Ancient History News Archive May 2012

May 2012

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The Horse from Arabia to Royal Ascot

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published on 31 May 2012
The British Museum in London is hosting the new free exhibition The Horse from Arabia to Royal Ascot (24 May to 30 September 2012) on the history of the horse. Discover the epic story of the horse in this special free exhibition – a journey of 5,000 years that has revolutionised human history. The story focuses on two breeds – Arabians, which were prized... [continue reading]
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Summer Exhibition Update 2012

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published on 24 May 2012
Summer Exhibition Update 2012 We wanted to share with our regular readers, visitors, and contributors an update as to forthcoming summer exhibitions that might be of interest. Egypt and India are well represented! Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt will be on show through the month of December 2012 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles... [continue reading]
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The Discovery Programme is an Irish public institution for advanced research in Irish archaeology. Its sole activity is to engage in full-time archaeological and related research, in order to enhance our understanding of Ireland's complex past. Recently, the Discovery Programme has initiated a project of geophysical investigations as part of the Late Iron... [continue reading]
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Roman Empire Interactive Road Map

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published on 07 May 2012
Stanford University has just published ORBIS - The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World, an online map of the Roman world, which lets users find travel routes between different locations around the Mediterranean. The tool finds the fastest route on land and sea, as well as its travel time. There are various options, including month of the year... [continue reading]
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We wanted to inform our readers and users that Ancient Planet was recently launched by Mr. Ioannis Georgopoulos who manages The Archaeology News Network (TANN). We hope that you will check out  the wealth of information on the website and also take a look at the new e-journal. A variety of articles, reviews, and interviews are featured in the journal, and there's... [continue reading]
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Asian Architectural Treasures in Danger

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published on 04 May 2012
The Global Heritage Fund has just listed ten sites across Asia, which are in serious danger and need of immediate protection. At the Ancient History Encyclopedia, we take cultural preservation and protection very seriously. Please click here to learn more about the sites from Pakistan's Express Tribune. Awareness is essential in preserving our diverse cultural treasures.
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Hannibal, Strategy, and Career Success?

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published on 04 May 2012
Canada's Globe and Mail recently published a review of an unusual book entitled, "Hannibal and Me," by Andreas Kluth (a journalist for The Economist). Narrating the history of Hannibal's exploits vis-a-vis the struggles and triumphs of other talented individuals like Steve Jobs, Da Vinci, and Einstein, Kluth ponders the meaning of success across time and space... [continue reading]
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Hohokam Ruins to be Reopened

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published on 02 May 2012
The Hohokam ruins of Mesa Grande, located near Mesa, Arizona, will be reopened to the public in the fall of 2012 according to Arizona's East Valley Tribune. The Hohokam were one of the four major prehistoric peoples living in what is today the American Southwest, flourishing in the  Sonoran Desert from c. 1-1450 CE. Well-known for their beautiful ceramics... [continue reading]

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