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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.” But the students were apprehensive: “They all started talking about possible contagion,” Vercellotti says.

History: a timeline. Antiquity. History. 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 personnes récentes. Ancient Society Research Resources. Historical Kingdoms/Names. Les Templiers. Ordre des Templiers.

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.

Free Online Ancient and Medieval History Courses from Top Universities

Utah State University (USU) 10 Free Ancient and Medieval History Online Courses (Spring 2015) Interested in learning about ancient or medieval history?

10 Free Ancient and Medieval History Online Courses (Spring 2015)

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. Medieval History. Medieval world. Medieval Wild Man relic discovered by treasure hunters has roots in ancient history. English metal detectorists have found a Medieval spoon handle depicting a figure of the Wild Man, a hairy, club-wielding legend who existed on the edges of civilization from ancient times.

Medieval Wild Man relic discovered by treasure hunters has roots in ancient history

Stories about the Wild Man differ, some say he was a prophet, or that he went mad with grief over the loss of his beloved, or that he was a monster slayer and hero. Two years ago the metal detectorists found the 15th century AD metallic figure. Why medieval monks filled manuscript margins with murderous rabbits. Long before Sergio Aragonés filled the margins of MAD Magazine with tiny, weird cartoons, the margins of medieval manuscripts were a playground for bored monks with crude senses of humor. While some monks expressed themselves with flat-out crudity, a more common motif was the ubiquitous, triumphant armed rabbit, often shown killing dogs, humans, and other enemies of bunnykind. Writer Jon Kaneko-James explains the symbolism of these murdering coneys, illustrated with fine examples of the form. Surviving Winter in the Middle Ages. Pavel Sapozhnikov and his goat, Glasha, surviving a harsh Russian winter living as people did in the ninth century.

Surviving Winter in the Middle Ages

Photo courtesy of Alone in the Past. In 2013, a medieval reenactment group set out to see what it would be like to survive a Russian winter in the Middle Ages. They selected one of their members, Pavel Sapozhnikov, to live on a farmstead, with only ninth century tools, clothing and shelter for six months as part of a project entitled, Alone in the Past. Once a day, Pavel would speak for half an hour into a camera to recount his day, and share his experiences. Magic in the Middle Ages - Universitat de Barcelona. About this course: Magical thought has always attracted human imagination.

Magic in the Middle Ages - Universitat de Barcelona

In this course we will introduce you to the Middle Ages through a wide conception of magic. Students will have an approach to medieval culture, beliefs and practices from the perspective of History and History of Science. Popular magic, as well as learned magic (alchemy, geomancy and necromancy) will be addressed. Moreover, we will also deal with how eastern practices and texts influenced western culture. List Of Medieval European Professions - The Arcana Wiki. Nobility Titles and Ranks in Medieval Europe.

Nobility:origin of medieval nobility, nobility titles and ranks in Europe.

Nobility Titles and Ranks in Medieval Europe

Medieval French nobility, British nobility, German nobility. Medieval nobility origin: knights or a mounted warriors who swore allegiance to their sovereign and promised to fight for him in exchange for an allocation of land (usually together with serfs). Tages - studi sulla Tuscia. The White Slaves of Barbary. Much attention and condemnation has been directed towards the tragedy of the African slave trade, which took place between the 16th and the 19th centuries.

The White Slaves of Barbary

However, another equally despicable trade in humans was taking place around the same time in the Mediterranean. It is estimated that up to 1.25 million Europeans were enslaved by the so-called Barbary corsairs, and their lives were just as pitiful as their African counterparts. They have come to be known as the white slaves of Barbary. Slavery is one of the oldest trades known to man. We can first find records of the slave trade dating back to The Code of Hammurabi in Babylon in the 18th century BCE. 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. Websites dealing with ancient Central Asia exist, as well as digitized version of books, articles and reviews on the subject. Reconstructing the story of humanity's past. Ancient History Encyclopedia. La verità sul genocidio degli armeni - Gwynne Dyer.

