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Today in history: Nov. 26, 2013 - Daily Herald

Today in history: Nov. 26, 2013 - Daily Herald | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Today in history: Nov. 26, 2013
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In 1943, during World War II, the HMT Rohna, a British transport ship carrying American soldiers, was hit by a German missile off Algeria; 1,138 men were killed.

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It's incredible to think of all of the impacting things that have happened on the same day throughout years....who would had thought that so many things coud of happened on Nov. 26 of every year since the making of this country.

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Santa Maria della Vittoria; Rome, Italy

Santa Maria della Vittoria; Rome, Italy | Ancient History | Scoop.it

Santa Maria della Vittoria is a quaint, beautiful, Baroque church in Rome, Italy. Although it hosts the famous Ecstacy of Saint Teresa, by Bernini, you will not find this church on any tourist map. There is a cloud of disgust, if you will, amongst the patrons of the church. Most Italian church members will not even discuss its content, quite the scandal. Despite the buzz around the piece, this church is spectacular! 


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I would love to figure out the story behind this church. Sadly, I don't have the money now to go to Rome and I have no idea when I'll ever leave this side of the hemisphere.

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Howard Carter and Tutankhamun - a picture from the past

Howard Carter and Tutankhamun - a picture from the past | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Harry Burton's photograph of the Egyptologist Howard Carter examining one of the most famous archaeological discoveries in history (RT @BecomeGrace: King Tut's discovery #history "Howard Carter and Tutankhamun - a picture from the past"
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It is true that King Thut's character has had an impact on our pop culture. It's crazy to think that this tomb was discovered 91 years ago today!!

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Twitter / History_Pics: German U-Boat washed ashore ...

Twitter / History_Pics: German U-Boat washed ashore ... | Ancient History | Scoop.it
German U-Boat washed ashore on the beach in Hastings, England, on its way to France. 1919 http://t.co/uATRPRz3iA
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Beautiful picture!!And shocking event if I would of been there but it shouldn't be coming up on my sccoops because all of my tags are about ancinet history....

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Scientific evidence and native oral history tells us the same story

Scientific evidence and native oral history tells us the same story | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Hundreds of years ago when Onkwe:honwe (Indigenous) people had complete domain over this continent they commonly did one thing from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. They burned it.
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History has proven how very unkind the settlers were with the Native Americans and even today many still are. Fracking has not proven to have many positive outcomes and it still effects many Native Americans because most are still in the West and Mid-West.

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The Secret History of the World: As Laid Down by the Secret Societies: Mark Booth: 9781590200315: Amazon.com: Books

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My brother bought one of these books about the secret socities and I've never read it because they just seem like conspiracies

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The History of Philosophy, from 600 B.C.E. to 1935, Visualized in Two Massive, 44-Foot High Diagrams

The History of Philosophy, from 600 B.C.E. to 1935, Visualized in Two Massive, 44-Foot High Diagrams | Ancient History | Scoop.it
The history of philosophy tends to get mightily abbreviated. The few philosophy professors I know don’t have much truck with generalist “history of ideas”-type projects, and the discipline itself encourages, nay, requires, intensive specialization.
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This is the best I can find so far with Ancient History. Everything else has to do with social media articles and I hav edited the keywords many times

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5 free things to do and see in Rome, from ancient roads to modern architecture - Montreal Gazette

5 free things to do and see in Rome, from ancient roads to modern architecture - Montreal Gazette | Ancient History | Scoop.it
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5 free things to do and see in Rome, from ancient roads to modern architecture
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ROME - Some of Rome's attractions are among the best-known spots on Earth.
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It's awesome to know that there are at least 5 free things I can do in Rome, but when em I ever going to fly there??? I mean how am I going to afford an airplane ticket to Italy??

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History and Archaeology news – Tutankhamun's replica tomb to be re-erected in Luxor.

History and Archaeology news – Tutankhamun's replica tomb to be re-erected in Luxor. | Ancient History | Scoop.it
(ahramonline) Replica tomb to be installed beside former residence of discoverer Howard Carter on Luxor's west bank. A committee administering Egypt's antiquities decided Tuesday to re-erect a dism...
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I would love to see the process of how this replica is being made

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Constantine the Great - The Roman Emperor Constantine I

Constantine the Great - The Roman Emperor Constantine I | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Constantine the Great of Constantine I was the first Christian emperor of the the Roman Empire.

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As one of the more well known leaders of Europe, Constantine was known for uniting the fragmented Roman empire and uniting it (on his death bed) under the banner of a relatively new religion: Christianity.

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Twitter / History_Pics: Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg ...

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Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, one of the most important speeches in U.S. history, 150 years ago today http://t.co/yC5ix6ptLv
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To me 150 years isn't very much. I feel like the civil war was something that wasn't too long ago. I guess it must be because racial discrimination is still happening.

