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The Regolini-Galassi Tomb is located in the Etruscan town of Cerveteri (aka Cisra or Caere) near the western coast of central Italy, around 50 km north of Rome. Cerveteri flourished between the 7th and 4th century BCE and has hundreds of rock-cut tombs from that period. The Regolini-Galassi tomb dates to c. 680-660 BCE and is one of the most important as its discoverers, Regolini and Galassi, found the tomb intact and full of Etruscan artefacts including the largest horde of gold jewellery found at any Etruscan site.

http://buff.ly/2lz83o3 #Italy #Etruscan #Gold #History #AncientHistoryEncyclopedia

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"New Discoveries from China’s Han Dynasty" at The Asian Art #Museum in #SanFrancisco: http://buff.ly/2mj2Q2E

#archaeology #ancient #chineseart #exhibitions

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Recently, the #Getty #Research Institute in Los Angeles (GRI) launched “The Legacy of #Ancient #Palmyra,” (curated by Frances Terpak and Peter Louis Bonfitto) the institute’s first ever online exhibition. The exhibition website, which in this age of slick web design seems dry and antiquated, brings together a treasure trove of historical documents, artistic renderings, photographs, and digitized statuary and architecture. Accompanying the visuals are long, encyclopedic entries on the #history of Palmyra and its importance to the world.

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Ixion is the fiendishly wicked king of the Lapiths from Greek mythology. In an attempted seduction of Hera, he was tricked by Zeus into making love to a cloud instead, from which was born Centaurus, the founder of the race of centaurs. Ixion's eternal punishment for his audacity and complete disrespect for both humanity and the gods was to be tied to an ever-spinning wheel of fire in Hades.

http://buff.ly/2loeVpN #Mythology #GreekMythology #AncientGreece #History #AncientHistoryEncyclopedia

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MARINO, Italy — It’s a common enough story in Italy: An ancient ruin — in this case, a tract of Roman road — is discovered during the construction of a building — in this case, a McDonald’s — and puts a halt to the work until the site can be excavated.

http://buff.ly/2lwCoUh #McDonalds #Rome #Italy #History #AncientHistory

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Melqart (also Melkarth or Melicarthus) was an important Phoenician god and patron deity of the city of Tyre. Associated with the monarchy, sea, colonization, and commercial enterprise, both at home and abroad the god is a significant, if still somewhat mysterious, figure of the Phoenician religion.

http://buff.ly/2kWe9OE #Phoenician #Phoenicia #Religion #History #AncientHistoryEncyclopedia

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Medicine in ancient Egypt was understood as a combination of practical technique and magical incantation and ritual. Although physical injury was usually addressed pragmatically through bandages, splints, and salves, even the broken bones and surgical procedures described in the medical texts were thought to have been made more effective through magic spells.

http://buff.ly/2l7BNaz #AncientEgypt #Egypt #Medical #History #AncientHistoryEncyclopedia

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It’s the four or fifth century and you’re a wealthy, cosmopolitan Roman sightseeing across the empire, or perhaps an armchair traveler entertaining other well-educated friends for dinner. What could you pull out to impress your companions? One good option would be a geographical portable sundial, the closest Romans got to an iPhone.

http://buff.ly/2loTrsG #Rome #AncientRome #Technology #History #AncientHistory
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