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13 09, 2017

Neo-Babylonians – Mesopotamia – West Asian history

By |2019-09-05T05:40:24-07:00September 13th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

The Ishtar Gate of ancient Babylon, built during the Neo-Babylonian period (600s BC). Now in Berlin. As the Assyrians got weaker, pieces of their empire began to break off. People saw their chance to become independent and grabbed it. Egypt became independent again. So did Israel for a while. But then in the 600s BC a new empire started up. It [...]

23 08, 2017

Babylonian captivity – Jewish history

By |2019-02-07T19:16:42-07:00August 23rd, 2017|History, West Asia|0 Comments

Seal of King Hezekiah, from Judah, about 700 BC Israel and Judah fight wars Unfortunately for the Jews, the Assyrians did not hold West Asia for very much longer. During the 700s BC, the Assyrians began to lose power. Who were the Assyrians? What were Israel and Judah? All our West Asia articles This meant that the Jews could [...]

29 07, 2017

What is pi? Simple geometry – Math, circles, circumference, diameter

By |2018-04-23T16:01:03-07:00July 29th, 2017|Math|8 Comments

What is pi? The geometry of a circle What is pi? Pi is a number that is just a little bigger than 3.14. It is the number you get if you divide the circumference of any circle by its diameter. It's the same for all circles. You can approximate pi for yourself by taking some circular things like the tops [...]

18 07, 2017

Ancient Greek science – math, astronomy, medicine

By |2019-10-09T08:02:29-07:00July 18th, 2017|Greeks, Science|2 Comments

Ancient Greek science: Greek doctor letting blood out of a patient because he believes in the four humors When did Greek science get started? By about 600 BC, ancient Greek people were getting richer from trading between Egypt, West Asia, Carthage, and Europe. Now richer families could afford to send their boys to college. More boys got a good education and became scientists. Soon [...]