Saving the Villa of the Mysteries (Pasquale Sorrentino) The stunning frescoes of the Villa of the Mysteries include one room with a painted frieze widely considered to depict an initiation rite into the cult of Dionysus, the god of wine, pictured at the center of this panel. The moment the Villa of the Mysteries was discovered in spring 1909, it was at risk. Once protected by a layer of at least 30 feet of the volcanic ash and soil that had fallen on Pompeii in A.D. 79, the villa’s stunning decoration was immediately exposed to potential damage from the elements and earthquakes, one of which occurred a bit more than a month after excavations began. As each wheelbarrow of debris was removed, revealing columns, artifacts, mosaics, and frescoes, the threat increased.
The Anglo-Saxons were worse than the Vikings An Anglo-Saxon helmet from the British Museum in London. Was the warrior who owned this helmut part of a more terrifying and brutal invasion than the Vikings? (Photo: Shutterstock) The Vikings invaded England in the 9th and 10th centuries. They plundered, raped and burned towns to the ground.
Rough Timeline of the Templar Order Some dates approximate. 1023 Bl. Gerard Thom founds the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, also known as the Knights Hospitallers, to care for sick pilgrims NASA just released an incredible video of an explosion on the sun From Earth, the sun appears as a distant, fuzzy ball of warmth that gives us all life. But in reality the sun is a violent clump of magnetism and energy, and its surface is constantly erupting and shooting out jets of plasma and radiation. Now NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has captured a video of one of these explosions that happened as an arch of plasma collapsed and set off a cascade of flares that twisted and bent around the sun's magnetic field before collapsing back onto the surface. You can see the explosion happen at the beginning of the clip in the upper right corner: That explosion likely set off the chain of what are called magnetic arches — bursts of the sun's hot plasma blow off the surface of the sun and twist along sun's magnetic field lines.
AR Flashcards 2.0 IS Here And It's FREE! Welcome to a new world of Flashcards. AR Flashcards make learning fun with the technology of Augmented Reality! “It’s definitely unique and a very clever way to get children involved in learning the alphabet and animal names.” – TheiPhoneMom.com “Through the use of augmented reality (AR) and flashcards – this app allows your children to learn in a new and exciting way! The Inconvenient Coin: Dating the Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum Or not. Even after visiting the exhibition, many may not realise the long accepted date of the eruption is even in doubt (I saw the topic briefly mentioned a couple of times in item descriptions) let alone that there exists a key piece of evidence that puts the date to bed definitively. Evidence that was sadly (for me, anyway) absent from the exhibition.
A very 60s Christmas Christmas in 1968 was the first I would spend apart from my family. I was a cadet at West Point, and my parents and sisters lived in Hawaii, and I couldn’t afford to fly there for the holidays, so I called a woman I had been seeing in the city and asked if I could stay with her. To my great relief, she said yes. She was a nurse who worked nights and lived on a bombed-out block of East 2nd Street, between Avenues A and B, as I recall. I took the bus to Port Authority, grabbed the shuttle to Grand Central and took the Lex to Bleecker Street and walked east. The End of Christendom by Eamon Duffy Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450–1650 by carlos m. n. eire yale, 920 pages, $40 Next year marks the fifth centenary of one of the few precisely datable historical events that can be said to have changed the world forever. In 1517, an unknown German professor from an undistinguished new university protested against the sordid trade in religious benefits known as “indulgences,” which were then being peddled around Germany to fund grandiose plans to rebuild St.
Earthquakes for Kids – Inspirations and Incentives The Earthquake Hazards Program has a huge amount of information about earthquakes on their website! There you can: * Learn about the latest earthquakes – where and when they happened * Play puzzles and games * See what happened today in earthquake history * Be inspired by science fair project ideas * Watch earthquake animations * Become an Earthquake Scientist * Read cool earthquake facts * View earthquake pictures * Lean about the science of earthquakes * Ask a geologist your own questions Visit the website here: You may also be interested in... Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning Editor's Note: Drew Minock, who co-wrote this piece, is an elementary teacher, co-founder of the popular education blog Two Guys and Some IPads, and is one of the voices on "The Two Guys Show" podcast. Imagine living in the magical world of Harry Potter, where the school hallways are lined with paintings that are alive and interactive. Now imagine creating an atmosphere like that for your students.
As Pompeii Crumbles...How will it be remembered? Posted on 12. Mar, 2014 by Brittany Britanniae in Roman culture The word Pompeii invokes various imagery and feelings within individuals. From some, it may simply be the name of “some old place” or be the title of their favorite song or movie. However, we all know (through research, study or school) that Pompeii was one of the great cities in Ancient Rome that was wiped out by a volcano. What most people don’t know (or don’t focus on) was the life of Pompeii before it was covered in ash.
How Native Americans adopted slavery from white settlers Last week marked the 153rd anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution in 1865. Rightly celebrated as a milestone for the black American community, the 13th Amendment led to the eventual liberation of all African Americans enslaved in the United States of the late 19th century. But the 13th Amendment did not free all black enslaved people in the boundaries of modern-day US.
EXCLUSIVE: France 'Suppressed News of Gruesome Torture' at Bataclan Massacre By Louise Mensch | 10:50 am, July 15, 2016 HEAT STREET EXCLUSIVE – A French government committee has heard testimony, suppressed by the French government at the time and not published online until this week, that the killers in the Bataclan appear to have tortured their victims on the second floor of the club. The chief police witness in Parliament testified that on the night of the attacks, an investigating officer, tears streaming down his face, rushed out of the Bataclan and vomited in front of him just after seeing the disfigured bodies. The 14-hour testimony about the November attacks took place March 21st. According to this testimony, Wahhabist killers reportedly gouged out eyes, castrated victims, and shoved their testicles in their mouths. They may also have disemboweled some poor souls.
29 Incredible Nature Documentaries for Kids My kids love animals and enjoy watching nature documentaries– especially when they feature animals! I started making a list of favorites, and gathering suggested titles of nature documentaries from my friends. Although these titles have all been recommended for kids, remember that with nature documentaries, it’s real life: children (or their parents) may be disturbed by some images of predators hunting, catching, and eating their prey, the occasional mating scene, or birth scene. It’s best for parents to view with their children (or preview beforehand) so we can either fast forward through the scary scenes or be available to answer their questions. Here are 29 nature documentaries for kids that are educational and inspiring, and will teach you about life on Earth with phenomenal cinematography and fascinating .