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Ancient Egyptian Tools Used in Worship of the Goddess Hathor Discovered 10/12/2021

Ancient Egyptian Tools Used in Worship of the Goddess Hathor Discovered

How was Hathor worshipped? #Religion #AncientHistory #History #AncientEgypt #Archaeology #Goddess https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-egyptian-tools-used-in-worship-of-the-goddess-hathor-discovered-180978744/

Ancient Egyptian Tools Used in Worship of the Goddess Hathor Discovered The find also includes works of art, as well as a bath with running water

Roman Temple Discovered in Ancient City of Tyre - Archaeology Magazine 10/09/2021

Roman Temple Discovered in Ancient City of Tyre - Archaeology Magazine

Does the discovery of more Roman temples surprise you, excite you, what? #ancientrome #ancienthistory #History #discovery #Archaeology https://www.archaeology.org/news/10032-211004-lebanon-tyre-temple

Roman Temple Discovered in Ancient City of Tyre - Archaeology Magazine WARSAW, POLAND—Art News reports that an international team of archaeologists has discovered a Roman temple in the acropolis at the ancient Phoenician city of Tyre, a 5,000-year-old site located on an island in the Mediterranean Sea just off the coast of Lebanon. María Eugenia Aubet of Pompeu Fabr...

Restaurant raid in Spain's Almeria finds Roman amphorae used as decoration - Olive Press News Spain 10/09/2021

Restaurant raid in Spain's Almeria finds Roman amphorae used as decoration - Olive Press News Spain

Would discovering that a restaurant used stolen artifacts as decorations affect your decision to use their food service? #artifacts #crime #AncientHistory #restaurants https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2021/10/02/restaurant-raid-in-spains-almeria-finds-roman-amphorae-used-as-decoration/

Restaurant raid in Spain's Almeria finds Roman amphorae used as decoration - Olive Press News Spain EIGHT ancient amphorae 'of incalculable historical value’ from the 1st and 2nd centuries have been seized after they were found on display in an Almeria

Athena Giustiniani - 3D model by FZP [d73fdaf] - Sketchfab 10/07/2021

Athena Giustiniani - 3D model by FZP [d73fdaf] - Sketchfab

https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/athena-giustiniani-d73fdaf7bbda4e04a71a7865fe45f356

Athena Giustiniani - 3D model by FZP [d73fdaf] - Sketchfab Name: Athena Giustiniani Material: Cast (plaster of Paris) Format: Statue Museum: By permission of the Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich Museum inventory number: 95 Museum of original: Vatican Museum, Rome (inv. no. 2223) Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athena_Giustiniani Photographer/Modeler...

Parabon Recreates Egyptian Mummy Faces From Ancient DNA 10/05/2021

Parabon Recreates Egyptian Mummy Faces From Ancient DNA

How cool is it that ancient #DNA may reveal such information about #AncientEgypt? #History #Science #AncientEgyptians https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/09/15/2297726/0/en/Parabon-Recreates-Egyptian-Mummy-Faces-From-Ancient-DNA.html

Parabon Recreates Egyptian Mummy Faces From Ancient DNA New Snapshot methods for low-coverage sequencing bring hidden data to life...

Tomb of Amphipolis, Ancient Wonder of the World, to be Rebuilt 10/02/2021

Tomb of Amphipolis, Ancient Wonder of the World, to be Rebuilt

Is rebuilding this ancient structure a good idea? #WorldWonders #History #AncientHistory #Tourism https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/07/tomb-of-amphipolis-ancient-wonder-of-the-world-to-be-rebuilt/

Tomb of Amphipolis, Ancient Wonder of the World, to be Rebuilt The Tomb of Amphipolis, considered to be one of the ancient Wonders of the World, will soon be rebuilt, showcasing the original tomb.

