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Man Who Saved 669 Kids From Nazis Turns 105, Gets Beautiful Birthday Honor

Man Who Saved 669 Kids From Nazis Turns 105, Gets Beautiful Birthday Honor | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
The story of Sir Nicholas Winton is one of the most profound tales of humanitarianism that you've probably never heard.

After saving 669 children, most of them Jewish, from likely death at Nazi concentration camps at the onset of World War II, it...
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Who Owns The Santa Maria? Shipwrecks and the UNESCO 2001 Convention

Who Owns The Santa Maria? Shipwrecks and the UNESCO 2001 Convention | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Guest blog by Robert F. MacKintosh, PhD candidate at the University of Southampton
The announcement last Tuesday that the wreck of Christopher Columbus’ flagship the Santa Maria had potentially been...
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Ashmolean Museum; Sir Arthur Evans: Digital Knossos

Ashmolean Museum; Sir Arthur Evans: Digital Knossos | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Ancient Roman Military Camp Unearthed in Eastern Germany

Ancient Roman Military Camp Unearthed in Eastern Germany | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Site suggests Roman forces pushed farther east than historians believed
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One of 39 "Hitler albums" of looted Nazi art given to the National Archives in Washington

One of 39 "Hitler albums" of looted Nazi art given to the National Archives in Washington | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A photo album depicting troves of precious art works looted by the Nazis during World War II was donated Thursday to the National Archives, America's
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The work of the real Monuments Men.
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Stories set in stone reveal gems from the past

Stories set in stone reveal gems from the past | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A picturesque spot in Sydney is home to some stories literally set in stone and they are delighting archaeologists, historians and tourists alike with what they reveal.
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Egyptologists identify tomb of royal children

Egyptologists identify tomb of royal children | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Who had the privilege to spend eternal life next to the pharaoh? Close to the royal tombs in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings, excavations by Egyptologists from the University of Basel have identified the burial place of several children as well as other family members of two pharaohs.
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First Eurasians left Africa up to 130,000 years ago

First Eurasians left Africa up to 130,000 years ago | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Scientists have shown that anatomically modern humans spread from Africa to Asia and Europe in several migratory movements. The first ancestors of today’s non-African peoples probably took a southern route through the Arabian Peninsula as early as 130,000 years ago, the researchers found.
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Ancient Rome's tap water heavily contaminated with lead, researchers say - The Guardian

Ancient Rome's tap water heavily contaminated with lead, researchers say - The Guardian | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Tap water in ancient Rome, provided by its famous aqueducts, was contaminated with up to 100 times more lead than local spring water, researchers say.

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Three restored Pompeii domus unveiled - Lyfestyle

Three restored Pompeii domus unveiled - Lyfestyle | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
“Culture Minister Dario Franceschini was attracting Easter visitors by inaugurating three restoreddomus (houses) at the ancient archaeological site of Pompeii on Thursday.”
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Greece 3D_ Mycenae

A documentary about Ancient Mycenae in 3D stereoscopic type (you need red-cyan glasses). Mycenae (Greek Μυκῆναι Mykēnai or Μυκήνη Mykēnē) is an archaeologica...

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Robert Felix Lindley Jr.'s curator insight, April 12, 1:45 AM

Although in blurry 3D i enjoyed this video because it really goes in depth in the history of Mycenae, which is the topic we are and have been emphasizing on this week. I really like the images and graphics they show to illustrate Mycenae's founding as well as geography and architecture as well as pottery and weapons as well. Showing that this early Greek culture was actually quite advanced in their way of life.

Elena Victorero's curator insight, April 14, 11:42 AM

Did you know who were the Mycenae,? well ither your answer is yes or not this video could shed some light about this people who created a wealthy civilization until their demaise and further decay of Mycenae's  cities.

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Australian Story

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'Set in Stone' about Quinkan rock art on ABC's Australian Story 31 March. Good for teaching ancient Australia in Stage 4.

