History

Ancient Greek Classical Sculpture

Ancient Greek Classical Sculpture

The Classical period witnessed a rapid improvement in Greek statuary. There was a dramatic rise in the technical skills of Greek sculptors in their ability to depict the human body in a relaxed rather than rigid posture. In the early 5th century Greek artists began consciously to attempt to rende.....

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Characteristics of Archaic Greek Sculpture

Characteristics of Archaic Greek Sculpture

Characteristics of Archaic Greek Sculpture Greek art and sculpture has had a profound effect throughout the ages. Many of the styles have been reproduced and copied by some of what the modern day audiences would class as some of the finest artists to have ever lived e.g. Michelangelo. Western art.....

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Ancient Greek Architecture Systems

Ancient Greek Architecture Systems

The Greeks developed three architectural systems, called orders, each with their own distinctive proportions and detailing. The Greek orders are: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. The Doric style is rather sturdy and its top (the capital), is plain. This style was used in mainland Greece and the colo.....

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Gladiators in Ancient Period

Gladiators in Ancient Period

Gladiators in ancient Period One of the most famous elements of Roman society and entertainment. A unique product of Rome and Italy, gladiators came to epitomize the socially decadent nature of the Romans, with their taste for blood sports. Gladiators emerged among the Etruscans as a form of the .....

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Russian Revolution: From Tsar to Socialism

Russian Revolution: From Tsar to Socialism

Russian Revolution: From Tsar to Socialism Russian Revolution of 1917, also called the Soviet Revolution, was a rebellion of the Russian people against the rule of the Russian czar (emperor), Nicholas II. The revolution swept away the ancient Russian monarchy and ultimately laid the foundation of.....

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Cuneiform Writing

Cuneiform Writing

Cuneiform writing was probably invented by the Sumerians, but was subsequently adapted for writing in the Akkadian language, of which Babylonian and Assyrian are dialects. Writing was invented in the ancient Near East in order to record business activities, but tablets containing medical texts an.....

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An Ancient Egyptian Statue Discovered by Archaeologists

An Ancient Egyptian Statue Discovered by Archaeologists

An Ancient Egyptian Statue Discovered by Archaeologists On Thursday (10th March 2017) Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have discovered the remains of an ancient Egyptian statue they believe could depict one of history’s most famous rulers. The likeness of what may be Pharaoh Ramses II .....

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Nicolaus Copernicus: Ancient Astronomer

Nicolaus Copernicus: Ancient Astronomer

Principle purpose of this lecture is to present on Nicolaus Copernicus: Ancient Astronomer. He was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe. In the Copernikan “Universe”, the or.....

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Ptolemy: Ancient Astronomer

Ptolemy: Ancient Astronomer

Major purpose of this lecture is to present on Ptolemy: Ancient Astronomer. Ptolemy was an influential mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, geographer and also a poet. He was a Greek-Roman citizen and lived in Alexandria, Egypt. The ptolemaic system was considered the “standard model” of.....

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Greek Astronomy Philosophers: Aristarchus

Greek Astronomy Philosophers: Aristarchus

Aristarchus was first to measure the distance to the sun and moon. Aristarchus of Samos was an ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician who presented the first known model that placed the Sun at the center of the known universe with the Earth revolving around it. He presented the fi.....

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Greek Astronomy Philosopher: Galileo

Greek Astronomy Philosopher: Galileo

The aim of this lecture is to present on Greek Astronomy Philosopher: Galileo. Italian scientist and scholar Galileo made pioneering observations that laid the foundation for modern physics and astronomy. He spent most of his life trying to prove the theories of Copernicus. He was the first to .....

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Greek Astronomy Philosophers: Copernicus

Greek Astronomy Philosophers: Copernicus

Copernicus expanded the ideas of Aristarchus and identified the positions of the planets. Copernicus was born and died in Royal Prussia, a region that had been a part of the Kingdom of Poland since 1466. He was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the univers.....

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