44 Spanish words with Arabic origin – Anything but language. Secret Life of Muslims. Archaeologists Unearth 600-Year-Old Golden Eagle Sculpture at Aztec Temple. Archaeologists conducting excavations at the Templo Mayor, or Great Temple, in Mexico City (once home to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán) have discovered a 600-year-old sculpture of a golden eagle, reports Ángela Reyes for CNN en Español.
Led by Rodolfo Aguilar Tapia of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), researchers from the Templo Mayor Project unearthed the sculpture last February. The eagle—carved out of tezontle, a reddish volcanic rock commonly used in both pre-Hispanic and modern Mexico—measures 41.7 by 27.6 inches, making it the largest bas-relief (or low relief) work found at the pyramid-shaped temple to date.
“It is a very beautiful piece that shows the great secrets that the Templo Mayor of Mexico Tenochtitlán has yet to reveal to us,” says Mexican Cultural Minister Alejandra Frausto Guerrero in a statement translated by Live Science’s Harry Baker. Archaeologists in Egypt Discover Mummy With Gold Tongue. Archaeologists conducting excavations at the temple of Taposiris Magna in western Alexandria, Egypt, have unearthed a 2,000-year-old mummy with a gold tongue.
As Nihal Samir reports for Daily News Egypt, researchers from a dual Egyptian-Dominican mission discovered the golden-tongued mummy while surveying 16 poorly preserved burials encased in rock-cut crypts—a popular form of interment during Egypt’s Greco-Roman period. Crafted out of gold foil, the tongue-shaped amulet was likely placed in the deceased’s mouth to ensure they’d be able to speak in the afterlife, per a statement from Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. Medieval Chinese Coin Found in England Suggests a Vast Medieval Trade Route. For the second time in three years, an 11th-century Chinese coin has been found in England, a possible indication that medieval trade between England and the Far East was more widespread than previously thought, according to a recent blog post by Cambridge historian Caitlin Green.
As Mark Bridge writes for the Sunday Times, the Northern Song Dynasty coin was discovered with a metal detector in a field in Hampshire, England. Dated to between 1008 and 1016 A.D., the 0.98-inch copper-alloy coin was the second medieval Chinese coin found in England; the first was found across the country in 2018 in Cheshire, per the Independent’s Jon Sharman. Other Chinese currency excavated in England dates to later periods. When documenting the 2018 discovery, researchers at the British Museum wrote that, “It is doubtful that this is a genuine medieval find (i.e. present in the country due to trade and lost accidentally) but more likely a more recent loss from a curated collection.” PBS NOVA – The Great Inca Rebellion (1/3) - Video Dailymotion. How Aztecs Reacted to Colonial Epidemics.
Devastating epidemics have been part of American history at least since the arrival of the first Europeans.
Then as now, Native Americans and people of African descent have been disproportionately affected by diseases brought to the “New World” by Europeans. As Jeffrey Ostler noted in the Atlantic, these effects are compounded by the colonial legacies of slavery and by economic discrimination. In school we read and learn about the epidemics from the perspective of the European conquerers. However, reports going back to the early colonial period from indigenous peoples show their perspective in grappling with the upheaval of their ways of life.
These reports include the voices of Aztec authors from central Mexico, who offer us vital testimonies of adaptation and resilience. Life in the Time of Cocoliztli The Spanish conquests in the Americas would not have been possible without disease. One peak of the epidemic occurred in the 1570s. How Aztecs Reacted to Colonial Epidemics. Ziryab — the greatest cultural icon you never heard of. Rome Reborn: Take a Virtual Tour of Ancient Rome, Circa 320 C.E. A few years ago, we featured Rome Reborn, which is essentially "a 3D digital model of the Eternal City at a time when Ancient Rome’s population had reached its peak (about one million) and the first Christian churches were being built.
" Rome Reborn offers, declared Matthias Rascher, "a truly stunning bird’s-eye view of ancient Rome that makes you feel as if you were actually there. " You may also remember our posts on video analyses of great works of art by Khan Academy's Smarthistory. Today, the two come together in the video above, "A Tour Through Ancient Rome in 320 C.E. " In it, we not only see and move through ancient Rome reconstructed, we have our extended tour guided by renowned "virtual archaeologist" and overseer of the Rome Reborn project Dr. Bernard Frischer, professor emeritus at the University of Virginia. We hear Frischer in dialogue with Dr. Animating the past. Winston Churchill once said: “History is written by the victors.”
Today, history is going through a period of democratization and a move to greater accessibility, with teachers, researchers and history-holics of all kinds using the internet to explore new engaging ways to share their passion. For a long time, History was taught in a didactic fashion, with a penchant for dates and timelines, which gave it the reputation for being stuff and old fashioned. Discover 6 European Creators who are changing the way we engage with History and are making the discipline more alive than ever. La Conquista Española de América, documental. South American Natives. Map of South American Indians South America Indians (Physical Map) THE MONTE VERDE ISSUE: (Chile): Monte Verde is an archaeological site in southern Chile, located near Puerto Montt, Southern Chile, which has been dated to 14,800 years BP.
This dating adds to the evidence showing that the human settlement of the Americas pre-dates the Clovis culture by roughly 1000 years. South America Indians Map - Monte Verde by Tom Dillehay MUISCAS OR CHIBCHA CULTURE: The Chibcha or Musica meaning "the people" was an ancient culture centered on the upper Magdalena River, around Bogotï¿½, Colombia. Detached tribes of the same stock were found along the Central American isthmus and in Costa Rica.
