient Rome, which still run for hundreds of kilometers underground. It is interesting how modernized this system was. You wonder how long this took to build the aqueducts to build, considering the limited technology they had. This provides evidence of their engineering skills.

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Greek Theater - Crystalinks

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ancient Greek theater


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This article explains in depth about how greek Theater is set up and run. I found this especially interesting since on March the 8th our history class is seeing the classic Greek play Medea.

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Ancient Links: Plumbing and Toilets in Ancient Rome

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Ancient Living - plumbing in ancient Rome


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Roman engineering was one of the most prosperous models of engineering from any ancient time period, their use of aqueducts and indoor plumbing were well before their time.

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Gabriel Rodriguez's curator insight, March 7, 11:17 PM

it's interesting to think that in ancient times only the rich could have access to toilets. 

Chase Lee's curator insight, March 8, 2:41 AM

Good for them. If that is what they were used for, then good for them. I am a fan of plumbing. When i look at it that's not really what i see. it looks more artistic than practical.

Patrick Kwong's curator insight, March 9, 4:59 AM

The plumbing system in Rome is an extraordinary feature among the many architecture such as aqueducts and roads. The Romans had a “perfected” version of the ancient pipeline, as public toilets and private homes were connected to a main drainage system, which is comparable to our extremely vast pipeline throughout America. It’s impressive that these Romans were so ahead of their time, but unfortunate that only the higher class could be allowed to live …more hygienically, as the poor  would use urine to launder clothes.

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Millenary comfort by Lucina: wearing Ancient Romans shoes today

Millenary comfort by Lucina: wearing Ancient Romans shoes today | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it

What did the ancient Romans wear on their feet?
That’s what Anna asked herself. Drawing on stimuli from the impressive Roman ruins of “Urbs Salvia”, she tried to find an answer taking into consideration the fact that the Romans covered far more ground on foot compared with most people these days. In order to walk such enormous distances, they had to have had very comfortable and hard-wearing shoes.

The Lucina Calzature project was developed in order to offer a product which could best satisfy our millennia long desire for well-being and comfort. The realisation of the Lucina line of footwear has applied as philological an approach as possible in two main aspects: the basic material to be used, and the production technique to be followed.
These questions were analysed on the basis of bibliographic knowledge of a historic and archaeological nature, and of noted information of literary and iconographic sources. The method of work followed, which may be defined as experimental archaeology, has allowed the production of goods which, although by form may be compared with the footwear of Roman times, they still respect modern day needs.


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Its amazing how people today still use the same design to make shoes as the romans did so many years ago. It really stands as a testament to Roman ingenuity and engineering.

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Ancient Greek and rome music

"Ancient Greek and rome music"


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It was interesting to finally put actual sound behind the ancient Greek and Roman culture. They really did have a wide variety of tones and sounds that really speak to the soul.

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Chris Tat's curator insight, March 1, 1:32 AM

Before the guitar and other instruments, the ancient civilization also participated in the arts! I am a big music fan, I know how to play the guitar, it is cool to see where our string instruments originated from and how simple the constructions of the instruments were.

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An ancient civilization near Pakistan had flushing toilets in every home!

An ancient civilization near Pakistan had flushing toilets in every home! | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
Click here to read more... (An ancient civilization near Pakistan had flushing toilets in every home! Details --> http://t.co/hGvNWkFuDg)

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Lucero Trejo Guerrero's curator insight, November 8, 2013 4:44 PM

The Indus Valley civilization in North Southwest Asia had an advanced ancient period. They had a water system at an early time, they had toiliet with sewers that had piplines.

elizama ramirez's curator insight, February 1, 12:37 AM

Near Pakistan an ancient civilization had their first flush toilets used. They were more advanced and were quiet organized and clean.

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Alexander the Great Biography

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Macedonian King Alexander the Great united Greece, led the Corinthian League and conquered the Persian Empire. Learn more at Biography.com.

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Parthenon

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The Parthenon.History, importance, and aesthetics, from ancient-greece.org...

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Cindy Garcia's curator insight, October 23, 2013 11:12 PM

 In this article is about the Parthenon temple. The building is known to be built for the Goddess Athens or Parthenos. The temples contains beautiful Architecture.

Kristine Rapisura's curator insight, February 1, 2:44 AM

One of the most popular temples in Geece as it was the most expensive to built. 

Cynia Sapp's curator insight, February 24, 11:54 PM

The Parthenon was a building that was built and was burned by the Persians at around 480 BCE. The foundation was made of limestone and marble. It is a beautiful piece of architecture, and it is great because it is still standing.

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Facts About Ancient Greece

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Student have written about Ancient Greece for other students. 


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Aaronee's curator insight, February 20, 6:29 PM

The first civilization in the Mediterranean area was the Minoan Civilization. The Minoans were very skilled architect and built palaces. Around 1600 B. C. the Mineoans became weak and the Greeks, who were called Mycenaens after their largest city Mycenae, became stronger.

claudia patino's curator insight, February 24, 7:51 PM

Apparently the Greece and Egypt traded frequently. Look sing at a map those two countries had to cross the meditate rain sea. How did these countries discover each other and what they had to trade. I wounded what country travels to the other one first; and if they had different cultural views on the greek gods. 

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Stone Spear Tips Surprisingly Ancient — "Like Finding an iPod in Ancient Rome"

Stone Spear Tips Surprisingly Ancient — "Like Finding an iPod in Ancient Rome" | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
Weapons dated to 500,000 years ago may be an evolutionary oddity.

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Finding such an advanced tool in such an ancient time period shows that humans grew faster psychologically than we ever knew before.

