Ancient Origins of Science
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Modern science began on the shores of the Mediterranean around 700BC. What happened?
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Spectacular but occasionally sagging: Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient ... - Culture24

Spectacular but occasionally sagging: Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient ... - Culture24 | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
A spectacular classical art opening and a conclusion with loans from the Vatican Museum and the pediment of the Parthenon make up for a mid-section lacking context, says Rachel Teskey.
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India's Ancient Sciences & Technological Innovations Redicovered

India is one of the oldest and richest civilizations in the world. It is home to the world's first planned cities, where every house had its own bathroom and toilet five thousand years ago....
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DNA extracted from ancient Neanderthal fossil - ABC Science Online

DNA extracted from ancient Neanderthal fossil - ABC Science Online | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
The oldest samples of Neanderthal DNA have been extracted from remains embedded in a cave in southern Italy, confirming that the so-called Altamura Man was a Neanderthal who lived around 150,000 years ago.
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Finally, the Beauty of France's Chauvet Cave Makes its Grand Public Debut - Smithsonian

Finally, the Beauty of France's Chauvet Cave Makes its Grand Public Debut Smithsonian Prehistorian Norbert Aujoulat studied a single painting, Panel of the Panther, identified the tools used to create the masterwork and found other images...
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J-Lo sparks quest to find 'first editions' of The Iliad - The Guardian

J-Lo sparks quest to find 'first editions' of The Iliad - The Guardian | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Reference to Greek epic poem in Jennifer Lopez thriller The Boy Next Door propels Homer up AbeBooks’ search rankings
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Ancient Stone Tools Reveal Prehistoric Man's Taste for Meat - Nature World News

Ancient Stone Tools Reveal Prehistoric Man's Taste for Meat - Nature World News | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
At a Lower Paleolithic site in Israel, researchers discovered ancient stone tools that are revealing prehistoric man's taste for meat, according to a new study.
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Philosophy has to be about more than white men - The Guardian

Philosophy has to be about more than white men - The Guardian | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
The campaign to counter the narrow-mindedness of university courses is gathering pace because philosophy should investigate all human existence
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Why ancient Greece saw nakedness as a heroic state? - India Today

Why ancient Greece saw nakedness as a heroic state? - India Today | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
For the people of ancient Greece, nudity was never a sign of humiliation but of moral virtue and they were the first to see nakedness as a heroic state, say experts.
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Nonsense to say modern science existed in ancient Greece or India: Steven ... - Times of India

Nonsense to say modern science existed in ancient Greece or India: Steven ... - Times of India | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Nobel-winning physicist Steven Weinberg is often called one of the most influential living scientists in the world.
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Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art, British Museum, review: 'a ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art, British Museum, review: 'a ... - Telegraph.co.uk | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
The BM's new show is full of extraordinary pieces, says Alastair Smart, but in its flawed structure it ducks an all-important question
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Why ISIS Is Plundering the Ancient World - Newsweek

Newsweek Why ISIS Is Plundering the Ancient World Newsweek It was about science, astronomy, philosophy, mathematics.” There are many unanswered questions about Hatra, including the sources of its “stupendous wealth,” that could now forever remain a...
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Climate Change Degrading Ancient Mummies - Science Times

Climate Change Degrading Ancient Mummies - Science Times | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
About 7 thousands years ago and predating the Egyptians by several thousands of years lived a tribe of people off the coast of Chile and southern Peru lived a tribe of people known today as "the Chinchorro".
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More De Revolutionibus Chord Diagrams

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I did some additional fiddling with the information I pulled out of Gingerich’s An Annotated Census of Copernicus’s De Revolutionibus. The way I now translate the city location into a country location gives more dependable results.
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Neil MacGregor made the British Museum truly majestic - Telegraph.co.uk

Neil MacGregor made the British Museum truly majestic - Telegraph.co.uk | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Whoever succeeds him as director of this country’s leading museum should continue his scholarly efforts
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Getty Conservation Institute Protects China's Cultural Treasures - Forbes

Getty Conservation Institute Protects China's Cultural Treasures - Forbes | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Can you describe the Conservation Institute and what it does? The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) works internationally to advance conservation practice in service of the world’s cultural heritage.
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Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, France: see how Stone Age man mastered the art - Telegraph.co.uk

Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, France: see how Stone Age man mastered the art - Telegraph.co.uk | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Replicas of some of the earliest ever cave paintings are about to go on display in the Ardèche. Anthony Peregrine reports
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Discovery in Ancient Cantabria Cave Is Amazing - Clapway

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Due to a layer of smooth, white calcite, the cave walls are considered to be a great canvas for artwork.
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Ancient Aqueduct Could Unravel Climate Mysteries - Tech Times

Ancient Aqueduct Could Unravel Climate Mysteries - Tech Times | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Roman aqueducts could reveal information about the climate thousands of years ago, according to a new study. How does this work?
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Why Is Confucius Still Relevant Today? His Sound Bites Hold Up - National Geographic

Why Is Confucius Still Relevant Today? His Sound Bites Hold Up - National Geographic | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
The Chinese philosopher still affects the lives of nearly a quarter of humanity.
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Bodies like ours, but with completely different minds - Art Newspaper

Bodies like ours, but with completely different minds - Art Newspaper | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
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California Science Center Tells Story of Ancient Scrolls - Voice of America

California Science Center Tells Story of Ancient Scrolls - Voice of America | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
The manuscripts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls were uncovered in the mid-20th century, and they are still yielding clues about life and religious beliefs in ancient Israel. An exhibit in Lo...
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Alberta camel-hunting site points to mysterious prehistoric people - CBC.ca

Alberta camel-hunting site points to mysterious prehistoric people - CBC.ca | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
A discovery by an Alberta schoolteacher may have revealed what happened when Canada's ancient camels and horses met humans for the first time.
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DNA study reveals fate of ancient Britons - ABC Science Online

DNA study reveals fate of ancient Britons - ABC Science Online | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Ancient Britons were not overrun by invading Saxons in the Dark Ages, suggests a new map based on the DNA of people from the UK and Europe.
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Slime Molds Help Researchers Map Ancient Roadways - Popular Science

Popular Science Slime Molds Help Researchers Map Ancient Roadways Popular Science Hoping to get a better grasp of how these road networks worked in the Balkans between the 1st century BC and 4th century AD, researchers turned to an unlikely...
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History of Ancient Greece — 08 The Rise of Persia and the Origins of the Ionian Revolt {audiobook}

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