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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_world   (3727 words)

 Ancient world maps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ancient world maps cover depictions of the world from Classical times to the Age of Discovery and the emergence of modern Geography.
The original world map was made by Fra Mauro and his assistant Andrea Bianco, a sailor-cartographer, under a commission by king Alfonso V of Portugal.
The "Zheng He map", an accurate world map dated to the 17th century but claimed to be a copy of an early 15th century map.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ancient_world_maps   (1080 words)

 Seven Wonders of the World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planet2.scs.cs.nyu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (from left to right, top to bottom): Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Temple of Artemis, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Mausoleum of Maussollos, Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.
The oldest and most famous is the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, largely a tourist guide for travelers of the ancient world who wanted to see the most famous and well known sight-seeing destinations.
In 2006 an initiative was started [1] to choose the New Seven Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments, including the one ancient wonder still intact, the Great Pyramids of Giza.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Seven_Wonders_of_the_World   (852 words)

 Ancient World History : Ancient China
Ancient Chinese historians knew nothing of their Neolithic forebears, whose existence was discovered by 20th-century archaeologists.
Traditionally, the Chinese traced their history through many dynasties to a series of legendary rulers, like the Yellow Lord (Huang Di), who invented the key features of civilization—agriculture, the family, silk, boats, carts, bows and arrows, and the calendar.
It produced the greatest literary masterpieces of the late Zhou period, which were later collected in the Chu ci (Songs of the South).
www.ancientworldhistory.com /china/index.html   (1657 words)

 The Amazing Ancient World - Premier Ancient Civilization Internet Book ACT I
The PREMIER JOURNEY to The Ancient World, weaving together the Peoples of those lands and civilizations and the way they lived and - their thoughts, their hopes, their dreams, their lives.
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.
www.omnibusol.com /ancient.html   (1853 words)

 World Mysteries - Ancient Wisdom
In fact, an average person is totally unaware of that wisdom and most of today's thinkers who study ancient writings do not understand their true meaning.
For if everyone knew it, all work and industry would cease; man would desire nothing but this one thing, people would live wickedly, and the world would be ruined, seeing that they would provoke God by reason of their avarice and superfluity.
The Hermetica is an ancient Egyptian wisdom, and not Greek.
www.world-mysteries.com /awr_6.htm   (3099 words)

 Ancient World Tours (Travel & Tourism)
Drive east towards Metn to visit the Maronite Convent of Deir El-Qalaa in Beitmery, which was built in the 13th century then to Broummana where the Residence of the Emirs Abillamaa, a palace which became since 1885 a school for the sisters of Charity.
Back to the coast and drive till Nahr Ibrahim, then ascend east to Mghairi to visit the Temple of Yanouh which is a small edifice preserved in a wall, converted into a church in the Byzantine period, dedicated to “Saint-George the Blue”.
Visit the Crusaders’ castle (12th century) and its small chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Door located at the foot of the castle; the ancient Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist; the baptistery which stands against the cathedral; and the Orthodox chapel to the west dating back to the Byzantine period.
www.ancientworldtours.com /comb.htm   (2012 words)

 Ancient Mesopotamia
Ancient Mesopotamia is a seventh gradeWorld History/World Geography unit designed to be used by both students and teachers.
In ancient times, the land between the twin rivers was called Mesopotamia which was the site of the world's first civilization.
In ancient times, the Greeks later called the area of the world's first civilization "Mesopotamia" which means "the land between the rivers" or "the land between two rivers." This name was appropriate because ancient Mesopotamia was located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in the present-day Middle Eastern country of Iraq.
www.ed.psu.edu /k-12/edpgs/su96/meso/mesopotamia.html   (2886 words)

 Program in the Ancient World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Program in the Ancient World enables doctoral candidates with wide-ranging interests in the ancient world to extend their studies beyond departmental lines and pursue work in the languages, history, art, archaeology, and the religions of antiquity.
Prior to the general examinations all students will have demonstrated proficiency in two appropriate ancient languages and two appropriate modern languages, to be determined in consultation with the student's advisor.
An interdisciplinary seminar, taught either in the fall or spring term, addressing a variety of topics relevant to the ancient world and emphasizing the techniques and methodologies of the fields involved.
web.princeton.edu /sites/Program-Ancient-World   (513 words)

