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Ancient Egypt: Ra... the Sun God. Source of the life from the Creation.

Ancient Egypt: Ra... the Sun God. Source of the life from the Creation. | ancient world civilization | Scoop.it

His name is thought to mean "creative power", and as a proper name "Creator". Very early in Egyptian history, Re was identified with Horus, who as a falcon-god represented the loftiness of the skies. He was represented as a hawk-headed man or as a hawk. A combination of the two, Ra-Hoor-Khuit, "Re, who is Horus of the Horizons" showed the two as manifestations of the singular Solar Force.

Re was the father of Shu and Tefnut, grandfather of Nut and Geb, great-grandfather of Osiris, Seth, Isis, Nephthys and great-great-grandfather of Horus.


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Horus or re was the sun god which was very important to the Egyptian people. He was the one that took care and ruled over the people. Horus took the form of a falcon and portrayed a very powerful being. His name meant being bold and brave all of ancient people counted on him for religious purposes and praised him.

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Greatest Ancient Roman Contributions to the World

Greatest Ancient Roman Contributions to the World | ancient world civilization | Scoop.it
Europe Forum

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I enjoyed reading about the many ways ancient Roman society influenced modern society. For example they created aqueducts that carried enormous amounts of water into their great cities. The architectural advancement they had is still seen today. They brought a whole new perspective to spectator sports and entertainment as well. In addition they built road systems that have influenced modern society greatly. 

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kanita kurtovic's curator insight, November 15, 2013 12:23 PM

This Website depicts people's opinions about the greatest ancient roman contributions to the world. It shows that ancient cultures have a bigger impact on our everyday lives than we think.

This poll lets people's voices be heard, and shows that the Roman Empire has influenced more than one aspect of the modern world. 

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The Roman Republic Government

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The Roman Republic

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This page describes the type of government used during the Roman Empire. It describes the aristocracy and how two main figures controlled the empire along with their advisers. It also explains the role of a roman citizen and which right’s pertained to them. 

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kanita kurtovic's curator insight, November 15, 2013 11:52 AM

This article is about the Roman Republic government. It includes the roles of the citizens. In addition, it states how the Roman Senate worked, and lists some of the laws that they had. This article is a must read to understand how the Roman Republic functioned. 

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Peloponnesian War

Peloponnesian War | ancient world civilization | Scoop.it
The great war between Athens and Sparta lasted for 27 years, destroyed the Athenian imperial system and changed the entire course of Greek military history.

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This article illustrates why the Peloponnesian war occurred and what were the impacts. After fighting in a war together Athens and Sparta became rivals creating a war. In the end Sparta came out victorious and Athens were forced to step up a new form of government created by the Spartans. 

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Chris DiTonno's curator insight, May 1, 11:38 AM

The great War with Sparta and Athens.

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Talks about the Peloponnese war between Sparta and Athens.

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HISTORY OF SPARTA

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HISTORY OF SPARTA including The Spartan experience, Leaders of the Greek world, The Delian League, Peloponnesian Wars, Mutual destruction, A slow decline

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This article describes on of the most famous city states in Greece. Sparta was a military war like civilization who disagreed with Athens on political and social terms. One surprising fact about Sparta was that they required their youth to begin military training at the age of seven.

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Taylor Curley's curator insight, May 1, 11:47 AM

History Of sparta

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A brief history of Sparta

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This is a great read if you want to learn about the history of Sparta. It talks about the many contributing factors that slowly brought this militaristic society down.

 

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Alexander among the philosophers - The Friday Times

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Alexander among the philosophersThe Friday TimesAlexander the Great has many detractors and just as many admirers, but when ...

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This article tells the reader about the great ruler of Macedonia and his philosopher ways. Not only was he a great military ruler but philosophy was also a major part of his life. He praised his teachers for teaching him new ways of viewing the world and creating new ideas from it. Alexander was loved by his army because of the great respect and sensitivity for his soldiers. 

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Neolithic sites found in India's Gayathripuzha river valley

Neolithic sites found in India's Gayathripuzha river valley | ancient world civilization | Scoop.it
A large number of prehistoric posthole sites of pillared halls have been found in the valley of the Gayathripuzha, a left-bank tributary of the Bharathapuzha, suggesting that they are sites of Neolithic settlements.

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This article talks about possible Neolithic villages in ancient India. There reasons for this is the discovery of various potholes and pillars that suggest a Neolithic village. Another surprising fact was that there was engravings on the pillars found. 

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Kasey Saeturn's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:22 PM

Being able to find settlements of earlier life must be an exciting thing to do. I'd be shock to find that the house that I'm currently living at was a settlement site for earlier life. But who actually knows what the earlier life was when you yourself decided to settle. 

