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Nice Things to Say About Attila the Hun

Nice Things to Say About Attila the Hun | history | Scoop.it
He was the barbarians' barbarian who called himself the Scourge of God. But how did the terrible Attila command such loyalty—and why, in death, was he so mourned?

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My Scoop on Aqueducts in America

    An aqueduct is a canal or ditch used to carry water from one place to another.  They are generally used in farming to help get water from a lake or reservoir to the fields for helping water the plants. In the past they were used to help carry water from various bodies of water to the inlands of society so everyone could have access to water.

    Aqueducts are famously used by the Romans and date back to the seventh century BCE in Greece. The canals are made of mostly limestone and some disadvantages to them are that they leak alot and more than 55% of the water is lost to that or to evaporation. In the United States, New York and Los Angeles depend somewhat on aqueducts for their daily use. Tje Catskill brings fresh clean water to New York over 120 miles from the lakes of the Catskill Mountains.

    In the U.S.A. there are five states with aquaducts. One of the most prodominate ones is in Arizona. This is the Cental Arizona Prodject (CAP). The redirects and transports water from the colorado river. It takes it to Central and southern Arizona. This water is used for irrigation of Almos 405,000 Hectares of irrigated agricultural land area througout Arizona.

 


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Constantine's cross

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TODAY IS the date when many Christians commemorate Emperor Constantine the Great and his mother Helen, central figures in the late Roman empire's conversion to...

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Alexander among the philosophers - The Friday Times

Alexander among the philosophers - The Friday Times | history | Scoop.it
Alexander among the philosophersThe Friday TimesAlexander the Great has many detractors and just as many admirers, but when ...

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Joel Mondragon's curator insight, October 25, 2013 10:59 PM

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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The Power of Alexander the Great to Macedonian Queen Cleopatra VII

The beauty and power of Macedonian Queen Cleopatra VII (I favorited a @YouTube video http://t.co/4nZRfrWE The Power of Alexander the Great to Macedonian Queen Cleopa...)...

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Mark Townsend's curator insight, February 26, 2014 2:51 PM

Once again, here is a very informational video about Alexander the Great and all his accomplishments throughout his life of being one of the most influential leaders til this day. The video discusses the processes Alexander the Great goes through and also the trials and tribulations that he had to overcome. Great way to get the 101 on the life of Alexander the Great.

 

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Alexander the Great (king of Macedonia) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia

Alexander the Great (king of Macedonia) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia | history | Scoop.it
King of Macedonia (336–323 bce). He overthrew the Persian empire, carried Macedonian arms to India, and laid the foundations for the Hellenistic world of territorial kingdoms. Already in his lifetime the...

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joseph mora's curator insight, September 27, 2013 3:57 PM

information and insight of alexander the great which overthrew many empires and had a great amount of territory.

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insight on Alexander the great and him being a king

 

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Giza Secret Revealed: How 10,000 Pyramid Builders Got Fed

Giza Secret Revealed: How 10,000 Pyramid Builders Got Fed | history | Scoop.it

The builders of the famous Giza pyramids in Egypt feasted on food from a massive catering-type operation, the remains of which scientists have discovered at a workers' town near the pyramids.

The workers' town is located about 1,300 feet (400 meters) south of the Sphinx, and was used to house workers building the pyramid of pharaoh Menkaure, the third and last pyramid on the Giza plateau. The site is also known by its Arabic name, Heit el-Ghurab, and is sometimes called "the Lost City of the Pyramid Builders."


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Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved?

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The mystery of King Tut’s death might finally be solved, according to one scientist who argues that the secret to the young Pharaohs demise is hidden in plain sight.

 

Dr. Hutan Ashrafian, a lecturer and surgeon at the Imperial College London, says the key to the mystery lies in the art of the time, which depicted King Tut with highly feminine features, including enlarged breasts.

 

The enlarged breasts, he argues, are indicative of a condition known as gynecomastia, which, when added to a host of historical and familial evidence, indicates that Tutankhamun might have suffered and eventually died from temporal lobe epilepsy.


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10 tips for your Colosseum tour

10 tips for your Colosseum tour | history | Scoop.it
During your Tour of Rome you can not miss a stop at the Coliseum. Plann your Colosseum tour following our tips for un unforgettable experience!

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Cars banned as Rome moves to protect Coliseum - NBCNews.com (blog)

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By Claudio Lavanga, Correspondent, NBC News. ROME -- The Coliseum in Rome was arguably the most beautiful traffic circle in the world.
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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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Kelsey Cherise Quates's curator insight, April 9, 2014 11:42 PM

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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The making of a Neolithic house | Wessex Archaeology

The making of a Neolithic house | Wessex Archaeology | history | Scoop.it
Wessex Archaeology have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Rochester and Edinburgh. We are one of the UK's leading heritage practices.

