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31 08, 2017

Trajan’s Markets – Roman architecture

By |2018-04-24T23:46:55-07:00August 31st, 2017|Architecture, Romans|0 Comments

The view from Trajan's Markets After the Forum of Julius Caesar and the Forum of Augustus, later emperors also built more extensions on to the Roman Forum, to make more room for businesses. The emperor Trajan built a new forum about 100 AD. The front of Trajan's Markets, facing his forum and Trajan's Column In the forum, between [...]

27 08, 2017

Basilica of Maxentius – Roman architecture

By |2019-02-11T06:23:35-07:00August 27th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|0 Comments

Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine in the Roman Forum Where is the Basilica of Maxentius? The Basilica of Maxentius was the last building the emperors built in the Roman Forum before the fall of Rome. What is a basilica? The Roman Forum Roman architecture All our Ancient Rome articles When was it built? The Emperor Maxentius started the basilica in [...]

16 08, 2017

Friction project – Physics experiments

By |2019-06-17T20:25:56-07:00August 16th, 2017|Physics|0 Comments

Friction project: How much friction do you think a scrubbing brush will get you? Make some friction predictions Which things have more friction? Try to predict which things will be harder to push. Write down your predictions, and then measure this and see for yourself whether your predictions are true. What is friction? [...]

31 07, 2017

Toulouse – St. Sernin – Romanesque

By |2018-04-15T16:50:51-07:00July 31st, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Church of St. Sernin, Toulouse, France In 1080 AD, the church of St. Sernin in Toulouse was a busy place. Charlemagne had given the church some saints' relics, and many people stopped to pray there when they were on pilgrimage to St. Jacques de Compostela in Spain. But the little old church, built in the 300s AD under Roman rule, was too [...]

22 07, 2017

Indian sailing: ships of ancient India

By |2019-09-16T05:10:50-07:00July 22nd, 2017|India, Science|0 Comments

Indian sailing: an Indus River boat from the Bronze Age (ca. 2500 BC) The first boats in India The first people to come to India from Africa, about 50,000 BC, may have come in boats, following schools of fish along the coasts around the Arabian Peninsula. Mehrgahr and the Stone Age Early ships and sailing Early Indian economy [...]

19 07, 2017

Harappan architecture – India

By |2019-08-06T09:01:25-07:00July 19th, 2017|Architecture, India|0 Comments

Harappan architecture: Bath building at Mohenjo-Daro, 2500 BC Early houses in India The earliest big buildings in India were built by the Harappan people in the Indus River valley, about 2500 BC. The Harappan buildings included high brick walls around their cities to keep out enemies. Most of the buildings were ordinary mud brick houses, with rooms arranged [...]

12 06, 2017

What is straw? History of straw

By |2018-10-04T06:25:57-07:00June 12th, 2017|Crafts, Economy|0 Comments

History of Straw: loose straw in a pile What is straw made of? Straw is the dried stalks of tall grasses like wheat, millet or barley. After people harvested the seeds of these grasses for food, they used the straw for everything from shoes to mattresses to baskets. More about wheat Where does [...]

7 06, 2017

Water and sewage in ancient China

By |2018-04-18T18:18:11-07:00June 7th, 2017|China, Science|0 Comments

Han Dynasty model of an outhouse (ca. 100 AD) People in China, like other people around the world, used human poop to fertilize their fields and grow more food. In this picture, you can see a system where when you wanted to go to the bathroom you climbed up the stairs to this [...]

5 06, 2017

Ming Dynasty Architecture – Forbidden City

By |2019-06-11T21:07:03-07:00June 5th, 2017|Architecture, China, Medieval|0 Comments

Hall of Supreme Harmony Forbidden City (Beijing, 1406 AD) - Ming Dynasty Architecture What's the Forbidden City? Early Ming Emperors built Taoist temples to show their power, like the Golden Hall in the Wudang Mountains. But the great achievement of the Ming Dynasty architects was that they built the great palace called the [...]

5 06, 2017

Han Dynasty Architecture – Ancient China

By |2019-09-15T07:00:11-07:00June 5th, 2017|China|5 Comments

Eastern Han watchtower (an ancient Chinese model, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art) What did people build in the Han Dynasty? By the time of the Han Dynasty, about 200 BC, architects were building all kinds of different buildings including watchtowers, palaces, temples, and store-houses. Earlier Qin Dynasty architecture Han Dynasty history [...]