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Sasanika - The History and Culture of Sasanians

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The Persian Wars is hugely influential, cited by 2,500 years’ worth of historians. Some argue, in… | Lucian Reblogs

The Persian Wars is hugely influential, cited by 2,500 years’ worth of historians. Some argue, in… http://t.co/8bBhwdfPEP

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Yangchen Lhamo's curator insight, February 27, 2014 4:06 AM

The Persian Wars is stated to narrates some of Western history’s important events. 

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Cambyses II, the Cat Throwing King of Persia - Fact Fiend

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The ancient Egyptians loved themselves some cats, so much so that just hurting one could result in you being stabbed to death

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This article about Cambyses II was pretty fascinating. Cambyses II used the beloved cats (by Eygptians) in the battle field while fighting against Egypt. Since the Eygptians loved cats to where hurting one of them could lead to death, in their culture, during battle they were too scared to harm these cats. Cambyses II used this "cat throwing" tactic to gain that advantage.

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Cyrus The Great

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Information from Cyrusthegreat.net


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This site gives us the information behind the leader, Cyrus the Great. It explains to us Cyrus' lifestyle, his religion, how he built and constructed him empire, how he died and also the legacy he left behind for future generations. Definitely gives you an overall view of who the man was.

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The Archaeology News Network: Rediscovering Ashoka

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Zoom to the code-breakers who decipher Ashoka's long lost message of compassion and religious tolerance from the granite slab. It speaks of a great treasure called Adholoka Maha-Chaitya, the Great Stupa of Nether or the Southern World.


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Yangchen Lhamo's curator insight, February 6, 2014 3:35 PM

The first inscribed portrait of the Mauryan Emperor were found and it was later shown by Kailash Rao. 

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Alexander the Great

Song: Alexander the Great Artist: IronMaiden Movie: Alexander I thought this was fitting. It's actually a very good song and I admire them for making it.HORRIBLE HISTORIES - Alexander The Great!!!!!!!!!! ; ]


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Ritual Music of Tibetan Buddhism

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Sacred Ceremonies - Ritual Music of Tibetan Buddhism Monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery Ten Tha (Like Clouds) Dham-Chen Choegyal (Kala-Rupa) Neten Chudurk (16 Arahat Prayers) Parchen Truk The...

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This site gives us a 70 minute video on the ritual music in Tibetan Buddhism. Useful information is preceded by every form of this art with a background on the meaning of the particular genre and gives us and understanding of the importance it has on Buddhist people.

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Scientists to study parasite eggs in Harappan graves - Times of India

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Scientists to study parasite eggs in Harappan graves
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PUNE: Archaeologists and scientists may soon find out who exactly the Harappans were, and trace their origin and biological connection with people outside the Harappan region.
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Kelsey Cherise Quates's curator insight, April 16, 2014 11:16 PM

Scientists are making remarkable progress uncovering the secrets to ancient civilization of Harappan. The DNA that they discovered as well will make the story and history of the city more known and even more wonderful.

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New evidence shows Harappan civilization not as peaceful as popularly thought

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They lived in well-planned cities, made exquisite jewelry, and enjoyed the ancient world's best plumbing.

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This article gives us an understanding of the sort of violence that was happening in the Harappan Civilization. First thought to be a peaceful place, is now getting another look at their reputation due to the recent findings of skulls that have been brutally damaged.

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Charlie Wittke's curator insight, February 6, 2014 4:43 PM

This sort of goes without saying, but this article gives evidence was a rather violent society and not the peaceful kind everyone thought it was.

Chase Lee's curator insight, February 8, 2014 1:29 AM

Apparently people were migrating from outside their major cities, into the cities. And in Harappan society women were powerful.Through studying the skeletons of the population they discovered that the Harappans were more violent then other civilizations in different arts of the world at that time.

Cynthia Munoz's curator insight, May 3, 2014 5:24 AM

Interesting content that gives a picture on how the Harappan civilization lives and what their cities looked like.

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Top 10 Roman Forts in Britain - HeritageDaily

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Top 10 Roman Forts in Britain
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The following is our view of the top ten roman forts in Provincia Britannia.
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This article is amazing. It will give you the top 10 Roman Forts in Britain. After reading all ten, I would say my favorite is #4. This fort is located at the British coast to raid of pirates! The early 3rd Century fort was integrated into a medieval castle later on.

 

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Ostia - Harbour City of Ancient Rome

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This website is dedicated to Ostia, the harbour city of ancient Rome. Here you will find information, or links to information, for professional archaeologists and historians, and for students of Roman archaeology and history.

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This article gives us interesting information about Ostia, Harbour City of Ancient Rome. This Archaologist gives us a tour of Ostia and basically creates a mental picture of how Ostia was created and successful ran as a legitimate city. He would let us in on evidence of how it was all made and maintain. Interesting stuff if you are able to grasp a picture.

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John Ward's curator insight, January 5, 2014 2:32 AM

Wonderful web site, well worth taking the time out to browse through.

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Mystery of Ancient Roman Sundial Deciphered Using Digital Modeling - History

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History Mystery of Ancient Roman Sundial Deciphered Using Digital Modeling History In the early years of the Roman Empire, the Roman Senate ordered the construction of a marble altar to commemorate an era of tranquility ushered in by the rule of...
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This article is about the misconception of the Alter of Peace was assembled to acknowledge September 23, which was Augustus' birthday. Unfortunately, with new technology, they found flaws which falsified previous evidence. The monument is built to have the sun directly centered on the tip, this date landed on October 9th.

