Ancient Places and/or Civilizations

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  • Maui - The Magic Island: Why is Maui the "magic island?" A charming folklore story tells us about Maui, the demigod, who created the Hawaiian Islands.

  • MEET A MUMMY: Ancient Egyptians preserve their dead in the form of mummies, which allows the body to retain some of its soft tissue.

  • MEET KING TUT: Although not the most important, King Tut is the most famous pharaoh. His mummy is maintained at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

  • MEET the NEANDERTHALS: Neanderthals, believed to be an extinct species of the genus Homo, appear similar to modern humans.

  • MEET the VIKINGS: Vikings are Scandinavians who sail from their lands to explore, plunder and settle other areas.

  • Melting the Earth: Did ancient people view volcanic eruptions differently than we do?

  • Miracle on 34th Street: The story of Santa Claus has its base in the life of the Bishop of Myra, Saint Nicholas.

  • Montezuma II: Montezuma II placates the Spaniards, which ultimately means the demise of his empire.

  • Mosul - Near Battle of Gaugamela: Today's fight for Mosul is not the first time this city has been embattled. It was once involved in the Battle of Gaugamela, fought between Alexander the Great and Darius III, which likely took place ...

  • MOUNTAIN FORESTS of SOUTHWESTERN CHINA: China has beautiful mountains once covered by trees, but many forest areas are being destroyed.

  • MUHAMMAD AND THE MODERN WORLD: The Muslim faith continues to grow rapidly, second only to Christianity, and still follows many ancient rituals of Islam.

  • MUHAMMAD CONQUERS MECCA: After initial resistance, Muhammad's teachings bring change to Mecca; he later dies in Medina and is buried in his mosque.

  • MUHAMMAD'S EARLY LIFE: Muhammad has an experience in the holy city of Mecca that changes his life and the history of the world.

  • MUHAMMAD'S VISITATIONS: The experience in the cave where Muhammad hears the word "Iqraa" reveals Muhammad to be "God's Chosen One".

  • Muhammad the Prophet: Few people in Western civilization understand Islam, the Muslim faith.

  • MUMBAI - FORMERLY KNOWN AS BOMBAY: Mumbai (formerly Bombay) comes under Great Britain's control in 1661 as part of a marriage treaty.

  • Mummies: Bodies Talk: Herodotus visits Egypt in 450 B.C. and learns how Egyptians make mummies. But what exactly is a mummy and how can a person create one?

  • MUMMIES of PHARAOHS: Of all the mummies in the world, the most famous are Egyptian pharaohs such as King Tut.

  • Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is an action movie about Qin Shi Huang and his Terra Cotta Soldiers.

  • MUSLIM CONQUESTS: The Islamic faith that spreads rapidly after Muhammad shows that Islam is a way of life, not merely a religion.

  • Mycenae - Ancient Greece : Believed to be a superpower of ancient Greece, Mycenae was home to King Agamemnon.

  • NAVAJO FAMILY LIFE: Navajo families lead traditional lives; women raise children, sheep and weave rugs, while men cultivate and harvest corn.

  • NEANDERTHALS and FIRE: Neanderthals invent a type of adhesive (from birch wood) and use fire.

  • Nero - A Disrespected Emperor: THIS CLIP DEPICTS THE LIFE OF NERO, A ROMAN EMPEROR, AND CONTAINS RE-ENACTMENTS OF REAL PEOPLE AND REAL EVENTS.

  • Nero - Becoming a Madman: THIS CLIP DEPICTS THE LIFE OF NERO, A ROMAN EMPEROR, AND CONTAINS RE-ENACTMENTS OF REAL PEOPLE AND REAL EVENTS.

  • Nero - Commits Suicide: THIS CLIP DEPICTS THE LIFE OF NERO, A ROMAN EMPEROR, AND CONTAINS RE-ENACTMENTS OF REAL PEOPLE AND REAL EVENTS.

  • Nero - Emperor of Rome: Nero became the Emperor of Rome in 54 AD.

  • Nero - Rebuilding Rome after the Fire: THIS CLIP DEPICTS THE LIFE OF NERO, A ROMAN EMPEROR, AND CONTAINS RE-ENACTMENTS OF REAL PEOPLE AND REAL EVENTS.

  • NEW DINOSAUR DISCOVERIES: New discoveries of known and unknown dinosaurs continue to provide new information about Earth's past.

  • NICHOLAS OF MYRA: Nicholas' wealthy parents die when he is just a boy and legend says he wants to share the money his parents leave him.

  • NICHOLAS OF MYRA: Nicholas' wealthy parents die when he is just a boy and legend says he wants to share the money his parents leave him.

  • Nicodemus and Joseph: Rogier van der Weyden created this work, entitled "Deposition" (also known as "Descent from the Cross"), circa 1435.

  • Niihau - The Forbidden Island: When Kamehameha I attempted to unite all eight of the Hawaiian islands, he was successful by 1795 with all but two - Kauai and the nearby island ofNiihau.

  • Ode to the XXX Olympiad by Armand D'Angour - Audio:

  • Odysseus and the Sirens: Throughout the centuries, artists have created works of art depicting "The Odyssey," a tale which Homer created likely in the second half of the 8th Century, B.C.

  • OLYMPIA: HOST OF THE GAMES: Beginning in 776 BC and lasting 1,000 years, Greeks gather in Olympia, sacred home of Zeus, to compete in athletics.

  • OLYMPIC POETRY: Read and listen to Dr. Armnad D'Angour's Olympic poem for the London 2012 games.

  • Orpheus and Eurydice - Greek Mythology: The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice depicts a tragic romance.

  • OTHER BIBLE TRANSLATIONS: In 1663, John Eliot produces the first American printing of the Bible, in theAlgonquin language, for Native Americans.

  • Passion of the Christ: Jesus and his disciples prepare to celebrate an annual Jewish holiday. Then he is arrested, faces a trial and endures a crucifixion.

  • Patroclus - Death Reaction by Achilles: Achilles is extremely upset that Hector (Hektor) has killed Patroclus and grieves over the body of his dead friend and cousin.

  • PEAT BOG MUMMIES: Mummies are found in peat bogs scattered across Europe. Decaying Sphagnum moss contains acidic content perfect for taking a human body and mummifying it.

  • Pelops and Hippodameia in a Chariot Race: This red-figure vase, from the 4th century B.C. It depicts an important story from ancient times.

  • Pelops - Originator of the Olympics: Pelops, a key character in ancient Greek mythology, is the namesake for the southern part of Greeces mainland.

  • Perseus - Clash of the Titans: The myth of Perseus, the son of Zeus

  • Perseus - Severs the Head of Medusa: Once a beautiful maiden, Medusa became a monster so frightening that all who looked on her turned to stone.

  • Perseus - Son of Zeus: A demigod, Perseus could accomplish incredible feats that no mortal ever could.

  • Persian Scythed Chariots: During ancient times, Persians used scythed chariots in war. Although frightful to their opponents, these knifed chariots could be defended again.

  • Pharos Lighthouse at Alexandria: One of the wonders of the ancient world, the lighthouse at Alexandria, Egypt was located on the island of Pharos.

  • Pillars of the Great Temple of Zeus: After the ancient Olympics were no-longer held, and the buildings were destroyed either by man or by nature, many of the ruins were covered with flood debris in the 6th century A.

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