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Leonardo's To-Do List

Leonardo's To-Do List | History | Scoop.it
"It is useful," Leonardo da Vinci wrote, to "constantly observe, note, and consider." But when you are Leonardo, what sorts of things are buzzing around in your head?
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Samuel Laboy's comment, June 4, 2012 8:52 PM
Something knew about Leonardo Da Vinci's drawing about the human proportions. Please view this video.


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► 18:09► 18:09 www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6KrJCz0Zaw

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Children in the Roman Empire | TLS

Children in the Roman Empire | TLS | History | Scoop.it

There is remarkably little good poetry about very small children. Maybe it’s the lack of sleep that does it; for the first few months it’s hard to remember to put out the bins, let alone write poems. Perhaps the first writer to make a serious attempt to evoke the world of earliest childhood was the Latin poet Statius, a contemporary of the Roman emperor Domitian (ad 81–96).

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Flickr: Architecture of Days Gone By

Flickr: Architecture of Days Gone By | History | Scoop.it

Architecture of Old, (Buildings, Houses); a particular style or fashion of a building, especially one that is typical of a period of history or of a particular place.

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Yuqing Pan's curator insight, April 3, 2013 9:08 PM

Architecture---start at 1st century ,the process of planning ,designing ,building and also art.In fact ,architect was kind of art ,the relationship betweeb art and architecture were very directly .Since human live in cage ,art starting integration into the architecture ,people painting on the wall ,about what they do daily .After that ,when human begin socical life , people use mural and some plants to decorate thier house.More time past ,people start hire someone to painting theirselves and put the picture on the wall to show his/her 's right in the family.(Only respected people 's pictrue can be put on home).Later on, people not only using the art to decorate the house ,they put the art in the house' s structure ,acient Rome and Greek Doric,Ionic ,and Corinthian are typical architectral style ,during Middle ages Gothic was become popular ,used in the church ,the Late Renaissance architecture style was Baroque and so on.

In Summary the architecture and art was combine together ,therefore ,architecture is kind of art .

 

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City beneath the waves: returns to life | Past Horizons

City beneath the waves: returns to life | Past Horizons | History | Scoop.it
The world's oldest known submerged town has been brought back to life using state of the art CGI and 3D survey data...
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Evidence of earliest mass production found in Israel

Evidence of earliest mass production found in Israel | History | Scoop.it

If someone described to you that a factory had been set up to mass produce tools and weapons and that, attached to the factory there was a kitchen and a canteen, you would probably accept this as a description of a modern day industrial area in any city or town around the world. But what if this factory was 40,000 years old? Well, until recently, you would have said that they were talking about the earliest found example of mass production

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Litcham Cryptogram: a medieval mystery

Litcham Cryptogram: a medieval mystery | History | Scoop.it
A community archaeology project based in Norfolk has stumbled upon a medieval mystery that has so far defied archaeologists and historians to unravel its meaning.
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Unexpected trove of artifacts discovered near Stonehenge

Unexpected trove of artifacts discovered near Stonehenge | History | Scoop.it

An archeological treasure trove unearthed by a team from the Open University could transform our understanding of Stonehenge. The most significant artifacts uncovered are two carved ducks, the first of their kind to be found in Britain.
The ducks were likely, say the team, to be a result of the Bronze Age tradition of carving animal figurines which were then thrown into water as offerings.

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Bled Island – Slovenia’s Fairy Tale Isle ~ Kuriositas

Bled Island – Slovenia’s Fairy Tale Isle ~ Kuriositas | History | Scoop.it

Lake Bled in Slovenia has had visitors for thousands of years. Little wonder when you consider its mild climate and beautiful surroundings.

