Ancient Places and/or Civilizations

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  • DEFENDERS BECOME INVADERS: Losing hope, many Britons flee the country; others yield to Anglo-Saxons and become their slaves.

  • Defending Britain against Anglo-Saxon Invasions - Portchester: Even before Rome left Britannia, Anglo-Saxons tried to invade Britain. The Romans defended against such invasions by building forts along Britain''s coast. Portchester, located in southern England, wa...

  • Depiction of Original Olympic Area:

  • DHARAVI and the SLUMS of MUMBAI: The residents of Dharavi, a slum in Mumbai, produce products used throughout the world.

  • DINOSAUR TRACKS AND DISPUTES: In 1802, a 12-year-old school boy named Pliny Moody is the first person to discover fossilized dinosaur tracks.

  • Diplodocus - Dinosaur Found in 1899: Diplodocus was a massive dinosaur which ate plants. It had a really long tail which served as a counter-balance to its really long neck.

  • DISCOVERY OF PHILIP'S TOMB: A tomb in the ancient town of Aegae (Aigai), known today as Vergina, holds treasures from Alexander's father, Philip II. The site may actually be the King's tomb, although scholars are still debating ...

  • Dragon Head - Viking Ship: Learn about Vikings and artifacts from the Viking-era which archaeologists are finding at Norwegian burial sites.

  • Dying Man at Pompeii: People and animals, who became victims of Vesuvius in 79 AD, were buried in hot volcanic ash. As the ash hardened (volcanic ash does not dissolve in water), it molded itself to those who had died. Di...

  • Easter Story: Told with medieval and renaissance art, the Easter Story remains captivating to both believers and non-believers, even after 2,000 years. Medieval art tells the story in 2017 just as it did during the...

  • EASTER STORY in ART: The Easter Story has been adapted and painted by many believers.

  • EGYPTIAN MUMMIES: The Egyptians are experts at creating mummies; after death, the pharaohs after death went through a process of mummification.

  • ELEPHANTS IN WAR: Alexander and his army come face to face with Asian elephants in India.

  • El Plomo Mummy - Story of a Child Mummy: The well-preserved remains of a young boy, referred to as the El Plomo Mummy, were discovered, in 1954, on Cerro El Plomo.

  • Empress Theodora - Ancient Champion of Women's Rights: Theodora was one of the most-influential women of the ancient world. She was a champion of women's rights. She had laws passed which prohibited the trafficking of young girls and changed existing laws...

  • EPHIALTES - THE TRAITOR: Ephialtes, a Greek traitor, leads Xerxes' army on a secret path around Thermopylae in order to surround and defeat the Greek army.

  • Etruscan Art from Tomb of the Leopards: Although we know very little about the Etruscans from historical evidence, we can learn about them from their art.

  • Euphrates River - Key Facts: The Euphrates River forms part of the boundary for the Fertile Cresent in Mesopotamia. It is still an important River flowing through today's Turkey, Syria and Iraq.

  • Final Moments of Pompeii: A pyroclastic surge - a deadly, fast-moving avalanche of searing gas and rock fragments - makes its way toward Herculaneum. People, who think they will be safe on the beach, are not. All die from the...

  • First Emperor of China: Ancient Chinese writings about a man named Ying Zheng and the unification of China.

  • FOSSILIZED AMBER: Bacteria from a bee in amber has been revived; however, science cannot yet revive an extinct animal.

  • Four Feathers, The: Lord Kitchener and Anglo-Egyptian forces face Sudanese troops at Omdurman; a young Winston Churchill accompanies the Lancers.

  • FRANKLIN EXPEDITION MUMMIES: John Franklin, his two ships (Erebus and Terror) and his crew disappear. Searchers later find well-preserved mummified remains which provide clues why the men died.

  • FREE EXPRESSION IN BOOKS: Books represent new or controversial ideas and allow people to preserve and share their thoughts.

  • FROZEN MUMMIES: Extreme cold can also mummify a human body. One woman in the northern hemisphere is so well preserved that lice can be observed on her head.

  • F.W. MURNAU: The director Murnau bases his character Nosferatu on Stoker's Dracula.

  • GAUGAMELA AND THE END OF DARIUS: Alexander wants a fair fight with Darius, but before he can kill him, Darius' own army assassinates Darius.

  • Gedrosia - Map Locator: The Gedrosian Desert, which presented insurmountable challenges for so many of Alexander the Great's men, still present an inhospitable environment.

  • Gedrosian Desert - Panoramic View: A very inhospitable place, the Gedrosian Desert claims the lives of many people (and animals) who travel with Alexander the Great.

  • Giganotosaurus and Indominus Rex: Working on their creation, in the Hammond Lab, Jurassic World scientists use the DNA of Giganotosaurus to create Indominus Rex.

  • Giganotosaurus in Action: From fossilized remains in Argentina, paleontologists have estimated the size and power of a dinosaur called Giganotosaurus.

  • Gladiator: A terrible and vicious Roman ruler, Commodus even enters the arena, pretending to be a gladiator.

  • GLADIATORS: Slaves and prisoners become brutal killers in gladiator games, which entertain the Romans.

  • GOING HOME: Alexander the Great's men were growing tired of the long years away from Macedonia. They begged their leader to set his sights for home. Relenting, he must decide whether to keep the forces together o...

  • GORDON IS BEHEADED: General "Chinese" Gordon offers The Mahdi gifts that he rejects, and then The Mahdi lays siege to Khartoum and beheads Gordon.

  • GORGO: Queen Gorgo, Leonidas' wife, discovers a secret message sent as a warning about the approaching Persian army.

  • Grand Canyon As a National Monument: The Grand Canyon, one of the world's most stunning natural wonders, became an American national monument in 1908.

  • Great Library at Alexandria - Seat of Learning:

  • GREEKS DEFEAT the PERSIANS: Displaying courage and skill, the Greeks (led by Sparta) defeat the Persians (fighting without their ruler, Xerxes).

  • GRENDEL: Grendel is a monster, possibly a troll, attacking Heorot, the King's mead hall, every night killing some of its residents.

  • GRENDEL'S MOTHER: To avenge her son's death, Grendel's sea-hag mother kills Heorot's residents until Beowulf stops her.

  • Groans of the Britons - Appeal to Aetius: Gildas, an ancient chronicler, tells us that after Rome's legions left Britannia, intruders invaded the shores of the country we now know as Britain.

  • HADRIAN'S WALL: Begun in AD 122, Hadrian's Wall is a barrier that protectsRoman Britain from invaders.

  • Halicarnassus - Site of Famous Mausoleum: Halicarnassus, home of Herodotus the historian, was also the site of a famous marble mausoleum - one of seven wonders of the ancient world.

  • Halloween and Its Celtic Roots: Halloween has its roots in the Celtic people and their festival of Samhain (pronounced SAU-an). How do the scary parts of the holiday line-up with its history?

  • Hammurabi and His Code of Laws: Who was Hammurabi? Why should we learn about Hammurabi's Code of Laws?

  • HAMMURABI'S HOME AND LANGUAGE: Hammurabi unites and creates a better life for his people, who learn cuneiform as a type of writing.

  • HAMMURABI'S LAWS: Hammurabi codifies 282 laws on a tall stele (slab) using cuneiform script.

  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon:

  • HARSH LAWS: Qin Shi Huang-Di buries people alive and performs other harsh measures in battle and while building the Great Wall and his Mausoleum.

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