 Ancient World Puzzle - Ancient World Puzzle is the game that lets you unlock ancient secrets while you solve puzzles.
Ancient World Puzzle - Ancient World Puzzle is the game that lets you unlock ancient secrets while you solve puzzles.
Ancient World Puzzle is the game that lets you unlock ancient secrets while you solve puzzles.
Software piracy is theft, Using 'Ancient World Puzzle' crack, password, serial numbers, registration codes, key generators is illegal and prevent future development of Ancient World Puzzle.
www.sharewareconnection.com /ancient-world-puzzle.htm   (214 words)

 Ancient World History Associations
This is the largest organization in North America that is devoted exclusively to promoting teaching and scholarship in ancient history.
This organization is the largest historical association in the United States, and includes people with interests in all areas of history, from ancient to modern.
This organization is the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures and civilizations.
www.ancient-world.org /associations.htm   (226 words)

 The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The list of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was originally compiled around the second 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/index.html   (236 words)

 World Mysteries - Ancient Writings
The Mystic Christ is an ancient tale of mystic union, salvation, and enlightenment.
From the viewpoint of the world’s mystical religious traditions, the brilliant light of the Master’s way is revealed as a penetrating radical non-duality unifying all people and all of life.
In a world that is mostly bereft of love in any form, this book is as timely as it is timeless.
www.world-mysteries.com /awr_2.htm   (1098 words)

 Notre Dame GTU Resources - EvangeList, Ancient World
Ancient Greece (Evansville) - Part of the series, "Exploring Ancient World Cultures," maintained by A. Beavers at the University of Evansville.
Ancient City of Athens - A photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens.
Ancient Near East (Evansville) - Part of the series, "Exploring Ancient World Cultures," maintained by A. Beavers at the University of Evansville.
www.nd.edu /~gtu/resource/evange_list/ancient_world.html   (2288 words)

 Ancient World Tours (Travel & Tourism)
Visit the Crusaders’ castle (12th century) and the ancient Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist; the baptistery which stands against the cathedral; and the Orthodox chapel to the west dating back to the Byzantine period.
Proceed to the tunnel of Chekka, and ascend the mountain to the monastery of Deir Nourieh, where the Virgin appeared to the shipwrecked sailors who were saved during the storm in the 4th century.
It is the property of the Greek Orthodox, and it took the place of an ancient Byzantine monastery.
www.ancientworldtours.com /leb.htm   (3596 words)

 EGYPT, PREHISTORY, AND THE "OTHER ANCIENTS" - PART I of the Amazing Ancient World - Premier Ancient Civilization Web ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The ancient city of Alexandria was at the beginning of the third century B.C. the birthplace of the great plan to build a library.
Akhenaton was the world's first revolutionary, and he was fully convinced that he might entirely recast the world of religion, thought, and life by the invincible purpose he held.
This controversy stems from propositions considered controversial: that the ancient Egyptians were fl, that ancient Egypt was superior to other ancient civilizations and had a major influence on Europe and Africa, and that academic racists over the years prevented this information from being disseminated.
www.omnibusol.com /anegypt.html   (9443 words)

 The Amazing Ancient World - Premier Ancient Civilization Internet Book ACT I - PART II - GREECE
Major support for this hypothesis was given by sensational archeological discoveries as they found underneath the layer of pumice a rich Cycladic civilization of the late bronze age (pottery, houses with colorful and lively paintings and a highly developed town) predating the eruption that destroyed the island.
Maintaining a large number of slaves year around in ancient Greece would have been uneconomical because the cultivation of the crops grown there called for short periods of intense labor punctuated by long stretches of inactivity, during which slaves would have to be fed even while they had no work to do.
Her works continued to be studied and translated, new poets are inspired by her constantly, and speculation on her life remains popular in the form of fictionalized tales and ardent research.
www.omnibusol.com /angreece.html   (9528 words)

 Ancient World History Museums
Founded in 1683, it is one of the oldest public museums in the world.
The British Museum holds in trust for the nation and the world a collection of art and antiquities from ancient and living cultures.
This is the most important archaeological museum in Greece and one of the richest in the world concerning ancient Greek art.
www.ancient-world.org /museums.htm   (347 words)

 Maps for Students
This map depicts the landscape of the Greek world as it was when Rome first became involved in Greek affairs, from Italian Brundisium and Balkan Epidamnus in the northwest to Byzantium, the Black Sea and Galatia in the east, and Crete to the south.
Map: Rome’s Foreign Wars, 113-82 AD This map depicts the landscape of the Mediterranean world during the latter second and early first centuries BC, from Further Spain and Mauretania in the west to Pontus, Syria and Egypt in the east.
Map: Rome’s Wars in Italy and Abroad, 78-63 BC This map depicts the landscape of Mediterranean world during the early part of the first century BC, from the Iberian Peninsula and Mauretania in the west to Armenia, the Euphrates frontier and the Red Sea in the east.
www.unc.edu /awmc/mapsforstudents.html   (3781 words)