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PARTHIANS; THE EMPIRE OF ARSACID DYNASTY | CAIS©

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After the invasion of Iran, lead by Alexander III of Macedonia, Iran became in a constant conflict between the Iranian traditional values and the Hellenistic way of life, between the oriental monarchy and city state, and between an economic system...
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The Power of Alexander the Great to Macedonian Queen Cleopatra VII

The beauty and power of Macedonian Queen Cleopatra VII (I favorited a @YouTube video http://t.co/4nZRfrWE The Power of Alexander the Great to Macedonian Queen Cleopa...)...

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Once again, here is a very informational video about Alexander the Great and all his accomplishments throughout his life of being one of the most influential leaders til this day. The video discusses the processes Alexander the Great goes through and also the trials and tribulations that he had to overcome. Great way to get the 101 on the life of Alexander the Great.

 

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Greco-Persian Wars: The Battle of Plataea

Zecharia Sitchin (July 11, 1920 -- October 9, 2010) was an Azerbaijani-born American author of books promoting an explanation for human origins involving anc...

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The battle of Plataea between Greco and Persia. I love visual details about history because I am a great visual learner and have a hard time painting a picture when it comes to history. This video gives a great description and also a great narrative on this particular battle.

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Engineering an Empire - The Persians - Part 1of5

The Persian Empire was one of the most mysterious civilizations in the ancient world. Persia became an empire under the Cyrus the Great, who created a policy...

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This is a modern day introduction of how the empires in Persia were believed to be constructed. The is one out of the five videos dedicated to this topic. In this video, we get a brief tour and description of the Persian empire, a great way to get a perspective of their culture and lifestyle.

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JERRY KITH's curator insight, February 26, 2014 10:18 PM

A tale on the ancient persians clever engineering capabilities. 

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Phoenician Alphabet, not greek (FOPO-YUNANISTAN) ALPHABET - YouTube

@Morpheas78 @BerniniSPQR #PhoenicianAlphabet, not #greek #FOPOY #alphabet http://t.co/H9S1DUZC4W http://t.co/agQ0a1bYSP

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This is a great video of the Phoenician Alphabet. This video gives us the "scoop" on basis of this origin of the alphabet and also shows us some examples of how to write using this form of characters. Great video to get the 101 of the Phoenician Alphabet.

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October: What is Ashoka? The million dollar question

Ashoka is "a day-by-day tutorial in how the world works, where the world is going -- and also in courage and values." 


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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, October 31, 2013 1:31 PM

Everyone experiences the power of Ashoka’s vision, an Everyone A Changemaker WORLD, in their own way. What does Ashoka mean in your life? How have you experienced it? Share your story in the comments and help us make it bright…

The Ashoka Community's curator insight, December 17, 2013 1:09 PM

Our story, told by our community.

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Alexander the Great [ushistory.org]

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This article starts off questioning Alexander the Great as really being great. Then goes on explaining his life of being a leader of a land that stretched out 3,000 miles and what he needed to do to accomplish the tasks/missions he needed to succeed in, in order to develop and retain he power as a born leader.

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Is the Harappan civilisation 2000 years older?

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Archaeologists from the Archaeological Survey of India have claimed that new carbon dates from recent excavations show the Harappan culture began around 2000 years earlier than previously thought...

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Harappans v. Aryans | JRMS Weissman

The first settlements in India were along the Indus River. We spent some time exploring Mohenjodaro, one of the early cities in the Harappan civilization. They thrived between 2300 BC.E to about 1700 BCE.
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This is an excellent and useful venn diagram drawing to understanding the differences in the Harappans and the Aryans. This is an easy method to compare and contrast these two settlements when preparing for a test.

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Andrea Arminguay's curator insight, February 7, 2014 10:09 PM

really helpful! it helps compare and contrast the Harrappans vs. the Aryans. this shows how this two cultures were different and what things they had in common.

Kelsey Cherise Quates's curator insight, April 16, 2014 11:29 PM

In my opinion these two civilizations weren't more special than the other one, they each had their unique way of living and populating. The Harappans were more economically built than the Aryans but they both had the same knowledge of how to survive and thrive. 

Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 7:37 PM

The first settlements in India were located along the Indus River.  Mohenjodaro was one of the early cities in the Harappan civilization.  They flourished between 2300 BC.E to about 1700 BCE.  The next civilization were the Aryans.

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Understanding vedic culture

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Generally, people have no idea about why they perform certain rituals. Srila Prabupadha explains the reasons for some rituals...


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This site gives us the basic knowledge in the Vedic Culture. It informs the reader of the background behind the reasoning of the beliefs and also explains in detail of why the people of this culture continue to live and breathe this culture.

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Great art, ancient history, high fashion, are packed into Rome's center - Charlotte Observer

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Great art, ancient history, high fashion, are packed into Rome's center
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Love, romance, and history are all woven into a tapestry that will create an unforgettable vacation in Rome.
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This site will help one find your way around Rome to explore ancient history, old artifacts, fascinating art, etc. Great thing about it, is that it gives you step by step directions on how to get there!

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London skulls reveal gruesome evidence of Roman head hunters - The Guardian

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The Guardian London skulls reveal gruesome evidence of Roman head hunters The Guardian There is evidence of head taking from across the Roman empire, including Trajan's column in Rome which shows clean shaven Roman soldiers presenting bearded...
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This is a crazy article about gruesome happenings in Roman history. People's head were getting chewed up by dogs! Some deaths for gladiators and criminals were done in front of an audience at the ampitheatre! Crazy stuff

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