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Egyptian Pyramid Construction Part 3 ... - Ancient-egypt.info

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An interesting new theory on how the pyramids were constructed. Cool.

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Cassandra Folkerth's curator insight, October 7, 2013 2:29 PM

that's crazy. The actual building of the pyramid structure wasnt this huge complex process. 

Rocio Rodriguez's curator insight, January 23, 2014 12:38 PM

A Egyptologists claims that egyptians did not use a ramp nor sledge to construct the pyramid. Tellesfen bases his argument on an observation of three men moving large stones to the edge of the nile river. 

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What Ancient Aztecs Shared With Modern New Yorkers - TIME

What Ancient Aztecs Shared With Modern New Yorkers - TIME | Ancient History | Scoop.it
What Ancient Aztecs Shared With Modern New Yorkers
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There wouldn't seem to be a whole lot that Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (pop. 44,000) shares with Shanghai, China (pop. 24 million), but size isn't everything.
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Another article seeking to prove the modern and ancient people aren't all that different. Interesting.

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Georgia Schneider's curator insight, March 31, 2014 12:29 AM

Student Questions: How are the Aztec's  still relevant in todays society? Why are they compared to modern new yorkers?

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How to connect 200-million-year-old dinosaurs' bones with Bible-defined 6 ... - The Times of Israel (blog)

How to connect 200-million-year-old dinosaurs' bones with Bible-defined 6 ... - The Times of Israel (blog) | Ancient History | Scoop.it
How to connect 200-million-year-old dinosaurs' bones with Bible-defined 6 ...
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In my experience, people don't react well to the mixing of science and religion, but maybe this will be different.

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Cooking with beer - Illinois Times

Cooking with beer - Illinois Times | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Cooking with beer
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There are references to it in some of the earliest writings discovered in ancient Sumeria and Mesopotamia. In its modern forms, beer has a range of flavors and complexities that can match and often even exceed wine.
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Not only did they make beer, but apparently the ancients also cooked with it. I'm jealous.

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Scientists Discover World's Oldest Cheese - LA Weekly

Scientists Discover World's Oldest Cheese - LA Weekly | Ancient History | Scoop.it
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Scientists Discover World's Oldest Cheese
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It was also found in Egypt and Mesopotamia dating to the 3rd millennium B.C.. The cheese was placed on the Chinese mummies' necks and chests - within easy nibbling reach.
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The most disgusting historical article I've yet seen.

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The tablet that's altered the story of Noah's Ark - Jewish Chronicle

The tablet that's altered the story of Noah's Ark - Jewish Chronicle | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Jewish Chronicle The tablet that's altered the story of Noah's Ark Jewish Chronicle But it is a story that does not hold water with Dr Irving Finkel, the British Museum curator in charge of cuneiform inscriptions on tablets of clay from ancient...
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It's amazing, the rate at which they're... - Alliance for the Future of Israel | Facebook

It's amazing, the rate at which they're... - Alliance for the Future of Israel | Facebook | Ancient History | Scoop.it
It's amazing, the rate at which they're finding these ancient cities, towns, villages. (It's amazing, the rate at which they're finding these ancient cities, towns, villages.
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You would think we would have found most of the world's ancient cities by now.

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Beer's Place in History - Naples Daily News (blog)

Beer's Place in History - Naples Daily News (blog) | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Beer's Place in History
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This is based on beer residue found in clay vessels used by the people of ancient Mesopotamia to store and drink beer that predates any evidence of the baking of bread by thousands of years.
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While I understand why people think alcohol is evil, it is so ingrained in human existence that trying to get rid of it is pointless. We've been consuming it for thousands of years.

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The Bible and camels - ChristianToday

The Bible and camels - ChristianToday | Ancient History | Scoop.it
The Bible and camels
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"To the contrary, while Abraham and Jacob had camels (probably Bactrian, or double-humped, camels that were available in Mesopotamia), Isaac, who stayed in Canaan most of his time, seems to have used no camels.
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4,000-year-old Mesopotamia tablet tells story of flood older than Noah

Flood stories are found around the world. There is no doubt that they are all probably based on some prehistorical events where once exposed lands were inundated as the ancient glaciers melted and the sea levels rose.
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Take that, religion! lol

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Legacy - The Cradle of Civilization - Iraq: The Origins of Civilization (Documentary)

Please Enjoy. Subscribe & Like too. Thanks. Cheers! This episode explores the history of the world's first cities including Baghdad, Ur, Uruk, Erbil, and Sum...
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The Lost City of Pompeii

Follow me for new The Lost City of Pompeii videos. A look at the geologic history of Mount Vesuvius which destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii; how geologis...
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This is one of my favorite stories of the ancient world, and not at all related to Pink Floyd's performance at Pompeii.