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Twitter / HofDemocrats: History Throwback! 44 years ...

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History Throwback! 44 years ago on this day, Apollo 12 launched its mission to the Moon. #tbt #WeBeatRussia http://t.co/S7z8BSqMY5
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I always hear that the moon landing was a conspiracy and I somethimes I think that it reallly makes sense....I mean it was during the cold war and the U.S really wanted to beat Russia

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Hey professor Kaatz, how long were dinasours extinct before the first people appeared in southwest Asia?

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Incursion in the Buried History: the Plague and the Rats

Incursion in the Buried History: the Plague and the Rats | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Plague is an infectious disease and is caused by a bacterium called ‘’Yersinia Pestis’’. The main culprits of disease transmission to humans are rats (black rat, brown rat of the channel, Norwegian rat) because of fleas.
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I was never taught this partof history in any of my years of school. I feel like I learned the most by reading this article.

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What is the proper terminology for Dia de los Muertos?

What is the proper terminology for Dia de los Muertos? | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Dear Mexican: I was surprised, on a trip to Mexico earlier this month, to find the holiday referred to as just "Día de Muertos," whereas in the States, I've only heard it referred to as "D&iacu...

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I am Mexican but I've lived here in the U.S all of my life. Since I was little the pronounciation for Day of the Dead has always been "Dia de LOS muertos." I don't know too much about the history of this tradition but I know its been around for long. Maybe the Chicanos are worng for putting LOS in the phrase of "Dia de muertos"

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, October 23, 2013 8:50 PM

Dear Mexican: I was surprised, on a trip to Mexico earlier this month, to find the holiday referred to as just "Día de Muertos," whereas in the States, I've only heard it referred to as "Día de los Muertos." I'm curious as to why there's a difference north/south of the border. Do Chicanos include the "los" so that it better matches up with the English translation? Do Mexicans use the phrase so often that the "los" has just fallen by the wayside? Is "los muertos" actually more grammatically or historically correct, and the phraseology's been preserved in the remote reaches of New Spain? In Spanish, do you actually need the "los," or does the word "muertos" effectively include the article? I've asked friends, but no one seems to know the reason for the difference; knowing your love of etymology and history, I was hoping you could give me a definitive answer.

La Catrina

Dear Gabacha: Now, let's not put any blame on those mongrelizing Chicanos, one of whom (Michael Orozco) just helped the U.S. soccer squad save Mexico's ass from World Cup elimination by scoring a goal in Uncle Sam's Army's epic 3-2 triumph over Panama. Both "Día de los Muertos" and "Día de Muertos" have been used in Mexico since the sixteenth century, though I notice that Chicano yaktivists and their fresa cousins have begin to prefer the latter, most likely because they feel that too many gabachos now know about the holiday and prefer to use something they won't understand — kind of like how Mexicans began using gabacho once gringos started calling themselves gringos, you know? Both are technically right: "Día de Muertos" is the literal translation for All Souls' Day, the Catholic holiday from which Mexico's veneration of its faithful departed is partly derived (notice how it's not called "All of the Souls Day," even though that makes more sense). On the other hand, the day before Día de los Muertos, All Saints' Day, is almost universally known in Mexico as Día de Todos los Santos (which literally translates as "Day of All of the Saints") instead of Día de Todos Santos.

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Secret location of King Herod's tomb remains buried in history - NBCNews.com

Secret location of King Herod's tomb remains buried in history - NBCNews.com | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Secret location of King Herod's tomb remains buried in history
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Secret location of King Herod's tomb remains buried in history. Tia Ghose LiveScience. Facebook Share on Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; GooglePlus; Email.
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Is it possible that his tomb wil not be found because something is now buried over it?

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Center students learn history from first-hand accounts

By JUDY SHERARD


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Students at The Learning Center went outside the textbook Thursday hearing first accounts of historic events.
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What exactly do they mean by first accounts? I sure wish I would learn from a primary source instead of a textbook.

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Kevin Kaatz's comment, October 5, 2013 10:28 PM
We have a primary textbook for our class--it is the one I made. You can find the link on the syllabus!
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The New World Order - A 6000 Year History - NEW FREE HD MOVIE

(100 MINUTES) UFOTV®, accept no imitations. Posted by permission only! Now presenting a detailed and complete 6000 year history of the New World Order and th...
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Can 6000 years worth of history really be explained in a 1 hour and 42 minute film? I would really like to watch this when I am not scooping articles.

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Syria’s strategic medieval treasures may be casualties of war

Syria’s strategic medieval treasures   may be casualties of war | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Archaeologists worry that medieval castles and citadels, whose ancient strategic importance abides in Syria’s civil war, may now fall victim to airstrikes, shelling and other forms of 21st-century warfare, despite having withstood ancient armies...

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