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. 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. 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.
Wind Map An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software. Please do not use the map or its data to fly a plane, sail a boat, or fight wildfires :-) If the map is missing or seems slow, we recommend the latest Chrome browser. Surface wind data comes from the National Digital Forecast Database. If you're looking for a weather map, or just want more detail on the weather today, see these more traditional maps of temperature and wind.
ETUDES ARCHEOLOGIQUES Archaeologists uncover evidence of large ancient shipyard near Rome University of Southampton Source - CGI of shipyard building - Graphic simulation by Archaeological Computing Research Group, Southampton University of Southampton and British School at Rome (BSR) archaeologists, leading an international excavation of Portus – the ancient port of Rome, believe they have discovered a large Roman shipyard. The team, working with the Italian Archaeological Superintendancy of Rome, has uncovered the remains of a massive building close to the distinctive hexagonal basin or ‘harbour’, at the centre of the port complex. University of Southampton Professor and Portus Project Director, Simon Keay comments, “At first we thought this large rectangular building was used as a warehouse, but our latest excavation has uncovered evidence that there may have been another, earlier use, connected to the building and maintenance of ships.
Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog Free Printables for Julius Caesar Unit Study - Mamas Learning Corner This past school year in history, we spent a lot of time learning about Julius Caesar. My son absolutely adores all things related to Roman soldiers, and Julius Caesar was no exception. Julius Caesar was born on July 13, 100 BC. In honor of his birthday this month, I’m going to highlight a few of the resources you can use to study Caesar in your own homeschool. Julius Caesar was one of Rome’s most memorable leaders. Free Julius Caesar Worksheets Enjoy these free printables from Mama! Julius Caesar Fill-in-the-blankJulius Caesar Fact SheetCaesar coins – create your own2 Caesar quotes for copywork – elementary and plain lines Click the image to download Julius Caesar Printables Favorite Julius Caesar Resources (This post contains affiliate links that help support free worksheets and printables at Mama’s Learning Corner. <A HREF=" Julius Caesar Documentary on You Tube This is part 1 of a 3-part series. Julius Caesar Notebooking Pages
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. 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 The first level is very similar to tombs found in Xemxija in Malta. Second Level Hal Saflieni The Main Chamber Third Level
The Beat - Instagram Photos and What's Around Them - by the Rutgers Social Media Information Lab About the Beat We use Instagram pictures users added to their map, and combine them with the corresponding Google StreetView location to help explore topics in a new way. Feel free to explore your own beat by putting a new topic in the search box. Privacy This project uses entirely public Instagram information, available from the Instagram API and viewable in various way in many other Instagram applications.Street addresses are only proximate, and the photo location is randomly altered within a small radius. Contact For press inquiries contact Ken Branson at kbranson AT ur.rutgers.edu. Credits This is a project of the Social Media Information Lab (SMIL), at the School of Communications and Information at Rutgers University, led by Mor Naaman. Read more about SMIL at sm.rutgers.edu or The app was built by Jerry Reptak (@JetFault) , Abe Stanway (@abestanway) , and Ian Jennings (@sw1tch). The Beat, Instagram and Your Privacy Protect Your Privacy Protecting Your Privacy on Instagram: A Guide
Herodotus Place in history Herodotus announced the size and scope of his work at the beginning of his Researches or Histories: Ἡροδότου Ἁλικαρνησσέος ἱστορίης ἀπόδεξις ἥδε, ὡς μήτε τὰ γενόμενα ἐξ ἀνθρώπων τῷ χρόνῳ ἐξίτηλα γένηται, μήτε ἔργα μεγάλα τε καὶ θωμαστά, τὰ μὲν Ἕλλησι, τὰ δὲ βαρβάροισι ἀποδεχθέντα, ἀκλεᾶ γένηται, τὰ τε ἄλλα καὶ δι' ἣν αἰτίην ἐπολέμησαν ἀλλήλοισι. Herodotus of Halicarnassus, his Researches are here set down to preserve the memory of the past by putting on record the astonishing achievements of both the Greeks and the Barbarians; and more particularly, to show how they came into conflict. His record of the achievements of others was an achievement in itself, though the extent of it has been debated. His place in history and his significance may be understood according to the traditions within which he worked. His work is the earliest Greek prose to have survived intact. Homer was another inspirational source. Life The statue of Herodotus in Bodrum
The Ancient World History - Ancient History in depth: The Story of Carbon Dating Domestic Violence: Can your smartphone save your life? Erasing domestic violence with a swipe of the finger? There’s an app for that. From apps to combat cyberstalking and real life domestic abuse, to using existing popular Facebook features, hundreds of volunteer developers contributed their time and talent to create online solutions against domestic violence during a weekend hackathon spanning two continents. The leading cause of injury for women - more than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined - domestic violence claims more female victims than any of the main threats to women’s wellbeing in the world. Latin America -and Central America in particular - are no strangers to this issue. To further raise awareness of the challenge posed for the region, the first Domestic Violence hackathon took place across Central America and Washington DC January 26-27. Digital Solutions ‘In Guatemala, violence is a significant problem. A selection of the winning prototypes: A web app to combat cyber stalking, in Washington. What is the Bank doing?
Mesopotamian Astronomy - Babylonian and Persian History Ever since man first looked up at the stars and asked the question, “Are we Alone?” the history of astronomy has shaped the course of human society, connecting science with the inbuilt human spirituality and sense of wonder at the unimaginable vastness of the cosmos. Now seen as the domain of loveable eccentrics, such as Patrick Moore, the late, great Carl Sagan, and Brian May, it is easy to forget how the science of astronomy has pervaded nearly every aspect of human history, and oversaw the rise and fall of great civilizations. The History of Astronomy - Shaping Human History Many notable events in history were shaped by conjunctions of stars and astronomic events, such as the star (supernova) that guided the Magi to Bethlehem. People tend to judge astrology by the poorly written, generic horoscopes in newspapers and internet sites but, back in the time of the ancients, it was a genuine proto-science. Ancient Astronomy and the Sumerians, the Foundation of Civilization Suggest changes
Minoans Were European, Genetic Study Reveals | Ancient Civilizations The Minoans, the builders of Europe's first advanced civilization, really were European, new research suggests. The conclusion, published today (May 14) in the journal Nature Communications, was drawn by comparing DNA from 4,000-year-old Minoan skeletons with genetic material from people living throughout Europe and Africa in the past and today. "We now know that the founders of the first advanced European civilization were European," said study co-author George Stamatoyannopoulos, a human geneticist at the University of Washington. "They were very similar to Neolithic Europeans and very similar to present day-Cretans," residents of the Mediterranean island of Crete. While that may sound intuitive, the findings challenge a long-held theory that the ancient Minoans came from Egypt. First European Civilization The Minoan culture emerged on Crete, which is now part of Greece, and flourished from about 2,700 B.C. to 1,420 B.C. Genetic clues Ancient language?
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