Ancient Greece The Parthenon, a temple dedicated to Athena, located on the Acropolis in Athens, is one of the most representative symbols of the culture and sophistication of the ancient Greeks. Ancient Greece was a Greek civilization belonging to a period of Greek history that lasted from the Archaic period of the 8th to 6th centuries BC to the end of antiquity (ca. 600 AD). Immediately following this period was the beginning of the Early Middle Ages and the Byzantine era. Included in ancient Greece is the period of Classical Greece, which flourished during the 5th to 4th centuries BC. Classical Greece began with the repelling of a Persian invasion by Athenian leadership. Because of conquests by Alexander the Great, Hellenistic civilization flourished from Central Asia to the western end of the Mediterranean Sea. Chronology
Resources Blackpool - The Development of a Tourist Destination (DVD) www.geography.org.uk/shop/shop_detail.asp?ID=737 This film compares the varying fortunes of one of Britain's most iconic tourist destinations with those of Tobago in the Caribbean. The film explores Blackpool before the railway age, Blackpool in its heyday, the decline of Blackpool's tourism trade and possible futures for the town. Timeline of natural history Visual representation of the history of life on Earth as a spiral Formation of the Universe The earliest Solar System In the earliest solar system history, the sun, the planetesimals and the jovian planets were formed. Ancient History Encyclopedia The Hittites occupied the region of Anatolia (also known as Asia Minor, modern-day Turkey) prior to 1700 BCE, developed a culture apparently from the indigenous Hatti (and possibly the Hurrian) people, and expanded their territories into an empire which rivaled, and threatened, the established nation of Egypt. They are repeatedly mentioned throughout the Hebrew Tanakh (also known as the Christian Old Testament) as the adversaries of the Israelites and their god. According to Genesis 10, they were the descendants of Heth, son of Canaan, who was the son of Ham, born of Noah (Genesis 10: 1-6). The name they are known by today, therefore, comes from the Bible and from the Amarna Letters of Egypt which reference a "Kingdom of Kheta" identified today as the `Kingdom of Hatti' (the designation the land of the Hittites was known by) but their own documents refer to them as Nesili, as do others of the time.
Perseus Project: The Ancient Olympics Ancient and Modern Olympic SportsA Tour of Ancient OlympiaThe Context of the Games and the Olympic SpiritAthletes' Stories Frequently Asked Questions About the Ancient Olympics Offical website of the Olympic Movement Further Reading This exhibit is a subset of materials from the Perseus database and is copyrighted. The copyright to the Perseus database is owned by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the President and Fellows of Harvard College and is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and the Universal Copyright Convention. All rights reserved. Read the full copyright notice.
Food in Ancient Greece The Greek diet consisted of foods that were easily raised in the rocky terrain of Greece’s landscape. Breakfast was eaten just after sunrise and consisted of bread dipped in wine. Lunch was again bread dipped in wine along with some olives, figs, cheese or dried fish. London 2012 Olympic Teaching Resources 2012 Olympic Sports | 2012 Olympic Venues | Symbols of the Olympic Games The build up to the 2012 London Olympics provides an excellent opportunity to engage students all round the world in learning about Britain and the countries within (England, Scotland and Wales). Below I have suggested some activity ideas for across the curriculum.
Ancient Egyptian Numbers Egyptian Numbers --- Introduction --- Addition --- Multiplication --- Fractions Enter a number from 1 to 9999999 to see how the Egyptians would have written it, or enter a number to count with. In the Arabic number system, we have ten digits (from 0-9) and we can make as big a number as we want with these. We use all ten digits to count to nine, then we combine them to make bigger numbers. 6,500-Year-Old 'Noah' Skeleton Discovered in Museum Basement Scientists at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia are quite literally cleaning the skeletons out of their closets. Museum staff recently rediscovered a 6,500-year- old human skeleton that's been boxed up in the basement for 85 years. Tucked away in a storeroom, the wooden box had no identifying numbers or catalog card.