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"Animals as Weaponry" by Tonio Andrade

“Before guided missiles, humans had few ways to attack their enemies remotely, so they tried using animals. The Chinese were enthusiastic practitioners of this art.” 16 more words

History

Things I want to tell students

Except, of course, that the ones who need to hear them aren’t the ones who attend tutorials.

  1. An essay is an argument, not a collection of ideas you think are interesting…
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Ancient History

"Climbing the Eye of God by Matt Donovan" | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

This engineering marvel was built between 118 and 126 AD by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The oculus (“the eye of God”) sits about 140 ft. above the ground at the center of the dome of the Roman Pantheon. 75 more words

History

"Climbing the Eye of God by Matt Donovan" | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

This engineering marvel was built between 118 and 126 AD by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The oculus (“the eye of God”) sits about 140 ft. above the ground at the center of the dome of the Roman Pantheon. 75 more words

History

"Kublai Khaan’s Imperial Palace Discovered Under the Forbidden City" New Historian

“The Palace Museum in Beijing, best known as the Forbidden City, recently confirmed the discovery of porcelain pieces and broken tiles dating back to the Yuan Dynasty established by Kublai Khaan in the thirteenth century, thus solving one of China’s greatest mysteries; the location of the Yuan Palace.” 11 more words

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Book Extract - The Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipan, Chiclayo, Peru

Built across three floors, the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipan is a stand out feature against the small, somewhat dated buildings squatting in the backdrop. 1,399 more words

Ancient Symbolism

"Evidence of Greek Fortress Finally Discovered"

Another awesome discovery!

“The first evidence from the era when Hellenistic culture held sway over the ancient city of Jerusalem has been uncovered by Israeli archaeologists; Acra, a citadel constructed by the Greeks more than two thousand years ago in the middle of old Jerusalem. 19 more words

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