Monthly Archives: September 2012

Bridging World History Video segments Units 10 and 11

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Museum/online exhibits about the ancient world

The Last Days of Pompeii – at the Getty Center in LA this fall Exhibit report from the Smithsonian on the First Emperor’s Tomb – filled with a life-size terra cotta army Global Egyptian Museum – online collections of artifacts in museums in more than 69 countries Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum – in San Jose! National […]

Human Web Chapter 4

Keywords Parthians Sassanians alfalfa wheat Gupta dynasty Chinese Sui, Tang, and Song dynasties Confucianism Prophet Muhammad Mecca/Medina Qur’an Camels/caravans Islamic style of civilization pilgrimage Umayyad/Abbasid Muslim leaders Shi’a Sunni Muslim relationships with nomadic groups Christian-Muslim relations in post-classical world seafaring and the extension of the Old World web camel saddle rice paddies Ethiopia ecological and […]

Athens and Carthage Chapters from Places of Encounter

Athens metro excavations – project website with maps and photos of the findings    

Babylon chapter from Places of Encounter

Valdosta State University Babylonian Clay Tablet collection Chronology of Ancient Mesopotamia Ishtar Gate of Babylon, Pergamon Museum Near East Collections in Berlin Code of Hammurabi, Louvre Museum in Paris Full text, Video, Timeline and Map for the Epic of Gilgamesh Cuneiform tablet with excerpt from Epic of Gilgamesh at the British Museum in London   Keywords for Babylon […]

Iron Age/Alphabet podcast keywords and concepts

Stone/Bronze/Iron Ages – Who developed this periodization and why? What are classifications that were suggested in opposition to it? smelt What kind of metal is bronze? What is it made of? What does bronze allow for in human society? Where do researchers find ancient bronze? acquisitive chiefdoms How does bronze spread throughout Europe? What happens […]

“Authentic history”

The invention of writing was long considered to indicate the beginning of “History.” Historians only consulted written documents as evidence, and therefore the discipline of history for research and teaching began with the study of these documents. Here is an excerpt from a textbook published in 1927: Hieroglyphics. One of the greatest inventions of pre-historic […]