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Imagine trying to create a map of your house while confined to only the living room. You might peek through the doors into other rooms or look for light spilling in through the windows. But, in the end, the walls and lack of visibility would largely prevent you from seeing the big picture.

The job of mapping our own Milky Way galaxy from planet Earth, situated about two-thirds of the way out from the galaxy's center, is similarly difficult. Clouds of dust permeate the Milky Way, blocking our view of the galaxy's stars. Today, researchers have a suitable map of our galaxy's spiral structure, but, like early explorers charting new territory, they continue to patiently and meticulously fill in the blanks.

Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/1M7FjZg
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Earth isn't the only ocean world in our solar system. Oceans could exist in diverse forms on moons and dwarf planets, offering clues in the quest to discover life beyond our home planet.

Check out this infographic about these ocean worlds: http://go.nasa.gov/1E0QsKi

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Karwansaray Publishers (the people who publish the fantastic 'Ancient Warfare' magazines) are interested in starting an 'Ancient History Magazine'. They have decided to release a preview issue to see what people think. We love it and think it's a great idea. Check it out!

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Before Marissa Mayer became the CEO of Yahoo in July 2012, the company's parking lots were empty for the weekend by 4:30 p.m. Thursday. It took years for Yahoo to refresh its products, while competitors took months or just weeks. Yahoo's apps for Android and iPhone were embarrassing.
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Photos from the wall paintings of the Tomb Chapel of Nebamun, a wealthy Egyptian scribe (c. 1350 BCE). The wall paintings are on display at the British Museum, London. Photos by +Jan van der Crabben.
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The Chokehold of Calendars

Sometimes, a few paragraphs summarize things you've been thinking about but couldn't put into words. https://medium.com/@monteiro/the-chokehold-of-calendars-f70bb9221b36 did just that for me.
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Palmyra (also known as Tadmor) is mentioned frequently in the news, as the so-called Islamic State is advancing on this ancient gem of a ruined city in Syria. The formerly prosperous metropolis of Palmyra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with good reason. From 44 BCE to 272 CE, the city became a wealthy trade centre at the crossroads between Roman, Greek, and Persian cultures. Located in an oasis in the Syrian desert along key trade routes across the ancient world, it was an important hub for trade, and many caravans passed through this city, increasing its wealth. Its architecture and arts reflects this mix of styles and economic wealth.

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Palmyra (also known as Tadmor) is mentioned frequently in the news, as the so-called Islamic State is advancing on this ancient gem of a ruined city in Syria. The formerly prosperous metropolis of Palmyra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with good reason. From 44 BCE to 272 CE, the city became a wealthy trade centre at the …
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The Aztecs engaged in warfare (yaoyotl) as a way to acquire territory, resources, quash rebellions, and to collect sacrificial victims to honour their gods. Warfare was a fundamental part of Aztec culture with all males expected to actively participate. Battle was regarded as both a perpetual religious and political necessity.
The Aztecs were so accomplished in combat that they eventually forged an empire which covered 200,000 square kilometres and, at the height of their power, they extracted tribute from 371 city-states across 38 provinces.

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The Aztecs engaged in warfare (yaoyotl) to acquire territory, resources, quash rebellions, and to collect sacrificial victims to honour their gods. Warfare was a fundamental part of Aztec culture with...
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The Minoan civilization flourished in the middle Bronze Age on the Mediterranean island of Crete from c.2000 BCE- c.1500 BCE. With their unique art and architecture, the Minoans made a significant contribution to the development of Western European civilization as it is known today.
Minoan settlements, tombs and cemeteries have been found all over Crete, most famous of all are the four principal palace sites (in order of size) Knossos, Phaistos, Malia and Zakros. At each of these sites, large, complex palace structures of two or three stories and covering several thousand square metres seem to have acted as local administrative, trade, religious and possibly political centres.

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The Minoan civilization flourished in the middle Bronze Age on the Mediterranean island of Crete from ca. 2000 BCE until ca. 1500 BCE and, with their unique art and architecture, the Minoans made a significant...
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In 1845 CE, archaeologist Austen Henry Layard began excavations at the ancient city of Nimrud (Northern Iraq). The expedition was part of a larger scheme to uncover ancient sites in Mesopotamia, which would corroborate stories found in the Bible. Instead what they discovered was a city much older than the Bible.
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In 1845 CE, the archaeologist Austen Henry Layard began excavations at the ruins of the city of Nimrud in the region which is northern Iraq in the present day. Layard's expedition was part of a larger movement...
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We are looking for a social media manager to handle our social media channels. Please contact us immediately if interested. http://ow.ly/CcKMO

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About. Ancient History Encyclopedia is a non-profit educational website with a global vision: to provide the best ancient history information on the internet for free. We combine different media, subjects and periods in interactive ways that will help readers understand both the "big picture" ...
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Born in Algeria to Iraqi refugees, Ms. Seja Majeed grew up in the United Kingdom, where her family claimed asylum. Impassioned by history, archaeology, and especially Iraqi culture, Seja yearned to be a writer. In her début novel for young adults, The Forgotten Tale of Larsa, Seja explores the themes of love, loss, change, and exile in an ancient Near Eastern setting. In this conversation with James Blake Wiener of Ancient History Encyclopedia, Seja relates the joys and struggles one faces in writing the “young adult novel,” in addition to her thoughts on the current perils facing Iraqi cultural patrimony. http://ow.ly/Bzhr0

