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Well preserved Iron Age village uncovered in Denmark

Well preserved Iron Age village uncovered in Denmark | History | Scoop.it
A well-preserved Iron Age village found in Northern Denmark includes a number of houses complete with fireplaces, chalk floors and cobbled paving

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I though it was very interesting how this was newly discovered and I was just learning about houses that used to be bult underground. I gess it was a common tactic to help keep the people warm during winter and cool during summer. 

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Lessons for Today From 5 Ancient Civilizations

Lessons for Today From 5 Ancient Civilizations | History | Scoop.it

This April, National Geographic explorers and other experts in five of the world's oldest civilizations will gather in Guatemala to discuss how the past can be a window to the future.

At least five distinct times in world history, human beings created a unique writing system that allowed them to organize their thoughts and record and transmit information like never before: the Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Chinese, People of the Indus Valley, and the Maya. They each spread to inspire more written systems (for example the Latin alphabet we use comes from Phonecian, which stems ultimately from Egyptian).


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talks about Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Chinese, People of the Indus Valley, and the Mayans and some importance in which they impacted.

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what we could learn from ancient civilizations

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I thought this article was intriguing because our blog for this week was to compare ancient civilization to modern day civilization.  I am awe stricken that even in ancient times, human beings created a unique writing system.  It is crazy to think that the tradition of writing has been passed down from generation to generation for years.

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Mesopotamia at mrdowling.com

Mesopotamia at mrdowling.com | History | Scoop.it
The Fertile Crescent has been home to various civilizations for over five thousand years.

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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:53 PM

It is hard to believe that there are humans that have many many years traveling in search of a home where they can have access to food and safety. These people are known as nomads. It is a family group of about 10 adults and children that travel that stays at one area to another for few weeks or months. It is interesting to know that the Mesopotamia is a land rich of nutrients.

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Polish researcher changes the dating of the famous Egyptian necropolis

Polish researcher changes the dating of the famous Egyptian necropolis | History | Scoop.it

Royal cemetery in Meidum developed continuously at least until the late New Kingdom period, the end of the second millennium BC, determined Dr. Teodozja Rzeuska, archaeologist at the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Culture PAS. Until now, Egyptologists believed that the dead had been buried there only in times of the builders of the pyramids, in the third millennium BC.


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The Mayans: Origin and Prevalence

The Mayans: Origin and Prevalence | History | Scoop.it

Mayan Indians of Central America and Mexico, also called 'Maia' or 'Maya' is an ancient civilization that settled in parts of Central America, namely. ... Navigate to, About, Contact Us. Home » Mayan Calendar 2012 ...


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Did Climate Change Kill the Mayans?

Did Climate Change Kill the Mayans? | History | Scoop.it
A familiar modern problem may have wiped out a grand ancient culture (Did Climate Change Kill the Mayans?

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It is certainly possible that the Mayans were killed because of climate change. The lack of rainfall they probably thought they had angered the gods and stayed thinking they can get back into the gods favor somehow. 

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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, February 14, 2014 1:35 AM

This is the  interior of Yok Balum cave in Belize, where scientists harvested a telltale stalagmite. The arc of the Mayan rise and fall is well known and people have different reasons for the cause of their decline. But I do believe that the climate change was a huge cause of the Mayans disappearance. 

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One of the First Known Chemical Attacks Took Place 1,700 Years Ago in Syria

One of the First Known Chemical Attacks Took Place 1,700 Years Ago in Syria | History | Scoop.it
Sasanian Persians gassed at least 19 Romans by adding sulfur crystals and bitumen to fire in 256 CE

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This just shows you how powerful and smart the Persians were during this time. It still amazes me the kinds of things we discover over time. 

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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, February 26, 2014 6:12 PM

It is discovered around 1,700 years ago, Syria was site to one of the first chemical gas attacks known in history. An archaeologist found traces of yellow sulfur crystals and pitch near a pile of bodies that were Roman soldiers who had died in the battle.

JERRY KITH's curator insight, February 26, 2014 10:12 PM

Persians were the first civilization to commit chemical warfare 1700 yrs ago. 

Andrea Arminguay's curator insight, March 1, 2014 1:14 AM

it is interesting to know that the persians gassed the Romans by adding sulfur crystals being these ancient times. They must have known very good techniques for making these gas weapons.

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The importance of the Cyrus cylinder

The importance of the Cyrus cylinder | History | Scoop.it

A baked clay cylinder from two and half millennia ago could very well be one of the most influential objects of the last few millennia. Written in Babylonian cuneiform script, the “Cyrus Cylinder” originally recounts how Cyrus, the king of the Persians, invaded, destroyed, and liberated Babylon. This the region we now call the Middle East with Persia now being what we call Iran, and Babylon being what we call Iraq.


