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Ancient Cities of Rhodes « DBH Blog

Ancient Cities of Rhodes « DBH Blog | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Around 1100 B.C., the Dorians conquered the island of Rhodes and thereafter inaugurated the three principal ancient cities: Kamiros, Ialyssos, and Lindos. As time came to pass, and the island changed hands several times, ...
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The revival of the Silk Road: perspectives from point of view of Kazakhstan ... - People's Daily Online

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Oldest Charlemagne coin in Norway

Oldest Charlemagne coin in Norway | Ancient History | Scoop.it
An archaeological dig in Trondheim, Norway, turned up quite a surprise last week, when a 1200 year old coin was unearthed - the oldest coin from the Carolingian period ever found in Norway.

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Neolithic death ritual includes earliest evidence for European beer

Neolithic death ritual includes earliest evidence for European beer | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Spanish archaeologists discovered what they claim to be the earliest scientific evidence of European beer consumption amongst the remains of Neolithic bodies found in a cave

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Katherine Koch's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:20 PM

Evidence of beer consumption during the Neolithic period found in Barcelona site

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Four human skeletons (in good state of preservation) were found dated to be about 6,400 years old. The skeletons consisted of 2 adults and 2 children. One of the adult skeletons was buried with a two handle drinking vessel. The cup of the male had oxalate and barley-corn phytoliths found, which has been the earliest evidence of fermented beer. Beer might have been part of the death ritual.

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 The archaeological dig uncovered some forgotten history, the dig revealed some of the most early burial sites ever. Along with the burial site they found many other things such as stone tools, jewelry, and also food. Among all of the bodies that were uncovered they also found barley and other ingredients used to make beer.

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Ottoman-era fortress to turn into museum in Skopje

ARCHAEOLOGY - Ottoman-era fortress to turn into museum in Skopje | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Cultural authorities in Skopje have announced plans to convert the Macedonian capital’s Ottoman-era fortress into a museum displaying pieces and artifacts stemming from the imperial age.

 

The project started earlier in September and is expected to be completed at the beginning of next year.

 

The fortress, regarded as one of the most important in the Balkans, is expected to be revived thanks to the new undertaking, Macedonia Cultural Heritage Protection Office Director Pasko Kuzman recently told Anatolia news agency.


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HISTORY OF THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE

HISTORY OF THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE | Ancient History | Scoop.it
HISTORY OF THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE including A new Rome, Constantine and his city, Three sons of Constantine, Julian the Apostate, Revival of the pagan cult, The frontiers of empire, Emperor and bishop, Rome and Constantinople, Odoacer, king of Italy,...

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An article on one of the topics covered in class: the Byzantine Empire.

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Cindy Garcia's curator insight, November 30, 2013 6:42 AM

In this Article, its about the history of Byzantine History. States when Constantine had control over the Roman empire.

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Ancient Graffiti At Pompei: Early Wall Posts And Political Slogans

Ancient Graffiti At Pompei: Early Wall Posts And Political Slogans | Ancient History | Scoop.it

A study conducted on the graffiti found on Pompeii’s walls reveals it was an early form of political campaigning and social networking.
The Ancient Roman city was covered in ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Much of the graffiti on the ancient city’s walls is preserved in remarkable detail.
Research conducted by archaeologist Eeva-Maria Viitanen, a post-doctoral researcher at Finland’s University of Helsinki, shows that Pompeii homeowners had some control over who scrawled on the walls of their houses. Speaking at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Seattle, she explained that graffiti was scratched into the stucco walls, written with charcoal, or in many cases even created by professional painters hired for political campaigns.
Viitanen is a project manager and co-ordinator for the Pompeii Project of the University of Helsinki. She examined more than 1,000 political messages found on walls in three areas of Pompeii.
She discovered that in 40% of cases, political adverts were placed on the walls of the homes belonging to the wealthy, which is notable given their homes were outnumbered by shops, bars and the dwellings inhabited by the city’s poor. Viitanen hazarded a guess why, saying: “Bars were probably more populated, but could their customers read and would they vote?”
Viitanen suggested the rich Ancient Romans were happy to allow their lavish homes to be used as prime advertising space for political slogans aimed at drumming up votes for political candidates during electoral campaigns. Such permission may have even signalled an endorsement. Viitanen told the journal ‘LiveScience’: “The facades of the private houses and even the street walks in front of them were controlled and maintained by the owner of the house, and in that respect, the idea that the wall space could be appropriated by anyone who wanted to do it seems unlikely.”
The archaeologist found that the majority of political ads are in areas that were likely to get most traffic, and consequently guaranteed exposure and targeted an audience. She told ‘Live Science’ that the slogans were simple, perhaps saying that a named candidate was “worthy of public office” or “a good man”. However, in a nod to early spin and the bella figura, she revealed that one candidate boasted of his ability to bake bread.
The political slogans are not the only type of graffiti found in Pompeii. The Ancient Roman citizens scribbled thousands of messages on the city’s walls, including literary quotes and greetings to friends, suggesting there was a thriving form of social networking centuries before Facebook was invented.


