Ancient History News Archive July 2012

July 2012

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How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians is the latest publication by Professor Philip Freeman, the Orlando W. Qualley Chair of Classical Languages at Luther College, in Decorah, Iowa. In 64 BCE, Marcus Cicero (106-43 BCE) ran for consul and faced the challenge of a lifetime: winning the highest office in the Republic. Fortunately... [continue reading]
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Clava Cairns Article by Joshua Mark

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published on 28 July 2012
Our own Joshua Mark has just published an article about the mysterious Clava Cairns structures in Scotland. Please read his article at The Celtic Guide Magazine. Here's an brief excerpt: "Over 4,000 years ago our ancestors raised huge megaliths and positioned them in the earth with care. Sites such as The Ring of Brodgar in Stenness, Orkney, or the famous Stonehenge... [continue reading]
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Late Summer Exhibition Listings

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published on 26 July 2012
The Ancient History Encyclopedia likes to keep our readers, followers, and friends up to date with the latest “ancient themed” exhibitions at museums all over the world. Take a look at these exhibitions and see if they arose your curiosity! The Dawn of Egyptian Art (New York, USA) brings together some 175 objects gathered from the Metropolitan and... [continue reading]
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Winning at the ancient Games

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published on 22 July 2012
With the Olympic Games 2012 coming to London, the British Museum in London has created a new trail through the museum titled "Winning at the ancient Games". The trail takes visitors to twelve objects in the museum that reveal more about the Olympic Games in ancient times. If you are in London, have a look -- it's free!
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The Zea Harbour Project (ZHP) is a combined land and underwater archaeological investigation of the ancient harbours of Zea and Mounichia in the Piraeus (Athens’ harbour city) in Greece. Launched in 2002 under the auspices of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, the 26th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities (until 2009) and the Danish Institute... [continue reading]
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Doggerland Recreated in 3D

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published on 10 July 2012
Doggerland, the sunken land bridge between Britain and the European continent, has been recreated in 3D by a team of scientists. They used the computer game engine of Far Cry to create a stone age village, showing how the rising sea level might have forced the village's inhabitants to move. SPIEGEL Online has published a slideshow.
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The Celtic Guide Magazine

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published on 03 July 2012
We wanted to alert our readers and followers that there is an excellent new e-publication dedicated solely to Celtic history, mythology, art, folklore, and culture: The Celtic Guide. All the editions are free and can be easily downloaded or printed. Many of their contributors are renown experts in their field of interest while others are university educated... [continue reading]

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