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Archaeologists find Ming Dynasty mummy in China - Telegraph

Archaeologists find Ming Dynasty mummy in China - Telegraph | Ancient World history | Scoop.it
Archaeologists find 700-year-old mummified Ming Dynasty woman in China.

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They say they found a mummy of a women in china which she happens to be 700 years old.

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Casandra Pricyla Alarcon's curator insight, February 28, 2014 12:45 AM

"I found this really interesting because the mummy looks so well put together. They did a really good job on preserving the mummy, and the ring was just beautiful. They must of made their jewelry from really good material because it didn't seem to have any rust marks on it. Even though the mummy was a bit flooded in water due to where it was buried they still managed to get it out in one piece." 

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Catholics: History and Meaning of Ash Wednesday and Lent

Catholics: History and Meaning of Ash Wednesday and Lent | Ancient World history | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, over a billion Catholics around the world will celebrate Ash Wednesday, the official beginning of Lent in the faith, without any idea of the history or meaning behind the celebration. While Catholicism seems to ...
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Today billions of Catholic people celebrated Ash Wednesday. The early practice of the custom seemed to be centered around the baptizing of persons on Easter.

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Family Deals Makes Visiting Rome A Must

Family Deals Makes Visiting Rome A Must | Ancient World history | Scoop.it

Whether it is during the winter break or just to get away for a family celebration over a long weekend, the deals offered at Worldhotel Ripa Roma makes Rome the perfect family destination. Whether the kids are history buffs, into shopping and style, art, or just love the excitement of being in a new place, the ‘Eternal City’ has something for every family member.

When booking your family break at Worldhotel Ripa Roma, guests will have the option of a range of family rooms or suites that are stylish, comfortable and perfectly arranged to accommodate a group of people. Rome offers so much to see that there will hardly be any time to pop back in for lunch, so Worldhotel Ripa Roma provides daily picnic bags to take away, once families have filled up on the luxurious American style buffet breakfast, of course, which provides something for even the most picky eaters in the family.

For those who need to feel connected, there is a constant 500MB Wifi connection in the hotel, so that the tech savvy teens and parents alike can keep in touch with those back home and tweet their adventures as they explore Rome.

The knowledgeable concierges at Worldhotel Ripa Roma are standing by ready to give advice on where to go and what to see for families with children of every age. For those with young children, Park Gianicolo on Janiculum Hill is a real draw where one of the highlights is the daily puppet show. Or, if you have a bit of extra time, our staff highly recommends the Explora Museum or the Christmas market in Piazza Navona were children can meet Santa Claus and the Befana, an Italian folklore character who traditionally brings presents in Italy on January 5th.

As an additional bonus offered as part of the Family Deal by Worldhotel Ripa Roma an extra 500 frequent flier miles are offered per stay, making it easier to return as the miles rack up.

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Spanning seventy years and four generations, Worldhotel Ripa Roma knows how to treat a variety of guests to a stylish and elegant stay in the heart of the Eternal City. To learn more about their rooms and offers, visit their website at http://www.worldhotelriparoma.com/ .

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Rome is a great place to visit for you want to go for a family vacation. They also have wifi if you want to keep in touch with people back at home and share your vacation pictures. 

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savannah's curator insight, October 1, 2014 10:06 AM

If you would ever love to visit rome, the best time is to go during winter, guests will have the option of a range of family rooms! wifi in hotels, losts of fun thing to see and do!

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Rome Catacombs Tour - Priscilla Catacomb Earliest Virgin with Baby

Rome Catacombs Tour - Priscilla Catacomb Earliest Virgin with Baby | Ancient World history | Scoop.it
Just in time for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Italy family vacations, the Vatican has unveiled newly restored frescoes in the Catacombs of Priscilla.

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They depict the earliest know image of the Virgin Mary with Jesus, dating from 230-240 AD. They wanted to show the women priests in the early church.



 

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Motorino Man's curator insight, November 26, 2013 10:57 AM

In Rome the catacombs tour is a popular Rome vacation activity.  Now while touring you may also view the oldest fresco that depicts the Virgin with baby... Not going to Rome soon?  Get lost in the catacombs on Google maps.

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What You Should Know About The Chinese in America That Your History Book Left Out

Professor of Psychology John Jung speaks to a 5th grade class on aspects of Chinese American history that are not generally covered in American history books...

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John Jung's curator insight, July 21, 2013 1:53 PM

My first try at teaching aspects of the history of Chinese in America  that school books do not include to some smart 5th Graders at the University of Memphis Campus School.  It was encouraging to see their interest!

