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  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)

 Ancient Britons and Nennius
Moreover, he ordered it to be made between the Britons, and the Picts and Scots; for the Scots from the west, and the Picts from the north, unanimously made war against the Britons; but were at peace among themselves.
After this, the Britons despised the authority of the Romans, equally refusing to pay them tribute, or to receive their kings; nor durst the Romans any longer attempt the government of a country, the natives of which massacred their deputies.
After the above-said war between the Britons and Romans, the assassination of their rulers, and the victory of Maximus, who slew Gratian, and the termination of the Roman power in Britain, they were in alarm forty years.
www.webmesh.co.uk /nennius2.htm   (1798 words)

 The Project Gutenberg eBook of History of Anglo-Saxons, by Sir Francis Palgrave.
Chapter I. Ancient Population of Britain—Political State of the Provinces under the Romans—Formation of the States of Modern Europe, under the Tyrants of the Lower Empire—Tyrants of Britain—Invasions of the Saxons, Scots, and Picts—Britain finally separated from the Empire.
The political ancestry of the ancient monarchs of Anglo-Saxon Britain, must therefore be sought amongst the sovereigns who are expunged from the regular series of the Cæsars, and put at the bottom of the page by the chronologists of the empire.
The population was greatly mixed; the Britons approached nearly to the number of the English, and the chieftains, or Ealdormen, who ruled the minor states of which it was composed, possessed great power; so that the kingdom contained within it the seeds of disunion and decay.
pge.rastko.net /dirs/pge/pge05/100168/e100168.html   (16800 words)

 Ancient Britons Hockey Club - History of Club
So excited were the wives at the prospect of visiting such places they readily agreed and promised that, during these holidays in the sun, they would not only allow their husbands to play hockey when they wished, but would watch the matches shouting support with great enthusiasm from the touch-line.
The Ancient Britons are nomadic and, therefore, don't have a home ground, however the ABs have played in Bath, Bournemouth, Dereham, Jersey, Lichfield, Newbury, Newport, Odiham, Oxford, Reading, Salisbury, Slough and Woking.
Prospective Ancient Britons should be over 40 (the nearer to 40 the better as the teams's accumulative age usually exceeds 550 years).
www.abhockey.com /history.htm   (399 words)

 Channel 4 - History - Ancient Egyptians
In his book Ancient Egyptians: The kingdom of the pharaohs brought to life, Anton Gill expands on these stories, focusing on what it was like to be an ordinary Egyptian at the time.
He precedes this with a survey of ancient Egyptian history so that readers can locate the stories in the context of the civilisation in which they took place.
It took a long time for the national religion of ancient Egypt to become formalised into a more or less stable pantheon that was worshipped consistently everywhere.
www.channel4.com /history/microsites/H/history/a-b/ancientegypt.html   (1433 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2001.08.09
In addition to the ancient evidence G. also examines how the image of these two peoples in ancient literature was confined to particular topoi and how this influenced their depiction in scholarly texts from the 1870s onwards.
According to G. German scholarship was the most active in the study of the ancient Germans and thus justifies an organisation of the material according to the major periods of German history over the past 130 years.
She claims primarily that the ancient authors do not differentiate between the highland and lowland zones of Britain--the archaeological evidence in contrast shows a differentiated picture, but apparently the literary sources do not reflect this at all.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2001/2001-08-09.html   (2578 words)

 ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
This was a general name, because the Britons were divided up into a number of peoples and tribes.
The English of the early middle ages were a group quite distinct from the ancient Britons.
In ancient times there was a people, or group of peoples, that the Greeks called "Keltoi." In modern times the linguistic term Celtic, has been attached to an entire branch of the Indo-European language family, which includes the ancient British, Gallic, Irish, Scottish, Breton, and Cornish languages.
the-orb.net /textbooks/muhlberger/britintro.html   (890 words)

 Barbarian Tribal Variations
The Ancient Britons fought in typical barbarian fashion, relying mainly on their foot warriors to overwelm the enemy and carry the day.
Ancient Britons may not be armed with bows of any kind.
What the ancient Picts were armed with and how they fought is open to much conjecture, as there is very little literary or physical evidence left to go on.
www.inisfail.com /~ancients/barb-tribal-var.html   (1426 words)

 Medieval Sourcebook: Nennius: Historia Brittonum, 8th century
On the side of the mother, from Lavinia, the daughter of Latinus, king of Italy, and of the race of Silvanus, the son of Inachus, the son of Dardanus; who was the son of Saturn, king of the Greeks, and who, having possessed himself of a part of Asia, built the city of Troy.
The Britons who, suspecting no hostilities, were unprovided with the means of defence, were unanimously and incessantly attacked, both by the Scots from the west, and by the Picts from the north.
From Hisicion arose four nations__the Franks, the Latins, the Germans, and Britons: from Armenon, the Gothi, Valagothi, Cibidi, Burgundi, and Longobardi:: from Neugio, the Bogari, Vandali, Saxones, and Tarincgi.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/basis/nennius-full.html   (7378 words)

