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The Great Library at Alexandria was destroyed by budget cuts, not fire - io9

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The Great Library at Alexandria was destroyed by budget cuts, not fire
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One of the great tragedies of ancient history, memorialized in myths and Hollywood film, is the burning of the great library at Alexandria.

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The great library of Alexandria in Greece was caused by the decline in Greece's budget to keep it going. The story has it that it burned down but history and many historians tell the story otherwise.
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Treasures of Ancient Egypt - 2. The Golden Age

On a journey through Ancient Egyptian art, Alastair Sooke picks treasures from its most opulent and glittering moment. Starting with troubling psychological ...

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Danel Arturo Flores's curator insight, February 7, 2014 8:28 PM

Interesting new treasures were discovered in ancient Egypt also known as the golden age. These beautiful new findings were a great find for common America. 

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Ancient tomb of unknown Egyptian pharaoh 'Senebkay' found in ...

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Ancient tomb of unknown Egyptian pharaoh 'Senebkay' found in Abydos. By Agence France-Presse Wednesday, January 15, 2014 13:04 EST. Picture released on January 6, 2014 shows the quartzite sarcophagus chamber of King ...

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This evidence that was found is only evidence and they can not conclude or put a solid answer on why and how things happened in the ancient times of Egypt. The architects that dig and excavate these sites are doing the best they can to unearth the secrets and hidden cultures of this civilization.

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Danel Arturo Flores's curator insight, January 24, 2014 5:28 PM

Of course there are many things that we have not discovered yet from ancient Egypt. So every find is a huge discovery to archeologist. A former unknown tomb was found, but of course like many other tombs, all the jewls and remains were stolen.

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Ancient Egyptian ruins of what was once a bustling barracks and port unearthed ... - Daily Mail

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Archaeologists have discovered evidence of what is believed to be ancient barracks, pictured, close to the site of a port near Giza in Egypt.

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The excavators dug up some very ancient remains of burial sited and tombs. I think that these grave sights also may have been there because there was no place for them in the pyramids, most of those people were regular people or the people who helped to create the pyramids. They only dedicated this site to these builders till much later.

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Danel Arturo Flores's curator insight, January 31, 2014 7:58 PM

There are so many things that we believe ancient civilizations did before we did. One of those things were barracks. It is interesting to think how these people lived in their barracks compared to how modern military troops live.

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Tomb of ancient Egypt's beer maker to gods of the dead discovered - CNN International

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(CNN) -- Imagine a warm brew of lager so heady you had to plunge a straw through the thick surface scum to get to the fermented liquor below.

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Danel Arturo Flores's curator insight, January 31, 2014 8:03 PM

How interesting! New lager's have been found and it is interesting to consider what some of the ancient egyptians did on their spare time.

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Relics of ancient Egypt in church exhibition - Warrnambool Standard

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PRICELESS artefacts from ancient Egypt will be on display in Warrnambool from Saturday.

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Ancient Greece - Smarthistory

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Art history introduction about Ancient Greece and Rome.

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This a very cool art style that is portrayed in the video also it gives brief history on the backgrounds of the Romans and the Greeks. The Romans took many of their inspiration from Greek art and architecture but made it their own.

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Aaronee's curator insight, February 20, 2014 6:33 PM

There were lots of fundamental elements of Western Culture and first arose more than 2000 years ago in ancient Greece. After the Greeks being conquered, the ancient Romans spread Greek ideas throughout their empire, which was most of Europe.

 

Two major groups of people, the Minoans and the Mycenaeans, were the first to populate the Greek peninsula.The Mycenaeans came from a group of people who migrated from India through the Middle East and into Greece around the year 2000 B.C.E. The Minoans were named for the legendary ruler of Crete, King Minos.

 

 

Patrick Kwong's curator insight, February 21, 2014 3:20 PM

Nancy Ross and her video touches a lot of ancient Greek and Roman art, as they were very similar and how Rome adopted many of Greece's traditions. Their art was very centralized around human figure, nude, perfect, and proportional.

claudia patino's curator insight, February 24, 2014 7:45 PM

When I see a sculpture of a nude man I quickly think the Romans. Now I learned it was also a Greek form of art. I also learned both Romans and Greeks have there our gods for the same thing but different names.

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Ancient Greek History - Archaic Greece and the Greek Polis - 04

In this video we will discuss Archaic Greece, the time period that follows the Greek Dark Ages. We also discuss the development of writing and the polis duri...

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Ancient Greece was a little bit more unformed during this period. There was a lot of poverty, illiteracy, starvation, and separation. Also during this time they were just getting started with the building of the civilization. 

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Kenneth Snyder's curator insight, April 11, 2014 12:34 PM

The Greek dark ages was a time of poverty and illiteracy. It was'nt till Greece began to transition into it's archaic period that Greece began to prosper.

Mary's curator insight, September 13, 2014 8:32 PM

This is also part of a series, feel free to watch any of the other episodes regarding ancient Greek history and summarize.

