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Acropolis Virtual Tour

Acropolis Virtual Tour | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

The Virtual Tour of the Acropolis is an interactive website that allows various aspects of the historical site to be explored in a unique way. It consists of high-resolution gigapixel images and panoramas of the four main monuments - the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike - as well as a detailed photographic representation of the inner and outer ancient walls surrounding the hill, all accompanied by historical information and a descriptive map.

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What Rome's Arch-Enemies Wore Into Battle

What Rome's Arch-Enemies Wore Into Battle | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Naval archaeologists think they've found the only example of armor from Carthage to survive the destruction of the city-state by Rome in 146BC. The helmet, recovered from the site of the Battle of the Egadi Islands, northwest of Sicily, is dramatically different from the Celtic style worn across Europe, popularly known [...]
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Commemorating Augustus

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19th August 2014 will mark the bimillennial anniversary of the death of the first Roman emperor, Augustus. The Commemorating Augustus project, led by Dr. Penny Goodman from the University of Leeds, takes this opportunity to think about Augustus’ legacy across the two thousand years which have passed since his death, and to look at what…
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Convict life in The Rocks, Sydney

Convict life in The Rocks, Sydney | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Discover in this audio file what life was like for the convicts who first arrived in Sydney. Associate Professor Grace...
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19th century women’s prison excavated

19th century women’s prison excavated | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
FIRST ON 7: One of the oldest surviving buildings in Brisbane has been uncovered. Eammon Atkinson reports.
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Stonehenge Game | English Heritage

Stonehenge Game | English Heritage | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Testing the stonehenge education game
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11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now

11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
As the world marks 70 years since the launch of a mission which ultimately led to victory over Nazi Germany during World War Two, these powerful before and after pictures show the true horror and heroism on a day that changed the world. On June 6, 1944, Allied soldiers descended on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day, in an operation that marked the beginning of the end of a devastating six-year conflict.
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Digs uncover reformative work colonies

Digs uncover reformative work colonies | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
EXCAVATIONS of the Toodyay and York convict hiring depots in WA’s Wheatbelt has confirmed that there were stark differences between convict systems in...
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Wearable submarine to hunt for 2000-year-old computer - tech - 04 June 2014 - New Scientist

Wearable submarine to hunt for 2000-year-old computer - tech - 04 June 2014 - New Scientist | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Like an underwater Iron Man, a diver will fly around the wreck of an ancient Greek ship later this year, looking to shed light on the Antikythera mechanism

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2014 | St Andrews expert solves royal and ancient puzzle | University of St Andrews

2014 | St Andrews expert solves royal and ancient puzzle | University of St Andrews | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
University of St Andrews - Scotland's first University
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Skeleton 180: A potential victim of the Norman Conquest

Skeleton 180: A potential victim of the Norman Conquest | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A skeleton found in East Sussex as part of the excavation of a medieval hospital in Lewes 20 years ago has opened a window into the time of the 1066 Norman invasion of England

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David Connolly's curator insight, May 25, 3:55 AM

Value in re-appraising skeletal material.   It was a dead cert...  the Battle of Lewes was bloody and people died from exactly the wounds exhibited here, the burials were in a medieval cemetery, therefore... stands to reason the skeleton was from the battle...   Wrong!

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Mummy X-rays let you peel its body to reveal insides - tech - 23 May 2014 - New Scientist

Mummy X-rays let you peel its body to reveal insides - tech - 23 May 2014 - New Scientist | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
High-definition scans uncover details of a mummy's health before death in a new exhibit at the British Museum in London
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The Hoax Archive: Archaeology Hoaxes

A collection of hoaxes throughout history, from the middle ages to the present.
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Gruesome reminders of a terrible tragedy

Gruesome reminders of a terrible tragedy | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Two bits of burnt and blackened human bone just found during our current archaeological investigations at Williams & Griffin site by Colchester High Street are very rare and gruesome reminders ...
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Warrnambool's early history unearthed as archaeologist surveys former Beaurepaires site

Warrnambool's early history unearthed as archaeologist surveys former Beaurepaires site | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
REMNANTS of colonial Warrnambool have been uncovered as development of a new government building gets under way along Raglan Parade.
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TrowelBlazers

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Archaeologists uncover WWI soldiers 100 years on - Telegraph

Archaeologists uncover WWI soldiers 100 years on - Telegraph | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
French archaeologists unearth the remains of First World War soldiers who were killed almost 100 years ago on Friday
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Mystery Surrounding Lost Army of Persian King Cambyses II May Have Been Solved | Archaeology | Sci-News.com

Mystery Surrounding Lost Army of Persian King Cambyses II May Have Been Solved | Archaeology | Sci-News.com | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Prof Olaf Kaper may have solved what happened to the 50,000-man army of Persian King Cambyses II in the Egyptian desert around 524 BC.
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Ned’s Corner dig discovery offers diet clues

Ned’s Corner dig discovery offers diet clues | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A LA TROBE University archaeological dig on Ned’s Corner Station has found evidence that Aboriginal people in the area were eating large numbers of river mussels and aquatic snails to supplement their diet as south-eastern Australia emerged from the last glacial period 15,000 years ago.
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The Archaeology News Network: Cerveteri's Etruscan city of dead set to wow visitors

The Archaeology News Network: Cerveteri's Etruscan city of dead set to wow visitors | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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GIS technology verifies Caesar and Helvetii history

GIS technology verifies Caesar and Helvetii history | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
AN INTERNATIONAL team is using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) modelling to assess Julius Caesar’s account of his war with a Celtic tribe. Accord...
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These Are The World's Oldest Trousers

These Are The World's Oldest Trousers | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
3,000 year-old horsemen had style!

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Battered pot found in Cornish garage unlocks Egypt excavation secrets

Battered pot found in Cornish garage unlocks Egypt excavation secrets | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Pot sheds light on the work of archeologist Flinders Petrie whose finds scattered across the world in the late 19th century
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Man Who Saved 669 Kids From Nazis Turns 105, Gets Beautiful Birthday Honor

Man Who Saved 669 Kids From Nazis Turns 105, Gets Beautiful Birthday Honor | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
The story of Sir Nicholas Winton is one of the most profound tales of humanitarianism that you've probably never heard.

After saving 669 children, most of them Jewish, from likely death at Nazi concentration camps at the onset of World War II, it...
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Who Owns The Santa Maria? Shipwrecks and the UNESCO 2001 Convention

Who Owns The Santa Maria? Shipwrecks and the UNESCO 2001 Convention | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Guest blog by Robert F. MacKintosh, PhD candidate at the University of Southampton
The announcement last Tuesday that the wreck of Christopher Columbus’ flagship the Santa Maria had potentially been...
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