Neil MacGregor in the TED Talk below explains how this Cylinder is so much more than just a document of history. It was the first real press release of humankind! It’s a declaration by Cyrus that he would release the Jews, and all the other oppressed people in Babylon, allowing them to return to their homelands, and allowing them to have their faith and worship their own gods. For 200 years, Cyrus led a stable empire that was the first multi-racial, multi-faith, and multi-cultural society to have ever existed. The Near East (what we now call the Middle East) became a thriving international hub, a melting pot of cultures: it was the first spark of globalism.


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Pompeii Part 5: Investigating the past

HSC ANCIENT HISTORY CORE STUDY Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii & Herculaneum...

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Nov15: Egypt’s ancient history #Egypt destined to destroy and rebuild itself over periods of time?

Nov15: Egypt’s ancient history #Egypt destined to destroy and rebuild itself over periods of time? | History | Scoop.it
Nov15: Egypt’s ancient history #Egypt destined to destroy and rebuild itself over periods of time?

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Myths of Mankind: The Mahabharata (Ancient History Documentary)

Myths of Mankind: The Mahabharata (Ancient History Documentary) Maha in Sanskrit means big and bharata refers to the great emperor Bharat, whose empire was k...

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It is interesting to listen to something from the beliefs of such a different culture to our own. 

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The high road on the Karakoram Highway, • Ancient history, modern ... - Bend Bulletin

The high road on the Karakoram Highway, • Ancient history, modern ... - Bend Bulletin | History | Scoop.it
The high road on the Karakoram Highway, • Ancient history, modern ...

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This article was really cool. The thing that interested me the most was the irrigation coronals. Those thing must have been well maintained to still be there if they are as old as we think they are. 

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YR7. Ancient History Year Pack

YR7. Ancient History Year Pack | History | Scoop.it
YR7. History Year Pack: Ancient History. Ancient Rome, Ancient China, History Introduction

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This article is really cool. I especially like the art work. 

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Great books in the LRC

Great books in the LRC | History | Scoop.it

All the books on Ancient Egypt in the LRC have this number on the spine of the book: 937. This means they are all in the same spot in the non-fiction area. Here are some fantastic books for your research:

 

Ancient Rome : navigators series / Philip Steele (937 STE) - fantastic illustrations and easy-to-understand information.

 

Ancient Rome / Mike Corbishley (937 COR) - goes through the history of the Roman Empire as well as how people lived during that time.

 

Clothes and crafts in Ancient Rome / Philip Steele (937 STE) - includes craft activities.

 

 


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Mesopotamian art and architecture

Mesopotamian art and architecture | History | Scoop.it
The art and architecture of the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations. The name Mesopotamia has been used with varying connotations by ancient writers. If, for convenience, it is to be considered synonymous...

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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, January 24, 2014 12:06 AM

What I thought was important to read is that there are 3 factors that contribute to the character of Mesopotamia art and architecture. One is the sociopolitical organization of the sumerian city-states and of the Kingdoms and empires that succeeded them, the major role played by organized religion in Mesopotamian affairs of state, and the influence of the natural environment.

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Satirical criticism is Pharaonic heritage: Archaeologist | Egypt Independent

Satirical criticism is Pharaonic heritage: Archaeologist | Egypt Independent | History | Scoop.it
Pharaonic rulers of Egypt were subjected to satirical criticism using words and pictures, according to Archaeologist Ahmed Salah, the head of Abu Simbel area antiquities. The expression of opinion was an integral part of the ancient Egyptians culture,...

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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, January 29, 2014 12:21 AM

It seems that there is always a conflict between the ruler and the people. But I do support the people because they have the right to have better lives. Egyptians were the first to use demonstrations, strikes, and sit-ins as a way for protest.

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Tracing the Footsteps of the Mayans - The Epoch Times

Tracing the Footsteps of the Mayans - The Epoch Times | History | Scoop.it

Tracing the Footsteps of the Mayans The Epoch Times I have seen the gladiators' arena in the Coliseum in Rome; I stood where the Colossus of Rhodes towered over the Greek island; I have walked amongst the shrines and temples in Kyoto, Japan; and...


