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  Ancient history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ancient history is the study of significant cultural and political events from the beginning of human history until the Early Middle Ages.
Ancient Rome contributed greatly to the development of law, war, art, literature, architecture, and language in the Western world, and its history continues to have a major influence on the world today.
Ancient India is usually taken to refer to the "golden age" of classical Hindu culture, as reflected in Sanskrit literature, beginning around 500 BCE with the sixteen monarchies and 'republics' known as the Mahajanapadas, stretched across the Indo-Gangetic plains from modern-day Afghanistan to Bangladesh.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ancient   (4070 words)

 Ancient Greek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was spoken in the independent Greek city states of Classical Greece, in Alexander the Great's empire and in the kingdoms of the Diadochi, it was the second official language of the classical Roman Empire, and it was the official language of the Eastern Roman Empire in its early years (later evolving into Byzantine Greek).
Although ancient pronunciation can never be reconstructed with certainty, Greek in particular is very well documented from this period, and there is little disagreement among linguists as to the general nature of the sounds that the letters represented.
In Ancient Greek nouns (including proper nouns) have five cases (nominative, genitive, dative, accusative and vocative), three genders (masculine, feminine and neuter), and three numbers (singular, dual and plural).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ancient_Greek   (2041 words)

 Ancient Egypt - MSN Encarta
Culturally, it refers to the ways ancient Egyptians spoke, worshiped, understood the nature of the physical world, organized their government, made their livings, entertained themselves, and related to others who were not Egyptian.
The Nile River, which formed the focus of ancient Egyptian civilization, originates in the highlands of East Africa and flows northward throughout the length of what are now Sudan and Egypt.
Although the ancient Egyptians worshiped many gods, Egypt is also often recognized as the origin of the first recorded monotheist (worshiper of one god), the king who called himself Akhenaton.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_461511156/Ancient_Egypt.html   (2091 words)

 Ancient Ethical Theory
Ancient moral theory, however, does not attempt to be a comprehensive account of all the phenomena that fall under the heading of morality.
Ancient moral theory tries to provide a reflective account of an essential human activity so one can grasp what is of fundamental importance in pursuing it.
Of course, the ancients had a rough idea of what just actions were; and this rough idea certainly contributed to the notion of a just person, and his motivation and system of values.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/ethics-ancient   (13440 words)

 Mr. Dowling's Ancient Greece Page
The people of ancient Greece could not farm most of their mountainous, rocky land, so they became excellent sailors who traveled to distant lands.
Today we think of the people who live in a place as citizens, but to the ancient Greeks the people were as much of the poli as the land or the buildings.
The poli of ancient Greece were eventually conquered, but their advanced ideas eventually spread across Europe and have influenced the way we live today.
www.mrdowling.com /701greece.html   (435 words)

 Behind the Name: Ancient Names
Ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess APHRODITE.
Ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek god ASKLEPIOS...
Ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ATHENA.
www.behindthename.com /nmc/anci.php   (2171 words)

 Ancient Skepticism
Ancient skepticism has a similar relationship to other philosophies which attempt to explain the oppositions the skeptics' use in arguing for skeptical conclusions.
According to one ancient report in Diogenes Laertius, this was a practical as well as a theoretical issue for Pyrrho, who accepted skepticism “in his actual way of life, avoiding nothing and taking no precautions, facing everything as it came, wagons, precipices, dogs, and entrusting nothing whatsoever to his sensations.
Though ancient skeptics do not as clearly anticipate modern and contemporary responses to skeptical concerns (their modern ties to liberal political concerns, for example), they very clearly understood the epistemological issues that arise when one attempts to build a rational basis for belief (issues encapsulated in the problem of the criterion and the later modes).
plato.stanford.edu /entries/skepticism-ancient   (9224 words)

 Ancient American: Archaeology of the Americas before Columbus
The purpose of Ancient American magazine is to describe the prehistory of the American Continent, regardless of presently fashionable beliefs--- to provide a public forum for certified experts and nonprofessionals alike to freely express their views without fear nor favor.
The purpose of Ancient American magazine is to describe the prehistory of the American Continent, regardless of presently fashionable belief-systems, and provide a public forum for certified experts and nonprofessionals alike to freely express their views without fear nor favor.
Ancient American writers and artists appeal as much to the imagination as to the intellect in the conviction that mankind's past belongs to all inhabitants of the Earth; it is not the exclusive property of establishment academics.
www.ancientamerican.com   (783 words)

 Ancient Astronauts - Crystalinks
Unwilling to be caught up in the ancient astronaut craze, anthropologists have suggested that the Tassili "roundheads" are merely ceremonial dancers or priests wearing empty gourds over their heads.
Ancient astronauts have been described as bi-pedal entities often with beaks or wings, or reptilian looking, gray aliens, ethereal, or humanoid coming and going in space craft of some kind or moving in and out of our dimension.
The ancient visitors carried out breeding experiments and produced a creature intelligent enough to have the rules of society imparted to it.
www.crystalinks.com /ancientastronauts.html   (3888 words)