 

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Jared Diamond: Why do societies collapse? | Talk Video | TED

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Why do societies fail? With lessons from the Norse of Iron Age Greenland, deforested Easter Island and present-day Montana, Jared Diamond talks about the signs that collapse is near, and how -- if we see it in time -- we can prevent it.

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I don't agree on Mr Ted's whole theory but it is very interesting. I think that the signs are going to just happen and history and technology can't tell us the answers. We have to keep going on the path or else all effort will just go to searching for this theory alone. Also people there own theories and opinions so you can't call them a idiot for not giving substantial or excessive evidence such as Ted.

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Kelcey Hein's curator insight, April 11, 2014 11:38 PM

I really like Diamond's point and theories about the collapse of other civilizations.  Plus he gave insight about where to begin in my research as well.

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Egyptian Civilisation- Old Kingdom

This video narrates the events as well as the significance of the period of Egyptian Civilisation known as the Old Kingdom. This is a product of Mexus Educat...

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The video talks about how the Egyptians took care of the dead and the the great pyramids that still stand today. The afterlife also was talked about as well and all of these things linked to each other because they served as a higher purpose than what others believe. 

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Kelcey Hein's curator insight, April 11, 2014 11:35 PM

My starting point in my research.  I did not use anything from this video in my blog post but rather as a starting point.

Ricardo Salazar's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:34 AM

The Egyptian civilization also known as  old kingdom began with dynasty 3 and the most important contribution of this period were their royal stone tombs. The royal stone tombs are known for us like the pyramids from Egypt.  

Destiny Silva's curator insight, May 13, 2014 1:47 PM

highlights important events and information obtained from this period. Focuses on the old kingdom.

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Art of Ancient Egypt: Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period

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Art of Ancient Egypt - Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period - Web resources and image links

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It gives a person a whole list of pictures and artifacts that they can study and look over. 

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Anne Gripton's curator insight, July 20, 2013 8:44 PM

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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, January 29, 2014 12:42 AM

Egyptians usually depicted scenes from their life or religious imagery. It is amazing how there art is a way of communicating in what they went through or how they feel.

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Remnants of Oldest Known Cheese Found in Neolithic Pottery ...

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The 7000-year-old milk residue may mark the birth of the modern dairy industry.

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Discovering ancient pottery took a weird turn when archaeologists uncover that the vases contain cheese residue. Further study into this and they found that the ancient neolithic era may have accidently created cheese. Thanks to their discovery cheese is distributed and made all over the world.

 

 

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Shannon Bench's curator insight, November 8, 2013 6:23 PM

Wait... does that actually say "Cheese" in the title? ...talk about moldy old cheese....

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Neolithic death ritual includes earliest evidence for European beer

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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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 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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Sarah Kerr's curator insight, November 29, 2013 3:08 PM

This scoop is about a site found in not day Barcelona area of Spain. What makes this site standout is not the fact that the bodies dated to be about 6,400 yeabut old, but that from the grave goods excavated, the first trace of beer was discovered as a grave goods buried within the graves.

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

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

Sean P Burns's curator insight, January 31, 2014 5:36 PM

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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More ancient discoveries in Egypt's Dakahliya: Gallery - Ahram Online

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Mohamed Ibrahim, minister of state for antiquities, said in a press release that the three skeletons can be dated to the Late Ancient Egyptian period.

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These statues that were buried with the bodies could have meant a million different things but one thing I can come with is that it all had a reason. A abundance of similar statues all buried in one burial site could have meant that people were giving offerings or they were giving the important person possessions to hold in the afterlife.

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Danel Arturo Flores's curator insight, February 12, 2014 2:45 PM

More and more and more findings of ancient Greek finding. New tombs, sculptures and even toys that maybe the young kids would play with were found. Interesting to see what the old ancients would do.

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Mystery Videos of Ancient Egypt: The Mystery of the Rosetta Stone BBC full Documentary

Mystery Videos - Ancient Egypt - The Mystery of the Rosetta Stone - BBC full Documentary A documentary on the discovery of the Rosetta Stone and the mystery ...

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To actually really do in depth research on something as complex as decoding the hieroglyphs is truly amazing. It must have taken a while before everything was translated so people could know the ancient Egyptians hidden tongue. 

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Ruins Near Giza Pyramids Reveal Luxurious Lifestyle Of Ancient Egypt's Elites - Huffington Post

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Ruins Near Giza Pyramids Reveal Luxurious Lifestyle Of Ancient Egypt's Elites Huffington Post "The other thing that is just amazing is almost all the cattle are under 10 months of age … they are eating veal," said Richard Redding, the chief...

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Danel Arturo Flores's curator insight, January 24, 2014 4:57 PM

These ancient rulers lived the life. Representing their high standards consisted of flashing leopard remains, including sheep and and cattle remains. It is intersting what these ancient civilizations found to represent royalty.

