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Nazis on retreat: the SS holiday camp near Auschwitz – in pictures. Gilgamesh tomb believed found. Petra, Jordan: Huge monument found 'hiding in plain sight' Image copyright AFP A huge monument has been discovered buried under the sands at the Petra World Heritage site in southern Jordan.

Petra, Jordan: Huge monument found 'hiding in plain sight'

Archaeologists used satellite images, drone photography and ground surveys to locate the find, according to the study published in the American Schools of Oriental Research. The large platform is about as long as an Olympic swimming pool and twice as wide. Researchers say it is unlike any other structure at the ancient site. The study, by Sarah Parcak of the University of Birmingham, and Christopher Tuttle, executive director of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, describes the find as "hiding in plain sight". Petra dates back to the fourth century BC, when it was founded by the Nabataean civilization, who inhibited parts of what is now Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. Surface pottery suggests the platform was built in the mid-second century BC, when Petra was at its peak.

Scientists finally know what stopped Mongol hordes from conquering Europe. In 1206, Genghis Khan, a fierce tribal chieftain from northern Mongolia, began to take over the world.

Scientists finally know what stopped Mongol hordes from conquering Europe

Solving the Enigma of Petra and the Nabataeans. This Bible History Daily article was originally published in 2012.

Solving the Enigma of Petra and the Nabataeans

It has been updated. —Ed. The long history of Muslims and Christians killing people together. In 1683, a vast Ottoman army camped outside the gates of Vienna.

The long history of Muslims and Christians killing people together

For centuries thereafter, the siege and final decisive battle that took place would be cast as a defining moment in a clash of civilizations -- that time the forces of Islam were halted at the ramparts of Christendom. Yet look just a little bit harder, and that tidy narrative falls apart. The Ottoman assault had been coordinated in league with French King Louis XIV. And perhaps more than half of the soldiers seeking to capture the Austrian capital were Christians themselves.

There were Greeks, Armenians, Hungarians, Bulgarians, Romanians, Serbs, all fighting alongside Arabs, Turks, Kurds and others in the Ottoman ranks. Arabiska våren fem år senare. Birkenau. History. Timeline of History.

10 flyktingar som ändrade historien. Kalifatet – profetens omstridda imperium. Den islamiska statens (IS) brutala framfart i framförallt Syrien och Irak på senare tid har knappast gått någon förbi.

Kalifatet – profetens omstridda imperium

Den väpnade sunnimuslimska organisationen rättfärdigar sin existens bland annat med referenser till det historiska kalifat som utropades vid profeten Muhammeds död år 632. Text: Ingmar Karlsson För att ge en legitimitet åt sina våldshandlingar och utropandet av den islamiska staten har den själv-utnämnde kalifen, ledaren för Islamiska staten (IS), tagit sig namnet Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi.

Abu Bakr hette den förste ledaren för det muslimska samfundet efter profeten Muhammeds död år 632 e Kr. Vidare kopplar namnet till Bagdad, som var huvudstad för kalifatet under dess största blomstringstid på sju- och åtta-hundratalet. Internet Archive Book Images. Bli kallad neger är kränkande. Den som använder ordet neger borde upphöra med det så snart han eller hon blir medveten om att det kränker andra människor.

Bli kallad neger är kränkande

De som inte slutar av den anledningen kommer inte att sluta för att de får en lektion i ordets etymologi och historiska användning. Den här artikeln är inte till för dem, jag skriver istället för alla dem som inte använder ordet, men som undrar hur det kommer sig att ett ord kunnat bli så laddat och vara kränkande för så många. Ordet neger kommer från spanskans ”negro” som betyder svart och det började användas om afrikaner under slavhandelns dagar.

Mycket av vetenskapen och litteraturen om svarta vid den här tiden handlade om att skapa ett försvar för slaveriet och det koloniala projektet. För att rättfärdiga slaveriet var det nödvändigt att kunna tro att svarta var underordnade vita, så svartas underlägsenhet var det återkommande temat i vitas skildringar av afrikaner. Även du, min käre Decimus! Collections. In this section of the site we bring you curated collections of images, books, audio and film, shining a light on curiosities and wonders from a wide range of online archives.

