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Cleopatra and Antony's Children Rediscovered : DNews

Cleopatra and Antony's Children Rediscovered : DNews | World Civilizations | Scoop.it
An Italian expert identified a sculpture in a museum as depicting the twin children of Cleopatra and Mark Antony.
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The Achaemenid Persian Empire (550–330 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Achaemenid Persian Empire (550–330 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | World Civilizations | Scoop.it

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This article discusses the rise of the Achaemenid Empire in ancient Persia.

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The Seleucid Empire (323–64 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Seleucid Empire (323–64 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | World Civilizations | Scoop.it
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The rise of the Seleucid Empire and its battles with Rome are discussed in this article

 

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Ancient Chinese Jades: The Liangzhu Culture | Explore and Learn | Freer and Sackler Galleries

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Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

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This article discusses the burial mound of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang.

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Olmec Civilization

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The mysterious Olmec civilization prospered in Pre-Classical (Formative) Mesoamerica from c. 1200 BCE to c. 400 BCE and is generally considered the forerunner of all subsequent Mesoamerican cultures(...)
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Palenque: Maya City of Temples

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The ruins in Chiapas, Mexico, hold intricate reliefs that tell much about Maya history.
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Ancient Maya Architecture

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The Ancient Maya were talented builders whose temples and palaces are still standing thousands of years after being constructed.
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Mayan city architecture: Temples, Palaces, Ball Courts, and homes are discussed.

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Indian town sees evidence of ancient tsunami

Indian town sees evidence of ancient tsunami | World Civilizations | Scoop.it
The residents of Poompuhar, India, have often wondered about the legends of a once powerful ancient city being "swallowed by the sea." In the wake of last month's tsunami, however, they think they know.
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History Vijayanagara Empire - History Of Ancient, Medieval And Modern India.

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The city of Vijayanagara in the Deccan in South East India was at its peak from the mid 14th century to mid 17th C.E. This article discusses it founding, literature, architecture, and decline.

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Tour Egypt :: Who Were the Hyksos

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Who Were the Hyksos
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This article covers the origins of the Hyksos, their dynasty in Egypt, and acculturation between the two societies.

 

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ARCHEOLOGY iii. SELEUCID AND PARTHIAN – Encyclopaedia Iranica

ARCHEOLOGY iii. SELEUCID AND PARTHIAN – Encyclopaedia Iranica | World Civilizations | Scoop.it
Seleucid period: very few monuments from this period have been discovered in Iran, and probably none from the time of Alexander the Great.
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Neolithic Period in China | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Neolithic Period in China | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | World Civilizations | Scoop.it
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Emperor Qin's Terra Cotta Army - National Geographic

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Read about the tomb of China's First Emperor, Qin, and his terra-cotta army, in this article from National Geographic.
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The Terra Cotta Army of Emperor Shi Huang Di was buried with him to accompany him into the afterlife.

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Banpo Neolithic Culture 半坡文化

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The Banpo Village is a settlement established between 5000 BC to 4000 BC. It is part of the Yangshao Neolithic culture.
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This article discusses China's Neolithic Yangshou culture at Banpo and the ongoing archeological excavations there.

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Mayan Civilization, Ruins and Culture in Central America

Mayan Civilization, Ruins and Culture in Central America | World Civilizations | Scoop.it
Mayan Civilization and Culture Mayan ruins and sites marking the Maya’s fascinating ancient civilization and culture dot the Central America countryside in Belize, Mexico and Guatemala.  While Mayan civilization and culture date back well into BC times, many Mayan ruins and sites were only
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Mayan Government, Religion, Culture, and Science are discussed

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Vittala Temple | Hampi. India!

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This article discusses the Vittala Temple in Hampi. Built in the 15th century and considered to be a form of Vishnu, the monumental architecture is absolutely stunning.

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Harappan Civilization: ca. 3000-1500 BC

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This article discusses the ancient India city of Harappa, its trade practices, its agriculture, and its art.

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Ancient Egypt - Temple of Amun at Karnak

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