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Hints of Trigonometry on a 3,700-Year-Old Babylonian Tablet

05/09/2018 1 Σχολιο

 

An ancient Babylonian tablet known as Plimpton 322 consists of a table of 60 numbers organized into 15 rows and four columns. CreditAndrew Kelly/University of New South Wales

By KENNETH CHANG AUG. 29, 2017

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Writing

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Representation of an animal sacrifice scene in Corinth, Greek 600 BC PaintingWood National Archaeological Museum Athens

Writing is the physical manifestation of a spoken language. It is thought that human beings developed language c. 35,000 BCE as evidenced by cave paintings from the period of the Cro-Magnon Man (c. 50,000-30,000 BCE) which appear to express concepts concerning daily life.

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Palmyra in Photos: Ancient Gem of Syria

28/06/2015 Σχολιάστε

 

by Jan van der Crabben May 18, 2015 Photos0 Comments

Palmyra (also known as Tadmor) is mentioned frequently in the news, as the so-called Islamic State is advancing on this ancient gem of a ruined city in Syria. The formerly prosperous metropolis of Palmyra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with good reason. From 44 BCE to 272 CE, the city became a wealthy trade centre at the crossroads between Roman, Greek, and Persian cultures. Located in an oasis in the Syrian desert along key trade routes across the ancient world, it was an important hub for trade, and many caravans passed through this city, increasing its wealth. Its architecture and arts reflects this mix of styles and economic wealth.

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The Seven Wonders of The Ancient World

12/01/2014 1 Σχολιο

The Legacy of Greco-Roman Mapmaking

16/10/2013 Σχολιάστε

The World as They Knew It

 

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A folio from a 15th-century Latin translation of Ptolemy’s influential “Geographia.”

By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD, Published: September 30, 2013

Long before people could look upon Earth from afar, completing a full orbit every 90 minutes, the Greeks and the Romans of antiquity had to struggle to understand their world’s size and shape. Their approaches differed: the philosophical Greeks, it has been said, measured the world by the stars; the practical, road-building Romans by milestones.

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Ancient Greece, the Middle East and an ancient cultural internet

17/07/2013 Σχολιάστε

 

Mosaic depicting warrior on horse

The ancient Greek world is being recast from an isolated entity to one of many hybrid cultures in Africa and in the East

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7 Wonders of the Ancient World

28/04/2013 1 Σχολιο

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Written by touropia on November 3, 2010 in Wonders, World4 Comments

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is one of the first travel lists in history. The idea of creating a list of architectural wonders arose following Alexander the Great’s conquest of much of the known world in the 4th century BC, which gave Greek travelers access to the civilizations of the Egyptians, Persians, and Babylonians.

The Greek writers didn’t refer to these monuments as “Wonders” but rather as “top sights” or “things to be seen” (theamata). Each person had his own version of the Seven Wonders list. Some lists contain such ancient wonders as the Walls of Babylon and the Palace of Cyrus, King of Persia. The most famous lists of are those of Antipater of Sidon and Philon of Byzantium, both created in the 2nd century BC. Today, new seven world wonders lists are created all the time but these are the original wonders of the world.

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