Historiography in ancient cultures

 ancient culturesWith the emergence and development of the science of history, humanity overcame early mythical and religious ideas about its development in a long and complicated process. In their place came more and more secure knowledge. This process of knowledge will continue as long as humanity exists.

The transition to actual historical science took place only at the beginning of the 19th century. That did not happen unprepared. More or less significant progress in the direction of a scientific study of history has existed since ancient times at every stage of historical development. There were remarkable approaches to a source-critical approach, to the emergence of individual historical auxiliary sciences as well as to the expression of genres in the depiction of history. Continue reading “Historiography in ancient cultures”

The First Punic War – Rome’s rise to world power

The First Punic War Depiction of a Roman legionary end of 3rd century

In the 70s of the 3rd century BC, Rome had reached dominance on the Italian peninsula. From all cities and peoples belonged as allies to the Roman Empire. The republic was stable, powerful and ambitious. On the opposite side of the Mediterranean, Carthage, not much older than Rome itself, had a position as a naval and trading power. Many colonies of Carthage moved along the Mediterranean coasts of Sicily, Spain, North Africa and Sardinia. His fleets ruled the western Mediterranean unchallenged. Carthage was satisfied with its extent; in contrast to Rome, it pursued no major expansive tendencies, but wanted to secure and expand its previous position. In Sicily, however, Hero had seized power over the great city of Syracuse and sought to strengthen the city’s power and develop it into a regional factor. It should be the ambitions of this Hero that tore Rome and Carthage into the longest coherent war of antiquity. Continue reading “The First Punic War – Rome’s rise to world power”

Revenant Grave From The Neolithic Discovered At Theissen

Revenant Grave During the roadworks between the Saxon-Anhalt and the villages of Theissen and Nonnewitz, archaeologists have excavated the remains of a Slavic settlement as well as graves from the late Neolithic period from 2,800 to 2,200 BC. Discovered. The manner in which a man was buried might indicate that his erstwhile contemporaries were trying to prevent the dead from haunting them as a so-called Revenant, and thus as a preform of the vampire.

As an outstanding find, the press release of the State Office for Preservation and Archeology Saxony-Anhalt – State Museum of Prehistory describes the probably Neolithic stool of a man lying supine in a settlement pit, with his head to the northwest, the view to the east, angled legs and originally bound arms . Continue reading “Revenant Grave From The Neolithic Discovered At Theissen”

The Cradle Of Humanity Was In Southeastern Europe

The Cradle Of Humanity This scientific illustration shows 7.2 million years ago in a dusty savannah landscape in the Athenian Basin. The southeast over the plane of Athens covered by a red cloud covered with Sahara dust; in the background the Hymettos mountains and the Lykabettos mountain.

Germany- Not in Africa, but in the Balkans, scientists have found evidence of a 7.2-million-year-old Vormenschen-type and shake the previous doctrine on Africa as a so-called cradle of humanity and suspect that at the same time The lines of development of chimpanzees and humans here may have separated several hundred thousand years earlier than previously thought.

Like the team from the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment at the University of Nikolai Spassov from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in two simultaneously published publications in the journal Plos One, they examined two fossil finds of the Graecopithecus frey bergi with the most modern methods and came to the conclusion that this is a previously unknown species. Continue reading “The Cradle Of Humanity Was In Southeastern Europe”

How the Moon Affects Our Life

How the Moon Affects The story starts with old empirical knowledge, of course with so many myths. But they are often known to have a true core. However, the current state of science in such discussions really does not decide whether a phenomenon is real or not. Unfortunately, many researchers today still will often adopt a negative attitude, as long as comprehensible explanations are missing – missing in the sense of: not yet found.

Especially with the moon, there is no consensus as to whether and to what extent it has real effects on life. And especially with the moon, it can be stated that skepticism usually results from a lack of knowledge about triggering factors and contexts. No wonder, the research is still in its infancy. What do you want to expect!