 Celtic Myth and Legend: Chapter III. Who Were the ''Ancient Britons''?
But, before proceeding to recount the myths of the "Ancient Britons", it will be well to decide what people, exactly, we mean by that loose but convenient phrase.
Similarly, the words "Briton" and "British" have come to mean, at the present day, the people of the whole of the British Islands, though they at first only signified the inhabitants of England, Central Wales, the Lowlands of Scotland, and the Brythonic colony in Brittany.
Ancient Greek and Ancient Celt had very much the same conceptions of life, both as regards this world and the next.
www.sacred-texts.com /neu/celt/cml/cml07.htm   (2960 words)

 History Of The Britons
He was called Posthumus because he was born after the death of Aeneas his father; and his mother Lavinia concealed herself during her pregnancy; he was called Silvius, because he was born in a wood.
Hence the Roman kings were called Silvan, and the Britons from Brutus, and rose from the family of Brutus.
The Romans were, therefore, a third time sent against the Britons; and under the command of Julius, defeated them near a place called Trinovantum [London], forty-seven years before the birth of Christ, and five thousand two hundred and twelve years from the creation.
www.electricscotland.com /history/britons.htm   (7784 words)

 Ancient Britons switched diet suddenly Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Richards, reporting with two colleagues in the journal Nature, analyzed bones from 183 ancient Britons for distinctive carbon signatures that reveal whether an individual ate mostly fish or meat.
But he noted that ancient Britons had no apparent reason to abandon a culture that used hooks, lines, nets, weirs and traps to create a diet that embraced everything from freshwater "panfish" to large, deep-sea predator species.
Also, he noted that the ancient Danes similarly underwent a shift from fish to meat at the same time as the Britons.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4196/is_20031012/ai_n10915190   (706 words)

 The Chronicles of the early Britons
It was only to be expected (by the Britons) that the locals would meet the assault, and the opposition to the landing had been unsuccessful in any case.
However, it would not have occurred to the Britons that such a thing would be contemplated let alone possible, and so it is that when the advance scouting parties of the Britons could no longer see Caesar's ships beached upon the strand, they naturally but wrongly assumed that he had fled these shores.
But the history of the early Britons can be carried back further still, much further back, to the 12th century BC in fact, the time of the very foundation of the British nation.
www.ldolphin.org /cooper/ch4.html   (4312 words)

 Stories Tagged 'ancient' » Netscape.com
Science – Archaeologists digging in Vanuatu have unearthed an ancient cemetery containing the curiously headless skeletons of what are believed to be the earliest known ancestors of Pacific Islanders.
A model was showing the ancient mirror to the audience when it slipped from her hands and fell to the floor.
Science – An ancient astronomical calculator made at the end of the 2nd century BC was amazingly accurate and more complex than any instrument for the next 1,000 years, scientists said on Wednesday.
www.netscape.com /tag/ancient   (911 words)

 CNN.com - Study: Ancient Brits mummified dead too - Mar. 18, 2003
The fact that these ancient remains were preserved with their skeletons intact shows that Bronze Age Britons knew exactly how long to leave their dead suspended in the peat bog's murky depths.
Ancient Britons started mummifying their dead at around the same time as the ancient Egyptians, according to a British archaeologist.
Wrappings have since rotted, but proof they were mummified comes from the fact that the bodies were gutted and carbon dating shows them to have died up to 600 years before burial.
www.cnn.com /2003/TECH/science/03/17/britain.mummification.reut/index.html   (331 words)

 Ancient Britons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Ancient Briton's become established in 1715 in London.
The society existence was a reaction to sentiment within London concerning accusations of Jacobitism, and subsequent rumours circulating in the city concerning ex patriots from Wales.
The Ancient Britons were formed to demonstrate there loyalty to the crown also to safeguard welsh patriots.
www.astrocelt.demon.co.uk /History/ancientbrits.htm   (222 words)

 Julius Caesar: The Roman Who "Invaded" Britain
Organizing the resistance was Cassivellaunus.AA%en the Romans first landed, they were unopposed, the Britons having withdrawn into the hills.
Caesar reports that the Britons used the war chariot in battle, with the driver sharing the platform with a javelin thrower.
When Claudius put the Roman sword to the Britons a hundred years later, the result was a Roman influence that was to be felt for hundreds of years.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/ancient_british_history/39055   (457 words)

 Ancient Society by Lewis H. Morgan 1877
Given the consanguine family, which involved own brothers and sisters and also collateral brothers and sisters in the marriage relation, and it was only necessary to exclude the former from the group, and retain the latter, to change the consanguine into the punaluan family.
Another remarkable fact with respect to the custom of punalua is the necessity which exists for its ancient prevalence among the ancestors of the Turanian and Ganowanian families when their system of consanguinity was formed.
Communism in living seems to have originated in the necessities of the consanguine family, to have been continued in the punaluan, and to have been transmitted to the Syndyasmian among the American aborigines, with whom it remained a practice down to the epoch of their discovery.
marxists.org /reference/archive/morgan-lewis/ancient-society/ch23.htm   (7443 words)