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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, February 13, 2014 11:51 PM

Chichen Itza is one of Mexico's most popular tourist destinations located in Yucatan Peninsula. The first pyramid you see when you walk in is the Temple of Kulkulkan,  also known as El Castillo. I actually had the chance to visit this place last year. It was amazing! I was told that during the fall and spring equinoxes a fascinating display of mathematical and archeological advancement could be observed, which a shadow falls on the pyramid in the shape of a serpent. As the sun sets, this shadowy snake descends the steps to eventually join a stone serpent head at the base of the great staircase up the pyramid’s side. 

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Top 10 Fascinating Facts About The Mayans

Top 10 Fascinating Facts About The Mayans | History | Scoop.it
The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems.

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These are some very interesting facts in this article. The one I found really weird is that they tried to cross children's eyes. Why would they do that?

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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, February 14, 2014 1:49 AM

It is amazing to know that are numerous Mayans still living in their home regions. When I went to Yucatan to visit the pyramids, there were so many mayans selling their cultural products and living in some areas. It was like a jungle. It was sad but it was interesting to see how they survive in life. 

Rowena ButedHIST1014's curator insight, February 14, 2014 11:58 PM

10 facts about the Mayans that we didn't know! It said that a few of the Mayans still live in their home regions. It also said that a ritual that parents did was flatten the forehead of the babies faces and also crossed the eyes of the babies. Some interesting things!

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Ancient Macedonia - Prophecies about Greeks conquering the Persian

Ancient Macedonia - Prophecies about Greeks conquering the Persian | History | Scoop.it
Ancient Macedonia - During Alexander's Pan-Hellenic Campaign in Asia, ancient sources occasionally mention prophecies which foretell the defeat of Persians by the Greeks.

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It is not surprising that people predicted the fall of Persia. Even in the Bible you had prophets predicting the fall of the Persian empire. 

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Persian Wars

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The Persians wars were a series of battles fought between Ancient Greece and Persia. For an introduction Greece and Persia were both ancient civilizations.

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I like how they explain the war and how it started. These were two powerhouses of the old world. 

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abigail's curator insight, November 16, 2013 2:39 AM

the fact that being a controversial conflict is what makes it all that better .. to believe who had the win in the persian and greek war .. is almost unpredictable becasue persia was a great empire compaared to greece but like the quote says it's not that size of the dog in a fight but the size of the fight in a dog.

Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, February 26, 2014 6:06 PM

The Persians wars were a series of battles fought between Ancient Greece and Persia. There are many causes of the Persian wars. One of them was that Persians wanted to rule Greece.

Andrea Arminguay's curator insight, March 1, 2014 1:10 AM

this is an interesting one because it explains all the persian wars and why they happened. I think the persians and greeks are two ancient cultures that now are somewhat mixed

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Bait Baws: Where ancient history meets modernity - The Yemen Times

Bait Baws: Where ancient history meets modernity - The Yemen Times | History | Scoop.it
Bait Baws: Where ancient history meets modernity
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Bait Baws: Where ancient history meets modernity. Published on 31 October 2013 in Variety Amal al Yarisi (author), Amal al Yarisi (photographer).

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Greece the Ancient History and Where to Buy Authentic Ancient Greek Coins from Trusted Source

http://TrustedCoins.com Greece the Ancient History and Where to Buy Authentic Ancient Greek Coins from Trusted Source


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Roman Businesswomen. I: The case of the producers and ...

Roman Businesswomen. I: The case of the producers and ... | History | Scoop.it
History of the Ancient World Ancient History News and Resources. Articles · Videos · News · Books · Films ...

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Rebeca BM's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:09 PM

For the study of Pompeii and Herculaneum

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BBC - Primary History - Ancient Greeks

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BBC Primary History - Ancient Greeks...

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This is a nice website it seems that it is a great way to get kid interested in what happened in ancient history. 

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William Aplin's curator insight, March 31, 2014 12:18 AM

Studying Ancient Greece helps provide an insight into the origins of modern culture and how it influenced the world.

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BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: Dig Deeper Quiz

BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: Dig Deeper Quiz | History | Scoop.it
Test your knowledge of ancient history and archaeology...

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This is a cool test. But is was really hard I could not answer very many questions. 

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BBC - History: Ancient History in-depth

BBC - History: Ancient History in-depth | History | Scoop.it
Ancient History section of the BBC History website

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This website is so cool right when you click on it it gives you so many links to different information about different civilizations it is really cool. 

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Kaitlyn Knapp's curator insight, February 8, 2014 1:46 AM

Yay BBC! Fun links to different pages on Ancient History. There are even links to test your knowledge about the Ancient world after navigating the site.

Elisha Evelyn's curator insight, February 10, 2014 2:19 PM

The BBC period has something to do what we were talking about a couple of days ago. its really intersting on what they were talking about.