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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.
Another term that is often used to refer to ancient history is antiquity, although this term is most often used to refer specifically to the civilizations of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.
The fundamental difficulty of studying ancient history is the fact that only a fraction of it has been documented, and only a fraction of those recorded histories have survived into the present day.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ancient_history   (1313 words)

 Ancient Music History
The ancient Chinese were the first to develop a science of acoustics and placed a high value on the accurate tuning of instruments.
Ancient literature describes a variety of tuned chimes, drums, bells, wind instruments, and string instruments in use in ancient Chinese music.
By the time the last Roman emperor, the young Romulus Augustulus, was finally deposed in 476, the papacy had established itself in Rome and was asserting jurisdiction over the Christian church.
www.stevenestrella.com /composers/ancientmusic.html   (1578 words)

 Sarajevo during Ancient Times - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
There were no people in the region in the Paleolithic era, although the remains of ancient animals have been found, such as those of the ancient bear species, Ursus Spelaeus.
The area is rich in flint, essential for making tools and weapons, and was no doubt attractive to ancient man, as was the Željeznica river which flowed by.
The ancient people that considered most of the West Balkans as their homeland had several key settlements in the region, mostly around the river Miljaćka and Sarajevo valley.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sarajevo_during_Ancient_Times   (484 words)

 Modern Counterfeits and Counterfeiters
The intent at that time was to reproduce circulating coinage and make a profit by replacing precious metals with less expensive base metals such as bronze.
Of course, time passes and the classical civilizations gradually became a faded memory, nothing more than a source of metals and building materials to those that came after.
Ancient coin dies wore out quickly enough that it is unusual to find identical coins struck from the same dies and in the same state of preservation.
www.ancient-times.com /newsletters/n21/n21.html   (3001 words)

 Greek Olympics
Ancient bows survive from the tomb of King Tutankhamon.
In wrestling, the aim was to throw the opponent to the ground three times.
Olson said the time of the Marathon battle and fatal run depends heavily on an earlier recorded trek by Pheidippides, when Athens city leaders dispatched the messenger to Sparta -- 150 miles (241 kilometers) away -- to plead for assistance in the defense of Greece.
crystalinks.com /greekolympics.html   (3373 words)

 Ancient Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ancient Times is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
From the ancient times, music is something that has put people, in touch with their inner most feelings.
The Vedas are the Divine scriptures of ancient India and in modern times can be traced as least as far back as 12,OOO B.C. a lthough it is generally accepted tat the Vedas appear at different times of the cosmic creation forte benefit of human society.
www.experiencefestival.com /ancient_times   (1409 words)

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Indian astronomy at that time was taking much of its lead from cyclic Hindu cosmology in which nature operted in cycles, setting the stage for searching for numerical patterns in the expected time frames for eclipses.
Thus in ancient India, eclipses were also forecast and their true nature was perceived at least by the astronomers.
This couplet which describes the night sky as full of suns, indicates that in ancient times Indian astronomers had arrived at the important discovery that the stars visible at night are similar to the Sun visible during day time.
www.crystalinks.com /indiastronomy.html   (1401 words)

 Daily Life in Ancient Rome
Most ancient Romans had some sort of shine in their home, which might be a small display or a grand, separate room, to honor the household god.
Since the ancient Romans didn't use pumps, aqueducts had to be positioned at a relatively constant gradient for dozens of miles.
Once upon a time in ancient Gaul, the three latins were sitting on a po and wearing togas.
members.aol.com /Donnclass/Romelife.html   (6114 words)

 AllRefer.com - medicine : History of Medicine : Ancient Times (Medicine) - Encyclopedia
Prehistoric skulls found in Europe and South America indicate that Neolithic man was already able to trephine, or remove disks of bone from, the skull successfully, but whether this delicate operation was performed to release evil spirits or as a surgical procedure is not known.
Empirical medicine developed in ancient Egypt, and involved the use of many potent drugs still in use today, such as castor oil, senna, opium, colchicine, and mercury.
In ancient Babylonia, every man considered himself a physician and, according to Herodotus, gave advice freely to the sick man who was willing to exhibit himself to passersby in the public square.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/M/medicine-history-of-medicine.html   (563 words)

 Ancient Times in the Hawaiian Islands - History of Hawaii
Much of what we know of the times before contact with westerners is what has been preserved from the chants and legends that were carefully memorized from generation to generation.
So with these cautions, we'll share the wealth of information that is available on the Web for learning about ancient times through the arrival of Captain James Cook in the islands in 1778 and the rise of Kamehameha the Great, who unified the islands.
By the time of Cook's arrival in 1778, the population of Hawai`i had grown to something between 400,000 and 800,000 people, perhaps more.
www.hawaiischoolreports.com /history/ancient.htm   (780 words)