[09/30/21]   When you read an ancient or a foreign text, are you reading it or translating it into your native language? We want to know your experience! #TranslationDay #History #InternationalTranslationDay #Reading #Translation #QuestionOfTheDay

Amateur Treasure Hunter Discovers Trove of Sixth-Century Gold Jewelry 09/28/2021

Amateur Treasure Hunter Discovers Trove of Sixth-Century Gold Jewelry

Did you see this #jewelry treasure trove? #History #AncientHistory #Archaeology https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/amateur-treasure-hunter-denmark-discovers-trove-sixth-century-gold-jewelry-180978640/

Amateur Treasure Hunter Discovers Trove of Sixth-Century Gold Jewelry Found in Denmark, most of the 22 objects are bracteates, or medallions inscribed with mystical symbols

[09/25/21]   Who can us what the Oneiroi were? #WorldDreamDay #WorldDreamDay2021 #DreamDay #AncientHistory #History #Religion #mythology

Demeter from Knidos - 3D model by FZP [62effc7] - Sketchfab 09/23/2021

Demeter from Knidos - 3D model by FZP [62effc7] - Sketchfab

In honor or the #folklorethursday #harvest theme, enjoy our #3DModel of Demeter from Knidos. FolkloreThursday https://bit.ly/2ZfDpb9

Demeter from Knidos - 3D model by FZP [62effc7] - Sketchfab Name: Demeter from Knidos Material: Cast (plaster of Paris) Format: Statue Museum: By permission of the Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich Museum inventory number: 40 Museum of original: British Museum, London (inv. no. 1300) Museum record online: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/G_1859-...

Eirene with Ploutos - 3D model by FZP [bda4c67] - Sketchfab 09/21/2021

Eirene with Ploutos - 3D model by FZP [bda4c67] - Sketchfab

Who was the ancient Greek goddess of peace? #InternationalPeaceDay #history #goddess #AncientHistory #PeaceDay2021 https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/eirene-with-ploutos-bda4c677c1754f4cb5d1cd5fa2fce7a2

Eirene with Ploutos - 3D model by FZP [bda4c67] - Sketchfab Name: Eirene with Ploutos Material: Cast Format: Statue Museum: Courtesy Skulpturhalle, Basel Museum inventory number: 179 Museum of original: Glyptothek, Munich Name of photographer/modeler: Davide Angheleddu Copyright 2019 Flyover Zone Productions. All rights reserved.

[09/19/21]   It's #TalkLikeAPirateDay so let's talk ancient pirates. Share tales in comments about any culture's ancient pirates. #History #AncientHistory

We'll start. In 75 BCE, Cilician pirates made an error kidnapping young Julius Caesar. He got his revenge soon after he was ransomed.

Baalbek Reborn: Temples - Guided Tour 09/18/2021

Baalbek Reborn: Temples - Guided Tour

Come take a walk around the temples of Baalbek right now. #BaalbekReborn #FreeTour #VideoTour #TourismMonth2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q7XWtnFa8o

Baalbek Reborn: Temples - Guided Tour https://www.flyoverzone.com/baalbek-reborn-temples/Baalbek Reborn was created through a collaboration of the German Archaeological Institute, the General Dir...

Amazon (Mattei Type) - 3D model by FZP [27584cd] - Sketchfab 09/16/2021

Amazon (Mattei Type) - 3D model by FZP [27584cd] - Sketchfab

Amazons were wild women always living on the edges of the patriarchal world according to Greek and Roman stories. #FolkloreThursday #wild places & people. #amazons #AncientHistory #Folklore FolkloreThursday https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/amazon-mattei-type-27584cdabde54cc3a7a38e31a880c785

Amazon (Mattei Type) - 3D model by FZP [27584cd] - Sketchfab Name: Amazon (Mattei Type) Material: Cast (plaster of Paris) Format: Statue Museum: By permission of the Museo dell’Arte Classica, Sapienza University, Rome Museum inventory number: 307 Museum of original: The cast was reconstructed by Giovanni Becatti, who combined the torso from Vatican Museums ...

New Analysis Reveals Vesuvius Victims' Diverse Diets 09/14/2021

New Analysis Reveals Vesuvius Victims' Diverse Diets

Is too much being made of this one study?
What do you think?

