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Muslim Piracy Has a Long History - Allen B. West - AllenBWest.com

Muslim Piracy Has a Long History - Allen B. West - AllenBWest.com | ancient history | Scoop.it
Today we're reading captured Muslim pirates Miranda rights, but in 1798 we actually formed the US Navy to fight a war with them. Why don't we learn the lessons of history? Find 'em and kill 'em. They'll get the message.
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piracy has it's long history like many other things and we see that the world is corrupted all over, for one part africa the muslim pirates invade all the close seas and have been for a long time. and we try to alleviate the problem that has been ongoing for years and try to avoid those areas but maybe a stronger attempt has to be made. 

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Pont du Gard - Wikipedia

Pont du Gard

The Pont du Gard (literally: Gard Bridge) is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River in Vers-Pont-du-Gard near Remoulins, in the Gard département of southern France. It is part of the Nîmes aqueduct, a 50 km-long (31 mi) structure built by the Romans to carry water from a spring at Uzès to the Roman colony of Nemausus ( Nîmes).

The Pont du Gard is a notable ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gard River in southern France. It is part of a 50 km (31 mi) long aqueduct that runs between Uzès and Nîmes in the South of France. It is located in Vers-Pont-du-Gardnear Remoulins, in the Gard département. The aqueduct was constructed by the Romans in the 1st century AD and was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1985. It is the highest of all Roman aqueduct bridges and is the best preserved after the Aqueduct of Segovia.

The bridge has three rows of arches, standing 48.8 m (160 ft) high, and formerly carried an estimated 200 million liters(44 million gallons) of water a day to the fountains, baths and homes of the citizens of Nîmes. The aqueduct descends in height by only 17 m (56 ft) over its entire length, indicative of the great precision that Roman engineers were able to achieve using only simple technology. It was possibly used until as late as the 9th century, well after the fall of Rome.


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this bridge is proof for todays time to show the advancement ancient civilizations had before us. all our new technology is the only advancement we have because the took all the trouble of figuring how things worked.

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Aqueducts’ Defenders Volunteer to Fill Breach in Upkeep of Park

Aqueducts’ Defenders Volunteer to Fill Breach in Upkeep of Park | ancient history | Scoop.it
As budget cuts and vandalism have taken a toll on a park of Rome’s ancient aqueducts, volunteers have come forth to help, but they cannot completely fill the gap.

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because history is so valuable we find it difficult to preserve many ancient items such as an ancient buried city under another great one with tourists flowing in and out to see the ancient artifacts, we learn of how people cherised water and how difficult it was to get water.. in todays time i feel like it's the complete opposite..

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Persian Wars

Persian Wars | ancient history | Scoop.it
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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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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.

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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, February 26, 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.

Elizabeth Otis's curator insight, February 27, 6:23 PM

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

Andrea Arminguay's curator insight, March 1, 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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Israeli Scholar Disputes Founding Myth | Consortiumnews - Linkis.com

Israeli Scholar Disputes Founding Myth | Consortiumnews - Linkis.com | ancient history | Scoop.it
Dr. Sand, an expert on #European history at the University of #TelAviv, says the Diaspora was a myth,
http://t.co/zvlhAtFUKa #FakeJews
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ancient history is what forms present day  and we come a bit unusual of how we remember history of our ancestors..but well we unlike people who are supposed prodigies know that we dont have god like powers because we want to or because we humans say so.. 

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Ancient Sidon: Sifting through the city's deadly history - The Independent

Ancient Sidon: Sifting through the city's deadly history - The Independent | ancient history | Scoop.it
Ancient Sidon: Sifting through the city's deadly history
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Across the ruins of ancient Sidon, Matt Williams darts like one of the stick-like figures on the Mycenaean pottery he and his Lebanese and British colleagues have discovered.

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they have found gold pendants, earrings, silver bracelets and, a tiny cylindrical seal depicting a worshipper with a gift, a seated goddess and a bearded hero wearing the headdress of a bull-man , underneath the cities of today of today from the greeks long intresting history. we can see that the ancestors long ago werent ignorant and made things went around things even when they had no technological inventions then as we do now. 

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The death penalty in Spain – iberianature – Spanish history and culture -

The death penalty in Spain – iberianature – Spanish history and culture - | ancient history | Scoop.it
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we see all around throughout time differnt governments change their governmantals issues such as laws, punishment, taxes and stuff that affect the general public but sometimes for the better sometimes for the worst but here spain got rid of the death penalties a pace where i think the gov is less strict then the american gov. 

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Religion in Ancient Egypt ~ Ancient Egypt Facts

Religion in Ancient Egypt ~ Ancient Egypt Facts | ancient history | Scoop.it

Today scholars are agreed that the many divinities found in Egyptian temples are to be considered as attributes or intermediaries of the Supreme Being, the One God, the only one recognized and worshipped by the priests, those initiates or wise men of the sanctuaries.

 

At the pinnacle of the Egyptian pantheon there stands a God who is unique, immortal, who was not created, who is invisible and hidden in the inaccessible depths of his own Being. 