 Ancient Times Entryway
Ancient Times is a private online community created for the intention of fostering good solid historical discussion on aspects of ancient times and civilizations.
Ancient Times also hosts a few roleplay topics, as well as the inevitable social and relaxation topics.
A variety of resources are available for the student of ancient history to pursue his or her interests.
www.ancienttimes.net   (122 words)

 DIDASKALIA: Ancient Theater Today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This in combination to the limitations a realistic approach to ancient drama could pose for theatre practitioners has led to an increasing development in mask research and a growing interest in exploring the potential of re-introducing the mask in the modern staging of ancient Greek drama.
of ancient theatre and the simplicity of the classical artistic expression and its use within his productions aimed to highlight the stylised nature of ancient performance practice.
The masks used in his experiments are designed based on the illustrations of ancient vases and function as a cover for the face and top of the performer’s head.
didaskalia.open.ac.uk /issues/vol6no1/varakis.html   (1844 words)

 Pearls in Human History | American Museum of Natural History
Ancient Middle Eastern cultures were apparently the first to value pearls and pearl shells.
Interest in pearls later spread to the Mediterranean; in Persia, the gems were said to be worth their weight in gold.
Jewelry fashions at this time were consistent throughout the far-flung Empire.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/pearls/history/antiquity.html   (131 words)

 Ancient and Medieval Architecture - History for Kids!
Around 1000 BC a Dark Age kept people from building for a while, because they were too poor and worried, and when the Dark Age ended there were no more kings in Greece, and so no more palaces.
It was also about this time that people in India began to build Hindu temples, many of them cut out of the living rock.
By the time of Charlemagne in 800 AD, big buildings were going up again in Europe, like Charlemagne's own palace at Aachen.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/architecture   (669 words)

Detailed accounts at this time were not recorded as it was forbidden to reveal any secrets taught in the temples.
Under certain conditions, suicide at this time was seen to be noble, and the use of the "poisoned cup" was often sanctioned.
During these ancient times, poisons were essentially viewed as ‘mysterious’ substances, and were poorly understood.
www.portfolio.mvm.ed.ac.uk /studentwebs/session2/group12/ancient.htm   (1331 words)

 Indonesia's History and Background (Ancient Times to Present)
At the time, there were widespread movements for fundamental and progressive reforms in the colonies and dependencies in Asia.
The coup was staged in the wake of troop deployments to Kalimantan, at the height of Indonesia's confrontation with Malaysia.
In the mean time, East Timor was returned to the Portuguese by the Allied Forces after the war and the people stayed colonized.
www.asianinfo.org /asianinfo/indonesia/pro-history.htm   (9957 words)

 Ancient Times--Ancient History/World History lesson plan (grades K-5)--DiscoverySchool.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
When it is finally time for students to work at the wall, consider having only one group at a time up at the wall so that the groups don’t crowd one another.
Show students pictures of the ancient Egyptian pyramids, explaining that they were places to put the mummified bodies of pharaohs and their families.
Definition: Of or relating to times long past, especially those before the fall of the Western Roman Empire (A.D. Context: That is why Contru Rampache, the old lama, has come here to the ancient village of Mustang.
school.discovery.com /lessonplans/programs/ancienttimes   (1209 words)

 Open Directory - Society: History: By Time Period: Ancient   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ancient World History - Explores ancient Mediterranean civilizations of the Greeks, Romans, Phoenicians, Egyptians and others, with links to research sources.
Time line covers the period from the rise of agriculture to the early middle ages.
Exploring Ancient World Cultures - A University of Evansville resource with chronologies, essays, links, and images from of regions, cultures, wars, and significant figures in ancient and medieval history.
dmoz.org /Society/History/By_Time_Period/Ancient   (485 words)

 Bone libraries and others: ancient times. (from library) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Libraries have existed since ancient times, but only in the second half of the 19th century did library science emerge as a separate field of study.
For much of the 20th century its holdings were divided among the British Museum library (with some 12 million volumes) and several other buildings, but in 1997–98 a new complex was opened in London, England, near St. Pancras Station in order to unify its vast...
To the bioscientist the idea of time may include the body's natural time cycles, such as the daily cycles of...
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-203811   (897 words)

 Dusan Pajin - Articles - Women’s Poetry In Ancient Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Few glimpses show us that, in those bygone times, some women were literate, had time and passion to write down their thoughts and feelings (a rare privilege even in much later times), and their writings were included and saved in ancient anthologies.
Afterwards, Sappho was known only through quotations in other ancient writers, until 1900, when considerable fragments of her work began to be found on papyrus in Egypt, and so only a few hundred lines of her poetry remain.
Ambapali was a wealthy and beautiful courtesan during the time of Buddha (circa 560-480 BC), and she lived in the city-state Wesali.
dekart.f.bg.ac.yu /~dpajin/text/women.htm   (2515 words)

