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Ancient China. Ancient Egypt. Ancient Greece. Ancient India. Ancient Rome. Middle Eastern Civilisations. South American Civilisations. Social Studies. History. Ancient Civilizations. Smithsonian X 3D. History - Ancient History in depth: The Story of Carbon Dating. Geologic Time Clock. Secrets of Easter Island. History - Ancient Worlds. Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history.

Smarthistory offers more than 1500 videos and essays on art from around the world and across time. We are working with more than 200 art historians and some of the world's most important museums to make the best art history resource anywhere. Use the "subject" pulldown menu (go to "Arts and Humanities") at the top of this window or click on the headings below to access our content: Art history basics First things first (you are here) The materials and techniques artists use Art 1010 Prehistoric art in Europe and West Asia Paleolithic art Neolithic art Art of the ancient Mediterranean Ancient Near East Egyptian art and culture Aegean Greek Nabatean Etruscan Roman Judaism in art Art of Medieval Europe A beginner's guide to medieval Europe Books and the dissemination of knowledge in medieval Europe Early Christian Byzantine (late Roman Empire) Latin (Western) Europe Late Gothic art in Italy.

Resourcesforhistoryteachers - home. Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history. History/Social Studies. Danny Wilten. Medieval History. Timelines. Explore the Ruins of the Parthenon – An Interactive 360° View. Welcome to The Ancient Web - The Ancient World's Great Civilizations. Annenberg Media Exhibits: Collapse.

Hundreds of years ago in what is now modern Honduras, Copán was a thriving civilization, a center of the cultural life of the Maya.

Annenberg Media Exhibits: Collapse

Tens of thousands of people made their home in the Copán Valley. Yet despite its importance, Copán went into decline. Across the vast territory of the ancient Maya, other important sites were sharing a similar fate. Classic Maya civilization was collapsing. Why did this great civilization fall? Can combine with external causes (such as war or natural disaster) to bring about a collapse.

Join us as we explore the collapse of four ancient civilizations. Ready to get started? "Collapse" is inspired by programs from Out of the Past, a video series from Annenberg Media. Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni. The Hypogeum of Paola, Malta, (Ipoġew in Maltese) literally meaning "underground" in Greek, is a subterranean structure dating to the Saflieni phase (3000-2500 BC) in Maltese prehistory.

Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni

Thought to have been originally a sanctuary, it became a necropolis in prehistoric times and the remains of more than 7,000 individuals have been found. It is the only known prehistoric underground temple in the world. The Hypogeum was depicted on a 2 cents 5 mils stamp issued in the Maltese Islands in 1980 to commemorate the acceptance by UNESCO of this unique structure in the World Heritage Site list. It was closed to visitors between 1992 and 1996 for restoration works; since it reopened only 60 people per day are allowed entry. It was discovered by accident in 1902 when workers cutting cisterns for a new housing development broke through its roof.

First Level[edit] The first level is very similar to tombs found in Xemxija in Malta. Science & Nature - Caveman challenge. Creswell Crags Museum and Visitor Centre - Inspiring and educational guided cave tours. Web Chronology Project. Greek and Roman Materials. History: Ancient History in-depth.

Livius. Articles on Ancient History. Map Collections. The Library of Congress Search by Keyword | Browse by Geographic Location Index | Subject Index | Creator Index | Title Index The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form.

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Ancient Maps Cover Page. Collapse: Why do civilisations fall? Hundreds of years ago in what is now modern Honduras, Copán was a thriving civilization, a center of the cultural life of the Maya.

Collapse: Why do civilisations fall?

Tens of thousands of people made their home in the Copán Valley. Yet despite its importance, Copán went into decline. Across the vast territory of the ancient Maya, other important sites were sharing a similar fate. Classic Maya civilization was collapsing. Why did this great civilization fall? Can combine with external causes (such as war or natural disaster) to bring about a collapse.