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Ancient Roman History Timeline

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Provides a chronological history of Ancient Rome with extensive links to internet resources.

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The descriptions of what is accurate and what is false in the movie Gladiator is especially helpful.

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Augustus's rooms open for first time in Rome - The Local.it

Augustus's rooms open for first time in Rome - The Local.it | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Channel News Asia Augustus's rooms open for first time in Rome The Local.it The houses on Rome's Palatine hill where the emperor lived with his family are re-opening after a 2.5 million euro ($3.22 million) restoration to mark the 2,000 anniversary...
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It is hard to imagine that a house (ok, a palace) from 2,000 years ago is something that we can visit today.

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Chinese City Launches Special Lane for Cellphone Addicts

Chinese City Launches Special Lane for Cellphone Addicts | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
If you’re tired of walking behind someone who’s trudging along as they text, has this Chinese city got the sidewalk for you.
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So is this lane for those who text and walk or for those that want to avoid them?

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A century on and a sonar blip: has navy found WWI submarine? - Sydney Morning Herald

A century on and a sonar blip: has navy found WWI submarine? - Sydney Morning Herald | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
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A century on and a sonar blip: has navy found WWI submarine?
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I don't even want to imagine what it would have been like to serve on a submarine or U-boat in WWI.

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Sir John Franklin: Canada finds fabled ship from doomed 19th-century expedition - Sydney Morning Herald

Sir John Franklin: Canada finds fabled ship from doomed 19th-century expedition - Sydney Morning Herald | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald Sir John Franklin: Canada finds fabled ship from doomed 19th-century expedition Sydney Morning Herald Ottawa: Canadian explorers have found the wreck of one of two ships lost in the 1845 Franklin expedition to Canada's...
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Why is it important to find a shipwreck from more than a century ago?  This particular ship is part of an almost mythic expedition and finding it will help seperate myth from fact.

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Stunning Alexander-era statues found guarding ancient tomb in Amphipolis ... - ABC Online

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Stunning Alexander-era statues found guarding ancient tomb in Amphipolis ...
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Stunning Alexander-era statues found guarding ancient tomb in Amphipolis, Greece. Updated September 08, 2014 11:53:41.
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With the intricate statues guarding the tomb, this would have been an important person from the time of Alexander the Great.  Most experts believe that Alexander the Great was buried in Egypt but since no tomb has been located could this be his?

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Beating, starvation and murder – childhood was tough in ancient times

Beating, starvation and murder – childhood was tough in ancient times | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
#Science #News Beating, starvation and murder – childhood was tough in ancient times: If you think that smacki... http://t.co/EhjDAy35yV

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Children were frequently treated as mini-adults in the ancient world and the punishments that they had reflected this.

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WWII Anniversary: The Lessons We Haven't Learned - Breitbart News

WWII Anniversary: The Lessons We Haven't Learned - Breitbart News | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
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WWII Anniversary: The Lessons We Haven't Learned
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"Now I believe for the first time there will not be war".
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Many people did not believe that WWII would happen.  They were still under the belief that WWI was the "War to End All Wars". 

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Neanderthal abstract art found in Gibraltar cave

Neanderthal abstract art found in Gibraltar cave | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Discovery is a significant shift in our understanding of human development, say experts Continue reading...
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We will probably never understand the meaning or purpose but abstract art shows a deeper level of thinking than we thought that Neanderthals were capable of.

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Eating cockroaches in China: Healing and delicious? - CNN

Eating cockroaches in China: Healing and delicious? - CNN | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
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Eating cockroaches in China: Healing and delicious?
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Jinan, China (CNN) -- I've eaten some unusual things on the road.
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Insects are a readily available food source and would be inexpensive.  However, I don't know if I could eat a bowl of cockroaches.

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Ten Noble and Notorious Women of Ancient Greece

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There were, no doubt, many notable women in ancient Greece, but history books are usually silent on female accomplishments. According to the historian and novelist Helena P. Schrader, this is because, "Herodotus...

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Most histories of ancient Greece leave out womens contributions. 

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The Code of Hammurabi is the basics for many modern law codes.  He didn't create the laws but had the laws written down and sent to all areas of his kingdom.

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Nutella Prices May Rise After Poor Weather In Turkey - Business Insider

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Nutella Prices May Rise After Poor Weather In Turkey
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Prices of hazelnuts have surged in recent weeks after cold late winter weather and bitter frosts caused a poor harvest in the nut's chief exporter Turkey.
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No this isn't good!  This does show the interconnectedness of our modern food supply.  Poor harvest or bad weather in one region can impact shortages or prices world wide.  

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Russians Will Suffer in Putin's New Cold War - The Moscow Times

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Russians Will Suffer in Putin's New Cold War
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The shot from the BUK was the last nail in the coffin of the reassuring theory that a repeat of the Cold War was impossible. As it turns out, it is possible.
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Do you agree that this is the start of a "New Cold War"?  Russia has been removing many Western groups and cutting links over the last few years.  Backing or supporting the separatist groups in the Ukraine even furthered this idea.  It is widely held that they have been sending or supplying these groups with weapons.  Even if they did not condone or order the shooting down of flight MH17 it will dramatically increase tensions between Russia and the rest of the world.

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Long-Lost Roman Fort Discovered in Germany - LiveScience.com

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Long-Lost Roman Fort Discovered in Germany
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Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 1,900-year-old Roman fort that once quartered 500 troops in what is today Germany.
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Because the Romans destroyed the settlement when they were recalled or left, we have lots of artifacts to study their life.

