40 maps that explain the Roman Empire by Timothy B. Lee on August 19, 2014 Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome's first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace and prosperity. Here are 40 maps that explain the Roman Empire — its rise and fall, its culture and economy, and how it laid the foundations of the modern world. Welcome...to the Renaissance As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism.
Classical Period, 900 - 290 BC Detailed Timeline of European History Classical Period (900 - 290 BC) Beginning of Western Culture and Philosophy Go to European History Interactive Map Classical Period Europe Interactive Map Note: From Tribal to Advanced Organization. 28 of history's most fascinating photos The Statue of Liberty surrounded by scaffolding as workers complete the final stages in Paris. Circa 1885. An Royal Air Force pilot getting a haircut during a break between missions, Britain, 1942 Bob Marley on the beach with Miss World 1976 Cindy Breakspeare, mother of Damien Marley. Ethnomusicologist Frances Densmore recording the music of a Blackfoot chief onto a phonograph, 1916. A napalm attack near U.S. troops on patrol in South Vietnam, circa 1966.
Top 10 Myths About the Romans History For many, the only exposure to Ancient Rome comes from what they have seen in the movies or on television. Unfortunately, films like Gladiator, Spartacus, Barabbas, and Demetrius and the Gladiators don’t present a very accurate depiction of life in Rome and the arena. Family tree of the Greek gods Key: The essential Olympians' names are given in bold font. See also List of Greek mythological figures Notes External links Media related to Family trees of Greek mythology at Wikimedia Commons
The Making of Europe 1 - CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION - Early European History From Hutton Webster's, Early European History (1917); edited for this on-line publication, by ELLOPOS Ancient skeletons discovered in Georgia threaten to overturn the theory of human evolution By David Derbyshire Updated: 12:26 GMT, 9 September 2009 For generations, scientists have believed Africa was the cradle of mankind. Now a stunning archaeological discovery suggests our primitive ancestors left Africa to explore the world around 800,000 years earlier than was previously thought before returning to their home continent. It was there - hundreds of thousands of years later - that they evolved into modern humans and embarked on a second mass migration, researchers say. Astonishing discovery: Archaeologists have unearthed six ancient skeletons dating back 1.8 million years in the hills of Georgia
Ancient Rome for Kids: The Colosseum History >> Ancient Rome The Colosseum is a giant amphitheatre in the center of Rome, Italy. It was built during the Roman Empire. When was it built? Christopher Columbus - World History For Kids Christopher Columbus Traveling to India around the southern tip of Africa was dangerous and difficult. An Italian sailor by the name of Christopher Columbus proposed finding a new route by sailing west. South America Timeline - Timeline of South America South America Timeline: 5000 BC - 1200 BC The ancient ancestors of the people of South America were believed to have been nomadic Asian hunter-gatherers who crossed over the frozen Bering Strait and into North America. From there they traveled south to the lands of Central and South America.900 BC – 300 BC The Chavín civilization established a trade network and developed agriculture products in the highlands of Peru.400 BC – 800 Along the central coastline of Peru, the Moche, Paracas and Nazca cultures flourished.600 BC – 1200 The Tiahuanaco and Wari empire of central and northern Peru expanded their influence to all of the Andean region.1000 BC – 1450 The Cañaris culture of Ecuador, Chimu Empire in Peru, and the Chachapoyas, and the Aymaran kingdoms of Bolivia and southern Peru flourished.1400 Machu Picchu, Lost City of the Incas was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti.
Unexplained Mysteries of LOST LANDS Many western cultures have myths of lost lands, where once lived our great ancestors. Typical is Lyonesse, a fabled land once said to exist between Land’s End and the Scilly Isles, off the British coast. On this land stood the city of Lions and some 140 churches. Folk tales, and later poets such as Tennyson, kept the fable alive by associating it with King Arthur. LE PLUS GRAND MUSEE VIRTUEL DU MONDE More than 5,000 artists and 100,000 paintings make us the largest online Web Museum in the world!Featuring the largest collections by artists like Monet, Van Gogh, Rembrandt and more! AMore... BMore... CMore...