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Ancient history covers the period up to 500 CE, after which the Medieval period begins. There are subdivisions of the Ancient period, and technically speaking, it begins with alphabetic writing from about 8th century BCE onwards. However, earlier periods can conveniently be dealt with under this heading.
Answer The current genetic research using Y-chromosome data shows that the Celtic-speaking people of the British Isles are related to the Basques.
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Well first of all you have to figure out what a celt is while many cultures claim to be Celtic few that we think of actually are.As near as anyone can figure as to what a celt is are the galician, halstat and letene most of these cultures existed for years.Reserching into Spanish, German, French and…
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%DETAILS% Answer You might try checking Amazon.com, www.historychannel.com, or www.nationalgeographic.com
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Augustus at the turn of the milennium foresaw the problem, and set about stabilising the borders on the defensible Rhine-Danube line, and in the Middle East and North Africa he worked on diplomacy. Instability in the empire started with internal struggles for leadership. Then the successive migrat…
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They were not a united nation. Their expansion into Europe was not the result of a national policy but merely the result of local tribes attacking and defeating local neighbors and it was very gradual. When they made contact with peoples, such as the Greeks and Romans, who could muster greater resou…
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During the gupta empire time family life was simple the man worked and the female stayed at home and watched the kids and took care of the house.
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Athletes from the various Greek city states. Only the men could compete because they were considered strong and powerful and the women were considered an offense to Zues.
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A simple web search or glance through an encyclopedia will tell that Samaritans came from the ancient city Samaria, located in an area which was called Canaan until Christians and Muslims began calling it...Palestine. So I guess the simplest to your question would be: Samaritans were from Palestine…
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BC is the Abbreviation for 'Before Christ', used in the Gregorian Calendar to refer to the era before the birth of Jesus Christ. AD is the Abbreviation for Anno Domini , Latin for 'The Year Of Our Lord ', used in the Gregorian Calendar to refer to the current era
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Slavery took place in many places including the Southern states in the U.S. in the 1800's and before that. Slavery has taken place since human beings stopped being hunter-gatherers. Records show that slavery took place in Sumer, Ancient Egypt, Ancient China, the Akkadian Empire, Assyria, Ancient I…
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Pretty much the same as today. Cooking, cleaning, watching the children, making clothes, laundry, dishes, bearing children, and teaching her girls how to cook and clean. That was just the wives. Women existed who were professial party-goers, entertaining rich men and their 'needs'. They satisfied …
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The Seven Wonders of the ancient world were large, impressive ancient constructions, monuments built by many of the great early civilizations. They did not all exist in the same time period, and only one (the Great Pyramid) has survived to the present day. Great Pyramid of Giza (built c. 2570 BC)Han…
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Cleopatra The question is a little misleading as there is no real answer to it. There was no one queen (or indeed one person) who developed trade with Eastern Mediterraneans. Alexander the Great established a colony in Egypt (Alexandria) and made inroads in asserting influence. After his death on…
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As singing and dancing for the gods in forest glades. Then the dancing floor was built, and seats made in a semicircle for an audience. Actors were added, first one to relate a story theme to complement the singing, then a second actor and then a third.
