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+UNESCO Heritage Lab was a massive success! We're very proud to have attended and sponsored this digital technology and cultural heritage event. Together with our partners Time Passport and Timeless Travels we presented our projects to the public and the lovely UNESCO staff.
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Friends and followers of Ancient History Encyclopedia in #London, we're excited to announce that our CEO and Communications Director will be opening the MBI Al Jaber Foundation's first #lecture in the 2018/19 MBI Al Jaber Lecture Series! They'll discuss the intersection of technology and cultural heritage, and what can be done in the Middle East. If you're able, please come see us on 18/10 at 17.45 PM. (See flyer for registration and location details.) #technology #culturalheritage
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The earliest example of our #alphabet — a possible mnemonic phrase that helped someone remember "ABCD" — has been discovered on a 3,400-year-old inscribed piece of limestone from #ancientEgypt, a scholar believes.
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In May 2018, the #Carabinieri, #Italy’s military police, unveiled a cache of #antiquities seized from a #Roman property developer. The objects, which include two Greek vases as well as a bull’s and a horse’s head, both in #terracotta, are worth €900,000, the Carabinieri’s cultural protection squad says. The collector from whom they were seized now faces prosecution for possessing illegally excavated works, Lieutenant-Colonel Nicola Candido told The Art Newspaper in an email.
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The town of Abel Beth Maacah was known in biblical times as a place for conflict resolution, we may divine from references in scripture. Now archaeologists have found a strange shrine that they think may have been associated with the "wise woman" of the city, mentioned in the bible. But rather than being just a clever elder - they suspect she may have fulfilled an oracular role.

https://buff.ly/2NTMH5b #Archaeology #Israel #History #AncientHistory #Biblical #News
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Augusta Raurica is a former Roman colony and city located on the Rhine River some 11 km (7 miles) east of the modern Swiss city of Basel, in between the towns of Kaiseraugst and Augst. Founded by Lucius Munatius Plancus (90 BCE-15 BCE) around c. 44-43 BCE, Augusta Raurica is the oldest Roman colony constructed along the Rhine.

https://buff.ly/2QG5OhR #Rome #Roman #RhineRiver #Basel #History #AncientHistory #AncientHistoryEncyclopedia
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Romanos IV Diogenes ruled the Byzantine Empire from 1068 to 1071 CE. He was a military emperor, and his policies and campaigns served to shore up Byzantine defenses against the Seljuk Turks. However, in the aftermath of the Byzantine defeat at the Battle of Manzikert in 1071 CE, the civil war that emerged between the treacherous Doukas family and Romanos distracted and greatly weakened the Byzantine army and allowed the Turks to invade and conquer the key Byzantine territory of Anatolia.

https://buff.ly/2pgJvTf #Byzantine #ByzantineEmpire #History #Byzantium #AncientHistoryEncyclopedia
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#Ecuador began on Wednesday exhibiting 13 #preColumbian artifacts illegally transported to #Germany after they were taken from archeological digs, bringing to an end six years of legal wrangling. The priceless artifacts included human and animal sculptures as well as vases, some dating back more than 5,000 years. They were found after being put up for auction by the Kuchenmueller family in Germany, who eventually agreed to return them.
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Prosperity begets prosperity: On a global level, economists and historians have shown that places that prospered 100, 500, even 1,000 years ago tend to be more economically developed today. https://buff.ly/2MhgwwD #romanempire #urban #history #europe
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