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Has chess got anything to do with war?

Has chess got anything to do with war? | HIstory | Scoop.it
From ancient India to the computer age, the military has used chess as both a metaphor and even as training for warfare.

 

There is nothing more dangerous - or deafening - than warfare. And there are few pursuits that are as safe and as quiet as chess.

Yet chess began in 6th Century India as a 64-square board game, called Chaturanga, precisely modelled on the military forces of the day. There were "elephants", "chariots" and "'infantrymen".


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To add interest to  my class room I would start my students' study of Medieval history with the history of chess - they found it fascinating!

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Discovery of clay seals offer evidence for the existence of biblical kings David and Solomon - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

Discovery of clay seals offer evidence for the existence of biblical kings David and Solomon - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News | HIstory | Scoop.it
Six official clay seals found by a Mississippi State University archaeological team at a small site in Israel offer evidence that supports the existence of biblical kings David and Solomon.
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Fascinating!

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First images of historic San Francisco shipwreck, SS City of Rio de Janeiro revealed

First images of historic San Francisco shipwreck, SS City of Rio de Janeiro revealed | HIstory | Scoop.it
NOAA and partners today released three-dimensional sonar maps and images of an immigrant steamship lost more than 100 years ago in what many consider the worst maritime disaster in San Francisco history.
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This is so fascinating!

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Viking feasting hall discovered in Sweden by archaeologists

Viking feasting hall discovered in Sweden by archaeologists | HIstory | Scoop.it
A Viking feasting hall measuring almost 50 metres in length has been identified near Vadstena in Sweden.
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Was 1610 the beginning of a new human epoch?

Was 1610 the beginning of a new human epoch? | HIstory | Scoop.it
A new study finds the year to be a key point for the Anthropocene – marking the irreversible transfer of crops and species between the old and new worlds King James was on the throne, Shakespeare’s Cymbeline was playing in the theatre and Galileo...

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, March 16, 2015 8:36 AM

We cannot tell if we are living in a new age or not we have to look at the past to see where dramatic shifts occur.  

In history there are always new ideas and developments but there was a huge shift in information gathering and scientific advancements that were permanent and became global in the 15th and 16th Centuries.  These advancements were not disregarded when a new group came to power but rather succeeding generations continued to develop and modify what was learned rather than treating it as stagnant.

So who is to say when this defining break occurs?  There were so many rapid changes during this time period it is hard to accurately pinpoint a specific year.

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What Your Favorite Sport Looked Like When It Was Invented

What Your Favorite Sport Looked Like When It Was Invented | HIstory | Scoop.it
No Helmets And Less Padding

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Arlis Groves's curator insight, December 31, 2014 5:00 PM

They're all here.  What's your favorite sport?  

 

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Scientists reveal parchment’s hidden stories

Scientists reveal parchment’s hidden stories | HIstory | Scoop.it
A new technique of analysing DNA found in ancient parchments can unveil specific information on the development of agriculture across the centuries.
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Pearson Australia

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We are dedicated to quality learning and teaching in Australian education. Join our teacher community today:

Pearson Primary Facebook: www.facebook.com/PearsonAustraliaPrimary

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Archaeologists find vast medieval palace buried under prehistoric fortress at Old Sarum

Archaeologists find vast medieval palace buried under prehistoric fortress at Old Sarum | HIstory | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in southern England have discovered what may be one of the largest medieval royal palaces ever found – buried under the ground inside a vast prehistoric fortress.

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