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Andrew Hernandez's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:17 PM

the link to the site is broken, but the info is written on here

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Artifacts breathe new life into the destruction of the Temple

Artifacts breathe new life into the destruction of the Temple | Ancient History | Scoop.it

A sword in a scabbard that belonged to a Roman soldier and an engraving of the Temple's menorah on a stone object were discovered during work the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted in the 2,000 year old drainage channel between the City of David and the Jerusalem Archaeological Garden.


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Downfall of Ancient Greece Caused by 300-Year Drought - The Weather Channel

Downfall of Ancient Greece Caused by 300-Year Drought - The Weather Channel | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Downfall of Ancient Greece Caused by 300-Year Drought
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Over the next 400 years, ancient cities were burned to the ground and were never rebuilt, Drake said. But the cause of this Bronze Age collapse has been shrouded in mystery.
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We wonder what causes the downfall of ancient civilizations; in Ancient Greece's case, a 300- year drought caused famine and led to its downfall.

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The last days of Pompeii and Herculaneum - Emit Repoons on a ...

The last days of Pompeii and Herculaneum - Emit Repoons on a ... | Ancient History | Scoop.it
At 1 p.m. on August 24, A.D. 79 Vesuvius erupted And after nine hours of pain and agony Pompeii and Herculaneum were put out of their misery. An eye witness Pliny wrote about the event of that horrible day.

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Pompeii, a city devastated by the eruption of Vesuvius.

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Emmanuel Karayiannis's curator insight, December 13, 2012 8:23 PM

Info re. the last days of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

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Industrial Salt Processing Plant Found in Ancient Mayan City - Latin American Herald Tribune

Industrial Salt Processing Plant Found in Ancient Mayan City - Latin American Herald Tribune | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Industrial Salt Processing Plant Found in Ancient Mayan City Latin American Herald Tribune GUATEMALA CITY – An industrial salt processing plant of the Maya Preclassic Period in Guatemala, which produced as much as 24,000 tons of salt per year, was...
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UNESCO to examine one of Pyu ancient cities - Eleven Myanmar

UNESCO to examine one of Pyu ancient cities - Eleven Myanmar | Ancient History | Scoop.it
UNESCO to examine one of Pyu ancient cities
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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, is poised to grant a third Myanmar ancient city on its World Heritage status.
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UNESCO plans to examine the Pyu ancient city of Sri Kestra, making it the third Myanmar ancient city being examined. 

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The Greatest Ancient City of North America, Transformed by ...

The Greatest Ancient City of North America, Transformed by ... | Ancient History | Scoop.it
One thousand years ago, in the place where St. Louis, Missouri now stands, there was once a great civilization whose city center was ringed with enormous earthen pyramids, vast farmlands, and wealthy suburbs.
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One thousand years ago, modern day St. Louis was North America's largest city. The city was filled with enormous earthen pyramids, vast farmlands, and wealthy suburbs.  The first settlements in the Cahokia area took place during the year 600 C.E. Everything changed in 1170 C.E. when a mysterious changed everything.

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Experts Scramble To Try Save The Ancient City Of Mohenjo Daro ...

Experts Scramble To Try Save The Ancient City Of Mohenjo Daro ... | Ancient History | Scoop.it
With its intricate layout, incredible architecture and advanced water and sewage systems, the 5000-year-old city of Mohenjo Daro in the province of Sindh in Pakistan, was once hailed as oldest and best preserved ancient ...
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Shaki: Ancient town with beautiful nature and rich cultural heritage - AzerNews

Shaki: Ancient town with beautiful nature and rich cultural heritage - AzerNews | Ancient History | Scoop.it
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Shaki: Ancient town with beautiful nature and rich cultural heritage
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It is easy to escape summer heat and city noise there. Yukhari Caravanserai is used as a hotel, which charges 30-80 manats per day.
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Oops! Etruscan Warrior Prince Really a Princess

Oops! Etruscan Warrior Prince Really a Princess | Ancient History | Scoop.it
An ancient Etruscan grave thought to hold the skeleton of a warrior and his bride may in fact hold the body of a princess and her consort. The royal mix-up reveals how easily modern and old biases can color the interpretation of ancient graves.

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Ancient remains of an Etruscan princess were mistakenly identified as a warrior's skeleton.

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Louise Zarmati's curator insight, October 19, 2013 12:46 AM

Typical! Gender bias in archaeological interpretation. Nothing new.

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Thousand-year old swordsman rises from the earth

Thousand-year old swordsman rises from the earth | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Archaeology hobbyists were stunned when they unearthed a remarkable historical find from a field in Janakkala, southern Finland. The ancient grave site appeared to be that of an early crusader buried with two swords from different eras.