 Bones provide 'irrefutable evidence' that ancient Britons were cannibals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Discovered at the bottom of what, in ancient times, had been a 10-metre-deep natural pit, the human remains date from around the time of the Roman conquest of Britain and may have been deposited there by Celtic Druid priests as part of a mass sacrificial rite connected with armed opposition to the Roman invaders.
So far the excavations in the ancient pit – directed by Mark Horton, reader in archaeology at the University of Bristol – have yielded the remains of seven human corpses, at least one of which appears to have been subjected to cannibalistic activity.
Because healthy respected males were essential to military victory, the ancient Celts preferred to sacrifice criminals or cripples – and this practice is confirmed by some of the material excavated so far at the site, Alveston in south Gloucestershire.
www.arcl.ed.ac.uk /a1/stoppress/stop553.htm   (461 words)

 Historia Brittonum III
The Britons were once very populous, and exercised extensive dominion from sea to sea.
The Romans having obtained the dominion of the world, sent legates or deputies to the Britons to demand of them hostages and tribute, which they received from all other countries and islands; but they, fierce disdainful, and haughty, treated the legation with contempt.
More over, he ordered it to be made between the Britons, and the Picts and Scots; for the Scots from the west, and the Picts form the north, unanimously made war against the Britons; but were at peace among themselves.
www.ancienttexts.org /library/celtic/ctexts/n02.html   (3641 words)

He wisely ruled the Britons in peace and prosperity; gave them "good government"; promoted "the advancement of the Commonwealth"; died not before "the year 87 after the incarnation" of Christ; and was buried in Carlisle.
The Britons would have refused to receive the [Italian] type of that Rome whose yoke they detested." For "the first thing which the British Christians [had ever] received from the capital of the Roman Empire, was persecution....
In both these ancient British villages, the clusters of circles show where the huts once stood These were surrounded by a wall, which in those olden days protected the domestic animals and kept the villagers safe from wolves....
homepage.mac.com /macfhionn/FREUMH/FeallsanachdDiadhaireachd/FNLee/Cumbria.html   (20414 words)

 Tea & Gossip » Ancient bones shed light on Roman Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
ARCHAEOLOGISTS in Yorkshire have stumbled across fascinating remains which are shedding new light on what life was like for ancient Britons under the rule of Rome.
The experts working along the route of a new water pipeline have discovered an ancient farmstead to the south west of Bridlington.
Many dog bones have been found on the site – with a dog skull and jaw buried in the top of a ditch close to one of the baby burials – showing dogs were very much part of ancient Britons’ lives.
teaandgossip.com /?p=131   (573 words)

 Briton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Briton is often referred to in broad terms as being an inhabitant of the geographical region of Great Britain
Whether someone refers to their nationality as English, Scottish, Welsh or Northern Irish, it does not necessarily mean that they do not also consider themselves British, or cannot be classified as a Briton, as most people do not exclusively identify with a single nationality.
The Free Dictionary, The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Britons   (462 words)

 Amazon.com for America - Search Results - Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The origin, learning, religion, and customs of the ancient Britons: With an account of the introduction of Christianity into Britain, and the idolatry...
A compendious view of the history of the darker ages;: Comprehending a general sketch of Roman and barbarian history, and an account of the origin and...
Nennius's "History of the Britons,": Together with "the annals of the Britons" and "Court pedigress of Hywel the Good", also "The story of the loss of...
astore.amazon.com /540-20/search?node=22&keywords=britons&page=33   (226 words)

 Ancient Britons lose out to German blood from Guardian Unlimited: News blog
The research suggests that Anglo-Saxons - people from what is now modern Germany - came to quickly dominate the gene pool of early Medieval England and supplant Ancient Britons (or Celts) because of a kind of racism, not dissimilar to South-African apartheid.
The researchers cite ancient texts that show seventh century laws which put a far greater value on the life of an Anglo-Saxon than on that of a native Briton.
The Telegraph says the study shows Ancient Britons "were the same as their modern counterparts, contemptuous of foreigners and snobbish about their neighbours".
blogs.guardian.co.uk /news/archives/2006/07/19/ancient_britons_lose_out_to_german_blood.html   (1905 words)

That long-lost origin and early history of our ancestors, the Britons, Scots and Anglo-Saxons, in the "Prehistoric" and Pre-Roman periods, back to about 3000 B.C., are now recovered to a great extent in the present work, by means of newly discovered historical evidence.
And we discover that the hitherto inexplicable Unity in the essentials of all the Ancient Civilizations is owing to the original Unity of the Higher Civilization, and its diffusion throughout the world by its originators, the ruling race of Aryans, and especially by their sea‑going branch, the Phoenicians.
And the intimate kinship of the Britons and British, properly so‑called, with the Norse‑-the joint preservers of the ancestral Gothic epics, the Eddas-‑is now disclosed to be much closer and much more ancient than has hitherto been suspected; and long before the Viking Age.
www.jrbooksonline.com /pob/pob_preface.htm   (2065 words)

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