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Warlord Cid – War was his business

Warlord War was his business, no question. But what is the story of Rodrigo Vivar’s truth and what is a transfigured adventure story from the time of the Reconquista, can be very difficult to distinguish. In any case, Rodrigo, son of Diego was born in Spain around 1045 and died in 1099 in a battle against the North African Almoravids in the defense of Valencia, which he had just reconquered.

In the struggle of Christians against the Moors and Arabs, who raged in the Middle Ages for centuries on the Iberian Peninsula, the knight played a dazzling role. With his Castilian King Alfonso VI. was the Cid – a derivative of his Arabic nickname the Lord – violently divided, he led a small independent mercenary troupe and mastered with these robber barons very cleverly the newly conquered area around Valencia. Continue reading “Warlord Cid – War was his business”

The Mariana Trench is the Deepest Place on Earth

Deepest Place on EarthAlthough Cameron and his team hope to learn more about the biology of the depths of the Mariana Trench, geologists already know a lot about how the Mariana Trench formed and why this is the deepest place on Earth. James Cameron successfully sank 6.8 miles (11 kilometers) into the deepest part of the Mariana Trench on a single-manned deep sea challenger submersible.

Best known as the director of Hollywood, and now a researcher at the National Geographic Society, Cameron is one of three people immersed in the deepest point on Earth, and the only person who stayed there long enough to make observations. Continue reading “The Mariana Trench is the Deepest Place on Earth”

The Historian of Time Passed Away Why it is How it is And Why it Exists.

 Time passed awayThe whole world feels the great loss of one of the most influential figures in the field of science. The British scientist Stephen Hawking died on march 14, 2018 at his home in Cambridge in England at 76 years of age.

The world regrets the great loss of one of the most influential figures in the field of science; the British scientist Stephen Hawking died on march 14, 2018 at his home in Cambridge in England at 76 years of age.

Hawking will go down in history for his work on black holes and for unifying the two famous theories of twentieth-century physics: that of relativity as well as that of quantum mechanics. The flag of Gonville and Caius college in Cambridge, of which hawking was a student and then a teacher, flies this Wednesday at half mast. Continue reading “The Historian of Time Passed Away Why it is How it is And Why it Exists.”

7 Famous Quotes of Mario Benedetti

7 Famous QuotesMario benedetti is one of the most recognized latin american authors, knows a little more about his way of thinking and seeing life through these phrases. Mario benedetti is one of the most recognized authors of latin america, his literary production included more than eighty books, some of which was translated into more than twenty languages.

Born in uruguay on september 14, 1920, mario benedetti was forced to leave his country due to the 1973 coup d’etat and to resign his position as director of the department of hispanic-american literature in the faculty of humanities and sciences of the university of republic of montevideo. Member of the generation of 45, like juan carlos onetti, mario benedetti was an author with great sensitivity and extraordinary literary talent. Continue reading “7 Famous Quotes of Mario Benedetti”

Hidden History: Norfolk Church Helps Historian Discover Anonymous

Historian Discover AnonymousMembers of a Norfolk congregation, hoping to honor a former church’s history, helped a local historian uncover a mystery.

Melvina Herbert and Angela Tolentino Christian are there the Basilica of St. Mary’s of the clean and tidy Conception. The two are a part of the church’s women’s ministry, which started the St. Joseph’s mission Fund. Herbert says she in progress researching for the project when she stimulated back to the area.

The ministry says St. Joseph’s was Norfolk’s simply Black Catholic church and school from the late 19th century to the mid 20th century. Herbert with Tolentino Christian says the rural community provided many activities and property families couldn’t get wherever else during the isolation era.

In the middle of ourselves as Black Catholics, there weren’t a lot of a place we might go and that’s what St. Joseph’s provide for us, Tolentino Christian said. According to the church, St. Joseph’s parish was in progress in 1889 when clergy from the Josephite civilization came to the area and open the school. Continue reading “Hidden History: Norfolk Church Helps Historian Discover Anonymous”