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A thorough answer will depend on which ancient people, e.g Greek, Egyptian, Roman? In any case, the ancient gods gave people reasons for unanswered phenomena in nature and gave the people someone to worship and strive to be like and to please. The gods also allowed for societies to grow on the bases…
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Answer The Euphrates River which cut through the heart of Babylon, was diverted by Cyrus and his army of the Medes. Once the waters were low enough to walk through, Cyrus leader of the Medes, crossed the moat and laid siege of city of Babylon. Babylon was vunerable to capture due to the capture o…
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Note: This question was originally placed in the Science category and generated both science and religion based responses. Subsequently, the original poster reiterated his desire that the question be answered in a scientific rather than a religious context. Quote: I put it in here, because I want a …
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Historically the Chaldeans were a semi-nomadic people from Arabia who occupied the city of Ur "of the Chaldeans." (Genesis 11:28) and neighboring lands. They are referred to in the accounts of Assyrian kings that date back to 884-859 BC. In 721 BC, a Chaldean ruler, despite great opposition, seized …
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Helios The colossus of Rhodes was a large statue of the sun god Helios, straddling over the entrance of the harbour 110 feet high. Pliny wrote, "few people can make their arms meet round the thumb". The colossus was a celebration of the sun in a way that the Christ the Redeemer is a celebration of t…
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Seven Wonders of the Ancient WorldGreat Pyramid of GizaHanging Gardens of BabylonStatue of Zeus at OlympiaTemple of Artemis at EphesusMausoleum of Maussollos at HalicarnassusColossus of RhodesLighthouse of AlexandriaSeven wonders of the Medieval worldStonehengeColosseumCatacombs of Kom el ShoqafaGre…
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First manIt is a controversial matter. No one really knows that answer. But scientists have a general idea. Though it depends on what kind of science and what religious backround or cultural preferences; it's somewhat agreed that humans first appeared about 3-8 million years ago. I believe that we a…
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As cattle to be exploited. Most of the people unfortunate enough to come under Axis occupation found themselves either working in slave-like conditions or were simply exterminated en mass.
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THE ORIGIN OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN(KAMITE) The Ancestral home of the original Egyptians was recorded on a temple wall in Egypt. It stated, \"WE COME FROM THE SOUTH AT THE FOOTHILL OF THE MOUNTAIN OF THE MOON WHERE THE GOD HOPI DWELLS\". The mountain of the moon is Mt Killimanjaro and Hopi was the G…
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Answer If you believe in creation, as I do, then the first language would have come in the very beginning with the creation of Adam. If God spoke with Adam, and he in turn, spoke with Eve, then reasonably, they needed a verbal language. If you don't believe in creation, then I have read where histo…
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Why Months are Divided into Weeks People first started becoming educated after farming was invented. Education and passing down knowledge becomes more possible when you stay in one place. Hauling around clay tablets is a little hard for a nomad. When you have shifted from nomadic herding to agric…
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The oldest wheel found in ancient excavations was discovered in what was Mesopotamia and is believed to be over 5,500 years old. It is generally presumed that the first wheel was invented around the beginning of human history, probably around the same time that man first observed that a round log h…
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Technically no. Although he suffered severe losses in some battles, most notably in his conflict with King Porus of India, he held the field in every battle he fought. However if we count his return from India, during which he lost most of his troops to minor battles and deprivation, it is hard not …
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The pharaoh was the supreme ruler. Egyptologists believe the people of Egypt considered the pharaoh to be half man/half God. However, the ancient belief in "The Divine Right of Kings" assumed that the first child born to the "supreme ruler" was ordained to be king by God because He had effectively d…
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A biographer during Roman Emperor Hadrian's time summed up the purpose for the wall as " to separate the Romans from the barbarians."
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Trade was by direct exchange of goods. As trade expanded, it became expedient to have tokens instead of cartloads and shiploads of good, and as a store and reserve of value. So tokens were used - especially tokens which had a high intrinsic value of their own, such as metals and gems. To give some g…
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Before Great Britain In pre-Roman times, the British Isles was inhabited by many Celtic tribes. Nowadays, the most famous of these is the Iceni, of which Boudicca was chieftain. When the Romans arrived, they integrated into the population, with some soldiers marrying local women. North of Hadrian…
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One of the main differences between the Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods was in the main methods people used to acquire food. In the Palaeolithic, anatomically modern humans and their ancestors were mainly nomadic hunter gatherers. By the Neolithic people had developed farming, allowing them to li…
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The ruins of Pompeii are world famous. They are located in Italy, southeast of Naples. In 79 AD, the volcano Mount Vesuvius erupted and entombed the city in a deep layer of burning hot volcanic ash. Although they lived at the foot of the volcano, the inhabitants ignored the early rumblings and smoke…
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Jesus was born on or before 4 BCE, because Herod died 4BCE. Jesus was born on or after 6 CE, because Cyrenius became governor of Syria on 6CE:- Luke2:2 And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. 2:3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 2:4 And Joseph als…
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A lot of them haven't. The ancient Greeks knew that the world was not flat, they didn't all believe it was round, some thought it a kind of circular spiral, but that knowledge was lost during the Dark Ages. By 1500, many educated people believed that the world was round, but it was not until the 180…
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The origin of slavery is lost to prehistory. As a guess, one tribe might have conquered another, with the victors allowing a 'lucky' few to live on, either to perform menial labor or as breeding stock. There is wide agreement among historians and anthropologists that slavery predates any existing …
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There were several different civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia at different times, including Akkad,Assyria,Bablon and Sumeria. Improvement: Uruk, Ur, Sippar, Lagash, Nippur.