 WebExhibits Catalogue - Search results
Virtual autopsy of the ice maiden that was killed five hundred years ago as a sacrifice to the gods in the Inca empire.
Story of a team of archaeologists and a 75-person crew who sought to unravel a central mystery of Easter Island: how hundreds of giant stone statues that dominate the island's coast were moved and erected.
Whatever their reasons, people around the world have been piercing, tattooing, and painting their bodies for ages.
webexhibits.org /dir/b/b   (845 words)

 The Walters Art Museum - Collections
The Walters is unusual among world museums for the outstanding quality of its collections and for the range of its holdings, which span some 55 centuries-from ancient Egyptian art to late 19th-century European paintings and decorative objects.
Among its thousands of treasures are masterpieces of Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Islamic, medieval, Renaissance, and 18th- and 19th-century European and American art, as well as one of the world's finest manuscript collections and an outstanding group of East Asian bronzes and Asian ceramics.
The holdings of the Walters are outstanding not only for their quality, but for their range and diversity, spanning some 55 centuries from ancient Egyptian art to late 19th-century European paintings and decorative objects.
www.thewalters.org /works_of_art/worksofart_overview.aspx   (238 words)

 World History Compass, Ancient Egyptian History and Archaeology
Index of resources for the study of Ancient Egypt, including the territory under the control of the modern states of Egypt and Sudan, and part of Libya.
Explore more than 3.000 years of Ancient Egyptian history, starting with the end of  prehistory at around 3.000 BC to the closing of the last Egyptian temple in  535/537 A.D. A time-line helps you navigate through history and discover the formidable Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt.
The Spurlock Museum (formerly the World Heritage Museum) at the University of Illinois owns an Egyptian mummy dated to the early second century A.D. (Roman period) by the style of the painted and gilded decorations on its cartonnage.
www.worldhistorycompass.com /egypt.htm   (912 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 /index.htm   (742 words)

 Ancient World History
That is why "ancient" history has so much similarity to -- and lessons for -- the world we live in today.
And understanding the people of that ancient age goes a long way to helping us understand the sources of fighting -- and of inspiration -- which cast shadows and light on our lives today.
If you are currently active in the field of ancient history, let me know if you would like to have a link from here to your web page.
www.ancient-world.org   (284 words)

 Ancient Civilizations Theme Page
Within each period, there are two types of links: 1) to traditional historical resources on that era; 2) to resources on the art, music, drama, literature and culture of the age.
Lesson plans/activities on the ancient Greek civiliziation that teachers can use in their classrooms during study of ancient Greece or Greek methodology.
Having students conduct research on the WWW is an effective and relevant learning activity but teachers may feel at a loss as to what kind of questions students should be given to research.
www.cln.org /themes/ancient.html   (908 words)

 Carolina Academic Press: Law in the Ancient World
Law in the Ancient World examines the legal philosophy, legal institutions, and laws of the ancient Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.
Ancient documents, accounts, and literature provide the basis for a wide perspective of law and the procedural features of these ancient legal systems.
The middle chapters in each unit trace the development of the ancient judicial systems, distinguishing the various types of judges, courts, and procedures that were employed to make justice available to both citizens and foreigners.
www.cap-press.com /books/1147   (320 words)

 Ancient World History : Home
It will provide a colourful education and research resource into ancient world history.
Ancient World History is moving to the final design phase.
The decision has been taken to provide an education resource on the internet that will cover the gap of a well organised, concise resource regarding art, history, literature, mythology, religion in the ancient world.
www.ancientworldhistory.com   (96 words)

 Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Main Page
The Ancient and Modern Sourcebooks have a different role: since there are already ample online repositories of texts for these periods, the goal here is to provide and organize texts for use in classroom situations.
The Ancient History Sourcebook also includes links to visual and aural material, since art and archeology are far more important for the periods in question than for later history.
No representation is made about the copyright status of offsite links: note that for the Ancient History Sourcebook, unlike the Medieval Sourcebook and Modern History Sourcebook, many texts are offsite.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/ancient/asbook.html   (957 words)

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