Mass suicide at Pilenai: Lithuanian Defenders Choose Death over Enslavement. The Crusades are best known as a series of military campaigns launched by Western European states, and sanctioned by the Roman Catholic Church, aimed at reclaiming the Holy Land from the Muslims.

Mass suicide at Pilenai: Lithuanian Defenders Choose Death over Enslavement

Less well-known, perhaps, are the other wars sanctioned by the papacy, such as the Spanish Reconquista, the Albigensian Crusade and the Northern Crusades. It was during the Northern Crusades that a rather horrific episode in Lithuanian history occurred – the mass suicide at Pilenai, which is the largest known mass suicide in history. The Revisionist Narrative of the North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh – The Everywhereist. Late last year, Rand and I visited Raleigh, North Carolina, and after reading glowing online reviews for it, I spent an afternoon at the North Carolina Museum of History. I was appalled by it. I’ve heard of revisionist historians, of people who claim the Civil War was about something other than slavery, but I figured they lurked in shadowy corners and hid their true intentions, the way cartoon villains did. I didn’t think they would openly proclaim their ignorance and bigotry proudly. I certainly didn’t think they’d be curating museums.

Nazi racial ideology was religious, creationist and opposed to Darwinism. By Coel Hellier Nazi racial ideology was creationist. Hitler considered that the different human races had been created separately. The Aryan race was the “master” race, created as “God’s highest handiwork”, the other races (Jewish, Black, Slav, etc) were literally “sub-human”. The races had been created by God in their current form (humans had not evolved from other animals). Perchè gli ebrei sono cosi’ potenti e i musulmani cosi’ impotenti? Concordo con l’interessante e lucida l’analisi (non di parte essendo l’autore musulmano) proposta dal direttore pakistano del Centro per la Ricerca e gli Studi sulla Sicurezza, creato nel 2007. Sykes-Picot, quel confine tracciato un secolo fa e le nostre colpe in Medio Oriente  Accords Sykes-Picot.

Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Les accords Sykes-Picot, sont des accords secrets signés le , entre la France et la Grande-Bretagne (avec l'aval des Russes et des Italiens), prévoyant le partage du Moyen-Orient à la fin de la guerre (espace compris entre la mer Noire, la mer Méditerranée, la mer Rouge, l'océan Indien et la mer Caspienne) en zones d'influence entre ces puissances, dans le but de contrer des revendications ottomanes. Comment l'Empire ottoman fut dépecé, par Henry Laurens (Le Monde diplomatique, avril 2003) En 1914, les provinces arabes de l’Empire ottoman se trouvaient sous l’influence collective et multiforme des puissances européennes, auxquelles s’ajoutaient les Etats-Unis.

Les Jeunes-Turcs, au pouvoir depuis 1908, cherchaient à se débarrasser de ces ingérences permanentes, mais au prix d’un centralisme autoritaire qui suscitait l’émergence d’un mouvement autonomiste arabe prêt à chercher des appuis chez les Européens. Revolutionary transitions from the eighteenth century to the present. Top 10 Worst Plagues In History.

Health. Prices for Medieval Goods and Services. Are you a Renaissance Beauty. Johnstons' Private Life of the Romans. 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. The Holy Roman Empire was a complex adaptive system. So a few weeks ago my son and I were watching the Crash Course World History series. In it John Green mentioned Voltaire's famous statement that the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire. The Historical Atlas of Europe.

Cultural Institute. History. Storia. World History : HyperHistory. Best of History Web Sites. Histoire. Histoire Mondiale. Divers histoire. Stock Footage Archival Video Clips and Historic Photo Images from CriticalPast. Periodis Web - Maps to be Used for the History of Europe.

History Map Archive. Browse the Map Archive. Historical research - early 20th century. History Timeline. Timelines of History, Today in History, World History. English Dissenters: Ranters. Blog—The Appendix. Bygone Days. Long Time Gone. A Long Time Ago. Once Upon A Time. Ancient Civilizations. Ancient Civilizations. Civilizations. 6 Ridiculous Lies You Believe About the Founding of America. Biographies.