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Gladiators were professional fighters (usually slaves or prisoners of war) in ancient Rome who fought against each other, wild animals, and condemned criminals, sometimes to the death, for the entertainment of spectators. These fights took place in arenas in many cities during the Roman republic an…
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The bottom of all this to my opinion, is the colour black. It was the colour of the old European (Roman, Celtic German goddess of fertility Mother Earth, giving the later "black madonna's". Which was not exclusively European ( Compare ISIS!!) Black was regarded as the colour of the earth, the godde…
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It was built by the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in 1542He built the walls as we see them today, but there were other walls beforehand. There was the wall King David built around the city of David and there is the Roman wall around the city, and there are also walls from the time of the M…
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Yes. Roman soldiers who completed twenty years in the legions were permitted to retire but instead of a pension they were given land to farm in the empire, usually near where they had served. This created colonies of ethnic Romans within the conquered peoples of the empire. This helped spread Roman …
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Aelexander the Great was born at 356 BCE in the capital city of Macedonia Pella [Πέλλα]. At the age of 18 he lead the cavallry of the Mecedonian army at the battle of Chaeronia [μάχη της Χαιρώνιας 338 BCE]. When his father was assassinated [at the age of 20 - 336 BCE] he was no…
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The Nile River made existence for a large population possible in a desert region. Every year, the Nile would flood, bringing rich soil to the lower reaches of the river course. This allowed agriculture to flourish, as well as dictating when planting and harvesting would occur. Because the delta area…
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Answer There would not have been a regularized system at that time. People would have used natural measurements such as the hand span, the foot (literally the length of a person's foot), the pace, the cubit (the length from the elbow to the fingertips). Naturally all of these would have varied fr…
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Answer The primary material for all wealthy and large Bronze Age civilizations was bronze. Bronze was expensive, however, so it was also quite common for common foot soldiers to use stone weapons (maces, for instance) or even fire-hardened spears.
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According to a Greek chronicle of the 3rd century BC, Thespis is also the first winner of a theatrical award. He takes the prize in the first competition for tragedy, held in Athens in 534 BC. So theater officially started in Ancient Greece sometime around 534 BC.
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That is an answer we will likely never know, as cattle, both domesticated and wild, have been around for thousands of years.
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Answer Ostrogoths
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Herodotus is considered the father of history because his history of the Persian War was the first narrative in the form that later came out be considered written history. More importantly, Herodutus was one of the first to disregard the supernatural in his writings. You get this more when you get …
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Answer Yes, they were, due to the incredible richness of the Nile River Delta after the floods. That's how they survived; they farmed for about one season then lived off of that. However, at the end of the year, before their next farming season, they would often go into a period of famine. The …
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Gothic tribes invaded the Roman Empire, instituting a state of chaos (after classical age, but that really was ancient, anyway, otherwise the answer is the birth of Christ.). This was known as the Dark Ages, a period during which the barbaric tribes (actual term, not opinion) destroyed the knowledge…
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They traded dyestuffs (Tyrian purple), salt, cedar logs, perfume, cloth, and glass trinkets. As they expanded their trade west through the Mediterranean and east to Mesopotamia, they engaged in carriage trade, ie shipping other peoples' produce for them, which extended their trade goods to include g…
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Babylon was a city of the Soumerian civilization build between the rivers of Tigris and Euphrates in a region that is known as Mesopotamia [today's Iraq] and became the capital city of the Babylonian civilization. The famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon one of the seven wonders of the Ancient world w…
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Winter Solstice The Winter Solstice or Midwinter occurres around December 21 or 22 each year in the Northern hemisphere, and June 21 or 22 in the Southern Hemisphere. It is the shortest day and the longest night of the year, when the sun is at its greatest distance from the equatorial plane. Worl…
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Answer Its actually a slightly tricky question. I think that the best answer is that the Byzantine Empire is essentially the successor state to the Roman Empire. Emperor Constantine, feeling the Empire was too large to govern, split the empire into East and West. After the Roman Empire fell, the …
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Hadrian's WallHadrian's Wall stretches from Carlisle to Newcastle in northern England. It was built on the orders of the Roman Emperor Hadrian to help keep out invaders from the north.
