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Alexander the Great

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Alexander III of Macedon (356 – 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great was a king of Macedon, a state in northern ancient Greece. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexand...
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The Black Death is dead (thanks to evolution)

The Black Death is dead (thanks to evolution) | HISTORY part 2 | Scoop.it

Centuries-old DNA reveals the source of the Black Death: a bacterial strain that is now apparently extinct. Evolution explains why.


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Forget Crimewatch – the Vikings were there first |

Forget Crimewatch – the Vikings were there first | | HISTORY part 2 | Scoop.it

We think of Vikings as highly aggressive raiders who ravished Europe in the Early Middle Ages but how could these men be controlled when they returned to their homeland after plundering other countries?

 

A researcher from the University of Aberdeen, who presented today at the British Science Festival, suggested this is a problem Viking societies themselves were deeply concerned about – so much so that they took on the role of early criminal profilers – drafting descriptions of the most likely trouble-makers.

So what do you make of this?  Is this a society looking for trouble?  OR  Looking for those who cause trouble?


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Medieval Wall - Art, history and culture of the Middle Ages

Medieval Wall - Art, history and culture of the Middle Ages | HISTORY part 2 | Scoop.it

Medieval Wall is a blog focused on art, history and culture of the Middle Ages

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JEREMY GRANTHAM: We Are In A Race To Prevent The Collapse Of Civilization

JEREMY GRANTHAM: We Are In A Race To Prevent The Collapse Of Civilization | HISTORY part 2 | Scoop.it
But there are reasons to be optimistic.
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Persian silk in Viking burials – Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Persian silk in Viking burials – Archaeology News from Past Horizons | HISTORY part 2 | Scoop.it

The silk trade was far more comprehensive than we have hitherto assumed and recent research may change our perceptions of the history of the Norwegian Vikings.

After four years of in-depth investigation of the silk trade of the Viking Age, Marianne Vedeler, Associate Professor at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo has found that the Norwegian Vikings maintained trade connections with Persia and the Byzantine Empire through a network of traders from a variety of places and cultures who brought the silk to the Nordic countries.


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Tigris-Euphrates Civilization

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Tigris-Euphrates River Valley Civilization. Mesopotamia an area geographically located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Mesopotamia means the land between two rivers.
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Age of Exploration

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An overview of the history of the Age of Exploration and its impact on the geography of the world, from the About.com Geography site.
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In Ancient Rome, Purple Dye Was Made from Snails

In Ancient Rome, Purple Dye Was Made from Snails | HISTORY part 2 | Scoop.it

By boiling them in lead vats, purple dye was extracted from snails to make Tyrian purple

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How did ancient Greek music really sound?

How did ancient Greek music really sound? | HISTORY part 2 | Scoop.it

Greek drama had music as well as words. Academics are bringing the sound back to life

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Western Civilization saved from Islam at Battle of Tours - Human Events

Western Civilization saved from Islam at Battle of Tours - Human Events | HISTORY part 2 | Scoop.it
Human Events Western Civilization saved from Islam at Battle of Tours Human Events Precisely 100 years after the death of Islam's prophet Muhammad in 632, his Arab followers, after having conquered thousands of miles of lands from Arabia to Spain,...
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Whatever Became Of Western Civilization? - OpEdNews

Whatever Became Of Western Civilization? - OpEdNews | HISTORY part 2 | Scoop.it
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Whatever Became Of Western Civilization?
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Not that long ago government and free market proponents were at sword's point, but no more.
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Team finds one of civilization's oldest wine cellars - Phys.Org

Team finds one of civilization's oldest wine cellars - Phys.Org | HISTORY part 2 | Scoop.it
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"We dug and dug, and all of a sudden, Bessie's friends started appearing—five, 10, 15, ultimately 40 jars packed in a 15-by-25-foot storage room," said Dr.
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6 important things that were invented during the Middle Ages

6 important things that were invented during the Middle Ages | HISTORY part 2 | Scoop.it

Check out these six things that were invented during the dark, chaotic times following the collapse of the Roman empire.

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Gambling of high-living Anglo-Saxons revealed by archaeological find

Gambling of high-living Anglo-Saxons revealed by archaeological find | HISTORY part 2 | Scoop.it
Top-quality backgammon piece found at 7th-century habitation site in Kent It would have been a very expensive toy, expertly crafted and imported across the Channel – and archaeologists say it provides a glimpse of the luxurious life of Anglo-Saxon...

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, November 22, 2013 9:18 AM

By seeing how people spend their free time we can understand how they lived and see the similarities to our modern lives.

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High rollers in Anglo-Saxon Britain 

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5 Mysterious Ruins That Predate Known Civilization? - The Epoch Times

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5 Mysterious Ruins That Predate Known Civilization?
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Here's a look at some disputed sites, thought by some to hold evidence of prehistoric civilizations far more advanced than scientists thought possible.
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Australia is European civilization outpost in Asia, US uses it for ... - The Voice of Russia

Australia is European civilization outpost in Asia, US uses it for ... - The Voice of Russia | HISTORY part 2 | Scoop.it
Australia is European civilization outpost in Asia, US uses it for ...
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"All embassies and the greater part of diplomats are by and large used for intelligence gathering, so one shouldn't wonder.
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Perspectives on Painting: Investigating Early Italian Renaissance Art

Perspectives on Painting: Investigating Early Italian Renaissance Art | HISTORY part 2 | Scoop.it

In this lesson we offer four student investigations about early Italian Renaissance art that integrate Times resources and borrow from the facilitation methods we use in our “What’s Going On in This Picture?


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Fertile Crescent

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The Fertile Crescent is the region in the Middle East which curves, like a quarter-moon shape, from the Persian Gulf, through modern-day southern Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and northern Egypt(...)...
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Lasers and robots explore ancient Rome's hidden aqueducts - Telegraph

Lasers and robots explore ancient Rome's hidden aqueducts  - Telegraph | HISTORY part 2 | Scoop.it
With the help of precision 21-century technology, archaeologists are mapping a dozen tunnels that were carved by Roman engineers into the mountains east of Rome in order to supply the ancient city with water...
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Medieval Castle Layout: A Typical Castle Layout

Medieval Castle Layout: A Typical Castle Layout | HISTORY part 2 | Scoop.it
Understand the mechanics of Medieval castle layout, and the different areas and buildings in a typical Medieval castle. Includes a castle layout diagram from a castle in England; and descriptions of each building alongside its purpose.

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Cool layout of a castle

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The Travels of Marco Polo

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What was the book which had the greatest influence on European history between say 1200 and 1600? Was it the great intellectual works of Aquinas or Dante, of Luther or Copernicus? In practical term...
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Western Asia, Empires 5000 Years Time Lapse Map

An animated time lapse of Western Asia and the expansion of its Imperial Empires over the last 5000 years. From: http://www.mapsofwar.com/
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Ancient City's Strip Mall Unearthed in Greece

Ancient City's Strip Mall Unearthed in Greece | HISTORY part 2 | Scoop.it
Along the scenic coast of the northern Aegean Sea, archaeologists have uncovered a Greek portico, which, 2,500 years ago, would have been a bustling public space, something like an ancient strip mall.
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