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Egypt in the Old Kingdom (ca. 2649–2150 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Egypt in the Old Kingdom (ca. 2649–2150 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | ancient world civilization | Scoop.it

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The article speaks of the revolution of art in the old kingdom. The art dramatically changed in the sense that they were now creating sculptures of wood, stone, and clay. Self-portraits were also created during this time. The main purpose for this art was to ensure the life of the pharaoh in the afterlife and his reign. 

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Anne Gripton's curator insight, July 20, 2013 8:41 PM

Met Museum - Great sight!

LaTroy Davis's curator insight, April 11, 3:11 PM

The Old Kingdom.  The beauty and creativity of the city

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Ancient Egypt: Study augments the drought theories

Ancient Egypt: Study augments the drought theories | ancient world civilization | Scoop.it
Recent research testifies archeological records of droughts in Ancient Egypt during the demise of Egypt's old kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time.

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This article speaks of evidence found that proved that in ancient Egypt there was huge droughts and fires. They found sediments of these ancient events near the Nile River. 

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Destony Buckley's curator insight, April 19, 2:15 AM

I learned a lot about the drought through this article. I didn't realize how big the drought actually was until reading this. California is in a drought as of now and I can not imagine anything like this happening.

Xochithl Barragan's curator insight, May 17, 1:34 AM

This article proves that there were droughts and fires because of sediments that were found deep in the ground.

Cynthia Munoz's curator insight, May 17, 1:53 AM

Source talks about the drought theory behind why the Old Kingdom fell.

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Video -- Mesopotamia -- National Geographic

Ancient Mesopotamia left a legacy of law, literature, and engineering. See a video history of this remarkable civilization.

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I enjoyed watching this video because it gave a short detailed video of how Mesopotamia came to be. It mentioned how the Sumerians were the first to establish a written language. In addition it showed how people living there used irrigation to water their crops. It also showed how they built temples for religious reasons. 

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The fermented cereal beverage of the Sumerians may not have been beer

The fermented cereal beverage of the Sumerians may not have been beer | ancient world civilization | Scoop.it
4000-year-old cuneiform writings from Mesopotamia tell us little about the brewing techniques used at the time. (Sumerian beer non-alcoholic? Not even beer, but “fermented cereal beverage“.

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Its interesting to see that the people from Mesopotamia had an idea of how to make types of alcohol from different types of wheat’s and fruits. They had thousands of clay tablets left behind of written history on the subject. 

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Admixture mapping in Northern Europeans? - Discover Magazine (blog)

Admixture mapping in Northern Europeans? - Discover Magazine (blog) | ancient world civilization | Scoop.it
Admixture mapping in Northern Europeans?
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It is very intresting to see how difficult it really is to figure out where specific lifestyles originated in Europe, and where they came from. There have been many speculations as to where lifestyles like hunting and gathering began in Europe as well as the very first farming that took place. However there is always new evidence that trigger new ideas and contribute to ancient history.  

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The Fall of the Roman Republic

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Explore the fall of the Roman republic. How did Rome turn into an empire under the control of one man - Augustus?

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This article is very informative in providing details on how a great empire perished. It explains how within the Roman Empire there was a lot of confusion on who should hold power and rule. It also describes flaws with the army which were at war with different adversaries. 

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kanita kurtovic's curator insight, November 15, 2013 12:04 PM

This article is important because it gives the history on how the Roman Republic went from a rich and politically strong empire to a poor and falling city. This article deals with Julius Caesar and the threats and challenges he faced with the army. This article also talks about the major battles Julius Caesar had to face alone and his victory at the end.

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A Map of the Roman Republic

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kanita kurtovic's curator insight, November 15, 2013 11:56 AM

This is a map showing the expansions of the Roman Republic. It includes the First Punic War, the end of the Punic Wars, and Juleas Caesar's death. 

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HISTORY OF ATHENS

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HISTORY OF ATHENS including Founding fathers, Oligarchs, tyrants, democrats, Athens and Sparta, The Delian League, Peloponnesian Wars, Pericles and Athens, Empire and the return of war, Disaster and recovery, Macedonia, The long decline...

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This article describes Athens one of the great city states in Rome. Athens is credited for creating a democracy which has influenced government in the modern world greatly. Athens was full of amazing architecture that has also influenced modern society. From Athens great philosophers, and writers’ emerged telling the history of this time period. 

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Christine Barron's curator insight, January 31, 8:12 PM

The Athens were clever and legendary for the arts of history, philosophy, and theatre. 

