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The Thousand-Year Graveyard. Badia Pozzeveri Churchyard, Altopascio, Italy—On a hot afternoon in July 2012, Giuseppe Vercellotti was digging up bones near the wall of an abandoned medieval church here, thinking about getting a cold drink, when he heard his students call his name. Faces glistening with sweat, they told him that they had found something strange buried half a meter down. Vercellotti took a look and saw a layer of lime, used in ancient times to squelch the stench of rotting corpses. When he tapped the hard layer with his trowel, it sounded hollow. “We immediately thought it was a mass grave,” says Vercellotti, a biological anthropologist at Ohio State University, Columbus, who co-leads a field school here. “We instructors were all excited and hopeful.” Long Time Gone. A Long Time Ago.

Bygone Days. Once Upon A Time. Ancient cultures. CIVILISATION. Ancient Society Research Resources. Ancient Civilizations. Ancient Civilizations. Civilizations. Source Evaluation. Readings & Flowcharts. Search Outline of History Prehistory — Prehistory, the rise of civilization, and the ancient Middle East to c.500 B.C.E Prehistory to c.3000 BCE — Unit 1: Prehistory and the rise of Civilization to c.3000 B.C.E.

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History Timeline. Timelines of History, Today in History, World History. History: a timeline. Visualise the key events of stories. Antiquity. Moyen-Orient. Protohistoire. Internet History Sourcebooks Project. Best of History Web Sites. L'Histoire à la carte : un atlas historique multimédia constitué de cartes animées pour mieux comprendre l'Histoire. L'Histoire par l'image. World History : HyperHistory. Dead Ideas: The History of Extinct Thoughts and Practices – The Weird World History of Ideas Once Believed To Be True, From Ancient History to Modern History.

Histoire. Histoire Mondiale. Storia. History. History. History. History. Histoire. History and Historians. Divers histoire. History (H&G) History. History Map Archive. Browse the Map Archive The art and history of cartography, aka mapmaking, goes back to ancient times.

History Map Archive

Or at least what they thought it could look like. Our English word map derives from the Latin word mappa, meaning napkin or cloth on which maps were drawn. The Map Archive This map collection is indexed chronologically and by continent. Periodis Web - Maps to be Used for the History of Europe. Euratlas Periodis Web shows the history of Europe through a sequence of 21 historical maps, every map depicting the political situation at the end of each century.

Periodis Web - Maps to be Used for the History of Europe

Here, on the left, are 21 mini-maps giving access to 21 full maps and to 84 quarters of maps with more detailed views of the states, provinces and main cities.Moreover, each map offers a historical gazetteer. Thus you can highlight in red each sovereign state and in green each dependent entity. See the Map Legend for more details. Ancient Society Research Resources. Reconstructing the story of humanity's past. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Aryan migration: New genetic study makes Out of India theory backed by Hindutva supporters unlikely. A new paper authored by 92 scientists from around the globe that was posted online this weekend could settle some major questions about the subcontinent’s history and what that means for various theories of Indian civilisation.

Aryan migration: New genetic study makes Out of India theory backed by Hindutva supporters unlikely

The paper, titled “The Genomic Formation of South and Central Asia” which still has to go through peer review, uses genetics to examine the ancestry of ancient inhabitants of the subcontinent. Below is a quick summary of what you need to know. Who authored the study? There are 92 named authors on the study, including scholars from Harvard, MIT, the Russian Academy of Science, the Birbal Sahni Institute of Paleosciences in Lucknow, the Deccan College, the Max Planck Institute, the Institute for Archaeological Research in Uzbekistan and the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad. Among the co-directors of the study is geneticist David Reich, whose new book has inspired much recent discussion about ancient human history and racial theory. AWOL - The Ancient World Online: From Bactria to Taxila: A database of resources on Hellenistic and Imperial Central Asian studies.

[First posted in AWOL 24 July 2012, updated 31 March 2017] From Bactria to Taxila: A database of resources on Hellenistic and Imperial Central Asian studies By Antoine Simonin About the projectThe web is a fantastic tool, whose applications and implications are progressing at an exponential rate.

AWOL - The Ancient World Online: From Bactria to Taxila: A database of resources on Hellenistic and Imperial Central Asian studies

So are the studies on Hellenistic and Imperial Central Asia, that really have begun to develop in the 70s and are increasing since the last twenty years. Impero di Alessandro Magno. Combien d'humains ont vécu sur Terre au total ?La Géothèque. Si tous les humains ressuscitaient, les humains d’aujourd’hui seraient-ils dispersés au milieu d’une foule d’hommes préhistoriques ?

Combien d'humains ont vécu sur Terre au total ?La Géothèque

Le chiffre total d’êtres humains à s’être succédé sur la Terre n’est pas très intéressant, en raison d’une mortalité infantile très élevée jusqu’aux périodes récentes. Nous avons donc cherché à savoir, plus précisément, le nombre d’êtres humains ayant dépassé l’âge de cinq ans, depuis les premiers hominidés. Vari House, Greece - archaeological recreations and simulations - The Institute for the Visualization of History. The 10 oldest cities in the world. There’s a certain aesthetic attached to the oldest cities in the world: bustling souks beneath a bright blue sky, flowing garments made of whispery white cotton, stone masonry painted yellow by the sun.

The 10 oldest cities in the world

In reality, however, the oldest cities in the world have faced deep unrest throughout their long histories. Top 10 Worst Plagues In History. Health History is dotted with epidemics and plagues, but a certain number of them stand out as unique for their severity and impact on future generations.