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Roman Culture

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Roman culture includes its architecture and technology, entertainment system, which includes gladiators and Roman theater, its literature, medicine, religion and myth, and philosophy.

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Roman culture was hedonistic and brutal. Gladiators and large orgies were commonplace and seemed to have no end.

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Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire

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Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire. Visit the Romans site for interesting history, facts and information about the causes and Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire.

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The article clearly illustrates the reasons for the fall of Rome, one of the main one's being that the Roman people started to lack morals and indulge in hedonistic acts.

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Sujla McKinney's curator insight, April 14, 2:37 PM

The Collaspe of the Roman Empire happened for many different reasons. There was a fast expansion, failing the economy, military spending, the barbarian attackings, and the unemployment of the working class.

Issel Navarrete's curator insight, May 3, 3:05 AM

This article talks about how the history of the roman empire and different facts about its collapse.

vanessa ortiz's curator insight, May 14, 1:50 PM

I enjoyed reading this article because it suggests a 15 reasons why the Roman Em[pre fell which I believe to be more realistic because there is never one single reason why.  There is always so,meting that lead to something that lead to something.

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'Little Pompeii' unearthed 40 miles northeast of Venice: Flood destroyed and ... - Daily Mail

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Greece, Ancient Greek Inventions

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a collection of links and information on ancient Greek inventions


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Ancient Greece - Art and Architecture, Sculpture, Pottery and Greek Temples

Ancient Greece - Art and Architecture, Sculpture, Pottery and Greek Temples | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
Information on Ancient Greek Art & Architecture...

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Myles Gray's curator insight, April 19, 9:08 PM

The architecture like many other aspects of Greek society and culture was heavily influenced by their religious beliefs and customs.  But they also represented the civic power and pride of the Greek people. 

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Ancient Roman Musical Instruments

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Ancient Roman musical instruments names include the wind instruments like the tuba and the cornu, and the stringed instruments like the lyre and the kithara from which the guitar is believed to have originated.

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Collca eBooks – Ancient Medicine: Sickness and Health in Greece and Rome

Collca eBooks – Ancient Medicine: Sickness and Health in Greece and Rome | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
In the West, we trace the origins of modern medicine back to Classical Greece, but what did doctors in the Ancient World actually believe?

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Ancient Greece is believed to been where modern medicine plated its roots, from explanations by socrates and by other ancient text we can see when doctors actually came into play and how humans began to cheat death.

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collca's curator insight, May 21, 2013 2:42 PM

Modern medicine has its origins in ancient Greece and Rome.  This ebook traces the rise of rational medicine from the myths and philosophy of the Greeks to the army surgeons of the Roman Empire and beyond, offering a fun, engaging overview of this fascinating aspect of history.

Easy to read and assuming no prior knowledge, Ancient Medicine concludes with a look at how these ancient theories shaped the birth of modern science and the influence they still have on us today. The perfect introduction for students and the curious alike. 

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The Wonders of Ancient Civilizations | Lesson Planet

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Bring excitement and interest to your social studies with a unit on ancient civilizations. ... Captivating and fascinating, the study of ancient civilizations enriches any curriculum. Instilling in this generation an ...

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Brilliant find that. great idea for teachers
elizama ramirez's curator insight, February 1, 12:38 AM

Ancient Civilization has shaped us to who we are today. Some concepts are to know strategies of agriculture, art, religion, economic system, literacy, and a organized government.

Martin bui's curator insight, April 12, 12:57 AM

Culture is a big thing in ancient civilization because different area had different tradition.

 

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Ancient City Found Beneath Biblical-Era Ruins : DNews

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Traces of a previously unknown, 14th-century Canaanite city buried underneath the ruins of another city in Israel.

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Lucero Trejo Guerrero's curator insight, November 22, 2013 3:25 PM

An ancient city has been found buried underneath Isreal . Their has been found pottery vessels that come from the late Bronze Age. The objects found shoes traces of Egyptians. 

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Macedonia : Alexander the Great conquers Paris « History Of ...

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http://alexandre-le-grand.louvre.fr/en/. Macedonia News : Videos from the exhibition. Alexander the Great. Με τον Μέγα Αλέξανδρο στο Λούβρο ΕΤ3 ~ Alexander the Great in Louvre Museum ET3. From the YouTube channel of ...

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Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, February 28, 7:10 PM

Alexander The Great is probably one of the most famous people on earth; his influence on ancient history is only rivaled by people like Genghis Khan, Hannibal, Sun Tzu, etc.  

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Everyday Life in Ancient Greece, 4th Century BC

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Eye witness account of Ancient Greece...

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Primary sources are always the most reliable information regarding history. This collection of first person accounts is quite interesting 

 

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Karina Moreno's curator insight, April 11, 8:22 PM

Another reason, why I have always found ancient Greece history fascinating is because they were such well develops cities in their ancient times.  While other cities around them barely had a stable system to run their cities, most of Greece by then has a well establish economy, military, and government.  Investigating artifacts and scrolls has given a small glimpse of their everyday life.  In cities, such as Athens, men were the only citizens while women were not; women were to be at home and bear chidrens.  About a quarter of the population were slaves that were prisoners of war from the battles the city won, and these slaves were the ones that sustain the economy by doing the labor work.  Most of the Greek life were enjoyed by art, philosophy, food, and other entertainment.

Jessica Bowman-Shorter's curator insight, May 2, 5:00 PM

talks about ancient Greek life

Michael Goodson's curator insight, May 16, 5:19 PM

account of what it was like to live in ancient greece during the 4th century