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Modern science began on the shores of the Mediterranean around 700BC. What happened?
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Elixir Of Knowledge: History mystery: Neolithic structure in Goseck Circle

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Question Concerning A Line From Empedocles Works

Question Concerning A Line From Empedocles Works | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Here is the paragraph containing the line to which I referred in the title:


The powers spread over the body are constricted, and many afflictions burst in and dull their meditations. After obse...
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Eratosthenes Measures the Earth ~ Hudson Valley Geologist

Eratosthenes Measures the Earth ~ Hudson Valley Geologist | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Critics nicknamed him Βήτα ("Beta" - the second letter of the Greek alphabet) because, while knowledgeable about everything, he was always seen as being second-best. Supporters, however, called him Πένταθλος, ...
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What's new at the A.K. Smiley Public Library - Redlands Daily Facts

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What's new at the A.K. Smiley Public Library Redlands Daily Facts During their long history, the Celts became accomplished surveyors and mapmakers, and Robb thoroughly details the expansion of their ancient world, which included present day...
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Abu Al-Nasr Al-Farabi: The Second Teacher - Onislam.net

Abu Al-Nasr Al-Farabi: The Second Teacher - Onislam.net | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Onislam.net Abu Al-Nasr Al-Farabi: The Second Teacher Onislam.net When he undertook his meticulous study of ancient philosophy, particularly of Plato and Aristotle, he absorbed the components of Platonic and Neo-Platonic philosophy, which he then...
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Pythagorean Day Today; December 5, 2013 (12/5/13). | Deo Volente

This evening I realized that today, December 5, 2013, or 12/5/13, can be called as Pythagorean Day, since it fits the Pythagorean theorem absolutely perfectly. We can even call it "Right Triangle Day" - because the numbers in ...
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Ancient Manding script (Proto-Mande Script) from West Africa | JaJa ...

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Ancient Manding script (Proto-Mande Script) from West Africa.
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There Will Be A Light - North Coast Journal

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There Will Be A Light
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According to National Geographic, Friday the 13th is rooted in ancient, separate bad-luck associations with the number 13 and the day Friday.
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Translation of Remains and of Texts: Libro del caballero Zifar and ...

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Roger Walker, the only critic to argue in favor of an actual translation, writes that the Zifar was a 'clearly Semitic ring' to it (Walker 33 n 29). ...
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New discovery fills gap in ancient Jerusalem history

New discovery fills gap in ancient Jerusalem history | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have discovered the first ruins of a building from the Hasmonean period in Jerusalem, filling a gap in the ancient city's history, the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced (New discovery fills gap in ancient Jerusalem history...
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Art Inspiration

Art Inspiration | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
“In everything there is a share of everything.” ~ Anaxagoras (“In everything there is a share of everything.” ~ Anaxagoras http://t.co/y6zag5guHK)...
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The History of Sex: Prehysteria - Cosmopolitan

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It turns out cave paintings weren't enough for the sex-addled minds of early nomadic peoples. It didn't take long for them to begin construction figurines of exaggerated human forms.
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Vatican, Oxford put ancient manuscripts online - CBC.ca

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Vatican, Oxford put ancient manuscripts online
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Access to the Gutenberg Bible and other rare, fragile ancient manuscripts has just gotten easier.
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The Legacy of Parmenides: Eleatic Monism and Later Presocratic Thought | IndieBound

The Legacy of Parmenides: Eleatic Monism and Later Presocratic Thought | IndieBound | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
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Yule | The Grumpy Druid

Yule | The Grumpy Druid | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Well, it's the obvious choice for Y in December. Longest night, shortest day, ceding of the Holly King's throne to the Oak King... The only problem is that I am not sure what to make of it. I have never made it to a Yule celebration ...
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What's it like: To start a yoga routine - NewsOK.com

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What's it like: To start a yoga routine
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Yoga is a mind and body practice with origins in ancient Indian philosophy. Some people might be familiar with popular yoga positions, such as downward-facing dog or warrior I.
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Harmony, Linguistic and Musical - Language Lore

Harmony, Linguistic and Musical - Language Lore | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
This fragment is typical of Heraclitus' forma mentis in that it begins with a negation (“They do not comprehend”) that seems to be a polemical retort to and denial of some prior position held by others.
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Ancient Philosophy Conference - Call for Papers

Ancient Philosophy Conference - Call for Papers | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
The University of British Columbia warmly invites the submission of proposals in either French or English for individual papers and poster presentations for the Second Canadian Colloquium for Ancient Philosophy.
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To Scape The Serpent's Tongue: Pythagorean Dates

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The date - 5 12 13 - will be the last date this year where the day, month and year form a Pythagorean triple such that [date]2 + [month]2 = [year]2. (5, 12, 13) is an example of a Pythagorean triple - three positive integers a, b, ...
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One woman's efforts to decode a civilization - Kathimerini

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One woman's efforts to decode a civilization
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Classicists were insistent that, whatever language the Linear B tablets recorded, it was certainly not Greek. Ventris's announcement upended those theories overnight.
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12 Illuminating Sanskrit Words for Christmas Yoga Meditations - Huffington Post

12 Illuminating Sanskrit Words for Christmas Yoga Meditations - Huffington Post | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
12 Illuminating Sanskrit Words for Christmas Yoga Meditations
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Though for us moving toward the Winter Solstice light is now diminishing, yoga philosophy suggests there is a light within that never wanes.
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Photos: Ancient Tomb of Chimú Nobles Found in Peru

Archaeologists have found a tomb of noble musicians and weavers from the ancient Chimú culture in the coastal desert of Peru.
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Ancient Peoples - Neck Amphora 510-500 BC Archaic Greek Medea...

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Neck Amphora
510-500 BC
Archaic Greek
Medea boiling the ram: In the centre is a lebes on a tripod over a fire, out of which appears the forepart of a ram to right. On the left is Medea standing to...
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Ancient Neanderthals Organized Their Homes Like Modern Humans - Science World Report

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Ancient Neanderthals Organized Their Homes Like Modern Humans
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As scientists delve into the ancient past of Neanderthals, they're finding more and more similarities between them and humans.
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"Empedoclean elegy: Love, strife and the four elements in Ovid's ...

In this dissertation, I examine Ovid's use in the Amores, Ars Amatoria and Fasti of the concepts of love, strife and the four elements, which were closely identified with the philosopher-poet Empedocles in antiquity.
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