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Mummy X-rays let you peel its body to reveal insides - tech - 23 May 2014 - New Scientist

Mummy X-rays let you peel its body to reveal insides - tech - 23 May 2014 - New Scientist | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
High-definition scans uncover details of a mummy's health before death in a new exhibit at the British Museum in London
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The Hoax Archive: Archaeology Hoaxes

A collection of hoaxes throughout history, from the middle ages to the present.
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Want to smell like a Viking? Visit York launch Norse deodorant

Want to smell like a Viking? Visit York launch Norse deodorant | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
“For the man who doesn't have to try too hard… Norse Power. Photographs: Visit YorkIn Viking days, men were real men. And you could smell it a mile off. Mead, gore, sweat, animal meat, seawater and smoke were the typical odours of a 10th century warrior. And now you can smell just like that, thanks to Norse Power – a deodorant for men launched by Visit York today. Created in the 30th anniversary year of the Jorvik Viking Centre, the body spray was commissioned by the tourism agency to give the modern metrosexual male an idea of the aromas that abounded in the days of longships, long swords and even longer beards. "Historical research indicates that the Vikings were quite particular about personal hygiene, especially when compared to the Anglo Saxons," said Michelle Brown, Visit York's marketing manager "But even so, this only meant washing once a week, which by today’s standards isn’t exactly the height of cleanliness! "And for a Viking raider, who’d travelled hundreds of miles ove”
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"The other side of the medal: How Germany saw the First World War" opens at the British Museum

"The other side of the medal: How Germany saw the First World War" opens at the British Museum | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
As part of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War, the a href= http://www.britishmuseum.org target= _blank British Mus
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'Sir Arthur Evans, archaeologist, numismatist and British Museum trustee, organised a prize competition of £100 in 1916 for the best British medal about the Battle of Jutland. The winning design features in this exhibition'. 

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Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last Secret

Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last Secret | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Follow a team of pioneering scientists as they mummify the corpse of 61-year-old Alan Billis in an attempt to solve the 3000-year-old enigma of how the Ancient Egyptians were able to perfectly preserve their pharaohs.
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King Of Italy (1927) - YouTube

Item title reads: "King of Italy inaugurates new excavations in buried city of Pompeii where it is expected to discover a great new treasure home of ancient ...
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Hunters to Herders: Ancient Civilization Made Rapid Switch

Hunters to Herders: Ancient Civilization Made Rapid Switch | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A Neolithic people in what is now Turkey switched from hunting to farming and herding within a few centuries, according to an archaeological investigation of layers of settlement built on top of one another.
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Raising the Curtain: Excavating Shakespeare’s lost playhouse

Raising the Curtain: Excavating Shakespeare’s lost playhouse | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Immortalised in Henry V as ‘this wooden O’, the Curtain Theatre in Shoreditch was home to Shakespeare’s company of players until the completion of the Globe in 1599. Yet despite staging some of the...

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Were Ancient Romans poisoned by lead?

Were Ancient Romans poisoned by lead? | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Some historians argue that lead poisoning plagued the Roman elite with diseases such as gout, and may even have hastened the Empire's fall

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Sensors and satellites deployed to save Pompeii

Sensors and satellites deployed to save Pompeii | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Ground sensors and satellites will be deployed in a new bid to keep the ancient Roman city of Pompeii from crumbling following a series of recent collapses at the sprawling and long-neglected site near Naples.
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Archaeologists find remains of 21 German soldiers in a well preserved WWI underground shelter

Archaeologists find remains of 21 German soldiers in a well preserved WWI underground shelter | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A scene likened to Pompeii, the underground shelter was accidentally unearthed in Carspach with bodies of 21 German soldiers and personal effects.
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Ancient Roman cooking course inspires 2000 UB students to dine as Romans ... - UB News Center

Ancient Roman cooking course inspires 2000 UB students to dine as Romans ... - UB News Center | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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BUFFALO, N.Y.

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