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The Greek Empire : Documentary on Ancient Greece

The Greek Empire : Documentary on Ancient Greece . 2013 This documentary and the rest of the documentaries presented relate to important times and figures ...
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Scripta Πτερόεντα: Vatican Library digitizes ancient manuscripts, makes them available for free

Scripta Πτερόεντα: Vatican Library digitizes ancient manuscripts, makes them available for free | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it

One of the oldest libraries on the planet is digitizing its archive of ancient manuscripts — and they’re all available to view free of charge.


The Vatican Apostolic Library is undertaking an extensive digital preservation of its 82,000 document collection. Over the course of a few years, with the assistance of Japanese company NTT DATA, the library has catalogued nearly 4,500 manuscripts online — and it hopes to reach the 15,000 mark within the next four years.


Monsignor Cesare Pasini, Prefect of the Vatican Apostolic Library, called the project a “true effort in favour of the conservation and dissemination of knowledge at the service of culture throughout the world;” writing on the library’s site that the project could eventually lead to 40 million digitized pages and 43 petabytes worth of data.


The entire undertaking is expected to take at least 15 years and cost more than $63 million dollars — an effort the Vatican Library is attempting to support, in part, by crowdsourcing funding.


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Ancient Indonesian cave paintings rewrite history of human art - CANOE

Ancient Indonesian cave paintings rewrite history of human art - CANOE | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
Prehistoric paintings at least 40,000 years old that depict animals - including one known as a 'pig-deer' - and the outline of human hands in seven caves on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi are rewriting the history of art.
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19 Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response -

19 Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response - | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
19 Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response by Terry Heick Though I’m not in the classroom this year, I teach English (literature, writing, digital media, etc.) I was recently going through an old folder of...

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Animaker - Make Animated Videos

Animaker - Make Animated Videos | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 13, 2014 2:53 PM

Σε beta έκδοση, δωρεάν με εγγραφή...

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 25, 2014 11:41 PM

Here is a new tool for making animations direct from the browser - no apps, no downloads, no cost. I have had a play and it looks pretty good!

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something new to check out :)

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How Did This Ancient Civilization Avoid War for 2,000 Years?

How Did This Ancient Civilization Avoid War for 2,000 Years? | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
The Harappan civilization dominated the Indus River valley beginning about five thousand years ago, its massive cities sprawling at the edges of rivers that still flow through Pakistan and India today. But its culture remains a mystery. Why did it leave behind no representations of great leaders, nor of warfare?
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Funeral relics of pharaonic singer unearthed at Saqqara necropolis - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online

Funeral relics of pharaonic singer unearthed at Saqqara necropolis - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
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Ancient Roman Military Camp Unearthed in Eastern Germany

Ancient Roman Military Camp Unearthed in Eastern Germany | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
Site suggests Roman forces pushed farther east than historians believed

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Discoveries Challenge Beliefs on Humans’ Arrival in the Americas

Discoveries Challenge Beliefs on Humans’ Arrival in the Americas | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
Archaeologists say humans reached what is now northeast Brazil as early as 22,000 years ago, upending a prevailing belief of 20th-century archaeology in the United States that people arrived in the Americas about 13,000 years ago.
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Archaeologists Find Ancient Puppy Paw Prints on Roman Tiles

Archaeologists Find Ancient Puppy Paw Prints on Roman Tiles | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
The paw prints and hoof prints of a few meddlesome animals have been preserved for posterity on ancient Roman tiles recently discovered by archaeologists in England. "They are b...
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Greece 3D_ Mycenae

A documentary about Ancient Mycenae in 3D stereoscopic type (you need red-cyan glasses). Mycenae (Greek Μυκῆναι Mykēnai or Μυκήνη Mykēnē) is an archaeologica...

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Robert Felix Lindley Jr.'s curator insight, April 12, 2014 1:45 AM

Although in blurry 3D i enjoyed this video because it really goes in depth in the history of Mycenae, which is the topic we are and have been emphasizing on this week. I really like the images and graphics they show to illustrate Mycenae's founding as well as geography and architecture as well as pottery and weapons as well. Showing that this early Greek culture was actually quite advanced in their way of life.