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/men-and-women-ate-different-diets-ancient-roman-town-180978532/ #pompeii #foodhistory #history

New Analysis Reveals Vesuvius Victims' Diverse Diets Isotope ratios show that men and women in the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum had different dietary habits

The 10 Best Games With Lore Based In Greek Mythology 09/12/2021

The 10 Best Games With Lore Based In Greek Mythology

Last but not least, for #NationalVideoGamesDay with ancient themes is #AncientGreece. Which of these #AncientGreek #videogames have you tried and enjoyed? https://www.thegamer.com/best-greek-mythology-games/

The 10 Best Games With Lore Based In Greek Mythology If you're a fan of the Greek Pantheon and other tales from antiquity, these games are for you.

Expeditions: Rome is an upcoming tactical RPG that throws you into the maelstrom of Ancient Rome 09/12/2021

Expeditions: Rome is an upcoming tactical RPG that throws you into the maelstrom of Ancient Rome

Next for #NationalVideoGamesDay with ancient themes is #AncientRome. Anyone play this #videogame yet? https://www.pcgamesn.com/expeditions-rome/announced

Expeditions: Rome is an upcoming tactical RPG that throws you into the maelstrom of Ancient Rome The new entry in this tactical RPG series puts you at the heart of Rome's military and political maelstrom

10 Games To Play If You Love Egyptian Mythology 09/12/2021

10 Games To Play If You Love Egyptian Mythology

Since it is #NationalVideoGamesDay, let's talk about #videogames with ancient themes. First up, #AncientEgypt! How many of these have you or kids you know, played? https://www.thegamer.com/egyptian-mythology-games/

10 Games To Play If You Love Egyptian Mythology Ancient Egyptian mythology can be seen in all kinds of media. But these games like Assassin's Creed Origins and Civ 5 are must-plays.

Every Greek God In Hades 09/11/2021

Every Greek God In Hades

How many #GreekGods could one meet in Hades? The game not the location. #VideoGameDay #saturdayfun https://www.thegamer.com/every-greek-god-character-in-hades/

Every Greek God In Hades From Olympus to the depths of the Underworld, there are a ton of Gods in Hades that you'll meet while trying to escape.

Baalbek Reborn: Travel Back in Time on a Virtual Tour of the Baalbek Temples 09/09/2021

Baalbek Reborn: Travel Back in Time on a Virtual Tour of the Baalbek Temples

Thanks The Curious Creature for checking out our #BaalbekReborn program! #BiggestTemple #history #ancienthistory #3dmodel
https://www.thecuriouscreature.com/2021/04/02/baalbek-reborn/

Baalbek Reborn: Travel Back in Time on a Virtual Tour of the Baalbek Temples Baalbek Reborn is a free app that takes users back through time to explore the famed Roman temples of Baalbek. Virtual travel at its best!

Francis Coppola, A Gambling Maverick Moviemaker Who Won Big, Betting On Star Cast For Epic ‘Megalopolis’ 09/07/2021

Francis Coppola, A Gambling Maverick Moviemaker Who Won Big, Betting On Star Cast For Epic ‘Megalopolis’

Do you think Coppola will make a good Roman epic? #movies #AncienRome https://deadline.com/2021/08/francis-coppola-megalopolis-epic-financing-oscar-isaac-forest-whitaker-cate-blanchett-james-caan-1234824846/

Francis Coppola, A Gambling Maverick Moviemaker Who Won Big, Betting On Star Cast For Epic ‘Megalopolis’ EXCLUSIVE: Breathtaking bets on his vision established him as one of the greatest living American filmmakers and a vineyard magnate. Now, Francis Coppola is ready to put a lot of his hard-won chips…

Overlooked Section of Hadrian's Wall Discovered Beneath Busy Newcastle Street 09/04/2021

Overlooked Section of Hadrian's Wall Discovered Beneath Busy Newcastle Street

How can one forget Hadrian's Wall? #Discovery #HadriansWall #History #ancientrome #RomanBritain https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/forgotten-section-hadrians-wall-discovered-beneath-busy-newcastle-street-180978415/

Overlooked Section of Hadrian's Wall Discovered Beneath Busy Newcastle Street Routine work in the English city revealed a ten-foot stretch of the barrier that once marked the Roman Empire's northwest frontier

Bernard Frischer — Archaeologist, Flyover Zone 09/02/2021

Bernard Frischer — Archaeologist, Flyover Zone

Check out our founder on the CG Garage Podcast! #podcast

Bernard Frischer — Archaeologist, Flyover Zone How can CG help us understand the past? Archaeologist Bernard Frischer explains how computing power helped his company, Flyover Zone, rebuild the ancient world.

