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World History

A group about World History so that I do not end up spamming my USA and Non USA News Group

Location: #culture
Members: 17
Latest Activity: Apr 18

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How the British Divided Up the Arab World

Started by Hope. Last reply by Chris Oct 15, 2016. 7 Replies

How the British Divided Up the Arab WorldThe development of the modern nation states throughout the Arab world is a fascinating and heartbreaking process. 100 years ago, most Arabs were part of the…Continue

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History Snippets

Started by doone. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Oct 12, 2016. 3 Replies

AN AMERICAN CREATION STORYby Akim ReinhardtThere is scientific evidence indicating that Asiatic peoples migrated…Continue

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Old Time Religion and Buildings

Started by doone. Last reply by Onyango Makagutu Nov 30, 2012. 1 Reply

Tatev Monastery - Tatev, ArmeniaThe Tatev monastery once played a notable role in the advancement of medieval Armenian culture when it housed the University of Tatev in the 14th and 15th…Continue

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THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND THE RISE OF ISLAM

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THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND THE RISE OF ISLAMTom Holland in The Guardian:Whenever modern civilisations…Continue

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Comment by doone on October 30, 2016 at 8:23pm
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Comment by Chris on October 12, 2016 at 2:49am

What Westerners call Yap coins AKA RIA stones are interesting.

Its’ interesting how the How Frum cargo cult took hold.

Area fifty one people seem to follow the same mythology.

Comment by Stephen on October 11, 2016 at 12:20am

We know from records that Rome had contact with India and China so its possible that a few coins or even traders reached japan. Who knows.

Comment by doone on October 10, 2016 at 10:22pm
  1. Four Roman coins dating to the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D. have been found in the ruins of a castle in Japan

Comment by Stephen on October 8, 2016 at 1:25pm

Roman coins found in Okinawa castle point to early links between Japan and the West

The artefacts may have come to the island, which was as an important trade route, from Muslim or Chinese merchants

Roman coins found in Okinawa castle point to early links between Japan and the West

The coins were found during an excavation at Katsuren Castle in Uruma, Okinawa. (Image: Uruma City Education Board)
Several ancient Roman and Ottoman coins have been found in the ruins of the 12th- to 15th-century Katsuren Castle in Okinawa, the first such discovery in Japan. The find suggests “a link between Okinawa and the Western world,” the local board of education said.

While most of Japan remained isolated from foreign influence until the 19th century, Okinawa—an island equidistant to China and Japan—served as an important trade route with the rest of Asia. But it is a mystery how the coins ended up at the castle, which was named a Unesco World Heritage site in 2000 as part of nine related properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu. “I thought that they were replicas that had been dropped there by tourists,” Hiroki Miyagi, an archaeologist who has studied the objects, told CNN. “There is a possibility that Chinese traders got the coins from Muslim traders,” Miyagi added in the New York Times.

X-ray analysis shows that some of the Roman the coins, dating from 300 to 400 AD, appear to be stamped with an image of Constantine the Great and a soldier holding a spear. Engravings on the Ottoman coin date it to 1687. The coins are on display in Okinawa at Uruma City Yonagusuku Historical Museum until 25 November.
Comment by doone on October 6, 2016 at 11:14pm

The reconstructed capital of Punic Africa

A View Of Roman Carthage, Built on the Site of the Previously Destroyed Punic Capital -

Comment by Stephen on October 6, 2016 at 11:59am

But what gets  me is why they came to a dark cave to depict these animals time after time over hundreds of years. What were they thinking.

Comment by doone on October 6, 2016 at 11:48am

It is pretty amazing that artists were so good at depicting real life so many years ago. 

Comment by Stephen on October 6, 2016 at 11:44am

If this picture doesn't give you awe I don't know what would.

39,000 Years Ago

Photograph by Stephen Alvarez. Sources: Altamira Museum, Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport

Scientists scrape samples for dating from the polychrome ceiling in Spain’s Altamira Cave, festooned with animals painted 19,000 to 15,000 years ago. Abstract symbols on the ceiling can be traced back at least another 20,000 years.

 

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