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6500-year-old Aboriginal heritage junked for KFC outlet

6500-year-old Aboriginal heritage junked for KFC outlet | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

One of Australia's most significant Aboriginal heritage sites in Newcastle was deliberately destroyed so that a KFC outlet could be built over the top. 

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Archaeology News : King Croesus's golden brooch to be returned to ...

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Archaeology Press Releases and Archaeological News : For thousands of years it lay underground, part of the buried treasure of the legendarily wealthy King Croesus. But since being illegally excavated in the ...
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Virtual Autopsy of Mummy Reveals Clues About 5500-Year-Old Murder Mystery

Virtual Autopsy of Mummy Reveals Clues About 5500-Year-Old Murder Mystery | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Medical DailyVirtual Autopsy of Mummy Reveals Clues About 5500-Year-Old Murder MysteryMedical DailyThe ancient Egyptian mummy officially named the Gebelein Man, nicknamed Ginger by the countless visitors who have seen him over the past century...

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Gabriel Rodriguez's curator insight, January 17, 2014 9:30 PM

I think it's cool how we can analyze a mummy and be able to know he was murdered.  This happened thousands of years ago yet we have such insight into what happened in that time period.  I'm sure "Ginger" can rest a little better knowing he has his life story cotinuing today.

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ΔΕΑΜ Portal: Virtual Exhibition

ΔΕΑΜ Portal: Virtual Exhibition | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

Excellent visuals of artefacts (especially pots and sculptures) for teaching ancient Greek history and archaeology.

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Great British archaeological discoveries abroad - Telegraph

Great British archaeological discoveries abroad - Telegraph | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
From Tutankhamun to the palace of Knossos: many of the world's most amazing archaeological discoveries have been made by the British.

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GIRL MUSEUM- Celebrating Girlhood Worldwide

GIRL MUSEUM- Celebrating Girlhood Worldwide | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Home of Girl Museum Inc. dedicated to celebrating girlhood worldwide.
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Herculaneum’s Ruins Are Revived by Philanthropy

Herculaneum’s Ruins Are Revived by Philanthropy | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Herculaneum, despite having Pompeii as its neighbor, has become a textbook case of successful archaeological conservation.
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Ancient Roman Giant Found—Oldest Complete Skeleton With Gigantism

Ancient Roman Giant Found—Oldest Complete Skeleton With Gigantism | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
It's no tall tale—the first complete ancient skeleton of a person with gigantism has been discovered near Rome, a new study says.

 

At 6 feet, 8 inches (202 centimeters) tall, the man would have been a giant in third-century A.D. Rome, where men averaged about 5 and a half feet (167 centimeters) tall. By contrast, today's tallest man measures 8 feet, 3 inches (251 centimeters).

Finding such skeletons is rare, because gigantism itself is extremely rare, today affecting about three people in a million worldwide. The condition begins in childhood, when a malfunctioning pituitary gland causes abnormally growth.


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Education Programs - Museum of Ancient Cultures - Macquarie University

Education Programs - Museum of Ancient Cultures - Macquarie University | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Secondary School Ancient History Programs

The Museum of Ancient Cultures offers Education Programs for years 7, 11 and 12 in Ancient History in line with the NSW junior and senior Ancient History syllabuses. Other secondary school years can be accommodated if teachers are offering their students special programs in school. Schools attend our education programs from all over NSW and the ACT.

The programs are conducted by the Museum's Education Officers who are trained educators. Their skills, talents and subject specialties are matched to suit the requirements of the programs on offer.

The program is offered either In-House or as an Away Program.

The content of these programs can be tailor-made to suit the needs of the individual schools or can be organised along more general lines to meet school requirements.

Information about the education programs available at the Museum of Ancient Cultures...
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Archaeologists discover Thracian golden jewelry | World news | The Guardian

Archaeologists discover Thracian golden jewelry | World news | The Guardian | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered bracelets with snake heads, a tiara with animal motifs and a horse-head piece in a hoard of ancient golden artefacts unearthed during excavations at a Thracian tomb in the north of country. The artefacts have been dated to the end of the fourth or the beginning of the third century BC. They were found in the biggest of 150 ancient tombs of the Getae people, a Thracian tribe that was in contact with the Hellenistic world. The hoard also yielded a golden ring, 44 female figure depictions and 100 golden buttons.

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'Helmut' the mammoth found near Paris

'Helmut' the mammoth found near Paris | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

French archaeologists have uncovered a rare, near-complete skeleton of a mammoth in the countryside near Paris, alongside tiny fragments of flint tools suggesting the carcass may have been cut into by prehistoric hunters. 

 

The suggestion is this is clear evidence of interation between neanderthals and this large animal, which rather than being hunted and killed has been butchered after death.   They feel the cause of death is drowning.


