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Hammurabi's Code: Babylonian Law Set in Stone
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Hammurabi's Code: Babylonian Law Set in Stone

Hammurabi was the first king of the Babylonian Empire, reigning from 1792 B.C. – 1750 B.C. During his time in power, he conquered Sumer and Akkad, amassing those cultures for his territory. He is probably best known for...
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Mesolithic Childhoods: Changing Life-Courses of Young Hunter-Fishers in the Stone Age of Southern Scandinavia

This paper stresses the importance of distinguishing between different categories of children in order to better understand their changing lives and their shifting relations with the adult world. The example is taken from the Mesolithic...
Stone Circles of Senegambia (UNESCO/NHK)
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Stone Circles of Senegambia (UNESCO/NHK)

The site consists of four large groups of stone circles that represent an extraordinary concentration of over 1,000 monuments in a band 100 km wide along some 350 km of the River Gambia. The four groups, Sine Ngayène, Wanar, Wassu and Kerbatch...
Dr. Mark Van Stone - How Maya Hieroglyphs are written - Demonstration
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Dr. Mark Van Stone - How Maya Hieroglyphs are written - Demonstration

Mark Van Stone explains how Maya hieroglyphs are constructed, by writing a modern name in phonetic glyphs. Dr. Van Stone is an expert decipherer and calligrapher; author of "2012 - Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya" and co-author of...
Rosetta Stone, 196 B.C.E
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Rosetta Stone, 196 B.C.E

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=OFXY9-pec1I Rosetta Stone, 196 B.C.E., granite, 114.4 cm x 72.3 x 27.9 cm or 45 x 28.5 x 11 in. (British Museum, London) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker
Computing a Rosetta Stone for the Indus script (Rajesh Rao)
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Computing a Rosetta Stone for the Indus script (Rajesh Rao)

http://www.ted.com Rajesh Rao is fascinated by "the mother of all crossword puzzles": How to decipher the 4000 year old Indus script. At TED 2011 he tells how he is enlisting modern computational techniques to read the Indus language, the...
Aztec Sun Stone
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Aztec Sun Stone

The Aztec Sun Stone (also known as the Calendar Stone) is a representation of the five eras of the sun from Aztec mythology. The stone was part of the architectural complex of the Temple Mayor of Tenochtitlán and dates to c. 1427 CE. The...
Tonatiuh, Calendar Stone
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Tonatiuh, Calendar Stone

The Aztec Sun Stone (also known as the Calendar Stone) is a representation of the five eras of the sun from Aztec mythology. Some scholars consider the central face to be that of Tonatiuh, the sun god, while others maintain it is the night...
London Stone
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London Stone

On Cannon Street in the City of London, you can watch the London Stone. The stone's origin is unknown, but its importance as a landmark throughout London’s long history is almost incomparable, especially when thinking about the simplicity...
Intihuatana Stone, Machu Picchu
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Intihuatana Stone, Machu Picchu

The Intihuatana Stone or 'Hitching Post of the Sun' at Machu Picchu in the High Andes. The stone was used by Inca priests for astronomical observations, especially of the sun. In ceremonies during the solstices the priests symbollically tied...