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Roman games: What games did Roman people play?

By |2018-09-10T05:43:42+00:00September 2nd, 2017|Games, Romans|

Roman dice were involved in many Roman games Neither cards nor chess... Roman people played most of the different kinds of games that people play today. There are two important exceptions. The first one is  chess. Chess did not come to Europe from India until the Islamic Empire, about 1000 AD. The second one is card games, [...]

Domitian’s palace – Domus Flavia – Roman architecture

By |2018-04-24T23:32:01+00:00August 26th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

This is the facade, or front entrance, to Domitian's palace, the Domus Flavia Vespasian, the first emperor of the Flavian Dynasty in Rome, had been popular because he lived plainly and acted like he was equal to everyone else. He built the Colosseum. But his son Domitian was different. He wanted everyone to know that he was [...]

Roman baths – water and cleanliness in ancient Rome

By |2018-04-24T23:29:10+00:00August 25th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

The big cold swimming pool at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome. Roman people usually didn't have hot baths in their houses, because it was too hard to heat up the water. And people who lived in cities had to live in small apartments, often a whole family in one room, and so they didn't [...]

Maimonides – a Jewish doctor in medieval Cairo

By |2018-04-08T01:10:54+00:00July 27th, 2017|Islam, Science|

Saladin's castle in Cairo, where Maimonides worked In the 1100s AD, when Maimonides wrote his book about medicine, doctors didn't have very many medicines or medical treatments that worked. Most of the things they tried just made people even worse. Maimonides was smart enough to realize this. So he wrote his book mainly about how to stay healthy and [...]

Meat and Exercise – Projects about muscles – Biology

By |2018-04-16T08:40:13+00:00May 26th, 2017|Biology|

Muscles project: Raw meat is made of muscles from animals. If you want to see what muscles really look like, it's pretty easy! All of the meat you eat is made entirely of muscles! Just look at a raw chicken or a raw piece of steak, and that's what muscle looks like. The best [...]