 History & info - Various ancient calendars
Babylonia was the ancient cultural region occupying southeastern Mesopotamia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (modern southern Iraq from around Baghdad to the Persian Gulf).
The ancient Egyptians originally employed a calendar based upon the Moon, and, like many peoples throughout the world, they regulated their lunar calendar by means of the guidance of a sidereal calendar.
Hittites were a member of an ancient Indo-European people who appeared in Anatolia (modern day Turkey) at the beginning of the 2nd millennium B.C.E.; by 1340 B.C.E. they had become one of the dominant powers of the Middle East.
webexhibits.org /calendars/calendar-ancient.html   (6376 words)

 BBC - History - Ancient History
From the death cults of Egypt to the fearsome yet sophisticated society of the Vikings, the ancient world was a surprising and challenging place.
The culture of ancient Egypt spanned 5,000 years, but it remains an intriguing mystery.
The vibrant societies of ancient Greece have had a profound impact on the modern world.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/ancient   (128 words)

 The Ancient Greeks - the Athenians of Ancient Greece.
The Ancient Greeks - the Athenians of Ancient Greece.
The two most important concepts which the ancient Greeks followed were found inscribed on the great shrine of Delphi, which read "Nothing in excess" and "Know thyself".
Ancient Greece was one of the largest contributors to present-day civilization.
www.arwhead.com /Greeks   (748 words)

 Scientists & Discovery, How is DNA preserved?, Museum Victoria, Australia.
Ancient DNA is the DNA recovered from the remains of an organism that has been dead for tens, hundreds or thousands of years.
Ancient DNA has been found in the remains of extinct plants and animals, Egyptian mummies and even fossilised dung.
Museums, with their vast collections of animal skins and mounted specimens dating from the early 1800's, are huge warehouses of ancient DNA just waiting to be studied.
www.museum.vic.gov.au /scidiscovery/dna/ancient_dna.asp   (105 words)

 Ancient - Black Metal
Ancient develop this with a prowess for using speed-picking to create flowing muscular serpents of sound self-devouring and returning to surprisingly rock-y riffs and choruses.
These compositions are extended but reduced in simplicity at the same time they are brought closer to the underlying compositional tastes of a mainstream society, which although disappointing is done in the style of an older almost stadium rock extravaganza that provides some humorous basis to enjoyment of these songs.
Trying to take fl metal in a gothic direction with melodramatic, theatrical narrative to epic styled metal, Ancient extend the concept which was stretched thin on their last album past the breaking point.
www.anus.com /metal/ancient.html   (1021 words)

 Daily Life in Ancient Greece - Welcome to ancient Greece!
Ancient Greek children played with many toys, including rattles, little clay animals, horses on 4 wheels that could be pulled on a string, yo-yo's, and terra-cotta dolls.
In ancient Athens, the purpose of education was to produce citizens trained in the arts, to prepare citizens for both peace and war.
In ancient Sparta, the purpose of education was to produce a well-drilled, well-disciplined marching army.
members.aol.com /Donnclass/Greeklife.html   (3890 words)

 African Timelines Part I
Ancient African civilizations of the Nile Valley are established and flourish.
Ma'at was the ancient Egyptian goddess who personified "truth" and "justice," and "is identified by a feather against which She weighs each person's soul in her hall of judgment.
Ancient writing traditions exist on the African continent, as shown earlier in this timeline, but most Africans are primarily oral peoples, and their art forms primarily oral rather than literary..
web.cocc.edu /cagatucci/classes/hum211/timelines/htimeline.htm   (2841 words)

 Ancient Future History
Ancient Future was formed in 1978 by students at the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California.
February 11, 1999 was the 20th Anniversary of the first Ancient Future concert, and was celebrated with a chat cave event featuring original members of the group.
Ancient Future songs had been featured on many mp3 samplers from sites such as riffage.com and mp3.com with a combined distribution of 750,000 units in 1999 alone.
www.ancient-future.com /history.html   (3310 words)

 McClung Museum - Ancient Egypt
The part of ancient Egyptian life that continues to fascinate us the most is their belief in an afterlife, and the practices and rituals they followed to prepare for the eternal hereafter.
Additional information is available on the concept of the ba, the place of the ba in religious beliefs and funeral rites, and the function and meaning of the ba-bird figures, as well as depictions of the ba in the Papyrus of Ani.
And this ability to read the ancient hieroglyphs in turn opened the door to the history of ancient Egypt and gave birth to the new discipline of Egyptology.
mcclungmuseum.utk.edu /permex/egypt/egypt.htm   (1450 words)

 Celtic Jewelry, Tapestries, Textiles, Clothing, and Mythical Images
Ancient Circles is proud to bring you our diverse and unique product line....
...look inside for all things ancient, symbolic, magical, ythical, renaissance, period or era, pagan, wiccan and celtic.
If you are traveling to ancient sites, you will be happy to protect your skin, and look good while wearing our flowing jackets that fit most sizes and several genders.
www.ancientcircles.com   (481 words)

 Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Mesopotamia
There are a number of problems in the various proposed chronologies of ancient Mediterranean cultures.
Ancient and Biblical Chronology and Genealogies [At WOL]
This is a clear explanation of "Biblical Chronology." It's not scientific, but shows the problem for literalists: the Biblical data seems to put the days of the Biblical patriarchs (none of whom are witnessed outside the Bible) and the exodus, much earlier than most scholar's estimates.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/ancient/asbook03.html   (1172 words)

One of the most widely utilized pottery in the ancient world was the oil lamp, the source of light in every household.
Ancient solid bronze Celtic bracelet with a twisted braid, the terminals ending in a scroll motif.
Made from wood and animal skin, the strings are attached with wooden floral shaped pegs, the neck and head elaborately carved, the surface with mother of pearl inlays.
www.worldwidestore.com /antiquities.html   (2141 words)

 The Amazing Ancient World - Premier Ancient Civilization Internet Book ACT I
Ancient Civilization did not begin in what we think of as the West.
To study Ancient Civilization is to travel - across parts of Africa, southern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia to India.
I built this Ancient Civilization arena for people - for students, faculty, and ordinary folks who think it is fascinating and can be just plain fun.
www.omnibusol.com /ancient.html   (1853 words)

 Ancient Civilizations WQ
While you are exploring this ancient period, you will be keeping a personal journal.
While in ancient Egypt, your expertise as a scientist was recognized.
You will be evaluated on the thoroughness, accuracy and pride taken in completing your published piece, recreation of your ancient civilization and how efficiently and cooperatively you worked with your partner.
coe.west.asu.edu /students/dmatousek/ancientwq/ancient_civilizations_wq.htm   (806 words)

 Ancient Olympics @ University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Ancient Olympics @ University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Have we strayed from the ancient Olympic ideal?
It's easy to assume that the ancient Olympic Games were different, that ancient Greek athletes were pure in mind and body, that they trained and competed for no other reason than the love of physical exercise, fair competition and to honor their gods.
www.upenn.edu /museum/Olympics/olympicintro.html   (273 words)

 Ancient Egypt Webquest, Find information about Ancient Egypt
You must locate the burial mask of the Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh, Tutankhamen (King Tut.) On the inside of the mask is written a message.
Illustrations of the Ancient Egyptian mummification process and your two projects from that mission.
Our sources have learned that the Ancient Egyptians will soon hold a Festival to honor one of their gods, Osiris.
www.iwebquest.com /egypt/ancientegypt.htm   (603 words)

 The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first reference to the idea is found in History of Herodotus as long ago as the 5th century BC.
The list comprised the seven most impressive monuments of the Ancient World, some of which barely survived to the Middle Ages.
Among the oldest references to the canonical list are the engravings by the Dutch artist Maerten van Heemskerck (1498-1574), and Johann Fischer von Erlach's History of Architecture.
ce.eng.usf.edu /pharos/wonders   (236 words)

 Ancient Africa's Black Kingdoms
This is constantly growing list of articles on about the ancient African presence in many countries around the world as well as many articles on the American history of Africans displaced there.
The main mission of the project is to create a community of teachers, scholars, students, educators in museums and libraries, and others who want to learn and teach about Nubia as a significant ancient civilization, and to integrate this knowledge into the school curriculum, informal educational activities, and self- study programs.
Oromo (Galla) in Ancient Egypt, 2150-1986 B.C. Pyramids from the Northern Cemetery at Meroë, 3rd c.
www.homestead.com /wysinger/ancientafrica.html   (783 words)

 Sky Watchers: Ancient Astronomers--World History lesson plan (grades 6-8)--DiscoverySchool.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
After this discussion, explain that students are going to investigate what ancient people knew about astronomy, how they gained that knowledge, and what it meant to them.
Each group should focus on the evidence of astronomy in these cultures, the methods the ancient people used for their observations and calculations, important astronomical discoveries, and the influence of astronomy on their beliefs and daily lives.
Through the author’s photographs and illustrations of the images and her retelling of the stories they represent, she gives us a picture of the varied ancient cultures of this area and how they view the world around them.
school.discovery.com /lessonplans/programs/ancientastronomers   (2311 words)

 Ancient.gr - Links on ancient Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The body of traditional tales concerning the gods, heroes, and rituals of the ancient Greeks.
The following is a growing collection of images (with some explanatory text) that may be used in studying how the Greeks conceived of their invention and assimilation of their technologies of writing
Ancient Greece from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages
www.ancient.gr   (338 words)

 Exploring Ancient World Cultures
You might feel that the question is moot: students do study and will study ancient cultures; such study is an expected part of a tradition of intellectual development.
But there is an important proviso: How you approach ancient cultures (or any other culture, for that matter) and how you conceive of the people of such distant worlds are of paramount importance.
As you begin your study of ancient cultures, you might want to recall these questions as you forge for yourself a meaning to the term culture.
eawc.evansville.edu   (742 words)

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