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Digging on the Dark Side of Vesuvius

Digging on the Dark Side of Vesuvius | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Archaeologists are uncovering new finds on the northern slopes of the infamous volcano.
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Retronaut - 1700s: Angelique du Coudray’s fabric womb

Retronaut - 1700s: Angelique du Coudray’s fabric womb | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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An archaeological first: sixteen severed hands found buried in ancient Egyptian city

An archaeological first: sixteen severed hands found buried in ancient Egyptian city | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
It's a grisly find, but an unprecedented one, as well. Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed 16 severed hands, buried in four pits throughout the ancient city of Avaris. Interestingly, if you're looking for left hands, you're out of luck; every one of the newly discovered meathooks is a righty.
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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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Roman Mysteries & Western Mysteries: Ten Things Romans Used for Toilet Paper

Roman Mysteries & Western Mysteries: Ten Things Romans Used for Toilet Paper | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Great Gouda! World's oldest cheese found - on mummies

Great Gouda! World's oldest cheese found - on mummies | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
A paper just out reports 3,800-year-old cheese, the world's oldest, that was laid in lumps on the neck of a mummy excavated in western China.
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Unknown Mummy Examined in Germany - Archaeology Magazine

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Gladiator School Discovery Reveals Hard Lives of Ancient Warriors

Gladiator School Discovery Reveals Hard Lives of Ancient Warriors | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have mapped an ancient gladiator school, where the famed warriors lived, trained, and fought.
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Saving the Villa of the Mysteries - Archaeology Magazine

Saving the Villa of the Mysteries  - Archaeology Magazine | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Beneath the surface of Pompeii's most famous house
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Hollywood’s Pompeii Gets History Mostly Right, but Takes Some Geologic Artistic License [Video]

Hollywood’s Pompeii Gets History Mostly Right, but Takes Some Geologic Artistic License [Video] | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
The makers of the new disaster film went to extensive lengths to accurately portray the city and the eruption, with mixed success
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Movie Trailers on MSN Movies

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Watch the latest movie trailers from MSN Movies.
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'Pompeii' trailer.

Actors and director talk about how everyone strove to stick to historical detail and make it as authentic as possible. We'll see....

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Teachers TV: Ancient Greece: A Cross-Curricular Approach

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10 interpretations of who started WW1

10 interpretations of who started WW1 | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
The arguments over who started World War One have raged since the first shots were fired.
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Oxford Archaeology - 'Given to the Ground': A Viking Age Mass Grave on Ridgeway Hill, Weymouth

Oxford Archaeology - 'Given to the Ground': A Viking Age Mass Grave on Ridgeway Hill, Weymouth | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Down Pompeii: emergency meeting called after collapses in ancient city

Down Pompeii: emergency meeting called after collapses in ancient city | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Collapse of tomb wall and supporting arch prompts Italy's culture minister to summon officials
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Kathryn Hunt, Unlocking Cancer's Ancient Past

Kathryn Hunt, Unlocking Cancer's Ancient Past | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Archaeologist and cancer survivor Kathryn Hunt is on a personal quest to unearth cancer's evolution through the ages - which might help us fight the disease today.
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2010 article on Herculaneum sewers by Sarah Court and Domenico Camardo.

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Roman Mysteries & Western Mysteries: How to Make a Stola

Roman Mysteries & Western Mysteries: How to Make a Stola | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Mungo Man is a physical reminder of the need for Indigenous recognition

Mungo Man is a physical reminder of the need for Indigenous recognition | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
On the 40th anniversary of the unearthing of Mungo Man, his discoverer speaks of that special day and how it changed his view of Indigenous Australia
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Gladiator Training Camp | National Geographic Channel

Gladiator Training Camp | National Geographic Channel | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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Scholars Map Gladiator School in Austria - Archaeology Magazine

Scholars Map Gladiator School in Austria - Archaeology Magazine | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
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200-Year-Old Vaginal Syringe Found Under New York's City Hall

200-Year-Old Vaginal Syringe Found Under New York's City Hall | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
While sifting through a 19th century trash heap buried below Manhattan's City Hall Park, archaeologists discovered a vaginal syringe used for douching.
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The Palatine Hill and Propaganda: the House of Augustus | The American Institute for Roman Culture

The Palatine Hill and Propaganda: the House of Augustus | The American Institute for Roman Culture | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
This year is a big Augustus anniversary; 2000 years since the death of the first Roman emperor, Augustus. Born Gaius Octavius, he was the great-nephew and adopted son of Julius Caesar. After Caesar’s death in 44BC, when Octavian was nineteen, his rise to power saw him eventually acclaimed Emperor by the Senate with the title “Augustus” in 27BC. Behind the creation of the first Emperor was a manipulation of legend, religion, and geography to put any spin doctor to shame.

For example, Virgil’s “Aeneid”, an epic poem describing the tribulations of Aeneas, son of the goddess Venus and claimed by Octavian as his ancestor, was written for Augustus; it was for him that Titus Livy wrote his “History of Rome”, providing the back-story to the “Golden Age” of Augustus.

Which brings us to geography. Throughout the Roman Republic, the Palatine had been Rome’s Upper East Side, and aristocratic Octavian had been born on its slopes. As Republic became Empire, the hill ceased to be a reside
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The Egyptian Uprising and the Future of Antiquity: An Interview with Zahi Hawass

The Egyptian Uprising and the Future of Antiquity:  An Interview with Zahi Hawass | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
For years Zahi Hawass was a superstar among Egyptologists and one would say, archaeologists in general.  Even those who weren’t archaeologists or in related fields were familiar with him.  Not only...
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Lupercalia: The Romantic Holiday Before Valentine's Day | Latin Language Blog

Lupercalia: The Romantic Holiday Before Valentine's Day | Latin Language Blog | Teaching history and archaeology to kids | Scoop.it
Read and Learn about the strange "Love" holiday of the Ancient Romans.

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