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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 (RT @Leroy_Lynch: Ancient cities developed in a surprisingly similar way to modern ones, in particular...
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I find it fascinating how many similarities are constantly discovered between ancient and modern civilizations.

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What is a Tell, Tel, or Tal? How Do Ancient Cities Become Buried?

What is a Tell, Tel, or Tal? How Do Ancient Cities Become Buried? | Ancient History | Scoop.it
How do ancient cities become buried? Archaeologists working in modern and ancient cities face the same problems with layers and layers of occupation debris stacked up over the centuries. (#archaeology What is a Tell?
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10 of the World’s Most Beautiful Ancient Cities | WebEcoist

10 of the World’s Most Beautiful Ancient Cities | WebEcoist | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Not all cities have their roots in Antiquity; here are 10 of the world's most gorgeous ancient cities.
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Indus Valley declined due to 200-yr long monsoon failure: Scientists - Times of India

Indus Valley declined due to 200-yr long monsoon failure: Scientists - Times of India | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Indus Valley declined due to 200-yr long monsoon failure: Scientists Times of India The finding links the decline of the Indus cities to a documented global scale climate event and its impact on the Old Kingdom in Egypt, the Early Bronze Age...
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Secrets of Lost Cities Underwater: Sunken Civilizations (Ancient History Documentary)

Secrets of Lost Cities Underwater: Sunken Civilizations (Ancient History Documentary) The idea that great cities, rich in forgotten knowledge and treasure, lie hidden beneath the sea holds...
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Gold and the Incas exhibition: Peru's lost worlds bridging the cultural gap - The Canberra Times

Gold and the Incas exhibition: Peru's lost worlds bridging the cultural gap - The Canberra Times | Ancient History | Scoop.it
The Canberra Times Gold and the Incas exhibition: Peru's lost worlds bridging the cultural gap The Canberra Times "I have seen, usually in countries that have been cradles of civilisation, such as in Egypt and in Mesopotamia, which is the case for...
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Gold has a funny way of rallying people around it.

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New Dam in Turkey Threatens to Flood Ancient City and Archaeological Sites - National Geographic

New Dam in Turkey Threatens to Flood Ancient City and Archaeological Sites - National Geographic | Ancient History | Scoop.it
New Dam in Turkey Threatens to Flood Ancient City and Archaeological Sites National Geographic Almost every major Mesopotamian civilization has occupied this 12,000-year-old settlement site on the banks of the Tigris River in southeastern Turkey,...
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Just think of all that could be lost that has never been discovered if the flood happens.

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The ancient city that disappeared - NEWS.com.au

The ancient city that disappeared - NEWS.com.au | Ancient History | Scoop.it
The ancient city that disappeared
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Shi Cheng, also known as “Lion City” and located in the province of Zhejiang, lay directly in the firing line and was flooded when its valley was turned into a man-made lake.
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In Photos: Lost Prehistoric Code Found in Mesopotamia

In Photos: Lost Prehistoric Code Found in Mesopotamia | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Inside sealed clay balls, scientists have found a form of communication that was used for record-keeping about 200 years before writing was invented and may represent the very first data storage system.
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Absolutely fascinating.

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Unexplainable Subterranean Cities and Dark "Religious" Sanctuaries--the Shocking Truth Unfolds, and It's Happening Fast! (Videos and Pics) | Prophecy

Unexplainable Subterranean Cities and Dark "Religious" Sanctuaries--the Shocking Truth Unfolds, and It's Happening Fast! (Videos and Pics) | Prophecy | Ancient History | Scoop.it
UNESCO (United Nations) spends millions of dollars purchasing properties all over the world, but why are a good majority of these locations of strong, spiritual significance?
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An inscribed head of a stand, Sumer, Mesopotamia, Iraq (Illustration ...

An inscribed head of a stand, Sumer, Mesopotamia, Iraq (Illustration ... | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Cuneiform inscriptions on a head, early dynastic period, 2800-2300 BCE, Mesopotamia, Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq. Original illustration by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FACP, FRCP(Glasg). Uploaded by Osama Shukir ...
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The cuneiform on this piece of history is just beautiful.

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World's Oldest Crown Is Coming to the Upper East Side - DNAinfo

World's Oldest Crown Is Coming to the Upper East Side - DNAinfo | Ancient History | Scoop.it
World's Oldest Crown Is Coming to the Upper East Side
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"Normally, you learn about Greece, Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia.
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Urban Scaling: Ancient And Modern Cities Follow Same Rules Of Development - Science 2.0

HeritageDaily Urban Scaling: Ancient And Modern Cities Follow Same Rules Of Development Science 2.0 Anthropologists have developed mathematical models that they say describe development patterns in both modern urban areas and ancient cities settled...
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Five Ancient Cities of India

Five Ancient Cities of India | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Take a walk through history and enjoy reading these facts about some of the most ancient cities in India.
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