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Philip the Arab -- Ancient History Encyclopedia

Philip the Arab -- Ancient History Encyclopedia | History | Scoop.it
In 244 CE Roman emperor Gordian III responded to an uprising in the eastern provinces led by the Persian king Shapur. Under the superb leadership of the Praetorian Guard prefect Gaius Furius Sabina Aquila Timesitheus, ...
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Profile: Artist Reni Stephan - The Assyria Foundation

Profile: Artist Reni Stephan - The Assyria Foundation | History | Scoop.it
Profile: Artist Reni Stephan | "Let praise of Ashur not be forgotten…"
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My visit to the Mesopotamian Section at the Royal ... - Assyrian Voice

My visit to the Mesopotamian Section at the Royal ... - Assyrian Voice | History | Scoop.it
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) hosted an exhibition of hundreds of exceptional artifacts of Sumer, Assyria and Babylon. I detail my visit and what I saw.
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Noah's Ark: is there now proof? - Telegraph.co.uk

Noah's Ark: is there now proof? - Telegraph.co.uk | History | Scoop.it
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Noah's Ark: is there now proof?
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Oh wow George Smith's finding is amazing. And the fact they may have found Babylonian instructions on how the ark was to be built is just amazing. The flood story from the Bible has been something people have tried to prove and disprove form human history. I believe there was an article I found on scoop saying that pieces of Noah's ark has been found. I forgot where. The fact that there have been archaelogical findings proving the exsitence of the flood is just mind-blowing.

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Scholar: Ancient Babylon's hanging garden was in northern Iraq ...

Scholar: Ancient Babylon's hanging garden was in northern Iraq ... | History | Scoop.it
The whereabouts of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – the fabled Hanging Garden of Babylon – has been one of the great mysteries from antiquity. The inability of archaeologists to find traces of it among ...

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I loved this article. This is such an amazing find and once again shows that just because there is no evidence doesn't mean something isn't true. I have heard many things over years about the fabled Hanging Garden of Babylon. The idea that it was actually in Assyria instead of Babylon probably will face some scrunity. But if she has enough evidence then all the more she should present this. Once again awesome finding :)

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Cassie Maddocks's curator insight, May 6, 2013 7:04 AM

Students, can you please read this article and answer the two questions listed below. Your answers should be no longer than 100 words in length. Bring your answers to next weeks lesson for class discussion.

 

Q1. From the information you have gathered on the hanging gardens of Babylon, explain why it is believed that the gardens are said to be purely legendary and find another source that either contradicts or supports your answer.

 

Q2. From the evidence that has been presented in this article, explain who you believe created the hanging gardens. Find various resources to support your answer.

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Temple of Venus and Roma, Rome | Ancient History

Temple of Venus and Roma, Rome | Ancient History | History | Scoop.it
The Temple of Venus and Rome (Templum Veneris et Romae) is thought to have been the largest temple in Ancient Rome. The architect was the emperor Hadrian and construction began in 121 CE.
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This temple must have been a sight to behold when it was in its prime. Even though it is a shadow of it's former self, it still fascinates me. Roman architecture is an amazing feat especially since its ruins have lasted this long. The Romans really outdid themselves and I belive the modern world could learn a thing or two from how they build. I say this because  alot of recent architecture has forgotten Roman style and its not as pretty (i.e. Catholic churches in the US in the past decade.)

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Çatalhöyük 'Map' Mural May Depict Volcanic Eruption 8,900 Years ...

Çatalhöyük 'Map' Mural May Depict Volcanic Eruption 8,900 Years ... | History | Scoop.it
A new study suggests a mural excavated at the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey may be based on the eruption of nearby Mount Hasan around 6900 BC.
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In one of the videos the class had to watch about Catal Huyuk, it mentioned the use of obsidian. Obsidian comes from volcano eruputions. This map clearly shows that. Yet this is just an interpretation and once again shows us the limits of inerpretating a source. Though evidence is showing that the volcano interpretation is the closest to understanding it. 

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Vatican to open poignant ancient Roman cemetery - BBC News

Vatican to open poignant ancient Roman cemetery - BBC News | History | Scoop.it
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Vatican to open poignant ancient Roman cemetery
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An ancient Roman cemetery discovered under a Vatican City car park 60 years ago is to be opened to the public early in 2014.
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The Sumerians.

The Sumerians. | History | Scoop.it
The Sumerians: Culture and Historical Perspective. (Here is one of the most compelling websites I've found that investigates the origins of the Sumerian culture. I...
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Ancient calendar offers glimpse of biblical times - Israel Hayom

Ancient calendar offers glimpse of biblical times - Israel Hayom | History | Scoop.it

Ancient calendar offers glimpse of biblical times
Israel Hayom
The answer may lie with a 4,000-year-old silt tablet recently discovered in the ruins of Larsa -- an ancient Sumer city located in modern-day southern Iraq.

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This ancient calendar is an amazing find. First of all it is always amazing to me when something as old as this calendar is found. For it's age it has stayed together not too bad. Its even more interesting that now we can finally glimpse at people's schedules during biblical times. Apparently this calendar shows someone's wages which was bread and ale.  I wouldn't mind those as medium of exchanges. 