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Henry VIII's court recreated at Buckingham Palace art exhibition

Henry VIII's court recreated at Buckingham Palace art exhibition | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
The politics and personalities that dominated King Henry VIII's court are recreated in a new exhibition at Buckingham Palace.
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Home of The Virtual Egyptian Museum - King Padibastet's Tomb

Home of The Virtual Egyptian Museum - King Padibastet's Tomb | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Museum with Egyptian and Mediterranean antiquities previously unavailable to the public.
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Pictures: Oldest Pharaoh Rock Art Rediscovered in Egypt

Pictures: Oldest Pharaoh Rock Art Rediscovered in Egypt | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Rare pictures of what may be Egypt's founding king, Narmer, have been found near Aswan a century after their first discovery.

 

This ancient rock picture near Egypt's Nile River was first spotted by an explorer more than a century ago—and then almost completely forgotten.

 

Scientists who rediscovered it now think it's the earliest known depiction of a pharaoh.

 

The royal figure at the center of the panel wears the "White Crown," the bowling pin-shaped headpiece that symbolized kingship of southern Egypt, and carries a long scepter. Two attendants bearing standards march ahead of him; behind him, an attendant waves a large fan to cool the royal head. A hound-like dog with pointed ears walks at the ruler's feet. Surrounding the king are large ships, symbols of dominance, towed by bearded men pulling on ropes.


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» Remembering Sir Flinders Petrie TaborBlog

» Remembering Sir Flinders Petrie TaborBlog | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

So who dyed his hair? He was 89 years-old and his hair and beard were white when he died.

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Canterbury Archaeological Trust – Why history is a load of rubbish: All about stratigraphy (and useful rubbish)

Canterbury Archaeological Trust – Why history is a load of rubbish: All about stratigraphy (and useful rubbish) | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

Canterbury Archaeological Trust: Largest professional unit working in Kent archaeology.Questions are set out in a hierarchy of difficulty and visuals show complexity of artefact deposition.

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Vatican Museum - Gregorian Egyptian Museum

Vatican Museum - Gregorian Egyptian Museum | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

Virtual tour of Egyptian collection in the Vatican Museum. Features Romano-Egyptian sculptures from Hadrian's Villa including Antinoos as Osiris.

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A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome - Ray Laurence

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Welcome to the world of Lucius Popidius Secundus, a 17-year old living in Rome in 73 AD. His life is a typical one of arranged marriages, coming-of-age festivals, and communal baths. Take a look at this exquisitely detailed lesson on life of a typical Roman teenager two thousand years ago.

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Welcome to the world of Lucius Popidius Secundus, a 17-year old living in Rome in 73 AD. His life is a typical one of arranged marriages, coming-of-age festivals, and communal baths. Take a look at this exquisitely detailed lesson on life of a typical Roman teenager two thousand years ago.

Lesson by Ray Laurence, animation by Cognitive Media.


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A light-hearted but informative video of a day in the life of a teenage Roman boy. Gives an interesting insight into the differences and similarities of ancient society to modern day life.

Amanda Chadwick's curator insight, August 20, 2014 10:15 PM

teenage life in ancient rome

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Pompeii

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This page collects the following materials, resources and links related to the study of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and the other settlements buried by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79. These are par...
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archaeology tattoos | The Loom | Discover Magazine

archaeology tattoos | The Loom | Discover Magazine | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

Tatoos inspired by things archaeological.

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Nicholson Museum - Sydney University Museums - The University of Sydney

Nicholson Museum - Sydney University Museums - The University of Sydney | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

This is the education program I started in 1993 and it's still going strong.

 

A range of options are available, from general introductory tours of the collection for Year 7 groups to specialised HSC tours. We also offer tours of the Quadrangle on the University of Sydney’s Camperdown campus and provide a glimpse of university life for students. Tours can be organised to coincide with other on-campus activities such as Science Alliance and Marketing and Student Recruitment tours.

For Stages 4-5 students we can provide introductory sessions to help get students interested in history, culture and art. The focus is on discovery, with an emphasis on an awareness of context and developing skills to read material culture. A range of worksheets are available upon request. Stage 6 students are given intensive sessions on subjects related to HSC courses, with a focus on analysis and interpretation of evidence.

 

Also programs for primary students.

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Archaeology News : The Last of the 'True Vikings'? An Insight into ...

Archaeology News : The Last of the 'True Vikings'? An Insight into ... | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Archaeology Press Releases and Archaeological News : Recent excavations carried out by Canadian archaeologist Patricia Sutherland may have further complimented our knowledge of Norse exploration into the New World.
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Remember Me | Australian War Memorial

Remember Me | Australian War Memorial | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

On exhibition 2 November 2012 until 31 July 2013 at the Australian War Memorial

The small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines. For much of the First World War it was a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme. Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt tells the story of how one enterprising photographer took the opportunity of this passing traffic to establish a business taking portrait photographs.

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Bringing history to light... - Institute of Nautical Archaeology

Bringing history to light... - Institute of Nautical Archaeology | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

The mission of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology is "to fill in the gaps of history and provide answers to challenging historical questions through the study and examination of the vessels that have traveled the world's waterways for millennia, carrying people and cargo, and making possible the widespread exchange of ideas, innovation and invention."

Lot to explore here, with projects ranging from Mongol Fleets to Pirate Ships. 

Choose the Our Blogs section to catch up with the latest.  !

 

 


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