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Treasures of Ancient Egypt, episode 2, BBC Four, review - Telegraph.co.uk

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The Telegraph's Alastair Sooke needed no such gimmickry to persuade us of the merits of Egyptian art in Treasures of Ancient Egypt (BBC Four).

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4600-year-old step pyramid uncovered in Egypt - Fox News

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Design & Trend 4600-year-old step pyramid uncovered in Egypt Fox News Archaeologists working near the ancient settlement of Edfu, in southern Egypt, have uncovered a step pyramid that dates back about 4,600 years, predating the Great Pyramid of...

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This article is very interesting considering all the excavation and careful analysis looking at these pyramids.  Also it talks about all of the discoveries of these ancient tombs, burials, and monuments.

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Danel Arturo Flores's curator insight, February 7, 2014 8:26 PM

Also called the "provincial" pyramid these archeologists were able to discover interesting finds of graffiti in the these pyramids. But just any graffiti art,  hieroglyphic graffiti incised on the outer faces of the pyramid.

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Greek Theatre - Ancient Greece

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Greek Theatre and its origin from Ancient Greece in the forms of Tragedy, Comedy and Satyr.

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It is interesting and wonderful that many people continue to carry the same principals and techniques as the Greeks. There music and acting gave birth to so many forms of genres over the centuries but didn't really start showing up till much later in human history.

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claudia patino's curator insight, February 24, 2014 8:24 PM

From the picture of the stadium it does appear that even small voices can easily echo. However it seems odd that only about three actors were allowed to perform in each play.

Kristine Rapisura's curator insight, March 1, 2014 1:47 AM

How greek theaters started by honoring their gods. Such an amazing form of architecture. 

Michael Goodson's curator insight, April 18, 2014 6:13 PM

The different types of plays that the Ancient Greeks performed in theaters.

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America shows pattern of fallen democracies - Albert Lea Tribune

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America shows pattern of fallen democracies
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The 200 years of democracy in Greece fell, according to most historians, for two primary reasons. First, corruption gradually became rampant ...

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This article that was written is very informative and quite devastating. One the greatest civilizations on the earth fell because of economic decline and the wars causing the defense to weaken. 

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Kenneth Snyder's curator insight, April 11, 2014 12:44 PM

It's interesting to see how most great democracies have fallen in similar ways. It is important to take this infom and apply it to the present to help save the nation.

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Ancient Greece and Egypt hosroscopes come from the Dark Ages?

Ancient Greece and Egypt hosroscopes come from the Dark Ages? A significant part of mediaeval literature contains astrological texts, especially astronomical...

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Different astrological studies are conducted and astrology in this case is not wrong or right in these time periods. They all have a specific goal in mind in studying it and that is to find different constellations and properties that are in the universe and beyond.

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Kenneth Snyder's curator insight, April 11, 2014 12:48 PM

It's ineresting how diferent civilizations still managed to use the same form of astrology. This is somewhat similar to how the bow and arrow are found on both sides of the earth.

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Magical Egypt 02 - The Old Kingdom and the Still Older Kingdom-22.avi

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The video talks about the very unique architecture that the Egyptians had. The buildings were places of spiritual proportions and they took it very seriously. To them these place to worship gods and so on were not considered temples but something more personal.

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Egyptian's: Old Kingdom Official Found

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Old Kingdom Official Found. A skeleton of an official from the Vth Dynasty court of King Nefereer-Ka-Re has been located within his limestone sarcophagus at Abusir. The official named Nefer was discovered inside his roughly ...
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The burial of this once proud pharaoh was found its remains are finally uncovered to many archaeologists studying the old kingdom. I feel that finding this mummified person will give scientists and archaeologists much luck in the future.

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Ricardo Salazar's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:29 AM

This article was also very interesting and shocking for  the most part. The image you see there is an "old kingdom official found in Abusir. His official name of this skeleton is nefer. I think the picture is really cool but creepy.  

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BBC - Primary History - Romans - Family and children

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This webpage looks at what family life was like in Ancient Rome. It talks about what families ate, their schooling and what they wrote with.


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The life of ancient Romans depended on what class you were in, if in this time you were a slave you wouldn't have a lot of luxuries and would be only limited to doing the hard tasks. For people that were born of nobility and high class blood then they were treated with everything they wanted and needed. The Romans were also strict on the ideals of a woman, they were to stay at home and do tasks such as cleaning, cooking, and caring for the children. The culture is complex and sometimes harsh but it is how they lived.

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Elizabeth Otis's curator insight, February 7, 2014 3:58 AM

I am not surprising about how women were treated. However, I was surprising that a child was laid at the fathers feet and he decided whether or not the child died. 

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BBC - History: Egyptians

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Enter the world of the ancient Egyptians. Find out why their mysterious civilisation, gods, godesses and pyramids capture the imagination.

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This brief article takes you into the culture of ancient Egypt. It talks about their beliefs in different gods, their pharaohs, and their writings which is referred to as hieroglyphs.

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