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In her début novel for young adults, "The Forgotten Tale of Larsa," Seja Majeed explores love, loss, change, and exile in an ancient Near Eastern setting.
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Game Designer & Ancient History Publisher.
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2x BAFTA for best strategy game // MMO of the Year: Best Tycoon Game // Deutscher Entwicklerpreis
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  • King's College London
    War Studies, 2005 - 2006
  • University of East London
    Journalism, 2002 - 2005
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  • The Creative Assembly
    Senior Game Designer, 2013 - present
    Rome II: Total War
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    Founder, 2008 - present
    http://www.ancient.eu.com
  • Bigpoint GmbH
    Lead Game Designer, 2012 - 2013
    Unannounced strategy title
  • Travian Games
    Senior Game Designer, 2009 - 2012
    Remanum & Imperion
  • Creative Assembly
    Game Designer, 2006 - 2009
    Empire: Total War & Napoleon: Total War
  • Firaxis Games
    Development Tester, 2004 - 2006
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    Site Director, 2006 - 2008
    Planet Civilization Site Director
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Thor
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Thor was one of the most important and famous gods in Norse mythology. He was the son of Odin and Fyorgyn, the earth goddess. Thor was consi

Travel in the Ancient Greek World
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Travel opportunities within the ancient Greek world largely depended on status and profession; nevertheless, a significant proportion of the

Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia
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Daily life in ancient Mesopotamia cannot be described in the same way one would describe life in ancient Rome or Greece. Mesopotamia was nev

Akhenaten
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Akhenaten (r. 1353-1336 BCE) was a pharaoh of Egypt of the 18th Dynasty. He is also known as `Akhenaton’ or `Ikhnaton’ and also `Khuenaten’,

Verona
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Verona, situated on the river Adige in northern Italy, was a Roman town probably founded some time in the 2nd century BCE. It was a colonia

Jan van der Crabben
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Historiarum ab Urbe Condita. - The complete history of Rome and its Urban Foundation -from its foundation to Augustine- by Titus Livius Pata

Reimagining The Epic of Kings: The Shahnameh of Ancient Iran
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For hundreds of years, the Shahnameh has been revered in the Near and Middle East as the epic of the Persian-speaking peoples. Written over

Silk Road
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The Silk Road was a network of trade routes, formally established during the Han Dynasty of China, which linked the regions of the ancient w

Yax Kuk Mo
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Yax K'uk Mo' (pronounced `Yash Kook Mo') was the founder and first king of the dynasty that ruled the Mayan city of Copan (in modern day Hon

Smarter working: Ancient History Encyclopedia
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"With this purely cloud-based communication and collaboration, my team is more informed than any other office-based team I've ever worked wi

Survival Of The Happiest: How Optimism Affects Your Chances of Success
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Four ways that your positive outlook can improve your business.

Dune 2
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Dune 2 is a Westwood Studios game put together back in 1992, and it's probably best known for being the prototypical RTS, one of the first g

Happy 2014 & Looking Back at 2013
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The new year is here (at least in many parts of the world). This is, as usual, a good time to look back and examine what we've achieved, but

The Puzzling Ancient Picts of Scotland
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The ancient Picts of northern and eastern Scotland were as enigmatic to their contemporaneous neighbors as they are to modern-day scholars.

The Exciting World of South African Marine Archaeology
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A chance opportunity took Dr. Bruno Werz to South Africa as the country's first marine archeologist in 1988. For over twenty years now, Dr.

Roman Medicine
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Roman medicine was greatly influenced by earlier Greek medical practice and literature but would also make its own unique contribution to th

How To Keep Your Title From Holding You Back
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I don't like job titles. Never have, and probably never will. I once visited a company with 9 Vice Presidents: There was a VP of Marketing,

Roman Sculpture
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Roman Sculpture, with artists from across a huge empire and changing public tastes over centuries, is above all else, remarkable for its she

This is a beautiful beach (for the area). While it's not a real sand beach (mostly pebbles with some sand at low tide), it's very secluded and not as crowded as other beaches. Parking is cheap, and there's a small cafe that serves a little bit of everything at reasonable prices. Great for walks on the beach!
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Das ist der erste Schuster, den ich kenne, der wirklich kundenfreundlich ist. Dazu ist die Qualitaet immer super. Ich habe oft meine Schuhe orthopedisch erhoehen lassen. Erstaunlicherweise ist der Betreiber ehemaliger Orthopaede, der auf Schuhe umgesattelt hat -- also die beste Kombination.
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reviewed 6 months ago
Dirty cups, hair in Sushi, cold food... Not recommended.
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reviewed a year ago
Super friendly staff, great breakfast. Recommended!
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The food isn't good. The service is nice but that's about it. Go to Giggling Squid or Lemongrass instead!
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reviewed 8 months ago
Absolutely excellent food, not too expensive, and great staff. The location is beautiful and we really enjoyed it. It's probably one of the best restaurants around Horsham.
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The food, the service, and the ambience were excellent! Absolutely loved the place.
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