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Genghis Khan

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Of all the images the name Genghis Khan brings to mind, that of a visionary who brought literacy, law and culture to his people rarely springs to mind. His name is usually synonymous with evil, his image that of a brutal barbarian who slaughtered millions in his quest for power. Yet a BBC drama-documentary is aiming to change the reputation of one of the world’s most notorious warlords to that of a heroic figure who achieved greatness against all odds.
Genghis Khan is right up there with the likes of Hitler and Attila the Hun as one of the bogeymen of history, said Ed Bazalgette, the programme’s producer.
We hear the phrase somewhere to the Right of Genghis Khan. Everyone has heard the name yet few people know much about his story. It is one of the great untold stories of history and we wanted to get behind the myths. No one is suggesting that he was a benign individual but his history was written by those he defeated. To make a parallel, imagine if our country’s history was written by the people of Africa or India.
He was intent on sharing his riches with his people, and wanted to raise levels of culture, law and literacy. He also brought Chinese medicine to his people. Amassing material wealth did not matter much to him, as he shared everything with his loyal supporters. He was seen as a generous leader.
Genghis Khan also demonstrated a rather liberal and tolerant attitude to the beliefs of others, and never persecuted people on religious grounds. Born in Mongolia sometime after 1160, he created the largest known empire, covering a fifth of the world, stretching from the Pacific to the Black Sea.


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Women of History: Gorgo, Queen of Sparta

Women of History: Gorgo, Queen of Sparta | history | Scoop.it
Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, is best known as the wife of Leonidas. Her wisdom and wit have come down to us in some of the most famous quotes from the ancient Greek world, and she was respected in her own time as an intelligent and able queen.

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Constantine the Great - The Roman Emperor Constantine I

Constantine the Great - The Roman Emperor Constantine I | history | Scoop.it
Constantine the Great of Constantine I was the first Christian emperor of the the Roman Empire.

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Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, March 6, 2014 11:19 PM

As one of the more well known leaders of Europe, Constantine was known for uniting the fragmented Roman empire and uniting it (on his death bed) under the banner of a relatively new religion: Christianity.

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Alexander the Great (king of Macedonia) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia

Alexander the Great (king of Macedonia) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia | history | Scoop.it
King of Macedonia (336–323 bce). He overthrew the Persian empire, carried Macedonian arms to India, and laid the foundations for the Hellenistic world of territorial kingdoms. Already in his lifetime the...

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joseph mora's curator insight, September 27, 2013 3:57 PM

information and insight of alexander the great which overthrew many empires and had a great amount of territory.

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insight on Alexander the great and him being a king

 

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Imperial mysteries - The Friday Times

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Imperial mysteries The Friday Times Partha Bose, head of an international consulting firm, in his refreshing book Alexander the Great's Art of Strategy, presents a beguiling picture of the 29 year old world conqueror wandering around Takshashila...

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Egypt and Pyramid Mysteries

Date: 07-27-11 Host: George Noory Guests: Carmen Boulter Former professor at the University of Calgary, Carmen Boulter, discussed the pyramids in Egypt, and ...

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King Tut’s DNA is Western European?

King Tut’s DNA is Western European? | history | Scoop.it

Despite the refusal of the Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, to release any DNA results which might indicate the racial ancestry of Pharaoh Tutankhamen, the leaked results reveal that King Tut’s DNA is a 99.6 percent match with Western European Y chromosomes.

The DNA test results were inadvertently revealed on a Discovery Channel TV documentary filmed with Hawass’s permission — but it seems as if the Egyptian failed to spot the giveaway part of the documentary which revealed the test results.


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Colosseum - HD footage, information and facts on the icon of ancient Rome; the Colosseum. The Colosseum was the Roman Empire's most impressive building. The ...

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Favorite Places & Spaces via piccsy.com

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The Coliseum in Rome. Not to be missed on a holiday to Rome.

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The Wonders of Ancient Civilizations | Lesson Planet

The Wonders of Ancient Civilizations | Lesson Planet | history | Scoop.it
Bring excitement and interest to your social studies with a unit on ancient civilizations. ... Captivating and fascinating, the study of ancient civilizations enriches any curriculum. Instilling in this generation an ...

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elizama ramirez's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:38 AM

Ancient Civilization has shaped us to who we are today. Some concepts are to know strategies of agriculture, art, religion, economic system, literacy, and a organized government.

Martin bui's curator insight, April 12, 2014 12:57 AM

Culture is a big thing in ancient civilization because different area had different tradition.

 

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Afterlife of Early Neolithic houses in the Polish lowlands : Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Afterlife of Early Neolithic houses in the Polish lowlands : Archaeology News from Past Horizons | history | Scoop.it

The transition to farming on the Polish Lowland, which is a part of the North European Plain, was a complex process lasting over a millennium. This is partly due to the diversity of the landscapes from the Pomerania Lakeland to the north with its rolling glacial hills and the south with the flat monotonous Great Poland Lowland Plain. The largest area is covered by a light sandy soil, however, in some regions heavy, fertile mollic gleysols formed over a clay subsoil can be found; comparable to the fertile loess-based soils prevailing in the uplands of southern Poland.


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David Connolly's curator insight, March 23, 2013 9:43 AM

Another fascinating article from the WAC7 conference. Good to step outside the confines of UK commercial! and this data comes from Polish Commercial

This time a look at how structures from the LBK relate to later burial and occupation. You will be stunned at the connections - sometimes up to a millennia later.

To me, this invovels understanding teh way we relate to the past and how they would relate to the past...

I am minded of two sites near where I live. both Neolithic excarnation sites and both have bronze age cists inserted into the space that would once have been the centre of the original monumnet. even though it had been unused for over a thousand years... Memory of place anyone??

The author is Joanna Pyzel is an archaeologist at Gdańsk University - She currently divides her life between Poland and Germany and works on the archaeology of the Early Neolithic in Central Europe and Anatolia.