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8 Things You May Not Know About the Praetorian Guard - History

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8 Things You May Not Know About the Praetorian Guard
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These handpicked soldiers are most famous for serving as the sworn bodyguard of the Roman ruler, but they were also used as a Jack-of-all-trades force in the service of the Empire.
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Finding gems along the Aurelian walls, Rome's ancient ramparts

Finding gems along the Aurelian walls, Rome's ancient ramparts | Res Technicae | Scoop.it

Most visitors to Rome will come across the Aurelian walls framing the old city at some point during their sight-seeing. But not so many will consider these stunning ancient treasures a priority.  I would argue that these ramparts are a sight worth admiring and taking note of in themselves. A walk along the walls is also a lovely way to spend a morning in Rome, and there are several interesting churches and sights to discover on the way.[...]


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8 Really Geeky But Creative Ways To Use QR Codes At Home

8 Really Geeky But Creative Ways To Use QR Codes At Home | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
The plain-Jane QR code had a hi-tech beginning – Toyota used them in their manufacturing process for scanning automobile components. From there, QR codes have made the journey to even fashion ramps.

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I use these for scavenger hunts at school, I like the idea of using them at home as well.

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5 Gmail and Google Drive Updates you Missed Over the Summer (in animated gifs) | Google Gooru

5 Gmail and Google Drive Updates you Missed Over the Summer (in animated gifs) | Google Gooru | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
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BYU students master the classics - Daily Herald

BYU students master the classics - Daily Herald | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
BYU students master the classics
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One of the best ways to succeed in medical school or law school may not be in technology or science, but may be hidden in the past.
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EdTech Lingo Cheat Sheet

EdTech Lingo Cheat Sheet | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
Gamification, digital storytelling, virtual classrooms…it’s not easy to keep track of all of the new buzzwords in the booming edtech sector. At Boundless..
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Valens and the Battle of Adrianople (Hadrianopolis)

Valens and the Battle of Adrianople (Hadrianopolis) | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
Emperor Valens lost the Battle of Adrianople in the Eastern Roman Empire, in A.D. 378. The Battle of Adrianople was one of the crucial turns leading to the ultimate Fall of the Roman Empire.
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A Don’s Life: The goddess of Love: close up on Knidos

A Don’s Life: The goddess of Love: close up on Knidos | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
I'm writing from Istanbul airport to report back on my visit to the sanctuary of the goddess of Love at Knidos (as promised last week). The idea was to go and see whether the round building excavated there in the...
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Caligula's ancient hideaways - Telegraph

Caligula's ancient hideaways - Telegraph | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
Mary Beard heads south from Rome towards Capri in search of Caligula’s imperial holiday villas.
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BBC Two - The Mystery of Rome's X Tomb

BBC Two - The Mystery of Rome's X Tomb | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
Unlocks the secrets of a tomb containing over 2,000 bodies in the catacombs of Rome.
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Our Global Kitchen • From Livia Drusilla’s table (summer, AD 10): Eggs...

Our Global Kitchen • From Livia Drusilla’s table (summer, AD 10): Eggs... | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
From Livia Drusilla’s table (summer, AD 10): Eggs in Pine Nut Sauce


A traditional meal in Livia Drusilla’s day (she was the wife of Augustus Caesar) began with eggs.
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BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, Romulus and Remus

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, Romulus and Remus | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Romulus and Remus, the foundation myth of Rome.
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Virtual Reality Is Ready to Manipulate Your Memories

Virtual Reality Is Ready to Manipulate Your Memories | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
Virtual reality has far greater potential than just movies and games. It can provide deep, emotional experiences that impact or manipulate the human psyche.
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Did the Romans invent nanotechnology? 1,600-year-old jade green goblet glows red because of silver and gold particles in the glass

Did the Romans invent nanotechnology? 1,600-year-old jade green goblet glows red because of silver and gold particles in the glass | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
Glass from the Lycurgus Cup was put under a microscope and scientists found the Romans had impregnated it with particles of sliver and gold.
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Heaney's parting words revealed - Independent.ie

Heaney's parting words revealed - Independent.ie | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
Nobel laureate and poet Seamus Heaney's last words to his wife were "do not be afraid", one of his sons has revealed at his funeral.
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Last words texted in Latin... noli timere.

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7 Indispensable Apps for Creating Books with your Students ...

7 Indispensable Apps for Creating Books with your Students ... | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning · Home · All categories · All Resources · Posters · iPad Resources · Teacher Guides · YouTube 4 Teachers · Teacher Tools · Free Downloads · Advertise ...
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Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
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Drought unearths Roman discoveries

Drought unearths Roman discoveries | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
A rare Roman fort and marching camp and scores of Iron Age farmsteads and forts are discovered in Wales by aerial archaeologists during the hot summer.
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Solving the mystery of the crab and other tales of ancient coins at the Boston MFA

Solving the mystery of the crab and other tales of ancient coins at the Boston MFA | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
The stories behind some ancient Greek and Roman coins from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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Tiny town of Liqian moves to capitalise on legend it is descended from lost Roman legion

Tiny town of Liqian moves to capitalise on legend it is descended from lost Roman legion | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
ANCIENT ROME may have lost a legion, but modern China has found a tourism bonanza: a desert town full of blond haired, blue-eyed Chinese residents claiming to be descended from an historic military disaster.
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Ancient gold workers were crooks as well as craftsmen

Ancient gold workers were crooks as well as craftsmen | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
As long as the history itself there have been scammers passing off plate as the real thing. NBC reports.
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In Ancient Rome, Children’s Shoes Were a Status Symbol

In Ancient Rome, Children’s Shoes Were a Status Symbol | Res Technicae | Scoop.it
From a trove of ancient Roman footwear, a rethinking of military life
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