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Six Centuries Ago, Chinese Explorers Left This Coin Behind in Africa

Six Centuries Ago, Chinese Explorers Left This Coin Behind in Africa | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it
Emperor Yongle was perhaps best know for starting the initial construction of Beijing's Forbidden City, but he also sent huge fleets of ships, under the command of admiral Zheng He, out across the ocean to faraway lands...
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A Roman Legion in China

A Roman Legion in China | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it
The only way to truly know if there were roots laid by a Roman legion in China is to conduct a thorough DNA analysis.  Efforts are currently underway to do just that.
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FLOOD LEGENDS

FLOOD LEGENDS | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it

In the traditions of most ancient civilizations there can be found a legend concerning a flood of such enormous proportions that it is believed to have covered the whole Earth. Such was the destructive force of this flood that few land animals and plants survived it. For readers in Western society the most famous version is the story of Noah and the Ark as recounted in Genesis, the first book of the Bible. Although it may be the best known, the account of Noah's adventure is neither the only nor the oldest such legend.  

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Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Physician Discovered

Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Physician Discovered | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it

Archaeologists excavating at the ancient cemetery of Abusir have found the tomb of a royal physician from 2400 B.C.

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The New Deal in Old Rome

The New Deal in Old Rome | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it

How Government in the Ancient World Tried to Deal with Modern Problems

 

At every step he draws a parallel with modern times. Modern governments also destroy the money to fund the state, extend vast military empires that are unmanageable, try to control the market order, and attempt to rig political decision making in order to buy off the population.

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Probably a good reference for a econ essay....

 

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Unbelievable Skeletons Unearthed From The Catacombs Of Rome

Unbelievable Skeletons Unearthed From The Catacombs Of Rome | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it
Back in 1578 came the fascinating discovery of a network of labyrinthine tombs, lurking deep beneath the street of Rome. The tombs were home to the decayed skeletons of early Christian martyrs – be...
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Inflation and the Fall of the Roman Empire

Inflation and the Fall of the Roman Empire | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it
By the time of Trajan in 117 AD, the denarius was only about 85 percent silver, down from Augustus's 95 percent. By the age of Marcus Aurelius, in 180, it was down to about 75 percent silver.
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Transcript on a lecture of the economic theory for the fall of Rome.

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Remains of ancient Ottoman town found in Hungary - Saudi Gazette

Remains of ancient Ottoman town found in Hungary - Saudi Gazette | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it
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Suleiman I, known as “the Magnificent” in the West and “Kanuni” in the East, was the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, from 1520 to his death in 1566.
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Mongol Empire Map: On the Eve of the Mongol Destruction

This printable Mongol Empire map shows the "before". It's a snap shot in time and reveals many kingdoms and peoples who will disappear forever during the devastating Mongol destruction of Asia and Eastern Europe.
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Interesting article about the rise of the Mongols from stone-age tribesmen to dominate half of freaking Asia.

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The greatest mystery of the Inca Empire was its strange economy

The greatest mystery of the Inca Empire was its strange economy | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it

In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Inca Empire was the largest South America had ever known...they had no marketplaces at all.

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Lessons for Today From 5 Ancient Civilizations

Lessons for Today From 5 Ancient Civilizations | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it

This April, National Geographic explorers and other experts in five of the world's oldest civilizations will gather in Guatemala to discuss how the past can be a window to the future.

At least five distinct times in world history, human beings created a unique writing system that allowed them to organize their thoughts and record and transmit information like never before: the Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Chinese, People of the Indus Valley, and the Maya. They each spread to inspire more written systems (for example the Latin alphabet we use comes from Phonecian, which stems ultimately from Egyptian).


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talks about Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Chinese, People of the Indus Valley, and the Mayans and some importance in which they impacted.

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what we could learn from ancient civilizations

Chris Tat's curator insight, January 17, 2014 10:15 PM

I thought this article was intriguing because our blog for this week was to compare ancient civilization to modern day civilization.  I am awe stricken that even in ancient times, human beings created a unique writing system.  It is crazy to think that the tradition of writing has been passed down from generation to generation for years.

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Code of Hammurabi: Ancient Babylonian Laws

Code of Hammurabi: Ancient Babylonian Laws | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it

The code governed the people living in his fast-growing empire.

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A cuneiform tablet revels laws pressed into a basalt tablet over 3000 years ago.

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Archaeology sites in ACTION

Archaeology sites in ACTION | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it
A collection of archaeological and historical sites used in movies and TV
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A different take on Tut

A different take on Tut | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it
French Egyptologist Marc Gabolde offered a different interpretation of the DNA evidence on King Tut’s lineage in a talk at Harvard’s Science Center.
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Anatomy of a Roman Coin - Calgary Coin

Anatomy of a Roman Coin - Calgary Coin | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it
A comprehensive look at understanding a Roman coin - Calgary Coin.
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Caltech Zeros in on Lost Tomb Of Genghis Khan

Caltech Zeros in on Lost Tomb Of Genghis Khan | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it
Eight hundred years after the death of Genghis Khan, ruler of the Mongol Empire, the largest contiguous empire in history, scientists are searching to locate his lost tomb using advanced visualization technologies.
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Ancient Civilizations 'Ancient Drugs' - Full Film

Ancient Civilizations 'Ancient Drugs' - Full Film | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it
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thought I would bookmark this for later.

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The Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe, review - Telegraph

The Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe, review - Telegraph | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it
Tim Martin has his eyes opened by an enthralling new history that argues that Druids created a sophisticated ancient society to rival the Romans
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Income inequality in the Roman Empire - Per Square Mile

Income inequality in the Roman Empire - Per Square Mile | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it
Over the last 30 years, wealth in the United States has been steadily concentrating in the upper economic echelons. Whereas the top 1 percent used to control a little over 30 percent of the wealth, they now control 40 percent.
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What if the Mongol Empire Never Fell? - The Alternate History Hub

What if the Mongol Empire Never Fell? - The Alternate History Hub | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it
What if the Mongol Empire never collapsed? And not even splitting into 4 kingdoms and it just remained the massive dominant empire that spanned from Korea to Hungary. What would be the changes to the Eurasian ...
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Climate and Conquest: How Did Genghis Khan Rise?

Climate and Conquest: How Did Genghis Khan Rise? | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it
Eight hundred years ago, relatively small armies of mounted warriors suddenly exploded outward from the cold, arid high-elevation grasslands of Mongolia, and conquered the largest contiguous empire in history.
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5 Shockingly Advanced Ancient Buildings That Shouldn't Exist

5 Shockingly Advanced Ancient Buildings That Shouldn't Exist | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it
It turns out the engineers of times past were nothing to sneer at, and some of their accomplishments make ours seem slightly embarrassing.
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Neat article about adanced ancent civilizatons. How far have we really come?

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Flor Beltran's curator insight, January 17, 2014 10:41 PM

It's amazing to see these ancient cities and contstructions. I have to agree with the author, the engineers and the structures they created are rediculous! and to think they didn't have the modern technology we have today. I mean an entire undergorund city with a school, and commerce place. Very cool!

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Egypt's Ten Greatest Discoveries: Mummification : HowStuffWorks

Egypt's Ten Greatest Discoveries: Mummification : HowStuffWorks | Ancient Civilizations History 101 | Scoop.it
On Discovery Channel's "Egypt's Ten Greatest Discoveries," discover the method behind mummification and why the Ancient Egyptians used it in their culture.
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