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10 Surprising Facts About Magellan’s Circumnavigation of the Globe — HISTORY Lists

10 Surprising Facts About Magellan’s Circumnavigation of the Globe — HISTORY Lists | Early Western Civilization | Scoop.it
Explore 10 little-known aspects of one of naval history’s most legendary—and deadly—voyages.
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History 101: Western Civilization I

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Explore 'prehistory,' including the last Ice Age and population migrations, as you start History 101: Western Civilization I, an online course from Education Portal. Successive video lessons address the history of ancient civilizations, including Greece and Rome, and introduce numerous historical figures, from Homer and Plato to William the Conqueror and Henry the VIII. You'll examine various myths and religions and see how art and technology influenced different societies. With so much information to absorb, the self-assessment quizzes that accompany each video will prove a valuable way to measure your mastery of each topic.

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This is the best place I've found to start learning about ANY topic in early western civilization. If you are looking for it....it is here in awesome bite sized chunks.

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Remains of 'End of the World' Epidemic Found in Ancient Egypt

Remains of 'End of the World' Epidemic Found in Ancient Egypt | Early Western Civilization | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have uncovered the human remains of an epidemic in Egypt so terrible that one ancient writer believed the world was coming to an end. The researchers also found a giant bonfire where many of the plague victims were incinerated.
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Stone Age skull fished out of North Sea

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Science, Weird - A human skull dating back to the Middle Stone Age was fished from the seabed near the North Sea coast, according to archaeologists working with the province of Noord Holland. The well-preserved skull fragment is estimated at 9,500 years old, and was part of the head of an adult male, the researchers said. - archeology, Castricum, Haarlem, House of Hilde, Maasvlakte 2, Netherlands, Noord Holland, North Sea, Port of Rotterdam, Rob van Eerden, Rotterdam, Welgeleden, Zuid-Holland
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What if the Americas Were Connected to the Old World?

What if the New World had always been connected to the Old World? How would this have affected world society and the Americas?

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What if America Was Never Colonized?

What if Europeans never colonized America? America as in North and South America. What if the Plague never wiped out the native population? How would native nations form, and how would the continent change? Here is one scenario.

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Animated Hero Classics: Joan of Arc

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The Dark Ages(Part 8): The Greatest King

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Excerpt from the History Channel "Dark Ages" documentary that talks about Charlemagne

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Engineering an Empire: Greece

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Engineering an Empire: Egypt

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Silk Road

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The Silk Road, or Silk Route, is a series of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East by linking traders, merchants, pilgrims, monks, soldiers, nomads, and urban dwellers from China to the Mediterranean Sea during various periods of time.

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Explore maps, timeline, art and music of the Silk Road.

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Zenobia and the Roman Empire | Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Podcast

Zenobia and the Roman Empire | Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Podcast | Early Western Civilization | Scoop.it

Some authors have described Zenobia, a queen of Palmyra, as a second Cleopatra. She was a "warrior queen" who conquered Egypt and challenged Rome.

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Hypatia of Alexandria | Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Podcast

Hypatia of Alexandria | Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Podcast | Early Western Civilization | Scoop.it
Hypatia was one of the earliest female mathematicians and astronomers -- though she wasn’t the very first, she was among the greatest. At the time of her murder, she was the foremost mathematician and astronomer in the West – possibly in the world. 
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Avicenna | Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Podcast

Avicenna | Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Podcast | Early Western Civilization | Scoop.it

You may never have heard of him, but Avicenna was one of the first, and probably the most influential, Islamic philosopher-scientists. He’s listed among the great philosophers in Dante’s Inferno and is mentioned in the prologue to the Canterbury Tales. 

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The Ancient Egyptian invention that made everything else possible

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At the dawn of civilization, settlers on the Nile River made use of an everyday material to do something amazing
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The Silk Road: Connecting the ancient world through trade - Shannon Harris Castelo - YouTube

With modern technology, a global exchange of goods and ideas can happen at the click of a button. But what about 2,000 years ago? Shannon Harris Castelo unfolds the history of the 5,000-mile Silk Road, a network of multiple routes that used the common language of commerce to connect the world's major settlements, thread by thread. 

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What if the Black Death Wiped Out Europe?

The Black Death is figured to have wiped out to 30 to 60% of Europe's population, and it wiped out about 200 million people worldwide. Not only that, but it caused a massive shift in Europe's religious and political populations, changing the continent forever. But what if the plague had never let up? What if it devastated Europe just like smallpox did the Native Americans? How would Europe had been affected? This is one theory.

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What if the Mongol Empire Never Fell?

What if the largest empire in Asia's history never fell? How would that affect the world? This is one scenario. 

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What if the Mongol Empire Never Existed?

What if the largest land Empire ever never existed? What if the Mongol Empire Never Existed? What if the Mongol armies didn't invade China, Iran, the Middle East, Russia and even Poland? How would the world change from this lack of world changing events? Not surprisingly, a lot.

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BBC Documentary: THE BLACK DEATH

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Engineering an Empire: The Byzantines

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Engineering An Empire: Rome

Engineering An Empire: Rome (History Documentary) See the engineering feats that brought Rome to power in the ancient world. From Julius Caesar and the end o...
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What if...the Roman Empire never fell?

What if...the Roman Empire never fell? | Early Western Civilization | Scoop.it
What if the Roman Empire never collapsed and stayed a massive empire not just in the ancient world, but in today's world? How would this effect global events and the history of civilization?
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Why Do We Use Gold As Money? A Chemist Explains..

Why Do We Use Gold As Money? A Chemist Explains.. | Early Western Civilization | Scoop.it
The periodic table lists 118 different chemical elements. And yet, for thousands of years, humans have really, really liked one of them in particular: gold. A chemist explains.
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Who was the real Robin Hood? | Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Podcast

Who was the real Robin Hood? | Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Podcast | Early Western Civilization | Scoop.it

Robin Hood-style characters have been showing up in literature since the 14th century. Historians disagree about whether there was any truth to the legend, and we're wondering: Was Robin Hood real, and if so, who was he?

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Boudica: Warrior Queen | Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Podcast

Boudica: Warrior Queen | Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Podcast | Early Western Civilization | Scoop.it
Boudica was a queen of the Iceni who staged either a successful rebellion against the Romans or a massacre, depending on who’s talking. 
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How Michelangelo Worked | Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Podcast

How Michelangelo Worked | Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Podcast | Early Western Civilization | Scoop.it

As a painter and a sculptor, Michelangelo became famous within his own lifetime. But who exactly was this artist, and what compelled him to create his masterpieces? Listen in as Katie and Sarah explore the life of Michelangelo in this podcast.

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