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Answer Hadrian's Wall was a stone and turf wall built by the Roman Empire right across the width of Great Britain to a: prevent military raids by the Scots who lived to the north, b: improve economic conditions in England and to provide peaceful conditions in the rest of England which lay to the…
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the Great Pyramid in Gizeh, Egypt the hanging gardens of Babylon Temple of Artemis at Ephesus statue of Zeus in Olympia mausoleum of Mausolius the Colossus of Rhodes lighthouse of Alexandria
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Answer There is really not enough context to properly answer this question. Please 'improve question' to allow FAQFarmers to better assist you. The only results I was able to come up with involve environmentally-concious companies, some wedding planners and something involving the FBI called the…
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According to legend, Romulus (753-715 BCE) was the founder and first ruler of Rome. However, the historical founding of Rome goes back at least another two hundred years and we do not really know who founded the small village that became Rome, nor who its first kings were.
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Yes they did they traded crops and flowers and many more of their products for money
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The greek one... as it was the world's powerforce (before Christ's era - to limit the timespace). And of course the latin alphabet... we use it still today. Some sign alphabets were used too, longer in the north than in the south, due to the territory of influence the Romans had.
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Julius Caesar was born in 100BC and assassinated in 44BC Hope this helpsyou can use www.Google.co.UK or www.yahoo.co.UK also u could just stick on this site and i know quite alot. but the best is if you search for the rotten Romans or horrible histories on Google
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Roman Empire Yes. Type "Roman Empire" on Google and you'll see. Answer In fact Europe was part of the Roman Empire since about half of it was in "Europe" as now defined, but the non-European parts - Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt, N Africa - had more than half the population, and the Eastern Empire…
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No offense, but that's a stupid question, the Babylonians were the first people to have some form of police. The person above should be right. But let's talk about what Romans had... they had a certain number of districts to divide the capital Rome... and every district had its own number of police…
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It is important to remember that the Greek world was a collection of separate city-states as opposed to its modern form. Each city had its own government, army, navy and other such institutions, and as a result there was never a true Greek Empire. Though they did occasionally unite (such as to fight…
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A.D. stands for the Latin phrase Anno Domini meaning Year of the Lord and it dates from the arbitratary birth of Christ.It was introduced by the monk Dennis the Short (Dionysius Exiguus) in about 525. The date of the Incarnation was recognised by the St Bede the Venerable to be inaccurate by about …
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You were born into a family and that was your rank. [That's what I remimber from 6th grade.)It was possible to climb (or descend!) the social ladder, through wealth, marriage, connections or hard work.
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Aryans were quietly peaceful, however if they need to battle (mostly for defense), they battle with the enemy's army and not with the people and never take spoil or destroy the cities and even sometimes did not change the ruler of the enemy's country. they believed in good deeds, good thought and g…
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It is located in Rome, Italy. 41.890274,12.492315 Longitude & Latitude.
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The king of Egypt was called the Pharaoh .The Egyptians believed that their Sungod malik was the first king of Egypt , and that all the pharoahs after him were his relatives . This made the pharoah very holy - and very powerful ! The people thought he was a god on Earth
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The spreading of Buddhism it spread to Nepal, Tibet, and China where it grew slowly alongside Chinese religions, by the ninth century, Buddhism was well established in China and spreading to neighboring countries, too!. It reached Korea in the fourth century, and then it spread to Thailand, Combodia…
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Adam and Eve were mythological. The most recent common female ancestor, trace through mitochondrial DNA, (we will call her "Eve") would have lived about 150 to 230 thousand years ago, in southeast Africa. The most recent common male ancestor, traced through the Y chromosome, (we will call him "Adam…
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There are many of them, but Socrates is one of the most famous.