Documental de Caral (La ciudad más antigua de América) How Did These Hostage Children End Up Buried With Elite Germanic Warriors? In 1962, the bodies of 13 people—10 adults and three infants—were discovered in a 7th century burial site in Niederstotzingen, Germany.
It was clear that the individuals were high status, and that at least some of the adults were warriors because their graves were stuffed with weapons, armor, jewelry and equestrian gear. But many details about these individuals—where they came from, how they were related, even their genders—remained unclear. Now, as Laura Geggel reports for Live Science, a new genetic study is revealing some of the mysteries that surround the Niederstotzingen dead. Discover Islamic Art Virtual Exhibitions.
Harnessing Summer Excitement: Using a Medieval Travel Book to Spark Critical Thinking. This post is by Matthew Poth, 2017-18 Library of Congress Teacher in Residence.
As the weather gets warmer, summer vacation can seem like it’s right around the corner. Naturally, the desire to escape the confines of the classroom, if only for a long weekend, distracts even the most focused students and teachers. From Page 9 of Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam by Berhard von Breydenbach. Woodcut by Erhard Reuwich, 1490 Harness the excitement for a summer trip into a creative learning opportunity with the help of one of the first printed and illustrated travel books. Focus students’ excitement for summer by encouraging them to: Analyze the images and craft a list of observations,Make predictions about the images based on their observations, andTie their observations and predictions together by synthesizing a short narrative for others to evaluate. Halladas en Perú puntas de lanza que usaron cazadores hace 12.000 años. Para los arqueólogos nacionales y extranjeros, el más importante taller lítico (de objetos de piedra) de los antiguos peruanos se ubicó en Paiján, en la región La Libertad, al norte de Perú.
Brought to Mexico in chains, Gaspar Yanga and his followers staged a bloody rebellion. Not keeping up with technology is an excellent path to becoming a slave. Happens to the best of humans. It happened to Gaspar Yanga, and then he fought back. Taíno: ‘Extinct’ Indigenous Americans Never Actually Disappeared, Ancient Tooth Reveals. An ancient tooth has proven Taíno indigenous Americans are not extinct, as long believed, but have living descendants in the Caribbean today. Researchers made the discovery when they used the 1,000-year-old tooth to sequence the first complete ancient human genome from the Caribbean. The tooth was found in a cave on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas and belonged to a woman who lived at least 500 years before Christopher Columbus set foot in the region. The research is published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. See all of the best photos of the week in these slideshows. Introducing Matthew Poth, 2017-2018 Library of Congress Teacher in Residence.
This post is by Matthew Poth, 2017-18 Library of Congress Teacher in Residence. Matthew Poth, Teacher in Residence 2017-2018 A skilled craftsman carved the Epic of Gilgamesh into large clay tablets 4,100 years ago to preserve the story of the famed King of Uruk, a powerful Mesopotamian city-state. Over many centuries, these tablets were copied and spread across Mesopotamia and Anatolia until an Assyrian King, Ashurbanipal, gathered as many copies as he could to preserve at his Royal Library in his capital of Nineveh.
El mito de al-Andalus. Sobre al-Andalus Ocurre cada cierto tiempo. Por un motivo u otro, no es raro que al-Andalus se convierta en noticia que proporciona buenos titulares en prensa. A veces son portavoces de organizaciones islamistas como Al Qaeda o el ISIS quienes manifiestan que sus ataques terroristas en España recuperarán un al-Andalus perdido que consideran propio; a veces son publicistas o políticos conservadores quienes proclaman que, al igual que en la Edad Media, debemos reaccionar frente a esas pretensiones para defender nuestras raíces occidentales y europeas; y a veces algún tertuliano metido a arabista (o viceversa) se empeña en demostrar que el terrorismo islamista es producto de una cultura que siempre ha sido violenta y excluyente.
De animales a dioses (Sapiens) - Yuval Noah Harari. Hace 70.000 años había al menos seis especies humanas diferentes sobre la capa de la Tierra. DIDÀCTICA DEL PATRIMONI CULTURAL. Navegaciones mallorquinas medievales de Antonio Ortega Villoslada. Una noticia de marzo de 2011 dice así: La Real Academia Mallorquina de Estudios Históricos, Genealógicos y Heráldicos celebró el solemne acto de toma de posesión de un nuevo académico, Antonio Ortega Villoslada.
El historiador pronunció su discurso de investidura bajo el título De Mallorca al Atlántico bajo la monarquía privativa. El discurso fue contestado por el académico Miguel Deyá Bauzá. El acto de investidura, que tuvo lugar en el salón de actos de can Campaner, contó con numerosos socios y amigos del historiador.E. Education: Programs: Japan Society. Visitor Information Location 333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017Box Office Hours: Monday, 12 PM – 6 PM Tuesday–Thursday, 11 AM – 6 PM Friday, 11 AM – 9 PM Weekends during exhibitions, 11 AM – 5 PM Box Office: (212) 715-1258 Check our Visit page for current weekend hours. Japan Society will be closed on Sunday, June 19, Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, 2016. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11 AM - 6 PM Friday, 11 AM - 9 PM Saturday-Sunday, 11 AM - 5 PM Closed Mondays and on Major HolidaysBusiness Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Phone: (212) 832-1155 Box Office: (212) 715-1258.