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Workhouse graves give up famine horror secrets

Workhouse graves give up famine horror secrets | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Almost two thirds of the 545 youngsters buried in the mass grave were under six while workhouse records show the mortality rate for babies under the age of two was four times higher than older children
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The Archaeology News Network: 135 artefacts transferred to Grand Egyptian Museum

The Archaeology News Network: 135 artefacts transferred to Grand Egyptian Museum | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Stunning Alexander-era statues found at ancient tomb

Stunning Alexander-era statues found at ancient tomb | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Two stunning female statues hold up the entrance to the biggest ancient tomb ever found in Greece.
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Uncovering Berenike: an ancient port on the Red Sea coast

Uncovering Berenike: an ancient port on the Red Sea coast | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have started to uncover an ancient Roman era ship's hull and an extensive animal burial ground at the site of an ancient Egyptian port

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Experience Nubia's curator insight, August 22, 2014 2:45 AM

Berenike was founded in the 3rd century BC by Pharaoh Ptolemy II (285-246 years BC). Initially, the port was used for shipments of African elephants. The ruler had decided to use these animals in battles against Egypt’s enemies, as access to the Indian elephant was cut off, so an independent source from Eastern Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia was needed. The city was also a refuge and place of temporary residence for seafarers, traders and the general public from the remotest corners of the world.

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Changing styles of Kimberley rock art tell a rich story of human life

Changing styles of Kimberley rock art tell a rich story of human life | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it

It's a special thing to be gazing at Kimberley art, painted thousand of years ago on a rock above where you now sit.


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Ten Noble and Notorious Women of Ancient Greece

Ten Noble and Notorious Women of Ancient Greece | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
There were, no doubt, many notable women in ancient Greece, but history books are usually silent on female accomplishments. According to the historian and novelist Helena P. Schrader, this is because, "Herodotus...
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Joy Kinley's curator insight, August 26, 2014 1:00 PM

Most histories of ancient Greece leave out womens contributions. 

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Real Paleo Diet: Ancient Humans Ate Snails

Real Paleo Diet: Ancient Humans Ate Snails | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Paleolithic early humans in Spain ate snails nearly 30,000 years ago, about 10,000 years earlier than other humans in the Mediterranean.
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The Hammer of Thor

The Hammer of Thor | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A new find from Denmark, a small rune inscribed amulet has confirmed that these particular items are really meant to represent Thor’s hammers

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GIS model tests Caesar's accounts of the Gallic Wars

GIS model tests Caesar's accounts of the Gallic Wars | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
According to Caesar's account of his Gallic Wars (58-51 BCE) over 250,000 Helvetii abandoned their territory in what is now northern Switzerland and attempted to relocate to Gaul

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Gummy mummies: Egyptians used a millennia-old embalming recipe

Gummy mummies: Egyptians used a millennia-old embalming recipe | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientific evidence has shown that prehistoric Egyptians experimented with techniques to preserve bodies around 4000BC, some 1,500 years before artificial mummification was believed…
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ARCHAEOLOGY - FULL STORY: How 'the world's oldest temple' changed history

ARCHAEOLOGY - FULL STORY: How 'the world's oldest temple' changed history | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
In Göbeklitepe, there was a mulberry tree and a naked woman… Is she the first woman in history? Is the black hole of belief under that tree?

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Chinese coin suggests 'early Aboriginal contact'

Chinese coin suggests 'early Aboriginal contact' | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
An old coin found on an island off the NT coastline may point to early trading between Aboriginal people and China.
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20 Latin Phrases You Should Be Using

20 Latin Phrases You Should Be Using | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Next time you spot a misbehaving child, or you want to seize the night rather than the day, you’ll have the perfect phrase at hand.
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Museum Plans to Restore Ancient Egyptian Throne Room

Museum Plans to Restore Ancient Egyptian Throne Room | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
The monumental restoration will bring pharaoh Merenptah's royal edifice into public view.
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Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Re-identification of Viking corpses has revealed that half of their warriors were female.
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The Ripper unmasked: DNA identify Britain's most notorious criminal

The Ripper unmasked: DNA identify Britain's most notorious criminal | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A shawl found by the body of Catherine Eddowes, one of the Ripper’s victims, has been analysed and found to contain DNA from her as well as the killer.
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First inhabitants of Arctic not related to the Inuit

First inhabitants of Arctic not related to the Inuit | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Genetic studies show a Palaeo-population who were the first people in the Arctic, survived without outside contact for over 4,000 years

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Apolline Project

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Official website of the Apolline Project, the multidisciplinary research project on the North Slope of Vesuvius. Archaeology, Volcanology, Palaeobotany beyond Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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2,800-Year-Old Zigzag Art Found in Greek Tomb

2,800-Year-Old Zigzag Art Found in Greek Tomb | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
The tomb, which also contains the remains of a possibly wealthy individual, was built when Greeks were colonizing the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. The pottery with zigzagging decorations is one example of art during the Geometric period.
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Neolithic farmers came to Europe by sea route

Neolithic farmers came to Europe by sea route | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
How Neolithic people found their way to Europe has long been a subject of debate. A recent study of genetic markers in modern populations may offer some new clues

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Ur of the Chaldees: a virtual vision of Woolley’s excavations

Ur of the Chaldees: a virtual vision of Woolley’s excavations | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Birger Helgestad, Project Curator, Ur Project, British Museum I am responsible for managing the digitisation of objects and archives for the Ur Project, a dynamic new collaboration between the Brit...

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Larkworthy Antfarm's curator insight, July 29, 2014 4:12 PM

So interesting to see clay objects side by side like this.

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Mummification started in Egypt '1500 years earlier than previously thought'

Mummification started in Egypt '1500 years earlier than previously thought' | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
The curse cast upon those who disturb an ancient Egyptian mummy may be a legend, but at times it felt very real to Sydney Egyptologist Jana Jones.
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Archaeology project to unearth Richard III’s favourite York friary

Archaeology project to unearth Richard III’s favourite York friary | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
AMATEUR archaeologists can get their hands dirty and help uncover Richard III's favourite York friary as part of the city's summer community archaeology project.

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UK DETECTOR NET's curator insight, August 12, 2014 3:32 AM
This might interest some of you - sounds like a great project.
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Moments in Time

Moments in Time | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Moments in Time is an interactive timeline presenting key events that occurred around the world between 650 and 1918 CE....
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Thank you ABCSplash and HTA Victoria.

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Andrea Taylor's curator insight, August 8, 2014 9:53 AM

Journey through world history