Top 10 Worst Plagues In History

This is a list of the worst plagues in man’s recorded history. Moscow Plague and Riot. Historical Kingdoms/Names. Le projet : un système modulaire de gestion de l'information historique. Data for History Consortium. ETRUSQUES. Tages - studi sulla Tuscia. The Roman Domus. The Roman domus was much more than a place of dwelling for a Roman familia.

The Roman Domus

It also served as a place of business and a religious center for worship. The size of a domus could range from a very small house to a luxurious mansion. In some cases, one domus took up an entire city-block, while more commonly, there were up to 8 domus per insula (city-block). Crash Course: Evolution of the Roman Military. Accorded by some as being the most effective and long-lived military institution known to history, Rome’s military was the key to its rise from a relative backwater settlement in Italy to the most dominant power of the ancient world.

Crash Course: Evolution of the Roman Military

Throughout its millennia-spanning history, Rome’s military underwent substantial changes as it contended with challenges both within its expanding borders and from neighboring adversaries who threatened to harm the integrity of its borders. Here is a crash course on the evolution of the Roman military. Roman Army - Recruitment, Legions, Siege Warfare & More. Evolution of the Roman Army: Recruitment of Soliders for the Roman Army: The Roman army changed over time. The consuls had the power to recruit troops, but in the last years of the Republic, provincial governors were replacing troops without the approval of the consuls. This led to legionaries loyal to their generals rather than Rome. Johnstons' Private Life of the Romans. A LA MODE. Riciclaggio della memoria: Persecuzioni contro i cristiani e bugie "religiose" di convenienza, in verità i "cristiani" non furono mai perseguitati da Roma.

2009 Les « religions orientales » dans le monde grec et romain. La catégorie des "religions orientales" appartient au contexte épistémologique et culturel du début du XXe siècle. Archeologia, egittologia, storia. Animated GIFs Show 7 Ancient Ruins 'Reconstructed' The Classics Pages. You'll find well over 1000 pages of news, information, games and controversy about the life, literature, philosophy, art and archaeology of the ancient world of Greece & Rome. Search The Classics Pages (including "The Romans" - below) has a dedicated search engine, accessible from any page. Search now. Email The Classics Pages welcomes your emails - whether you want to comment, query or argue.

Epigraphie. The Middle Ages: a study. Byzance et l'Europe carolingienne. L'islam: pouvoirs, sociétés, cultures. Phantom time hypothesis. How could I have written a whole book about conspiracy theories without once encountering Heribert Illig? I just stumbled over a reference to his “phantom time hypothesis” and now I’m finding him everywhere. A prolific crank in the grand tradition of Ignatius L. Donnelley and Immanuel Velikovsky, Illig has spent many years elaborating and defending his proposition that the years 614-911 CE were invented and inserted into histories ex post facto at the behest of Otto III. The present year is not 2010, but 1713; Charlemagne and Alfred the Great were fictional characters; the Viking raids never happened; etc. Did the Early Middle Ages Really Exist? L'ordre seigneurial.

L'affirmation de l'État monarchique. Templiers, Cathares & Co. Les Templiers. Ordre des Templiers. Les «Guerres de religion» sont-elles des guerres de religion ? L’expression « guerres de religion » était inconnue des hommes et des femmes qui ont vécu aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles. Annalistes et chroniqueurs employaient d’autres formules pour désigner les troubles de leur temps. En 1572, Jean Touchard parle de « guerres intestines ». Jean Heluïs, en 1573, évoque les « guerres civiles meües pour le fait de la religion ». L’Inquisition. Le pape (Sixte IV) et l'inquisiteur (Torquemada) par Jean-Paul Laurens L'inquisition épiscopale Le deuxième concile du Latran (1139) prescrit qu’il appartient aux évêques de rechercher les hérétiques, aux juges séculiers de les punir, aux rois et aux princes de prêter, sous peine de déchéance, leur concours à cette répression.

Medieval History. Moyen Age. Medieval world. The Labyrinth - Resources for Medieval Studies. Where the Middle Ages Begin. Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval Europe. Free Online Ancient and Medieval History Courses from Top Universities. Here are some online ancient and medieval history courses offered free by three top universities: Utah State University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Open University. Utah State University (USU) 10 Free Ancient and Medieval History Online Courses (Spring 2015) Interested in learning about ancient or medieval history?

Here are ten eleven free MOOCs (Massive open online courses) that you can take between April and June 2015, which take a look at topics such as Roman archaeology, medieval manuscripts, the Trojan War, and Norse sagas. Warfare and Weapons in Ancient Egypt From: Canvas Network Starting Date: 6 Apr 2015 Length: 5 weeks Dynastic Egypt united in approximately 3100 B.C. Tableau général des Croisades chrétiennes en Orient. Medieval Wild Man relic discovered by treasure hunters has roots in ancient history. Au Moyen Âge, des amitiés très intéressées. S’il est bien un endroit où, spontanément, on ne s’attend pas à voir fleurir l’amitié, c’est bien dans le monde politique : les trahisons semblent plutôt y constituer la règle.

What medieval Europe did with its teenagers. Image copyright Getty Images. Why medieval monks filled manuscript margins with murderous rabbits. Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses. Surviving Winter in the Middle Ages. Were Medieval People Racist? Gender and Sexuality in the Middle Ages (GoT) Magic in the Middle Ages - Universitat de Barcelona. A brief history of medieval magic - History Extra. List Of Medieval European Professions - The Arcana Wiki. La guerre de Cent Ans. Nobility Titles and Ranks in Medieval Europe.