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Life in ancient Egypt revolved around many abstract objects and believes unlike the Americans but are similar to those who are environmentally located close to  these cultural people. 

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Shonda Brock's curator insight, September 11, 2013 10:27 AM

Fascinating.

Aladin Fazel's curator insight, September 13, 2013 3:26 PM

i think, it must be read,,

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Bringing Babylon back from the dead

Bringing Babylon back from the dead | ancient history | Scoop.it

Babylon was one of the glories of the ancient world, its walls and mythic hanging gardens listed among the Seven Wonders.

Founded about 4,000 years ago, the ancient city was the capital of 10 dynasties in Mesopotamia, considered one of the earliest cradles of civilization and the birthplace of writing and literature.

But following years of plunder, neglect and conflict, the Babylon of today scarcely conjures that illustrious history.

In recent years, the Iraqi authorities have reopened Babylon to tourists, hoping that one day the site will draw visitors from all over the globe. But despite the site's remarkable archaeological value and impressive views, it is drawing only a smattering of tourists, drawn by a curious mix of ancient and more recent history.

 


Via David Connolly
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as many think that kingdoms, kings, queens, cultures die out they never do becasue they leave a legacy or their history and that never dies. and we give it life today by caring to know more in a respectful way. 

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Bahrain history slowly rises from sands

Bahrain history slowly rises from sands | ancient history | Scoop.it

More than 4,000 years ago, Dilmun merchants traveled from Mesopotamia to the Indus River, titans of trade and culture before rise of the empires of the Persians or the Ottomans

Over a millennia, the civilization that Dilmun created on the back of trading in pearls, copper and dates as far as South Asia faded into the encroaching sands. It wasn't until an excavation by Danish archaeologists in the 1950s that its past was rediscovered.

Now, with Bahrain in a deepening political crisis between its Sunni rulers and majority Shiite population, the connection to ancient Dilmun is one of the few unifying symbols on the island. It also is a rare and vivid look at pre-Islamic life in a region with few sites celebrating cultures before the time of the Prophet Muhammad.


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mesopotamia forms one part of all the ancient trading that has formed the negociations that all countries have till todays date. 

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Ryley Caron's curator insight, September 19, 2013 9:17 PM

This is amazing how these buildings are still standing, or what is left of them at least. They are so beautiful, but it is weird to see how much buildings have changed. In one of the pictures, you can the modern day buildings in the background of the ancient buildings.

Kasey Saeturn's curator insight, September 28, 2013 10:10 PM

Never have I heard in history of these Dilmun merchants. They sound like big travelers because who could know the distance from Mesopotamia and the Indus River and knowing that back then there were no cars the distance and time from could be months or even years of travel which is crazy because we get around so easily nowadays and even walking from close distances can be problematic to people of today.

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Preventing the Fall of Rome

Preventing the Fall of Rome | ancient history | Scoop.it

Although public ownership is surprisingly widespread, it can also be vulnerable to challenge. The fiscal crisis, and conservative resistance to raising taxes, has led some mayors and governors to sell off public assets. In Indiana, Governor Mitch Daniels sold the Indiana Toll Road to Spanish and Australian investors. In Chicago, then-Mayor Richard Daley privatized parking meters and toll collection on the Chicago Skyway and even proposed selling off recycling collection, equipment maintenance, and the annual “Taste of Chicago” festival.


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i believe that one can do things to prevent the fall of an empire, but those things are inevitable becasue the nation never seems to care as a whole about the prosperity and the rise and fall of the economy. like im pretty sure that has never mattered in history even though it might matter now still not to everyone.

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NOVA | Watering Ancient Rome

NOVA | Watering Ancient Rome | ancient history | Scoop.it
Peter Aicher, author of "Guide to the Aqueducts of Ancient Rome," marvels at the Romans' elegant civil engineering.

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because it was possible that the roman empire built aqueducts and had enough water supply they was able to manage an empire with many people at it's peak..they was able to create great building..that not many empires built..with a legacy till today..

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David Walp's curator insight, March 7, 2013 12:14 PM

Article about Roman Aqueducts

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In this Article, they explain the importance of way having aqueducts in the cities walls were a huge part for the cities.

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THE ORIGIN OF A MUSHROOM RELIGION IN THE NEW WORLD

THE ORIGIN OF A MUSHROOM RELIGION IN THE NEW WORLD | ancient history | Scoop.it
We know from the sacred texts called the Rig Veda that Soma was an intoxicating plant worshiped as both a god and holy beverage by a people who called themselves Aryans. The Aryans, who introduced their Soma religion into the Indus Valley civilization around 1600 B.C.,believed that sacrifices were necessary to keep the world in balance, which they believed were necessary. This balance was maintained through the acts of ritual sacrifice and the offering of a hallucinogenic drink called Soma, and Haoma among the ancient Persians of Iran. After closely examining the archaeological and historical evidence, we find many parallels between the ancient Vedic religion of East India, with the mythology and religion of the Americas.