Elena Victorero's curator insight, April 14, 2014 11:42 AM

Did you know who were the Mycenae,? well ither your answer is yes or not this video could shed some light about this people who created a wealthy civilization until their demaise and further decay of Mycenae's  cities.

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Top Ten Iron Age Hill Forts In Britain

Top Ten Iron Age Hill Forts In Britain | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
A hill fort is a type of earthworks used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement
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Archaeologists find vast medieval palace buried under prehistoric fortress at Old Sarum

Archaeologists find vast medieval palace buried under prehistoric fortress at Old Sarum | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in southern England have discovered what may be one of the largest medieval royal palaces ever found – buried under the ground inside a vast prehistoric fortress.

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Pharaoh Thutmosis-era temple found by accident in Egypt - Telegraph

Pharaoh Thutmosis-era temple found by accident in Egypt - Telegraph | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
A 3,400-year-old underwater temple from the time of Pharaoh Thutmosis III, one of Egypt’s greatest warrior kings, has been uncovered near Cairo
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Colosseum was bustling medieval bazaar in Dark Ages, archaeologists find - Telegraph

Colosseum was bustling medieval bazaar in Dark Ages, archaeologists find - Telegraph | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
Archaeologists unearth evidence showing that the Colosseum was colonised by ordinary Romans during the medieval period, centuries after it was used for gladiatorial combat and wild animal hunting spectacles

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What Project-Based Learning Is — and What It Isn’t

What Project-Based Learning Is — and What It Isn’t | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
Screenshot/High Tech High The term "project-based learning" gets tossed around a lot in discussions about how to connect students to what they're learnin

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UNEARTHED: Ancient Carving Bearing Scars Of Religious Revolution

UNEARTHED: Ancient Carving Bearing Scars Of Religious Revolution | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
A newly discovered Egyptian carving, which dates back more than 3,300 years, bears the scars of a religious revolution that upended the ancient civilization. The panel, carved in Nubian Sandstone, was found recently in a tomb at the site of Sedeing...
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5 Ancient Acts of War That Changed the Face of the Earth

5 Ancient Acts of War That Changed the Face of the Earth | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
Some of the asskickings unleashed by ancient empires were so mind-boggling, the Earth still hasn't recovered. (Teaching history has to be about the STORY. I'm sending out cool ones to get kids engaged.
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Ancient Glass History

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Little is known about the production of glass in the ancient world.  One early source, Pliny the Elder (AD 23 – 89), reported the tale of natron (soda) merchants who, when they stopped to prepare a...

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Elena Victorero's curator insight, May 20, 2014 2:38 PM

Glass blowing was probably the greatest single advance in glass technology.  This revolutionary process was discovered around the middle of the first century BC and seems to have been practiced from the first century AD , but before this time interesting process and ways of producing glass  through history were also made only it was expensive and time consuming to produce.

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Two 3,100-Year-Old Tombs Discovered in Egypt

Two 3,100-Year-Old Tombs Discovered in Egypt | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
Archaeologists from Cairo have discovered two tombs in Egypt dating back more than 3,000 years.
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Were Ancient Romans poisoned by lead?

Were Ancient Romans poisoned by lead? | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
Some historians argue that lead poisoning plagued the Roman elite with diseases such as gout, and may even have hastened the Empire's fall

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Archaeologists Uncover Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Writer - International Business Times UK

Archaeologists Uncover Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Writer - International Business Times UK | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
International Business Times UK Archaeologists Uncover Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Writer International Business Times UK Several other types of script were employed and scribes like the one discovered recorded the beliefs, ideas and history of the...
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Open Question: How will digital humanities impact archaeology and ...

Open Question: How will digital humanities impact archaeology and ... | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
Hello everyone! I'm so excited about the already diverse (and growing!) group of scholars who've joined the Digital Archaeology and Ancient History group. Since we have a nice size, I thought now might be a good time to ...
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Papyrus Mentioning Jesus's Wife Is Likely Ancient and Not Fake, Scientists Say

Papyrus Mentioning Jesus's Wife Is Likely Ancient and Not Fake, Scientists Say | Digital ancient history | Scoop.it
A papyrus fragment that mentions Jesus's wife is likely ancient, probably dating between the sixth and ninth century, latest research shows.
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