Collections

With a leaning toward the surprising, the strange, and the beautiful, we hope to provide an ever-growing cabinet of curiosities for the digital age, a kind of hyperlinked Wunderkammer – an archive of materials which truly celebrates the breadth and variety of our shared cultural commons and the minds that have made it. Some of our most popular posts include visions of the future from late 19th century France, a dictionary of Victorian slang and a film showing the very talented “hand-farting” farmer of Michigan. With each post including links back to the original source we encourage you to explore these wonderful online sources for yourself. Learning Activities.

Larry Ferlazzo, Teacher. WORLD HISTORY Links in Italics have both audio and text This page is designed to support the textbook "Short Lessons in World History," though this website has no official connection to the text, its authors, or its publisher.

Larry Ferlazzo, Teacher

None of these activities have been made by Mr. Ferlazzo. All these links will take you to websites created by companies, public institutions, or other teachers. Look around their sites when you go to the links If you have problems sounding out words or sentences in links that do not have audio, then "copy" and "paste" those words or sentences into one of these sites that will "speak" the words to you: Speaks for Itself Cepstral Oddcast Voz Me YAKIToMe iSpeech ATT.

Interactive Historical Thinking Poster (Secondary) Thirteen Ed Online. Historical Dictionary. Det fria ordet ständigt satt under press. ”Vit fläck i historieböckerna: det var kvinnor som styrde” Infographic: Universal Declaration Of Human Rights. I’ve previously posted about how I use the UN Universal Declaration Of Human Rights in a modified version of the well-known Rethinking Schools lesson ((I provide students excerpts of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the South African Bill of Rights, have students compare them our own, and then students develop one for their own imaginary country — with justifications).

Infographic: Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

You can see specific resources on that lesson at these two posts: The Public Domain Review. Teachinghistory.org. From Ancient Times to the 20th Century. Human Evolution Timeline Interactive.

Somalia's government launches postal service. 13 October 2014Last updated at 14:16 ET Somalis living abroad will be able to post letters home Somalia's government has launched its first postal service in more than two decades.

Somalia's government launches postal service

It has also introduced postcodes nationwide for the first time in the country's history. The postal service fell into disuse when long-serving ruler Siad Barre's regime collapsed in 1991. Its reintroduction is the latest sign that some normality is returning to Somalia after more than two decades of clan and religious-based conflict. Last week, Somalia's first-ever cash withdrawal machine was installed in the capital, Mogadishu. Streetlights bring normality to Mogadishu. 11 May 2013Last updated at 05:50 ET. World Digital Library Home. Kinas armada upptäckte världen – och glömde den. Daily chart: Remembrance. The casualties of the first world war Nightmare. HistoryMad.com St Mary's College History portal. Internet Archive Book Images' Photostream.

The “Best” Resources For Learning About The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. (This post was originally published during the 2008 Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip, but it includes broader resources on the conflict and is regularly updated, including the 2014 conflict) I’m emphasizing the quotation marks surrounding the word “Best” in the title of this post. In light of what is happening in Gaza and Israel right now, and its potential for even greater violence, I thought I would begin to put together some resources that would be handy when we go back to school in a week. INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD. Media History Digital Library - Online Access to the Histories of Cinema, Broadcasting & Sound. 10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers.

Use the LUNA Browser to check out David Rumsey’s Map Collection with more than 30,000 images, searchable by keyword. Find excellent sources for women’s history with the Genesis dataset and extensive list of web resources. Get access to historical military records through Fold3, the web’s premier collection of original military records and memorials. Use the Internet Modern History Sourcebook to find thousands of sources in modern history. Browse and search to find full texts, multimedia, and more. Use the history guide from the Library of Anglo-American Culture and History for a subject catalog of recommended websites for historians, with about 11,000 to choose from.

History Buff offers an online newspaper archive, reference library, and even a historical panoramas section in their free primary source material collection. University of Houston’s Digital History database offers a wealth of links to textbook, primary sources, and educational materials in digital history. The Afghan Wars: History in an Hour. In June 2010 America’s war in Afghanistan surpassed the Vietnam War as the longest war in America’s history.

American, British and coalition forces have been fighting in Afghanistan since October 2001, a month following the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York. By the end of the year the war seemed won. But a decade on the ongoing conflict seems far from over. History. History on the Net Main Page.