Ancient History News Archive May 2013

May 2013

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While relatively unknown today, Mithradates VI of Pontus inspired fear, romance, courage, and intrigue across the Near East during the first century BCE. Claiming descent from Alexander the Great and Darius of Persia, Mithradates challenged the might of late Republican Rome, creating an empire that stretched from the northern reaches of the Black Sea to Syria... [continue reading]
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AHE is listed on Open Education Resources

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published on 25 May 2013
The Ancient History Encyclopedia is pleased to announce that we are officially listed and registered on Open Education Resources (OER). The creation and use of OER represents a shift in education that facilitates shared teacher expertise and peer-based learning. Free and open content is not only a new economic model for schools and students, but also a primary... [continue reading]
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UserVoice is sponsoring us!

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published on 24 May 2013
We're happy to announce that the kind people at UserVoice are sponsoring us. We've been using their services for quite some time now; it's the little red feedback tab on the bottom right. They describe themselves in these terms: "UserVoice is the San Francisco-based startup that empowers you to help and understand your users so you can keep them happy with... [continue reading]
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Petra: Wonder in the Desert

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published on 07 May 2013
Few places on earth have captivated humanity as much as the ethereal city of Petra, which is located in present-day Jordan. Constructed by the Nabataeans--ancient traders who dominated the export of frankincense, myrrh, balsam, and spices from Arabia to the Greco-Roman world--Petra was a beautiful desert metropolis of theaters, temples, palaces, and immense... [continue reading]

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