 Mongol history and chronology from ancient times
Since prehistoric times, the Bajkal area has been a center of cultural exchange and development, due to its complex and fertile ecosystems, and its resultant significance as a source of fish and game, and also to its situation at the borderline between the Siberian regions in the North and the Turkic steppe cultures in South.
Added to this is the importance of the ancient Chinese cultures, with which the people in this area were ever in sustained contact through trade, with all its accompanying social and cultural interactivity, as well as warfare.
At the same time, it possesses invincible destructive and transforming powers; water has the ability to dissolve and destroy virtually everything, hence it is also the supreme obliterator.
www.coldsiberia.org /webdoc3.htm   (9052 words)

 APOD: September 12, 1999 - Stonehenge: Ancient Monument to the Sun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
England was established, ancient inhabitants somehow moved 25 ton rocks nearly 20 miles to complete it.
Stonehenge, however, is not impressively accurate by today's standards, nor even by the standards of that time.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap990912.html   (113 words)

 Paleo Times - Yahweh's Word from Ancient Times
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Observe Yahweh's appointed times with brethren of like faith.
Paleo Times intends to proclaim the straight and narrow path of moral living as demonstrated and proclaimed in torah which encompasses the whole Scripture.
www.paleotimes.org   (349 words)

 Kunsan City (Ancient times-1899)
In 1997, the Impe Rice Museum was opened to commemorate the significance of rice and the irrigation projects in the area during ancient times.
For a short time, it appeared that the government would meet the demands of the insurgents under directions of the king.
The Chinese stated that they acted "in conformity with China's ancient custom of sending troops to protect vassal states." The Japanese government rejected this Chinese notion and in turn sent eight Japanese warships under a new Japanese minister, Otori Keisuke.
kalaniosullivan.com /Korea/KunsanCity/Kunsan.html   (3236 words)

 From Eternity or From Ancient Times?
Any great and distant period of time in the history of man, of the earth, etc.; era; epoch.
Existing or occurring in times long gone by, especially before the fall of the Roman Empire in the West, in 476; belonging to or having existed from a remote antiquity.
A historical period or reckoning of years, dating from some important event or fixed point of time; an epoch; the beginning of a period.
www.innvista.com /culture/religion/bible/compare/eternity.htm   (840 words)

 Amazon.com: Uppity Women of Ancient Times: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Uppity Women of Ancient Times is an excellent, fun title which is packed with information on women who influenced history and created lasting names for themselves.
I like books on ancient peoples, particularly, women, so I picked up "Uppity Women" hoping for a factual and engrossing account of the lives of women in ancient times.
Uppity Women of Ancient Times defies all sterotypes, though.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1573240109?v=glance   (1378 words)

 Earth-history Main Index
The pre-publication of a book I started in September 1998 consisting of my theory about Ancient Times.
The publication of Ancient texts, especially from the Near East, of which some were gathered from the Internet (with thanks to the publishers) and others from my own library.
On this website you can read translations of a lot of ancient texts from Sumer and Babylonia and the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha and Sacred texts, most of them I used as a source for my book.
www.earth-history.com   (219 words)

 Egypt: Nubia in Modern and Ancient times
Because they did not write their own languages until very late in ancient times, we know these centers and their people largely through their archaeology and what the Egyptians and Greeks said about them.
To the ancient Mediterranean world, the land south of Egypt was a territory of mystery and legend.
It created a 500 mile long lake which permanently flooded ancient temples and tombs as well as hundreds of modern villages in Nubia.
touregypt.net /historicalessays/nubia.htm   (528 words)

 Ancient Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ancient Times has 344 members with 19107 posts in 456 topics
Ancient Times' featured member for this month is AntonioTertius
For discussion of Egypt's Pre and Early Dynastic Periods, ranging from approximately 5,000 bce to the end of the 3rd Dynasty.
www.ancienttimes.net /cgi-ancienttimes/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi   (798 words)

 Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
For those in a hurry, use the Cheat Sheet, for a very quick look at 11,000 years of ancient Chinese history!
This site shares daily life in three major time periods; the mysterious Indus Valley Civilization, the Vedic and Epics Periods, and the Age of Empires.
Yet, high in the rugged Andes Mountains of South America, the Incas built thousands of miles of well-paved roads, kept accurate records, and enjoyed vast wealth.
members.aol.com /Donnclass/indexlife.html   (453 words)

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