(Unfortunately, the videotape ran out with about 15 mins. not recorded, much of which dealt with the Mississippi Chinese experience since the class was in Memphis.

 

The link below will let you see all of the slides and hear audio:

 

http://www.slideshare.net/jrjung/what-your-should-know-about-the-chinese-in-america-that-your-history-book-left-out


 

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Ancient Roman Emperors

Detailed information on each of the 94 ancient Roman Emperors...

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It has 94 Ancient Roman Emperors. I looked at one named Titus and he was known for defeating the Jewish rebellion in 70 AD. He was the oldest son of a previous Emperor. He returned to Rome at the age of 25 to marry the daughter of a former commander. His wife died a year after they were married, and had a child before she died. 

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, February 3, 2014 8:27 AM

Summary of information in one place - easy to navigate.

 

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Geneticists Try to Figure Out When the Illiad Was Published

Geneticists Try to Figure Out When the Illiad Was Published | Ancient World history | Scoop.it
When was The Iliad actually written? To answer that question, you might turn to a historian or a literary scholar. But geneticists wanted a crack at it, too

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They traced the words on the lliad like you would do genes. They used a database of concepts and words. the word database is named Swadesh word list, and its has about 200 words that exist in everyone language and culture, like water and dog.

 

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:58 PM

I hesitate to begin with a question that may reveal more about my own ignorance than anything else.

 

Having for so long been a story passed down through generations strictly in an oral tradition, I can't imagine that there weren't many, versions of the story being told, all more or less similar at the core, but ranging in specific vocabulary used; sort of like what used to happen when we played the game called telephone. One listener, might remember the story fairly well, but memory might cause a blip or two when that listener retold the story. When the second listener retold the story more blips... and so on. And two listeners in that "first audience" might tell two slightly different blipped versions to four listeners each of whom might have told four different audiences four different blipped versions.

 

Recognizing that the original storytellers were far more attentive than 8 year old boys nervous about whispering into the ears of 8 year old girls, I'll assume that the source materials used in this intriguing story are "relatively" stable versions of the words that found their way into the earliest published versions of the story.

 

I'm actually more interested in the fact that those with non-literary educational backgrounds are bringing their talents to the study of literature. In previous scoops I've appreciated the work being done in neuroscience related to tracking brain functions when reading literature.

 

The vocabulary lesson described in this article as it was used by geneticists attempting to determine a possible date of the publication of the Illiad might be more interesting to a significant percentage of our students than merely looking at vocabulary as a study of prefixes, roots, and suffixes.

 

Anyone who has tried to maintain an interest in older literature in spite of its antiquated vocabulary knows that constant interruptions of the engaging momentum of the suspension of disbelief is not always as successful as it is annoying to many students. 

 

Great literature does not stand alone in the real world. It is influenced and reflects history, psychology, culture, cartography, philosophy, sociology, politics, marketing, intellectual perception,... all sorts of elements beyond the siloed English Department. 

 

As those of us who focus upon the value of literature in the 21st century valiantly come to its defense, it is essential that we not fight that good fight alone. It is too easy to dismiss literature educators as being biased in times when "practical" is a trump card in budget discussions among colleagues whose understanding of the practical impacts of the difficult to measure outcomes of literary reading is less well informed. 

 

To be able to reference more informed views of allies coming to the defense of literary reading from beyond the English department; from the sciences and the business departments ((see: This is Your Brain on Jane Austin, The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction, and "If You Want to Lead, Read") is an invaluable asset to offset assumptions of bias when we tilt at the budgetary windmills alone.

 

And, in gratitude, we ought to also be careful in our own contributions to the conversations when they turn to the value of supporting other curricular areas that we may find ourselves less well informed about. 

 

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

 

 

 

Gabriel Rodriguez's curator insight, February 21, 2014 11:09 PM

Very different approach on trying to date something back to it's original creation.  Can genetics be used to date back other historical treasure's also?

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Euripides Biography - life, family, children, son, information, born, time

Euripides Biography - life, family, children, son, information, born, time | Ancient World history | Scoop.it

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5 things we learned from Greek Mythology | kill adjectives

5 things we learned from Greek Mythology | kill adjectives | Ancient World history | Scoop.it
Ever since I was young, I've been fascinated with Greek Mythology. I've always enjoyed how it was one of the first true methods of story telling. It developed into a teaching tool, and in later mythology it became a source of ...