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The Incas traded many things with native people in different regions. The Incas traded things they considered sacred such as quinoa, chia seeds, and above all else gold.
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Recent genetic research has revealed that the Irish, along with the other "Celts" along the Atlantic coast, are descended from settlers who came from the Iberian peninsula after the last Ice Age. The Y-chromosome haplogroup is called R1b and is found among the Basques as well as many NW European mal…
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All of Egypt's pyramids are sited on the west bank of the Nile and most are grouped together in a number of pyramid fields. The German Egyptologist Karl Richard Lepsius (1810-84) produced the first modern list of pyramids in 1842. He identified 67. A great many more have since been discovered, in …
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Anthropologist believe that the earliest inhabitants of Jamaica were cavemen called Ciboney Indians who migrated from what is now Florida to Jamaica some time around 500 B.C.They also believe between 600 B.C.-700 B.C., Taino Arawak migrated north from what is now Venezuela to Jamaica
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I think the most important reason why the Roman Empire collapsed was because it became too overstretched and large. That meant that the defence was great but too little. Their wasn't enough soldiers to defend all of the Roman Empire from great attack. It was too much like a Lobster. Once attackers g…
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A burial place, to store the deceased.Catacombs were used in ancient times to bury the dead because land was expensive and scarce in the cities in which you find these catacombs. They were also used for services and as shelter for those who were trying to escape persecution. You Tube has some wonder…
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Answer In the book of Acts in chapter 28 v 11-31 it indicates that there were Christians present in Rome before Paul arrived there in AD 61 or 62. He was able to preach freely for two years in Rome and so a few more people would have been added to the number of believers in this time. Much has b…
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They conquered the whole of Spain, calling it Hispania.
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During Tutankhamen's reign, Akhenaten's Amarna revolution (Atenism) was being reversed. Akhenaten had attempted to supplant the traditional priesthood and deities with a god who was until then considered minor, Aten. In Year 3 of Tutankhamen's reign (1331 BC), when he was still a boy of about eleven…
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Summer is located in the southern part of Mesopotamia.
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he himself was taught by Aristotle
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Answer The discovery of Lucy brought back to 3.2 million years the human presence on earth. She was found in Ethiopia in November 1974
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In Macedonia and many places where he conquered between Macedonia and Indiaand he tried to conquere Africa also he conqueredEgypt.
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Greek architecture is important because it has produced buildings of great beauty. In the US, it has even today its influence on the building of town halls, justice courts and stately homes where 'Greek' pillars are often adorning the entrance.
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Like other countries that established colonies, Spain sought financial gain from the raw materials and produce from its colonies . It also needed friendly ports for its navy. The king gained income by selling the land in the colonies and by taxing its citizens. The Spanish was especially interested …
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Astrolabes can still be found in use today to measure the amount of day light remaining or for general navigation. The Astrolabes was replace by the easier to use Davis quadrant at the end of the 17th century.
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Most embalming took place in tents known as 'ibu' or the 'place of purification.'
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Because Punjab Province rules the pakistan and harrapa is in Punjab Provicne thats why they promote harrappa otherwise 70% of indus valley sites including Moenjodaro are in Sindh and Balochistan Province
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Answer The question is to read books and internet Ect
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Alexander the Great took over the Persian Empire with three great battles in three years 334 BCE - 331BCE. In modern time: Napoleon controlled most of Europe for approximately 15 years. Japanese occupied most of East, South East of Asia and the Pacific in six years. Hitler occupied Europe in les…
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In general sources in history are divided in two primary and secondary. They are important because they teach a child about how was documents written during the time and after that. Also sources hepl history telling how wars were developed.
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Perhaps the most well-known of China's ancient sages, Confucius (circa 551-480 BC/BCE) was in his own lifetime respected for his diligent service as a government official, his personal character, and his educational and intellectual abilities, along with his wisdom-filled writings. In later ages, hi…
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If invaders tried to go by river to invade China, they would get stopped by wind and the hard tide.
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