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Maurya dynasty wall dug out

Maurya dynasty wall dug out | ancient world civilization | Scoop.it

Archaeologists of a French excavation team recently unearthed an ancient brick wall of Maurya dynasty during a Bangladesh-France joint excavation at Mahasthangarh.

The team also found a huge number of Northern Black Polished Ware (NBPW) and Barind soil layer along with other objects, said team members


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This archeological find contained artifacts that date back to the Mauryan dynasty. The main finding was a large brick wall used to protect or fence up a city of ancient times. Along with the wall archeologists found three copper coins. 

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Harappan (Indus Valley) Civilization | Harappa and Mohenjo Daro Excavations - Ancient Indian History

This 3D documentary is about Harappan civilization (also known as The Indus Valley Civilization ) which has its earliest roots in cultures. The two greatest ...

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This video explains some of the earliest civilizations. The Harrapan civilization consisted of two main cities one of these cities was Mohenjo-Daro city. The city consisted of a town layout with several buildings all surrounded by a huge wall. A great bath was also part of the city which was believed to have religious value. 

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Kids Videos's curator insight, February 19, 2013 3:31 AM

Archaeologists know that people in the in the Harappan civilization use cloth because they have found pieces of cloth attached to the lid of a silver vase. They have also found spindle whorls, made of terracotta and faience. They were used to spin thread.

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Ancient Egypt: Ra... the Sun God. Source of the life from the Creation.

Ancient Egypt: Ra... the Sun God. Source of the life from the Creation. | ancient world civilization | Scoop.it

His name is thought to mean "creative power", and as a proper name "Creator". Very early in Egyptian history, Re was identified with Horus, who as a falcon-god represented the loftiness of the skies. He was represented as a hawk-headed man or as a hawk. A combination of the two, Ra-Hoor-Khuit, "Re, who is Horus of the Horizons" showed the two as manifestations of the singular Solar Force.

Re was the father of Shu and Tefnut, grandfather of Nut and Geb, great-grandfather of Osiris, Seth, Isis, Nephthys and great-great-grandfather of Horus.


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Horus or re was the sun god which was very important to the Egyptian people. He was the one that took care and ruled over the people. Horus took the form of a falcon and portrayed a very powerful being. His name meant being bold and brave all of ancient people counted on him for religious purposes and praised him.

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EGYPT OLD KINGDOM

Overview of the Old Kingdom


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The ancient civilizations believed in many different gods like the sun god. They believe that the sun and moon created all the elements needed on earth. Ancient Egypt was also known for the great pyramids of Giza, Khufu was the biggest pyramid. 

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Lesson: Mesopotamia (Women in World History Curriculum)

Lesson: Mesopotamia (Women in World History Curriculum) | ancient world civilization | Scoop.it

"Analyzing excerpts from cuneiform tablets and
artifacts to discover women's status, work and areas where they had some power."

Here are some teacher/student resources about women in Mesopotamia.


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Women during the period of the Mesopotamian’s had a lot freedom. They were allowed to roam around market places and sell and trade goods. A woman could as well start her own business. Many of the gods worshipped were women. They also held higher positions in the social ladder and religious status too. 

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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, January 24, 12:27 AM

I must admit that women always begin with less or no freedom compare to men. However, the status changes over time. I have realized that women are seen as sensitive and weak and men as aggressive and strong.

Katherine Koch's curator insight, January 24, 4:54 PM

The role that women played in ancient civilizations such as in Mesopotamia was significant. From property owner to Priestess, women were essential to family, religion, and society in Ancient Mesopotamia.

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Ancient Mesopotamia: This History, Our History. Life in Mesopotamia

The University of Chicago has some great resources - and lots of full colour photographs of artifacts - about daily life in Ancient Mesopotamia. Check out the galleries of photographs for each topic listed on this page.


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The people during that time had daily life’s that are very similar to our daily lives today surprisingly. They as well had an appetite for meats of all sorts including fish. They also had a type of door to their houses that worked like a door today with a key and lock. 

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Mark Townsend's curator insight, January 23, 7:14 PM

This is a great site for any resources to gain addition knowledge of Ancient Mesopotamia. This site categorizes subjects into different tabs so you can get an in-depth picture of the structure that created Ancient Mesopotamia. Subjects like the role of women, religion, daily living, etc..

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History of the World Documentary in HD in english about the History of the world

The history of the world is the history of humanity, beginning with the Paleolithic Era. Distinct from the history of Planet Earth (which includes early geol...
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this viedo gives you a idea of how everthing began starting with the explosision os stars. Then it talks about how the fisrt human life began and how they lived starting with the paleolithic era. 

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