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The Roman Empire. Atlantis_01. HC_ROME_final. Philip Coppens.com. Nautil. Terra incognita. Unknown land. You may be familiar with this Latin phrase, which most notably appears on old maps, sometimes next to images of dragons, fantastical sea creatures, or other monsters. Cartographers once vilified the unknown—to warn sailors and travelers of uncharted territories, and to signal that danger lay beyond the sanctuary of home. Science-fiction writer Margaret Atwood draws an analogy between maps and human knowledge (In Other Worlds, 2011): “With every map there’s an edge—a border between the known and the unknown [...] But imagine for a moment that you didn’t have to rely on maps to navigate the unknown—that your memory, instincts, and knowledge of the environment sufficed. Where a layperson might look at the ocean and see an indecipherable nothingness, a Polynesian wayfinder would know just how to chart the way home.

Origin stories A guide to wayfinding “To navigate, you must be brave and you must remember.” Imagine for a moment that you live in Hawai’i. Listverse. History The Ancient Egyptians are shrouded in an aura of mystery and intrigue, cultivated by continuing archeological discoveries. Unfortunately, the sense of awe that pervades Ancient Egypt has also produced countless myths. This list will investigate the most common misconceptions about Ancient Egypt, and include some interesting digressions that will illuminate new areas of their advanced culture. Cleopatra Was Beautiful Cleopatra VII, the last Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, has always been a cultural figure, renowned for her alluring beauty. Reading about the Ancient Egyptians with their pyramids, mummies and imposing gods, it is easy to reach the conclusion that they were preoccupied with death.

Listverse attracts a very rational crowd, but unfortunately there are some who believe that the Egyptians were in contact with aliens. Many believe that we have found out everything we can about Ancient Egypt, and that Egyptology is a dead and buried subject. Pharaohs Killed Servants. Index. You will need: Scissors 20 meters of string Measuring tape Start by taking three strings, each 5 meters long and mark the middle. In this case, 2.5 meters. I use 5 meters to be safe, a common estimate is 3.5 the length of your finished sling.

Make a simple 3-strand braid. Fold the braid, and forming pairs with all strings, divide them into three strands. Continue the braid until you reach a length that suits you. When you are ready to make your pouch, divide the strings, three on each side. Take a fourth string and find the middle. Use the string to weave the pouch. Continue the weave. When you have finished one side of the pouch, untie the knot and proceed to the second side. Keep weaving; itís important that both pouches be the same size. This is what it will look like when you are done with both sides. Divide the strings into pairs one more time. Continue the braid. Drop a strand and continue the simple braid, this time it will be asymmetrical, but keep braiding as a 3-strand. Waste not. Jute. Www.dailykos. The Ride of the Valkyrs John Charles Dollman - 1909 hat tip to Badjuh for the correction Through most of the cultures throughout history, little is mentioned of the roles of women in society, and many of the records that do exist paint a picture of that society with limitations placed on women based on gender with little rights, or little room to accumulate power or wealth.

Yet the written records of the Norse provide a surprising contrast to that for a society where masculinity was revered above all. In her article on Gender Roles in Viking society, Caitlin Larson, states that: When reading these epic sagas and the myths we see women portrayed in a variety of ways. Some Viking women went overseas and traveled with the men and took part in the killing, fighting alongside them, while others followed a more feminine role with an image of fertility and dedication to the home. Brynhild was one such woman whose adventures were recorded in the Völsunga saga. Walhall Emil Doepler - 1905. Glyph. Hieroglyphs. . . . . .A brief description.

The Alphabet. . . . . .These are the signs that make the sound of one letter. These glyphs are used to translate into our modern languages. Biliteral glyphs. . . . . . signs that make the sound of two letters. Triliteral glyphs. . . . . . signs that make the sound of three letters. Determinative glyphs. . . . . . Number glyphs. Gardiner's Sign List . .Sir Alan Gardiner, arranged the signs into a number of sections in order to aid categorisation. Gardiner's Sign List on Wikipedia, very good. AEL (Ancient Egyptian Language) . . . . .

Egyptian Name Translator . . . . . Hieroglyphic Translation Service Egyptian Hieroglyphic Grammar Translate English Into Egyptian Hieroglyphics in real-time, learn the history and get flashcards. Suggested Reading These are the books that I have in my library. . . . . . . . . Which represent "mt", could be read as met, mat, amta, emt or any other combinations of vowels and "mt". As "met". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Www.history. Ancient Egypt stood as one of the world’s most advanced civilizations for nearly 3,000 years and created a culture so rich that it has spawned its own field of study. But while Egyptian art, architecture and burial methods have become enduring objects of fascination, there is still a lot you probably don’t know about these famed builders of the pyramids. From the earliest recorded peace treaty to ancient board games, find out 11 surprising facts about the Gift of the Nile.

Along with King Tut, perhaps no figure is more famously associated with ancient Egypt than Cleopatra VII. But while she was born in Alexandria, Cleopatra was actually part of a long line of Greek Macedonians originally descended from Ptolemy I, one of Alexander the Great’s most trusted lieutenants. The Ptolemaic Dynasty ruled Egypt from 323 to 30 B.C., and most of its leaders remained largely Greek in their culture and sensibilities.

Vanity is as old as civilization, and the ancient Egyptians were no exception. Keith. The Similarities/ Differences Between Mesopotamian and Egyptian Inventions By: Keith And Nelson Mesopotamian Inventions In this web page we will be talking about the differences and similarities between Egyptian and Mesopotamian inventions. We will mainly talk about what the inventions were called, and how they were used, and most importantly how they affected life then and how they do now. The most important invention that was created in the ancient times is probably the wheel. The Mesopotamians sort of discovered glass. In conclusion, the Mesopotamians had a lot of history and big effect in the world.

Egyptian Inventions Egyptians invented many important things. The Egyptians also made the first triangular pyramid. Similarities What these two civilizations had in common was that they both made pyramid structures. These two civilizations were one of the first to make up a writing system. The two civilizations made board games and other fun stuff. Calendars were made by both civilizations. Greeks. Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else. And what a person thinks on his own without being stimulated by the thoughts and experiences of other people is even in the best case rather paltry and monotonous.

There are only a few enlightened people with a lucid mind and style and with good taste within a century. What has been preserved of their work belongs among the most precious possessions of mankind. We owe it to a few writers of antiquity (Plato, Aristotle, etc.) that the people in the Middle Ages could slowly extricate themselves from the superstitions and ignorance that had darkened life for more than half a millennium.

Nothing is more needed to overcome the modernist's snobbishness. Αρχαία Ελληνική Τεχνολογία Epistêmê and Technê Mythology and Inventions.