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Rome officials consider reinstalling floor of Colosseum

Rome officials consider reinstalling floor of Colosseum | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
In a subterranean corridor of the Colosseum, a guide pointed to an innocuous-looking lead plate fixed to the floor.
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Researchers Find Way to Read Papyrus Texts Buried at Herculaneum for the First Time

Researchers Find Way to Read Papyrus Texts Buried at Herculaneum for the First Time | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
Only one library from the classical world is known to have survived along with its texts: the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum. Ever since its discovery in 1754, archaeologists have attempted to ...
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Who Was Socrates? – 8-Bit Philosophy - YouTube

Know what you don't know. You know? Hit the SUBSCRIBE button. CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE: http://goo.gl/N4Fse9 Welcome back to 8-Bit Philosophy, where gaming makes y...
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Graphic: As Ebola's Death Toll Rises, Remembering History's Worst Epidemics

Graphic: As Ebola's Death Toll Rises, Remembering History's Worst Epidemics | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
Pandemics have stalked humanity throughout history, killing millions. Ebola's deadly spread has garnered headlines, spurred by memories of widespread epidemics that have caused devastation in the past:
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NOVA | The Perfect Corpse | The Tollund Man by Seamus Heaney | PBS

NOVA | The Perfect Corpse | The Tollund Man by Seamus Heaney | PBS | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
Listen to Seamus Heaney read his poem The Tollund Man and read the poem.
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A poem about a bog man from the incomparable Seamus Heaney.

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How Art History Majors Power the U.S. Economy: Virginia Postrel

How Art History Majors Power the U.S. Economy: Virginia Postrel | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
There’s nothing like a bunch of unemployed recent college graduates to bring out the central planner in parent-aged pundits. In a recent column for Real Clear
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Playoff Odds as Distance from Rome circa 200 AD | NotGraphs Baseball

Playoff Odds as Distance from Rome circa 200 AD | NotGraphs Baseball | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
Below is a map of the Roman Empire upon which are pasted the logos of all 30 Major League Baseball teams. Where they are located on the map corresponds to
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Diagnosing Mental Illness in Ancient Greece and Rome

Diagnosing Mental Illness in Ancient Greece and Rome | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
Gods-given hallucinations and suppressing anger for the greater good: How what's considered "abnormal" has changed.
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All Art Is Contemporary, Part 1: Rome

All Art Is Contemporary, Part 1: Rome | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
ROME, Italy — Going to Rome means going to Caravaggio's St. Matthew cycle in the Contarelli Chapel of the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, near the Piazza Navona. And going to the St. Matthew cycl...
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What It Takes to Make New College Graduates Employable

What It Takes to Make New College Graduates Employable | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
Closing the gap between what employers need and what colleges produce will require effort from both sides, specialists say.
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Two Medieval Monks Invent Dinner Parties

Two Medieval Monks Invent Dinner Parties | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
The medieval monks are back and hard at work inventing dinner parties.
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This really has no historical content whatsoever BUT...

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Harvard art historian Jennifer Roberts teaches the value of immersive attention | Harvard Magazine Nov-Dec 2013

Harvard art historian Jennifer Roberts teaches the value of immersive attention | Harvard Magazine Nov-Dec 2013 | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
Teaching students the value of deceleration and immersive attention
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In Tuscany, Following the Rise and Fall of Machiavelli

In Tuscany, Following the Rise and Fall of Machiavelli | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
Five centuries after “The Prince” was written, visiting spots in and around Florence that track the arc of Machiavelli’s life.
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Ebola and the Epidemics of the Past

Ebola and the Epidemics of the Past | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
Just a few generations ago, progress against infectious disease convinced Americans that modern medicine had won the battle against microbes. Why is the public so skeptical today?
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Was the Mona Lisa the World's First 3D Image?

Was the Mona Lisa the World's First 3D Image? | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa has been long studied and celebrated for its virtuosic composition and sfumato technique, its mysterious background and sitter, but two experimental psychologists in G...
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The Tollund Man - A Face from Prehistoric Denmark

The Tollund Man - A Face from Prehistoric Denmark | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
On www.tollundman.dk you can find information about the Tollund Man, Elling Woman (Elling Girl) and other bog bodies, as well as the time of the Tollund Man, the Iron Age. www.tollundman.dk was developed in a collaboration between Silkeborg Museum, Amtscentret for Undervisning, Århus Amt and Silkeborg Public Library
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Ann-Marie Geno's curator insight, November 22, 2014 8:05 PM

This website is fully focused around the Tollund Man, one of the bog mummies. He was found with a rope around his neck but his eyes shut and his body curled up like he was asleep. The website provides details on every aspect of the man's burial and why it was performed the way it was. 

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Is there opportunity in art history?

Is there opportunity in art history? | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
Last month, at an appearance in Wisconsin, Barack Obama made a mild dig at art history graduates like myself.
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Excavating the Music Hidden in Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights"

Excavating the Music Hidden in Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights" | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
Have you ever noticed the musical notes tattooed on some unfortunate soul in Hieronymus Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights"?
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An update on the derriere music from Bosch, as well as a new recording. What are you doing with your free time?

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Is the Universe a Simulation?

Is the Universe a Simulation? | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
If so, that would help explain some mysterious things about math.
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Mathematicians as Platonists! A new article exploring the computer-simulation hypothesis that we discussed last week in class. 

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Polina Goryunova's comment, February 16, 2014 10:55 PM
Interesting. But if our lives were indeed guided by some "Evil Demon" as Descartes put it, would we be able to even doubt the possibility of existence of the computer simulation?
Leah DeVun's comment, March 6, 2014 12:49 PM
Would we be able to doubt it? Or would the system allow us to imagine it?
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Hieronymus Bosch - The Music Written on This Dude's Butt

Luke and I were looking at Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights and discovered, much to our amusement, music written upon the posterior of one of the many tortured denizens of...
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Renaissance Art of the End Times Revealed in Rediscovered Apocalyptic Book

Renaissance Art of the End Times Revealed in Rediscovered Apocalyptic Book | Development of Europe | Scoop.it
In 1533, hundreds of dragons were reported to darken the skies over Bohemia, following a 1506 sighting of a blinding bright comet slicing over the sky. Were these foreboding occurrences signs of th...
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