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we tend to discover new things as technology advances so does our knowlegde on ancient history..we believe that certain cults took considered things to have god like powers. as this plant that was taken to give inmortality to rulers in the ancient times. i believe that we don't need more prove; this is certainly a myth these civilizations lives by.

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JFK holds complex place in black history

JFK holds complex place in black history | ancient history | Scoop.it
Not that many years ago, three portraits hung in thousands of African-American homes, a visual tribute to men who had helped black people navigate the long journey to equality.
There was Jesus, who represented unconditional hope, strength and love.
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everything we can rememeber or know a glimpse of how recent or how far away it might seem is considered to be history.. america has undergone a lot through out it's history to achieve the unification it has now.. humanity in America remembers our president John F Kennedy for what he did in the cooperation to liberate those who weren't as equal to others in the past.. and for that we are able to have the nation America is now for those men who though differently than most.

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Schliemann's Mycenaean Mummy ~ Powered By Osteons

Schliemann's Mycenaean Mummy ~ Powered By Osteons | ancient history | Scoop.it

Did you know that Heinrich Schliemann found a mummy at Mycenae in Shaft Grave V? Neither did I.



In this short referenced article, Prof. Killgrove explores the little known Mummy of Mycenae!

 


Via David Connolly
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one of the many mummies that has been found all through history was arranged similar to most in the past. we focus on such little things to learn about how history has formed and changed the way people praised the royal class this leader was ordanated with "gold ornaments like wildfire" around him I quote the arthur or the founder of this great mummy of his time. we learn how this incredible civilization gave its honor to its king with such gratitude and obedience that they had to honor him to cover him with a gold mask which has preserved some of his face over so many years. 

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Muslim Piracy Has a Long History - Allen B. West - AllenBWest.com

Muslim Piracy Has a Long History - Allen B. West - AllenBWest.com | ancient history | Scoop.it
Today we're reading captured Muslim pirates Miranda rights, but in 1798 we actually formed the US Navy to fight a war with them. Why don't we learn the lessons of history? Find 'em and kill 'em. They'll get the message.
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piracy has it's long history like many other things and we see that the world is corrupted all over, for one part africa the muslim pirates invade all the close seas and have been for a long time. and we try to alleviate the problem that has been ongoing for years and try to avoid those areas but maybe a stronger attempt has to be made. 

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Evidence Ancient Egyptians Used Metal Of Extraterrestrial Origin -

Evidence Ancient Egyptians Used Metal Of Extraterrestrial Origin - | ancient history | Scoop.it

It has now been confirmed that ancient Egyptians used metal of extraterrestrial origin when they produced some of their relics.


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throughout all of the excavation that has been made we tend to learn more about history even though more questions open up. we tend to formalize the answers so they become reiable sources. egyptians are believed to have recieved god-like gifts throughout their time. these metals that have no origin to our knowledge. 

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Nekia P.M.'s curator insight, October 19, 2013 2:45 AM

Interesting article on a theory of how

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Dagon, Dgn, Dagnu, Dagon, Dagana, Daguna, Dagan

Dagon, Dgn, Dagnu, Dagon, Dagana, Daguna, Dagan | ancient history | Scoop.it

Dagon is the Mesopotamian (Assyro-Babylonian) god of agriculture in Biblical times.

 

The god of farming was the father of no less than the king of gods, Baal Hadad, and was, insofar as the deity takes care of the crops, a fertility god.

 

Dagon is also associated with the Philistines, fertility, vegetation, and military strength...

 

The image of Dagon is a debated issue. The notion that Dagon was a god whose upper body was that of a man and the lower body that of a fish has been prevalent for decades.

 

This idea may stem from a linguistic error in translating a derivative of the Semitic 'dag.' The word 'dagan' actually means 'corn' or 'cereal'.

 

The name 'Dagon' itself dates back to at least 2500 BCE, and is most probably a derivative of a word from a dialect of the Semitic tongue.

 

This notion that Dagon was represented in iconography and statuary as part fish in Philistia proper is not supported entirely by coins found in Phoenician and Philistine cities.

 

In fact, there is no evidence in the archaeological record to support the theory that Dagon was thusly represented.

 

Whatever the image, a varying perception of Dagon developed around the Mediterranean...

 

Dagon, after he discovered corn and the plough, was called Arotrios, Philos of Byblos...

 

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Dagon as well as many other gods in ancient history are debatable that in which men make many assumptions till todays date.

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Review: The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing

Review: The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing | ancient history | Scoop.it

In summary, this book does an excellent job at getting readers to revisit their own perceptions of race, whether they consider themselves mixed race or not. The categorization and labels that we use to describe us have a confusing and sometimes bright,sometimes painful history that we need to share in order to have a brighter future. You will need your “thinking cap” on because the book uses college-level vocabulary and historical anecdotes, but your mind will be blown away by the complexity behind even the simplest answers involving identity, love, and society.


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over time many men have understood that America is made by all types of men and by all races and ethnicities. they have formed a great part in americas history both early and old history.

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