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4,000-year-old pelt found in princess grave reveals bears roamed Dartmoor, England

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A 4,000-year-old fur pelt found in an ancient burial chamber belonging to a Bronze Age princess has revealed that brown bears once roamed Dartmoor, England, according to a BBC report.

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The amber jewelry from the Baltic shows that the grave was high status but the bear pelt is proof that bears lived in the area.

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UNEXPLODED WWI MORTAR SHELL FOUND IN WESTERN TURKEY - Daily Sabah

UNEXPLODED WWI MORTAR SHELL FOUND IN WESTERN TURKEY - Daily Sabah | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
UNEXPLODED WWI MORTAR SHELL FOUND IN WESTERN TURKEY Daily Sabah ÇANAKKALE, Turkey — Turkish villagers found an unexploded mortar shell believed to date from the World War I Gallipoli Campaign that was waged in Turkey's Aegean coastal province of...
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The advent of modern warfare has created weapons that can kill many years after the war ends.  We frequently hear about bombs from WWII exploding or causing evacuations but this one was from WWI.

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Roamin' Roman ruins in Provence - HeraldNet

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Roamin' Roman ruins in Provence
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Deep in the south of France, Provence offers an almost predictable palette of travel experiences: oceans of vineyards, fields of scented lavender, adorable villages, and intoxicating bouillabaisse.
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There are Roman ruins throughout their former empire.  The Romans created mini-Romes where ever they occupied.  They viewed themselves as superior to everyone (using the word barbarian to describe the non-Romans) so they felt their buildings were the best.

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France hails taxi drivers in WWI commemoration - Stars and Stripes

France hails taxi drivers in WWI commemoration - Stars and Stripes | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Stars and Stripes France hails taxi drivers in WWI commemoration Stars and Stripes Weeks after World War I erupted, with the capital under threat from German invaders, French military chiefs devised a novel way for soldiers to travel to the front...
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WWI is an interesting blend of machinery and manpower.  It is hard to image that these cabs, that traveled at 15 mph would have been state of the art technology and if it weren't for them transporting troops to battle, Paris might have fallen to Germany in WWI.   

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Unearthed, a golden Roman hoard hidden from Boadicea's army - Telegraph.co.uk

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Telegraph.co.uk Unearthed, a golden Roman hoard hidden from Boadicea's army Telegraph.co.uk “We know that the noblest of Colchester's Roman women were taken to sacred groves, where they were killed in a horrific way, and the quality of the...
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Boadicea and her army destroyed several towns in England.  The Romans described this destruction and there is evidence in soil samples from the area.  This jewelry is a great find (plus the food remains - we know see what they ate). 

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Secret U.S. Cold War spy program in ... Alaska? - SFGate

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Secret U.S. Cold War spy program in ... Alaska?
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Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S.
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Alaksa is very close to Russia (granted it is the very sparsely populated region of Russia) and we had bought Alaska from them.  We also have to remember at the time there was a real fear of communism spreading and taking over democracy.  Oil had already been discovered and this would have added to the fear.  Would these programs been enstated in Alaska had been a state rather than a territory?

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2000-year-old Roman wooden toilet seat discovered - Hindustan Times

2000-year-old Roman wooden toilet seat discovered - Hindustan Times | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Headlines & Global News 2000-year-old Roman wooden toilet seat discovered Hindustan Times The wooden toilet seat was discovered by Dr Andrew Birley, director of excavations, in the deep pre-hadrianic trenches at the Roman fort of Vindolanda, which...
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Many great historic finds are found in garbage dumps. These artifacts had been discarded during their own time and we are now finding them and seeing how people lived their daily lives.

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Canada and Russia trade Twitter barbs over maps - CBS News

Canada and Russia trade Twitter barbs over maps - CBS News | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
BBC News Canada and Russia trade Twitter barbs over maps CBS News The tweet sent from the official account listed on Canada's department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development has been retweeted more than 25,000 times, including by Samantha...
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This was in response to Russian soldiers saying that they didn't know where the borders were. 

Most countries around the world have criticized the Russian invasion of the Crimea and the growing problems within various parts of the Ukraine.  This had been one of the funnier responses to the growing problem.

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Sun-Baked Battlefields of Africa's 'Forgotten' WWI Battles - Naharnet

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Naharnet Sun-Baked Battlefields of Africa's 'Forgotten' WWI Battles Naharnet On Kenya's vast Tsavo plains where lions lurk in yellow grass, little has changed for a century: including bitter memories of those killed in bloody colonial battles of...
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WWI was not only fought with troops from all over the world but also fought in many different countries.  Europe held numerous colonies in Africa and the battles that were ravaging Europe spread to these colonies.

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Divers discover Phoenician treasures in ancient shipwreck - Telegraph

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Researchers were diving near a Maltese island and found a cargo of grinding stones and wine jars which sank with the ship around 2700 years ago
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The Phoenicians were famous for their travels around the Mediterranean.

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This Independence Day, India will remember her 1.3 million troops of WWI - Times of India

This Independence Day, India will remember her 1.3 million troops of WWI - Times of India | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
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This Independence Day, India will remember her 1.3 million troops of WWI
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In the killing fields of Gallipoli in 1915, Australia and New Zealand found their national identities.
Joy Kinley's insight:

Even though WWI was a global war, we in the West seem to think of it as a purely European War (or using the primarily European descent former colonies).  Millions of people from throughout Asia  and Africa fought in this war as well and their contributions should be honored and remembered.

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