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Ancient Chariot Fleet Unearthed in China

Ancient Chariot Fleet Unearthed in China | History | Scoop.it
'5 millenia old chariots and 12 horse skeletons were found in a tomb pit in the city of Luoyang in central China.
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Inca Girl, Frozen for 500 Years, Now On Display : Kim MacQuarrie’s Peru & South America Blog

Inca Girl, Frozen for 500 Years, Now On Display : Kim MacQuarrie’s Peru & South America Blog | History | Scoop.it

The maiden, the boy, the girl of lightning: they were three Inca children, entombed on a bleak and frigid mountaintop 500 years ago as a religious sacrifice…

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Inside the Great Pyramid of Giza | Past Imperfect

Inside the Great Pyramid of Giza | Past Imperfect | History | Scoop.it
No structure in the world is more mysterious than the Great Pyramid. But who first broke into its well-guarded interior, and when? And what did they find there?
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8,500-year-old remains unearthed in western city - Hurriyet Daily News

8,500-year-old remains unearthed in western city - Hurriyet Daily News | History | Scoop.it
Researchers conducting excavations in the oldest known area of human settlement in İzmir have announced the discovery of fingerprints belonging to former residents of the area.
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Archeologists locate ruins of gladiator school

Archeologists say they have located and excavated the ruins of a massive amphitheater used to train gladiators east of Vienna in what they call a "sensational discovery."
They say that the ruins located through ground radar measurements rival the Colosseum and the Ludus Magnus in Rome in their structure. The Ludus Magnus is the largest of the gladiatorial arenas in the Italian capital, while the Colosseum is the largest amphitheater ever built in the Roman Empire

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‘Secrets of Archimedes’ at Walters in Baltimore

‘Secrets of Archimedes’ at Walters in Baltimore | History | Scoop.it
An ancient volume of Archimedes, at one point used as a prayer book, is restored and on view at the Walters Art Museum.
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Bible's Authors Decoded by Computer

Bible's Authors Decoded by Computer | History | Scoop.it
An algorithm that analyzes words and their distribution offers hints about the Bible's authors.
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Columbus Day: The Theory Supporting that Christopher Columbus Was Greek

Columbus Day: The Theory Supporting that Christopher Columbus Was Greek | History | Scoop.it
The exact origin of Christopher Columbus has been a source of speculation since the 19th century. Recent publications claim that the great admiral might have been Greek.
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World's oldest temples were not temples at all

World's oldest temples were not temples at all | History | Scoop.it
Ancient structures uncovered in Turkey and thought to be the world’s oldest temples may not have been strictly religious buildings after all, according to an article in the October issue of Current Anthropology.
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Amarissa Amber Cale's comment, November 18, 2012 6:16 PM
The link refers to a a 'forbidden ' site, unless you are logged in. You don't have permission to access /2011/10/archaeologist-argues-worlds-oldest-temples-were-not-temples-at-all/ on this server.
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Giant 'kraken' lair discovered: Cunning sea monster that preyed on ichthyosaurs

Giant 'kraken' lair discovered: Cunning sea monster that preyed on ichthyosaurs | History | Scoop.it
Long before whales, the oceans of Earth were roamed by a very different kind of air-breathing leviathan.
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Prehistoric Child Art Found in Caves

Prehistoric Child Art Found in Caves | History | Scoop.it
Children as young as two years used their fingers to create designs on a cave's walls and ceilings.
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British-Romano salting site find

British-Romano salting site find | History | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have been unearthing the story of a salt making site dating back to 25AD on the Lincolnshire fens.
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Merlin’s Camelot - Château de Pierrefonds ~ Kuriositas

Merlin’s Camelot - Château de Pierrefonds ~ Kuriositas | History | Scoop.it

Many people believe that the Camelot seen in the TV series is an elaborate, expensive set. In fact, the place exists in reality. Situated North of Paris near the Forest of Compiègne, Château de Pierrefonds makes the perfect setting for the Camelot of the Arthurian legend re-imagined for the twenty first century.

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Google is Digitizing the Dead Sea Scrolls - Forbes

Google is Digitizing the Dead Sea Scrolls - Forbes | History | Scoop.it
Google has partnered with the Israel Museum to digitize the Dead Sea Scrolls and make them accessible.
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Unique Roman gladiator school unearthed

Unique Roman gladiator school unearthed | History | Scoop.it
They lived in cells barely big enough to turn around in and usually fought until they died. This was the lot of those at a sensational scientific discovery unveiled Monday: The well-preserved ruins of a gladiator school in Austria.
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1775 document: Colonists asked pacifists to pay

In a fledgling nation hungry for men to fight in the American Revolution, conscientious objectors were frequently greeted with scorn and their loyalty was questioned.

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