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commuter books

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books online, review, e-publications,books,,pomona,travel,prehistoric,model villages, non fiction,white bicycles,history of football,aubergine (The book shows locations of sites dating from the Neolithic period 4000-5000 BC up to the Iron Age 800-600BC.
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Temple of Artemis at Sardis - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Temple of Artemis at Sardis - Ancient History Encyclopedia | History | Scoop.it
The Temple of Artemis at Sardis was the fourth largest Ionic temple in the ancient world. Construction began around 334 BCE, soon after Alexander the Great "liberated" Sardis from the Persians. The temple was renovated ...
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New Explorations in the Heart of Assyria: Cities and Landscapes on ...

New Explorations in the Heart of Assyria: Cities and Landscapes on ... | History | Scoop.it
After over 150 years of archaeological exploration, one might think that there are no great discoveries left to make in the Ancient Near East. All lost cities found, no more civilizations unaccounted for.
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There are so many questions about ancient civilizations that we may never get the answers to. However, areas like Iraq and Iran are places that new discovers will be found once aracheology is allowed. It is great that at least the Kurdistan Region has a welcoming attitude toward Americans. I hope they find many answers there.

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Seeds of Doubt - The New Republic

Seeds of Doubt - The New Republic | History | Scoop.it
Seeds of Doubt
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Truman was referring to the Persian King who overthrew the Babylonians in 593 B.C.E. and helped the Jews, who had been held captive in Babylon, return to Jerusalem and rebuild their temple.
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Last Chance Foods: Taking a Gander at Eating Goose

Last Chance Foods: Taking a Gander at Eating Goose | History | Scoop.it
Legend is that geese saved ancient Rome from Gallic invaders. These days, goose is also a comparatively sustainable, responsible choice for meat eaters, too.
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Majella O'Donnell spelts it out with ancient grain - Inishowen News

Majella O'Donnell spelts it out with ancient grain - Inishowen News | History | Scoop.it
Majella O'Donnell spelts it out with ancient grain
Inishowen News
Spelt is an ancient species of wheat dating back to the Neolithic period that has been making a comeback in recent years among the wholefood community.
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I basically scooped this because I have never heard of spelt flour before. Ancient foods and herbs have always fascinate me. This might be a topic for a blog or for the course project. Plus the health benefits are a great plus!

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Neolithic Tridents Discovered - Archaeology Magazine

Neolithic Tridents Discovered - Archaeology Magazine | History | Scoop.it
Neolithic-wooden-trident CARLISLE, ENGLAND—Two wooden tridents from the Neolithic era have been discovered in an extinct river channel in northern England and are set to go on display at the Tullie House Musem.
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At first when they mention tridents I couldn't help but think of the Greek god Poesidon. However, these tridents were used for farming or hunting. It shows the evolution of the tools humans have used to cultivate the land. This is a really interesting find and also shows the such a simple rustic tool can have such a huge importance on a society. 

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The Archaeology News Network: 'The Dying Gaul: An Ancient Roman Masterpiece from the Capitoline Museum, Rome' at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

The Archaeology News Network: 'The Dying Gaul: An Ancient Roman Masterpiece from the Capitoline Museum, Rome' at the National Gallery of Art, Washington | History | Scoop.it

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I have actually never seen or heard of "The Dying Gaul'. It is a magnificent piece of work. The agony of death is apparent from the hunched over look of Gaul yet he is both proud and defiant of death as well. He embodies the warrior spirit of Rome it seems. Also it is so interesting how Rome had such an ideal of beauty. Gaul looks perfect in both form and proportion even in death. It's a captivating piece. It's also a great insight into Ancient Roman culture. 

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'The Dying Gaul: An Ancient Roman Masterpiece from the Capitoline Museum, Rome' at the National Gallery of Art, Washington
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Blending the Old & the New in Ancient RomeWanderlust Women Travel™

Blending the Old & the New in Ancient RomeWanderlust Women Travel™ | History | Scoop.it
Rome's Teatro Marcello blends the best of the ancient and new worlds.
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Collca eBooks – Ancient Medicine: Sickness and Health in Greece and Rome

Collca eBooks – Ancient Medicine: Sickness and Health in Greece and Rome | History | Scoop.it
In the West, we trace the origins of modern medicine back to Classical Greece, but what did doctors in the Ancient World actually believe?
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This is an abstract of a book dealing with Ancient medicine in Greece and Rome. I find this super interesting because medicine as been around as long as humans (or so it seems). Therefore, this book should show the perspective of how the Greeks viewed medicine. Not to mention this will show how people's view of what is medicine and how it should be applied has truly changed over the centuries. 

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The Muslim Who Was China's Greatest Explorer - Zheng He

The Muslim Who Was China's Greatest Explorer - Zheng He | History | Scoop.it
The greatest Chinese admiral of all time was a Muslim who spread Islam throughout the lands he traveled to. (RT @LostIslamicHist: Not only was Zheng He one of China's greatest admirals, but he also spread Islam in SE Asia.
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This once again shows how history has to be unbiased. Zheng He was an important explorer of his time that should be more known  for his accomplishments. History shouldn't be written by the victors. 

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