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BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: Gladiator: Dressed to Kill Game

BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: Gladiator: Dressed to Kill Game | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Prepare a gladiator for battle in the arena of death...

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Aerial viewing of Greece

Aerial viewing of Greece | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A breathtakingly beautiful virtual tour shot in high definition from a helicopter-mounted camera. Lifting off from Athens, you embark on a modern odyssey as varied and dramatic as Greek history, ex...
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Study finds modern relatives of Otzi alive and well in Austria

Study finds modern relatives of Otzi alive and well in Austria | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers from Innsbruck Medical University has found 19 modern humans living in Austria with the same genetic defect as the ice-man Ötzi, the APA News Agency is reporting.
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World's only surviving Bronze Age metropolis in Pakistan faces ruin - Telegraph

World's only surviving Bronze Age metropolis in Pakistan faces ruin  - Telegraph | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Archeologists say that 5,000 year-old city of Mohenjodaro, the world's oldest planned urban landscape, is being rapidly corroded by salt and could disappear within 20 years
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Austria finds Iceman's descendants

Austria finds Iceman's descendants | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Austria finds that 19 Tyrolean men are related to Oetzi, the 5,300-year-old Iceman whose body was found in the Alps in 1991.
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Prehistoric Female Artists Stenciled Their Hands - Archaeology Magazine

Prehistoric Female Artists Stenciled Their Hands - Archaeology Magazine | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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I bet women invented the wheel too - out of necessity

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Research suggests the Vikings may have been more social than savage

Research suggests the Vikings may have been more social than savage | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Academics at Coventry University have uncovered complex social networks within age-old Icelandic sagas, which challenge the stereotypical image of Vikings as unworldly, violent savages.
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Nothing much new here. Jorvik Viking Centre in York did this with their interpretation 20 years ago, and the recent TV series 'Vikings' showed their complex socio-political system.
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Catalyst: Ancient Writing - ABC TV Science

Catalyst: Ancient Writing - ABC TV Science | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Dr Graham Phillips reveals ancient secrets using 3D scanning technology
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Featuring Dr Jaye McKenzie-Clarke from Museum of Ancient Cultures Macquarie University, well known for her innovative work on Roman pottery in Pompeii.

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Replica of Tut’s Tomb Will Reopen in Luxor - Archaeology Magazine

Replica of Tut’s Tomb Will Reopen in Luxor - Archaeology Magazine | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Group Fights to Preserve Beirut’s Roman Heritage - Archaeology Magazine

Group Fights to Preserve Beirut’s Roman Heritage - Archaeology Magazine | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Roman Theater Unearthed at Interamna Lirenas | Archaeology | Sci-News.com

Roman Theater Unearthed at Interamna Lirenas | Archaeology | Sci-News.com | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have unearthed remains of a theater at the archaeological site of the Roman town of Interamna Lirenas, founded in the late 4th century BC.
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Early Modern Humans Arrived in Near East 42,000 Years Ago | Archaeology | Sci-News.com

Early Modern Humans Arrived in Near East 42,000 Years Ago | Archaeology | Sci-News.com | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
New radiocarbon dating on seashell beads found at Ksar Akil indicates that the earliest fully modern humans arrived in the Near East around 40,000 BC.
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Boom and Depression in Ancient Rome

Boom and Depression in Ancient Rome | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
The Augustan boom was partly the result of a heavy spending program.

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Huge Ancient Roman Shipyard Unearthed in Italy | Ancient Rome, Shipbuilding & Sea Ports | LiveScience

Huge Ancient Roman Shipyard Unearthed in Italy | Ancient Rome, Shipbuilding & Sea Ports | LiveScience | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A large Roman shipyard has been uncovered at Portus — the ancient port of Rome. Researchers have uncovered the remains of a massive building close to the distinctive hexagonal basin or 'harbor,' at the center of the port complex.

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Oops! Etruscan Warrior Prince Really a Princess

Oops! Etruscan Warrior Prince Really a Princess | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
An ancient Etruscan grave thought to hold the skeleton of a warrior and his bride may in fact hold the body of a princess and her consort. The royal mix-up reveals how easily modern and old biases can color the interpretation of ancient graves.
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Typical! Gender bias in archaeological interpretation. Nothing new.

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Ancient remains of an Etruscan princess were mistakenly identified as a warrior's skeleton.

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Homer's Ithaca: The famous Cave of the Nymphs in the Thirteenth Book of the Odyssey.

Homer's Ithaca: The famous Cave of the Nymphs in the Thirteenth Book of the Odyssey. | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Engendering Roman Military Spaces: Introduction

Engendering Roman Military Spaces: Introduction | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Dr Penelope Allison is best  known to Australians for her work on the spatial analysis of Pompeian houses.

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First Definitive Proof of a Comet Striking Earth Millions of Years Ago

First Definitive Proof of a Comet Striking Earth Millions of Years Ago | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A team of scientists has discovered the first definitive proof of a comet striking Earth millions of years ago.
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Glass in Tutankhamun's jewellery came from Earth's first known comet strike.

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Burials: Interpreting How People May Have Lived

Burials: Interpreting How People May Have Lived | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Burial sites excavated by archaeologists can provide vast amounts of information regarding how people may have lived. For example, one can observe the fashions worn by the deceased and sometimes their friends and family.
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Roman skulls washed down lost river

Roman skulls washed down lost river | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Archaeologists working with London's Crossrail project uncover 20 skulls believed to be from the Roman period.
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2500-Year-Old Horse Remains in Bulgaria Suggest Creatures Were Buried Upright* - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

2500-Year-Old Horse Remains in Bulgaria Suggest Creatures Were Buried Upright* - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Crete’s Long-Lived City of Eleutherna - Archaeology Magazine

Crete’s Long-Lived City of Eleutherna - Archaeology Magazine | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Research Examines How Aboriginal Australians Coped with Climate Change around 20,000 Years Ago | Archaeology | Sci-News.com

Research Examines How Aboriginal Australians Coped with Climate Change around 20,000 Years Ago | Archaeology | Sci-News.com | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A new study, reported in the Journal of Archaeological Science, explores behavior of Aboriginal Australians during the Last Glacial Maximum.
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