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Ancient merchant town to get new lease on life

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A huge project to protect and develop an ancient merchant town in Central China is expected to start in October, a senior local official said.


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Discovering China - The Song Dynasty

After the collapse of the Tang Dynasty, over 50 years of Chaos followed, until a military general named Zhao Kuangyin founded the Song Dynasty, reigning as e...

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The song started in 960 AD and lasted over 300 years but the song was spit in two by the North and the South. They used the song to invade other people.

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Patrick Kwong's curator insight, February 13, 2014 6:31 PM

China's territory was much larger than its modern day country. This probably explained  why the North Song Dynasty was at constant war with the Jin. But apparently, over time, China lost its mass and its territory.

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Harappan civilization in India - History for Kids!

Harappan civilization in India - History for Kids! | Ancient World history | Scoop.it
Harappan civilization in India for Kids...

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40,000 years the first people from Africa reached India. They started farming by 2500 BC and settled in the Indus river valley. People think they started to farm becuase the gradual warming trend made it very hard for them to get water and it was hard to find wild plants. 

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Charlie Wittke's curator insight, February 6, 2014 4:21 PM

This children's history site claims that this society was one of the more advanced at its time. They farmed, they irrigated, and they made cities when it got overpopulated.

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5500 year old Trefael stone reveals it secrets - Past Horizons Archaeology News (press release)

5500 year old Trefael stone reveals it secrets - Past Horizons Archaeology News (press release) | Ancient World history | Scoop.it
Past Horizons Archaeology News (press release) 5500 year old Trefael stone reveals it secrets Past Horizons Archaeology News (press release) The Trefael stone is now believed to be a capstone which would have once been supported by a series of...

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The Trefael is now called the Capestone which once have be formed into Neolithic burial chamber. Trafael was more than just a standing stone. The cremation belonged to a Bronze Age cairn and it represents many discoveries and shows relationship between the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age. 

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Fiona Litle's curator insight, January 22, 2014 2:23 PM

Scientist found ancient rock in Wales dating back to the early Bronze Age.. The stone reveals that it used to be part of an ancient burial chamber, located at the base holding up the structure. With further examination they were able to connect these burial chambers from the Bronze Age to the Neolithic Era. 

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India: Footprints in Rock Evidence of Ancient People From Sky? - The Epoch Times

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India: Footprints in Rock Evidence of Ancient People From Sky?
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A quaint village in central India has fueled some Facebook discussion on ancient foot prints and an engraved image of a mysterious flying object.
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The footprints look like the people had been wearing sandals worn thousands of years ago. 

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Rome Vacations - A Chef's Guide to Rome Restaurants

Rome Vacations - A Chef's Guide to Rome Restaurants | Ancient World history | Scoop.it
Many locals and even celebrities love Rome's Antica Pesa—but where does the chef chow down (and hang out) when he's not cooking the city's favorite pasta?

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Motorino Man's curator insight, November 2, 2013 2:50 PM

Rome is the city of food. It is hard to have a bad meal. Check out these spots on your next visit.

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Rome Vacations - Day trip to Calcata

Rome Vacations - Day trip to Calcata | Ancient World history | Scoop.it
Located in the craggy-cliffed, bucolic Roman countryside, the charming medieval town of Calcata is the perfect spot for a day trip from Rome.

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Motorino Man's curator insight, October 27, 2013 8:57 PM

There are lots of fabulous day trip destinations from Rome. Depending on your interests there are various ways to go. Here's an off the beaten track idea for a Rome day trip. For more about Rome vacation packages visit http://italiantourism.us

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World's most ancient cheese found in China - Fox News

World's most ancient cheese found in China - Fox News | Ancient World history | Scoop.it
Headlines & Global News World's most ancient cheese found in China Fox News The ancient cheesemakers were a Bronze Age people who buried their dead under boat-like wooden structures packed in cowhide, creating conditions that "vacuum-packed" the...
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The Ancient cheesemakers were a Bronze Age people who buried their dead. They need dry and salty conditions where the mummies were located helped keep the cheese together for a long time period if ever identified. 

 

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Ancient Visitation Of Astronauts From Outer Space - Philip Coppens

Date: 12-2011 Biography: Philip Coppens is an author and investigative journalist, ranging from the world of politics to ancient history and mystery. He co-h...

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Marriage in ancient Rome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Marriage in ancient Rome

Marriage in ancient Rome was a strictly monogamous institution: a Roman citizen by law could have only one spouse at a time. The practice of monogamy distinguished the Greeks and Romans from other ancient civilizations, in which elite males typically had multiple wives.

