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From the Trenches - Carved in Living Color
"Leave your preconceived notions of ancient art at home. A groundbreaking exhibition at Harvard University's Arthur M. Sackler Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts, shows how marble statues actually looked in antiquity: covered from head to toe in vibrant paint. Based on 25 years of research by Vinzenz Brinkmann, formerly a curator at the Glyptothek Museum in Germany, Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity features more than 20 full-size color reconstructions of Greek and Roman works, alongside 35 original statues and reliefs." [via: http://io9.com/5616498/ultraviolet-light-reveals-how-ancient-greek-statues-really-looked]
ancient  archaeology  greece  sculpture  history  ancienthistory  ancientgreece  arthistory  painting  art  statues 
august 2010 by robertogreco
A Walk Through the Ancient World
"When the first immersive 3D games came out, I asked a programmer if he knew of anyone who had used that technology to create a Virtual Ancient Rome or Ancient Athens. I loved the idea of walking around in a place whose current face was changed out of all recognition from its golden age. He shook his head. Creating virtual worlds was way too time consuming and required too much specialist knowledge and so was too expensive. A virtual Rome wouldn't create the profit that Doom did.

Fast forward a decade and the programming necessary becomes easier to do and the number of people who know how to do it have increased substantially. The costs involved in creating a virtual world have decreased at the same time that academic and scholarly institutions have become much more willing to invest in it.

Now that it's quite a bit easier to find a virtual ancient city to stroll through, I thought I would survey a few options and provide you with a short virtual atlas of the ancient world."
ancient  ancientrome  classics  archaeology  middleages  history  ancientgreece  3d  virtual  tcsnmy  classideas  ancientcivilization  ancienthistory  ancienchina  china  rome  athens  mexico  ancientmexico 
july 2010 by robertogreco
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. Links to the larger online collections are provided for those who want to explore further. The distinctive feature of the Sourcebooks' layout remains here - the avoidance of images and multiple "clicking" to find texts."
archaeology  ancienthistory  research  reference  literature  rome  mesopotamia  primarysources  ancient  mythology  greek  education  culture  history  books  resources  religion  philosophy  greece  egypt  classics  worldhistory  tcsnmy  ancientcivilization  socialstudies  classresources 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Eurozine - Debt: The first five thousand years - David Graeber
"Throughout its 5000 year history, debt has always involved institutions – whether Mesopotamian sacred kingship, Mosaic jubilees, Sharia or Canon Law – that place controls on debt's potentially catastrophic social consequences. It is only in the current era, writes anthropologist David Graeber, that we have begun to see the creation of the first effective planetary administrative system largely in order to protect the interests of creditors."
debt  economics  credit  history  society  culture  politics  creditcrunch  anarchy  money  finance  crisis  capitalism  via:javierarbona  middleages  ancienthistory  anarchism 
september 2009 by robertogreco
uwnews.org | Computers unlock more secrets of the mysterious Indus Valley script | University of Washington News and Information
"The team led by a University of Washington researcher has used computers to extract patterns in ancient Indus symbols. The study, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows distinct patterns in the symbols' placement in sequences and creates a statistical model for the unknown language."
language  linguistics  ai  ancienthistory  ancientcivilization  indusvalley 
august 2009 by robertogreco
Google Earth's ancient Roman holiday | Latest Digital Media News - CNET News
"Google Earth is extending its satellite perspective to paint a picture of what the ancient city of Rome looked like nearly two millennia ago.
googleearth  tcsnmy  ancientcivilization  ancienthistory  ancients  rome 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Decoding The Heavens | Jo Marchant | Home
" In 1900 a group of sponge divers blown off course in the Mediterranean discovered an Ancient Greek shipwreck dating from around 70 BC. Lying unnoticed for months amongst their hard-won haul was what appeared to be a formless lump of corroded rock. It turned out to be the most stunning scientific artefact we have from antiquity. For more than a century this 'Antikythera mechanism' puzzled academics. It was ancient clockwork, unmatched in complexity for 1000 years - but who could have made it, and what was it for? Now, more than 2000 years after the device was lost at sea, scientists have pieced together its intricate workings and revealed its secrets."
technology  computing  via:preoccupations  antikytheramechanism  tcsnmy  ancientcivilization  ancientgreece  ancienthistory  ancients  archaeology  astronomy 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Wikijunior:Ancient Civilizations - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
"The target age of this title is 8-12 years old. Section titles will include major groups of people or substantial empires in ancient times. The print version will focus only on answering a specific series of questions about selected civilizations. There will be an introduction and a basic discussion of archaeology.
ancienthistory  ancientcivilization  curriculum  socialstudies  tcsnmy  classideas  reference  textbooks  encyclopedia  history 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Dead Sea scrolls to be put online - Telegraph
"The Israeli authorities are taking digital photographs of the Dead Sea scrolls, the earliest known copies of the Hebrew Bible, and planning to put them online for public view. The project will take more than two years to complete, said the Israel Antiquities Authority, which looks after the 2,000-year-old documents. Wandering Bedouin shepherds came upon the 900 scrolls by chance in caves near the Dead Sea in 1947."
history  ancienthistory  deadseascrolls  tcsnmy 
august 2008 by robertogreco
MacroHistory : World History
"I describe humanity from its beginning to the 21st century - a gigantic subject that requires help from people who have done good works. I've drawn from those who have devoted their professional lives to a deeper and more narrow focus of study. The purpose is to address any query concerning a major development that could at some point have been answered by time, as in "time will tell." In other words the purpose is to illuminate historical trends, to describe the works of monarchs, tyrants and priests, the promises of prophets and politicians and the expectations of revolutionaries and military strategists. The best I can offer in my narratives is bits and pieces in a sketched order - in place of that which encyclopedias offer in fragmentation."
tcsnmy  history  ancienthistory  ancientcivilization  socialstudies  classresources  culture  greece  egypt  rome  archaeology  vikings  images  timelines  worldhistory  reference  geography  world  maps 
august 2008 by robertogreco
World History by History Link 101
"The cultures of Africa, Aztec, China, Egypt, Greece, Mayan, Mesopotamia, Rome, Olmec, Prehistory, Middle Ages and World War II are divided into categories of Art, Biographies, Daily Life, Maps, Pictures and Research and more."
tcsnmy  history  ancienthistory  ancientcivilization  socialstudies  classresources  culture  greece  egypt  rome  archaeology  images 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Images from History: An image archive to support the teaching and study of world history
"Images from World History is a collection of digitalized photographs and maps to support the teaching of history at the upper secondary school and university level.
tcsnmy  history  ancienthistory  ancientcivilization  socialstudies  classresources  culture  greece  egypt  rome  archaeology  images 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Atlas of the Human Journey - The Genographic Project
"seeking to chart new knowledge about the migratory history of the human species by using sophisticated laboratory and computer analysis of DNA contributed by hundreds of thousands of people from around the world. In this unprecedented and real-time resea
history  genetics  maps  evolution  science  human  dna  timelines  storytelling  migration  anthropology  paleontology  humans  ethnography  environment  mapping  visualization  prehistoric  ancienthistory 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Maps of War
"Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? Pretty much everyone. Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Greeks, Persians, Europeans...the list goes on. Who will control the Middle East today? That is a much bigger question."
animation  reference  timelines  time  geography  history  infographics  mapping  maps  multimedia  teaching  politics  education  visualization  video  graphics  war  ancientcivilization  ancienthistory  middleeast 
september 2006 by robertogreco

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