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An archaeological discovery made in Janakkala, a town in the southern part of Finland.

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Byzantium, The Lost Empire

Byzantium, The Lost Empire | Ancient History | Scoop.it
"Byzantium, The Lost Empire", a playlist created by gt68100...

 

For more than 1,000 years, the Byzantine Empire was the eye of the entire world -- the origin of great literature, fine art and modern government. Heir to Greece and Rome, the Byzantine Empire was also the first Christian empire.
After a year of filming on three continents, TLC unlocks this ancient civilization, spanning 11 centuries and three continents. Pass through the gates of Constantinople, explore the magnificent mosque of Hagia Sophia and see the looted treasures of the empire now located in St. Marks, Venice.
Byzantium, brings to life an empire that, while seemingly distant, is very closely linked to the evolution of Western Civilization. Traces the growth of the first Christian empire, one that lasted for over a thousand years and the maturity and decline of Byzantium through its conquest by the Ottoman Turks in 1453.


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Dvin Excavations Yield More Ancient Artifacts - Asbarez Armenian News

Dvin Excavations Yield More Ancient Artifacts - Asbarez Armenian News | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Dvin Excavations Yield More Ancient Artifacts
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It was situated north of the previous ancient capital of Armenia, the city of Artaxata, along the banks of the Metsamor River, 35 km to the south of modern Yerevan.
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Ancient Egyptian Fake Toes Earliest Prosthetics - Discovery News

Ancient Egyptian Fake Toes Earliest Prosthetics - Discovery News | Ancient History | Scoop.it

Ancient Egyptian Fake Toes Earliest ProstheticsDiscovery NewsFalse toe. Two ancient Egyptian wooden toes have been confirmed as the world's oldest prosthetics, according to scientific tests.


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Syria's ancient city of Palmyra on brink of destruction

Syria's ancient city of Palmyra on brink of destruction | Ancient History | Scoop.it

As the Syrian crisis enters its third year, an end to the violence in the country is nowhere to be seen. The world has become accustomed to rising death tolls and reports of shelling and destruction. However, another threat looms in Syria, and this time it is targeting its cultural heritage.

 

Palmyra, one of the oldest cities in the country, has been subjected to intermittent shelling by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

The ruins of the city, which is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, date back thousands of years. “Bombs and rockets come in all directions,” eyewitnesses said.

 

Assad forces have struck the Roman Temple of Bel – built in 43 A.C. – and damaged its northern wall, eyewitnesses said, adding portions and stones of the wall have been destroyed.

 


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Major show reveals life in Pompeii and Herculaneum | UK | News | Daily Express

Major show reveals life in Pompeii and Herculaneum | UK | News | Daily Express | Ancient History | Scoop.it
THE WOMAN clutches her purse, the final possession she grabbed as she fled in terror. Money could not help her, however. Indeed nothing could save her when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79.

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Archaeology has a great impact on our understanding of ancient civilizations. Thanks to archaeology, we can improve our understanding on the way people in Pompeii lived.

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Larkworthy Antfarm's curator insight, May 26, 2013 2:11 PM

"I know now that woman and painting and season are almost one
and all beyond the saving..."

 

Linda Pastan

http://shenandoahliterary.org/blog/2011/09/linda-pastan-ethics/

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The home of the last Neanderthals – Archaeology News from Past...

The home of the last Neanderthals – Archaeology News from Past... | Ancient History | Scoop.it

When a team of archaeologists undertook fieldwork to stabilise and investigate a portion of La Cotte de St Brelade, a cave on Jersey’s south eastern coastline, they realised that a record of Neanderthal archaeology, long  thought to be lost, was still  preserved.

 


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Incredible examples of ancient writing found in lost city in Iraq - io9

Incredible examples of ancient writing found in lost city in Iraq - io9 | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Headlines & Global News Incredible examples of ancient writing found in lost city in Iraq io9 Often when archaeologists find a lost city or civilization, they have to puzzle out what life was like there based on buildings and objects like pots and...
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Sarah Kerr's curator insight, October 24, 2013 12:04 AM

This scoop is connected to the earlier one about the new city discovered in Iraq. This scoop goes into detail about an artifact found at the site, a clay tablet with what seems to be writing on it. The same team who is working on the excavation of the city know known to be called Idu, are the ones who found this artifact. This scoop also goes into detail about the Idu's and how long they were under the Assryians and how they fought for their freedom from them.

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Imperial Temple in Stratonikeia ancient city being restored - Hurriyet Daily News

Imperial Temple in Stratonikeia ancient city being restored - Hurriyet Daily News | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Imperial Temple in Stratonikeia ancient city being restored Hurriyet Daily News The head of the excavations in the ancient city, Professor Bilal Söğüt said they had been working to restore the important structures in the city and had discovered...
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