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Chersonesus, Crimea, 2300-Year-Old Massacre

Chersonesus, Crimea, 2300-Year-Old Massacre | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Chersonesus , an ancient Greek colony founded approximately 2,500 years ago in the southwestern part of the Crimean Peninsula, known then as Taurica, was established in the 6th Century BC by settle...
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Abandoned Anchors From Punic Wars Found Near Sicily - Archaeology Magazine

Abandoned Anchors From Punic Wars Found Near Sicily - Archaeology Magazine | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Antiquity, Project Gallery: Triantaphyllou & Bessios

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'A mass burial at fourth century BC Pydna, Macedonia, Greece: evidence for slavery?' Antiquity Vol 79 No 305 September 2005

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Humans play role in Australia’s “angry” hot summer

Humans play role in Australia’s “angry” hot summer | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
 The research led by the University of Melbourne, has shown that global warming increased the chances of Australians experiencing record hot summers such as the summer of 2013, by more than five times.
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The Archaeology News Network: Volcanic eruption near Naples linked to Neanderthal extinction

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The Archaeology News Network: Concerns over changes to Aboriginal heritage sites

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Facsimile of the Eastern End of the Throne room of Ashurnasirlpal II

Facsimile of the Eastern End of the Throne room of Ashurnasirlpal II | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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The Greeks who worship the ancient gods

The Greeks who worship the ancient gods | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
The summer solstice is one of the most important dates in the calendar for many followers of ancient religions, and it's a special time for people in Greece who worship the country's pre-Christian gods.
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Mysterious Minoans Were European, DNA Finds : DNews

Mysterious Minoans Were European, DNA Finds : DNews | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
The ancient Minoans were genetically European, DNA study reveals.

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90th anniversary of the curse of Tutankhamen: How a modern myth was born

90th anniversary of the curse of Tutankhamen: How a modern myth was born | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Friday April 5 2013 marks the 90th anniversary of the death of the Egyptologist Lord Canarvon and the start of the mysterious curse of Tutankhamen.
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10 Crazy Archaeological Hoaxes

10 Crazy Archaeological Hoaxes They re-wrote the history book, but none of these 10 amazing archaeological discoveries were genuine. Music = Breeze Around Th...
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Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum: Ordinary people in extraordinary times

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum: Ordinary people in extraordinary times | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
What was life like in Roman Empire? The new exhibition at the British Museum will give visitors a unique opportunity to find out. Curator Paul Roberts explains his ambitious project to recreate a t...
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Ill-fated warrior needs some rest

Ill-fated warrior needs some rest | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Although it's been eight long years since he was exhumed from beside a bus shelter on the northern beaches, ''Narrabeen man'' has yet to find a final resting place.
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Ancient skull from NSW could rewrite history

Ancient skull from NSW could rewrite history | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A skull found in NSW may belong to a white man born in 1650 – long before the first arrival of Captain Cook.
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DOWNLOAD ARCHAEOLOGY TIMES MAGAZINE

DOWNLOAD ARCHAEOLOGY TIMES MAGAZINE | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Congratulations to these Egyptian scholars for producing this publication during times of such times of stress and political uncertainty.

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Vikings Deserved Their Fierce Reputation - Archaeology Magazine

Vikings Deserved Their Fierce Reputation  - Archaeology Magazine | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Quite the opposite interpretation to that which is presented at Jorvik in York and Dublinia in Dublin.

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The Mary Rose

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The Mary Rose - Henry VIII's warship. This page contains news, information and images covering the project to build a new museum for the Mary Rose.
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The Archaeology News Network: Large dinosaur bones found in Qld, Australia

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800 Years Of Human Sacrifice In Kent

800 Years Of Human Sacrifice In Kent | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
British Archaeology #131 (July/August) has a feature by Pippa Bradley that caught my interest.
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Space Archaeology: Alice Gorman at TEDxSydney

Alice Gorman is an archaeologist who specialises in the material culture of space exploration, from its origins in the 1930s through to the present. Her part...
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Tolkien 'curse ring' goes on display

Tolkien 'curse ring' goes on display | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
An ancient gold ring thought to have inspired JRR Tolkien to write The Hobbit goes on display at a Tudor house in Hampshire.

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How scary is that...   one ring to rule them all!

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Archaeologists believe Boudicca who battled Romans may be buried beneath McDonald’s restaurant in Birmingham

Archaeologists believe Boudicca who battled Romans may be buried beneath McDonald’s restaurant in Birmingham | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Archaeologists believe Iceni monarch who battled Romans may be buried beneath McDonald’s restaurant in Birmingham
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Displaying the Famous Political Dead

Displaying the Famous Political Dead | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

Preservation of a body is an interesting phenomenon, whether it be the evanescent embalming at a funeral home to prevent the body from decaying at the wake, or preservation for hundreds of years as is the case with Rosalia Lombardo in the Palermo catacombs. 

 

Embalming is a three-fold process of sanitation, presentation and presentation. While the process has ancient roots and is found throughout the world, the modern technique was not possible until the Civil War, when the high number of bodies needing to be shipped over distances necessitated research and led to Dr. Thomas Holmes discovering a method of arterial preservation.

 

This was later improved in 1867, the August Wilhelm von Hofmann discovered formaldehyde. Primarily it involves the replacement of fluids and blood with chemicals to prevent putrefaction.


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Displaying the Famous Political Dead - Katy Meyers