Greco-Roman monogamy may have arisen from the egalitarianism of the democratic and republican political systems of the city-states. It is one aspect of ancient Roman culture that was embraced by early Christianity, which in turn perpetuated it as an ideal in later Western culture.[2]


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excerpt: "Marriage had mythical precedents, starting with the abduction of the Sabine Women, which may reflect the archaic custom of bride abduction.Romulus and his band of male immigrants were rejected conubium, the legal right to intermarriage, from the Sabines. According to Livy, Romulusand his men abducted the Sabine maidens, but promised them an honorable marriage, in which they would enjoy the benefits of property, citizenship, and children. These three benefits seem to define the purpose of marriage in ancient Rome.[3]"

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Homer’s Iliad Retold

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Stephen Mitchell, poet and translator. His latest translation is of “The Iliad.” You can find an excerpt here.

Stephen Mitchell, poet and translator. His latest translation is of “The Iliad.” You can find an excerpt here....


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Greek Mythology: God and Goddesses | The Chronicle Watch

Greek Mythology: God and Goddesses | The Chronicle Watch | Ancient World history | Scoop.it
Published on Feb 1, 2013. Greek Mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult ...

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Cassandra Folkerth's curator insight, October 7, 2013 2:42 PM

It's so cool how we've been able to learn about the gods and goddesses  of different cultures and old societies. 

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Voyage Into Ancient China’s Bronzes - The Epoch Times

Voyage Into Ancient China’s Bronzes - The Epoch Times | Ancient World history | Scoop.it
An extraordinary voyage through mythical China is offered to visitors of Paris’s Guimet Museum in a rare collection of ancient China bronzes.

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Adeleke Kayode's curator insight, February 10, 2014 2:21 PM

A variety of ancient bronzes that have lasted so long. They are priceless objects.

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The Pythagorean theorem in "Zhou Bi Suan Jing" (周髀 ... - hbar = c = 1

The Pythagorean theorem in "Zhou Bi Suan Jing" (周髀 ... - hbar = c = 1 | Ancient World history | Scoop.it
The Pythagorean theorem in "Zhou Bi Suan Jing" (周髀算经). The celebrated Phythagorean theorem gives the relation between the sides of a right triangle: \[ a^2 + b^2 = c^2 \] where $a,b,c$ are the lengths of the sides with ...

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In China the Pythagorean Theorem we use in America  has a different name and its called Gou Gu Theorem or Gou Gu Xian Theorem. Bi means arm according to the book. The author of the book is unknown , but according to the text it is a collection of the astronomical and mathematical methods of the Shang and Zhou dynasty ( 1100 - 1000 BC).

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Patrick Kwong's curator insight, February 13, 2014 6:36 PM

Interestingly, the Chinese were advanced in their mathematical and astronomical practices, judging from the time periods this theorem came out in China and was realized by the Pythagoras.

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Archaeologists find Ming Dynasty mummy in China - Telegraph

Archaeologists find Ming Dynasty mummy in China - Telegraph | Ancient World history | Scoop.it
Archaeologists find 700-year-old mummified Ming Dynasty woman in China.

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They say they found a mummy of a women in china which she happens to be 700 years old.

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Casandra Pricyla Alarcon's curator insight, February 28, 2014 12:45 AM

"I found this really interesting because the mummy looks so well put together. They did a really good job on preserving the mummy, and the ring was just beautiful. They must of made their jewelry from really good material because it didn't seem to have any rust marks on it. Even though the mummy was a bit flooded in water due to where it was buried they still managed to get it out in one piece." 

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Ancient art from the hands of women - Capitol Hill Times

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Ancient art from the hands of women
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jamie-web I came across an astounding story from The World of Archeology last month. Archaeologist Dean R.

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They said they hands are small and a size of women. They noticed that a womens ring finger is longer than a mans finger. Women don't have that much creativity to be great painters. If they were painters they were the daughters of mistresses or more famous painters. 

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Neolithic city ruins shed light on the dawn of Chinese civilization - CCTV

Neolithic city ruins shed light on the dawn of Chinese civilization - CCTV | Ancient World history | Scoop.it
Neolithic city ruins shed light on the dawn of Chinese civilization
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The neolithic Shimao Ruins are believed to be the biggest prehistoric city ruins found in China.
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70 to 80 skulls from young women have also been found.

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