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The Archaeology News Network: Visit the Vatican’s ancient catacombs with Google Maps tour

The Archaeology News Network: Visit the Vatican’s ancient catacombs with Google Maps tour | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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I did this tour in 2008 and the archaeology is brilliant.

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Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World

Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

The status of women in ancient civilizations was dictated by religion and position, rarely impacting the everyday lives of everyday female interactions.

 

For the vast majority of women in the Ancient world, daily life revolved around the home as caretakers of children or household managers. Historians that cite examples of powerful women usually rely upon exceptional females, often associated with religious rituals such as the Oracle at Delphi or Rome’s Vestal Virgins. Although the Mediterranean pantheon of goddesses reflects power and cult-following, their example inspired upper class women as well as men, as in the case of the cult of Isis. The lives of everyday women were scarcely affected.


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Cassandra Folkerth's curator insight, September 28, 2013 5:10 PM

Its interesting to think about how the role of women is based entirely on the religion adopted by that society. If one society has a female god I believe that socitey would have more respect for the female gender. But many societies are quite patriarichal, therefore having more respect for the man than woman. 

Sarah Kerr's curator insight, October 24, 2013 12:23 AM

This scoop gives some insight on what it was like to be a women in the Ancient Mediterranean World. First of all, women were seen as subservient to males, they were in charge of being caretakers of children and to take care of the home. This scoop goes into depth of the few women in ancient history who had a higher status in women kind by being included in things men were such as poetry, politics and relgious events.

Karina Moreno's curator insight, April 28, 2014 11:38 PM

I  find it unreal that a lot of history do not mention women nor in many regions they were consider a citizens.  Back then they should have realized that women were that made everything happen.  A population of people wouldn't have been possible with women giving birth and raising to create who we are today.

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Book review: History's Naughty Bits by Karen Dolby - Beverley Guardian

Book review: History's Naughty Bits by Karen Dolby - Beverley Guardian | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Beverley Guardian Book review: History's Naughty Bits by Karen Dolby Beverley Guardian Millennia later, 18th century archaeologists excavating the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum could barely move for overtly sexual art and erotic...

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Mass grave found at Durham World Heritage Site excavations

Mass grave found at Durham World Heritage Site excavations | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Durham University archaeologists have found the remains of a least 18 bodies at a dig on the City’s World Heritage Site, clear evidence of a mass burial

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David Connolly's curator insight, November 29, 2013 1:43 PM

Durham University archaeologists have found the remains of many more human bodies at a dig on the City’s World Heritage Site, providing clear evidence of a centuries-old mass grave. The number of bodies found has risen from four to 18.

Experts first thought they had uncovered remains of Durham Cathedral’s medieval cemetery, whose boundaries may have extended further than the present day burial site.

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Ancient erotic frescoes get makeover in Italy show

Ancient erotic frescoes get makeover in Italy show | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Naked artists posing as cavorting nymphs and satyrs star in a new exhibition that opened in Italy this week which features adapted images of some of the eye-catching erotic frescoes from the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.
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Vikings - Episodes, Video & Schedule - History.com

Vikings - Episodes, Video & Schedule - History.com | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Every Northman knows the tales of the great god Odin, who resides in Asgard alongside the other gods of Viking legend.
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Underwater Archaeology | The Museum of Underwater Archaeology | Shipwreck | Maritime

Underwater Archaeology | The Museum of Underwater Archaeology | Shipwreck | Maritime | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
The Museum of Underwater Archaeology contains exhibits submitted by underwater archaeologists and maritime historians from around the world
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Did fire kill off Australia's megafauna?

Did fire kill off Australia's megafauna? | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Australia was once home to gigantic reptiles, birds and marsupials, but sadly they’re no longer with us.
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Tiberius Used Quantitative Easing To Solve The Financial Crisis Of 33 AD

Tiberius Used Quantitative Easing To Solve The Financial Crisis Of 33 AD | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
The policy goes back a long way.
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ARCHAEOLOGY - Discovery of Bronze Age boiled brains in Kütahya shakes science

ARCHAEOLOGY - Discovery of Bronze Age boiled brains in Kütahya shakes science | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
‘The finding of preserved brains, which date back to the Bronze Age, is unique and precious, and will not only shed light on the brain activities of ancient people but also add to the knowledge of paleontology and forensics’...
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Norse Parliament Site Discovered in Scotland - Archaeology Magazine

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The queen and the sculptor

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French Egyptologist Alain Zivie, a visiting scholar at the Semitic Museum, told a Harvard audience of his discovery of the tomb of Thutmose, who he believes is the artist who created the iconic bust of Queen Nefertiti.
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Ancient Greeks: Spartan Invasion | History Channel Documentary

Zecharia Sitchin (July 11, 1920 -- October 9, 2010) was an Azerbaijani-born American author of books promoting an explanation for human origins involving anc...

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gives insight on spartan people and invasion.

 

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10 Movies That Rewrote History

10 Movies That Rewrote History | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Movies lie — especially when it comes to history
YouTube channel Alltime10s rounded up 10 films that took a few too many liberties when it came to historical facts.

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Pompeii Is Crumbling—Can It Be Saved?

Pompeii Is Crumbling—Can It Be Saved? | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Collapses highlight "critical" situation, but site is "absolutely safe for tourists."

Last month, part of a major wall came tumbling down in Pompeii, the ancient Roman city frozen in time by a f...

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Irish bog bodies ‘may have been victims of climate change’

Irish bog bodies ‘may have been victims of climate change’ | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
BBC documentary says high kings may have been killed to appease gods after bad harvests

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'Rude' Beyoncé banned from Pyramids by 'Egypt's Indiana Jones'

'Rude' Beyoncé banned from Pyramids by 'Egypt's Indiana Jones' | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
No-one keeps Zahi Hawass, the controversial archaeologist described as Egypt's Indiana Jones, waiting. Not even Beyoncé.
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Viking-age 'gold men' unearthed in Sweden - The Local

Viking-age 'gold men' unearthed in Sweden - The Local | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Swedish archaeologists have revealed a secret hoard of ancient trinkets including gold figures and Viking coins, with experts hoping the find will reveal more i
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Vengeance on the Vikings - Archaeology Magazine

Vengeance on the Vikings - Archaeology Magazine | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Mass burials in England attest to a turbulent time, and perhaps a notorious medieval massacre
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Persian silk in Viking burials – Archaeology News from Past Horizons

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The silk trade was far more comprehensive than we have hitherto assumed and recent research may change our perceptions of the history of the Norwegian Vikings.

After four years of in-depth investigation of the silk trade of the Viking Age, Marianne Vedeler, Associate Professor at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo has found that the Norwegian Vikings maintained trade connections with Persia and the Byzantine Empire through a network of traders from a variety of places and cultures who brought the silk to the Nordic countries.


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How did ancient Greek music really sound?

How did ancient Greek music really sound? | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Greek drama had music as well as words. Academics are bringing the sound back to life
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Archaeologists want you to solve this 1,200-year-old Pictish puzzle - NBC News.com

Archaeologists want you to solve this 1,200-year-old Pictish puzzle - NBC News.com | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
An online game will challenge computer users to solve an archaeological puzzle: how to put together thousands of stone fragments to...
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More Evidence For Crippling Bronze Age Drought - Archaeology Magazine

More Evidence For Crippling Bronze Age Drought - Archaeology Magazine | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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