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Alexander Defeats The Persians, 331 BC

Alexander Defeats The Persians, 331 BC | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
Eyewitness account of Alexander the Great's decisive victory over King Darius III.
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Andrea Arminguay's curator insight, March 1, 2014 1:07 AM

this interesting article tells all the story when alexander the great defeats the persians . It must have been hard because they had a big empire.

elizama ramirez's curator insight, March 7, 2014 1:53 AM

Alexander the Great started the war with the persians in 334 BC. Winning the war was a victory for Alexander. He was able to protect his Empire from invaders. 

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Persepolis

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Persepolis is the Greek name (from perses polis for 'Persian City') for the ancient city of Parsa, located seventy miles northeast of Shiraz in present-day Iran. The name Parsa meant 'City(...)
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Parsa, or as the Greeks called it, Persepolis and its founding under Darius, as well as Xerxes's contributions to the city are discussed in this article.

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Art of the Persian Empire - Smarthistory

Art of the Persian Empire - Smarthistory | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
Art history essay on the art of the Persian Empire.
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Persian are and tolerance are covered in this article on Ancient Persia

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Classical Chinese Poetry

This page is for Doctor Wheeler's literature students. It provides information concerning Chinese literary genres, poetry, philosophy, and history.
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This article discusses the Shih Ching, one of Ancient China's earliest examples of poetry.

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History of Machu Picchu

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The Citadel of Machu Picchu is as we know today this fortress from the Inca Empire whose ruins date from the 1300 DC. However, Old Mountain, as its translation indicates, comes from the indigenous language Quechua. This native language is still being used in some villages in the southern part of the country, where this city is well known as the greatest Machu Picchu.
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10,000 B.C.: Clovis and Folsom Periods

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Paleo Indians, or stone age Indians, during the Clovis and Folsom periods are discussed.

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Ancient DNA Ties Native Americans From Two Continents To Clovis

Ancient DNA Ties Native Americans From Two Continents To Clovis | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
The skeleton of an infant buried more than 12,000 years ago in Montana held the genetic key.
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This article discusses the Clovis culture and DNA extracted from boy who died over 12,000 years ago.

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KALIBANGAN - ANCIENT MOUND | ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA JAIPUR CIRCLE

KALIBANGAN - ANCIENT MOUND | ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA JAIPUR CIRCLE | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
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This article talks about the ancient Citadel at Kalibangan in India. Archeologists discovered an early Harappan settlement underneath the citadel.

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The Seven Wonders of Egypt

The Seven Wonders of Egypt | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
Great Pyramids and Sphinx The very fist list of wonders created by Herodotus in the 5th Century BC had the pyramids on the list. In 2,500 years, not much has changed. The Great Pyramids and the Giza Complex are still one of the most impressive sights in the world. The pyramids are from the Upper [...]
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BURIAL PRACTICES, AFTERLIFE, & MUMMIES | Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America

BURIAL PRACTICES, AFTERLIFE, & MUMMIES | Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America and offers school tours and expeditions to explore Egypt's ancient mysteries right here in San Jose, California
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This article discusses the ancient burial practices of Egypt and showcases The Rosicurcian Egyptian Museum collection in San Jose.

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

Giza Secret Revealed: How 10,000 Pyramid Builders Got Fed | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
A newly discovered catering-type site fed 10,000 pyramid workers a day, with lots of meat.
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We all know it took a lot of manpower to build Egypts pyramids. This article discusses how the workers were fed.

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Vanished Persian Army Said Found in Desert : DNews

Vanished Persian Army Said Found in Desert : DNews | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
Vanished Persian army said to have been found in dessert. Learn more about the vanished Persian army in this article.
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Discovery of a 2500 year old missing Persian army discussed by Herodotus in his Histories may have been found buried in the sands of western Egypt

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Japanese History

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elizama ramirez's curator insight, March 7, 2014 1:58 AM

It is very impressive how each part of the world had their own fights and wars against eachother in order to take over. This did not only happen to the Romans nor to the Natives or Egyptians. Japan has been able to maintain in their territory.

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Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
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Shang and Zhou Dynasties: The Bronze Age of China | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Shang and Zhou Dynasties: The Bronze Age of China | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
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This article discusses the bronze mold casting method utilized during the Shang Dynasty period in China.

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Ancient Mesoamerican Architecture

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Material from NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) sponsored institute on the Maya World. Pictures of various ancient Mayan sites, such as PalenqueTikal, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Bonampak, Yaxchilan, etc. Also, institute programand participant list.
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Fabulous images of Mesoamerican architecture.

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India's Ancient Art - National Geographic Magazine

India's Ancient Art - National Geographic Magazine | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
From the January 2008 issue of National Geographic magazine. Fifth-century painters created stunning murals in dim man-made caves. A gifted photographer brings them to light.
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Indian History: Lothal - The Port and Business Hub of ancient India

Indian History: Lothal - The Port and Business Hub of ancient India | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
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This article discusses the ancient port city of Lothal which had one of the earliest docks known to man. Lothal trade practices and its fall to the Aryans in late 2400-2300 B.C.E. are also covered.

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Giza Pyramids Hold Pharaohs' Ancient Secrets -- National Geographic

Giza Pyramids Hold Pharaohs' Ancient Secrets -- National Geographic | Ancient Civilizations | Scoop.it
Learn about the Pyramids at Giza, read an article, and see photos from National Geographic.
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This article duscusses the Giza plateau pyramids and covers who built them and for what reason.

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Ziggurat

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This article covers just what a Ziggurat is as well as when and where they were built.

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