FZP (@FlyoverZone) 09/02/2021

FZP (@FlyoverZone)

Looking for #art some in #color #colours of the historical variety and many with #folklore and mythological connections? Check out our entire collection on #sketchfab anytime you want. #FolkloreThursday https://sketchfab.com/FlyoverZone FolkloreThursday

FZP (@FlyoverZone) View the profile and 3D models by FZP (@FlyoverZone). Flyover virtualizes the world's cultural heritage.

Archaeologists Find New Treasures at the Temple of Artemis in Evia 08/31/2021

Archaeologists Find New Treasures at the Temple of Artemis in Evia

What does the Temple of Artemis hold? #AncientHistory #religion #Artemis #archeology https://greekreporter.com/2021/08/03/archaeologists-discovery-treasures-artemis-temple-evia/

Archaeologists Find New Treasures at the Temple of Artemis in Evia Archaeologists have discovered new findings in the Temple of Artemis, which is located east of Amarynthos in Evia, central Greece.

Remains of High-Born Woman and Twin Fetuses Found in 4,000-Year-Old Urn 08/28/2021

Remains of High-Born Woman and Twin Fetuses Found in 4,000-Year-Old Urn

Have you met this 4000 year old mother? #AncientHistory #Discovery #burial #History https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/remains-high-born-woman-and-her-twin-fetuses-found-4000-year-old-urn-180978328/

Remains of High-Born Woman and Twin Fetuses Found in 4,000-Year-Old Urn A new chemical analysis suggests the wealthy mother left her homeland to marry an elite member of the mysterious Vatya culture

Roman Priest's Exceptionally Well-Preserved Remains Found in Pompeii 08/26/2021

Roman Priest's Exceptionally Well-Preserved Remains Found in Pompeii

How excited does this #Pompeii #Discovery make you? Our DrTJ is excited and wants to read your thoughts! https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-uncover-most-well-preserved-human-remains-pompeii-date-180978455/

Roman Priest's Exceptionally Well-Preserved Remains Found in Pompeii Marcus Venerius Secundio died in his 60s decades before Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 C.E.

Officials Seize 782 Ancient Artifacts Acquired Illicitly by Single Belgian Collector 08/24/2021

Officials Seize 782 Ancient Artifacts Acquired Illicitly by Single Belgian Collector

How many stolen artifacts were recovered from a single illegal collector recently? #artifacts #AncientHistory #art #crime #Pottery https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/italian-authorities-recover-800-illicit-antiquities-worth-13-million-180978047/

Officials Seize 782 Ancient Artifacts Acquired Illicitly by Single Belgian Collector The trove of treasures, including a funerary slab, amphorae and pottery dated to pre-Roman times, is worth an estimated $13 million

The Philistines were Likely of Greek Origin, According to DNA 08/21/2021

The Philistines were Likely of Greek Origin, According to DNA

Who were the Philistines?#DNA may have answers. #AncientHistory #History #Discovery #Science https://greekreporter.com/2021/07/31/philistines-greek/

The Philistines were Likely of Greek Origin, According to DNA Philistines were very likely of Greek origin, as a new DNA study traces the origins of the ancient villains in the Eastern Mediterranean

Why the Nile River Was So Important to Ancient Egypt 08/19/2021

Why the Nile River Was So Important to Ancient Egypt

Not only was the Nile the lifeblood of Egyptian life, but it was also integral to their stories. Check out this good introductory article if you'd like to learn more. #AncientEgypt #FolkloreThursday #History #AncientHistory FolkloreThursday
https://www.history.com/news/ancient-egypt-nile-river

Why the Nile River Was So Important to Ancient Egypt From nourishing agricultural soil to serving as a transportation route, the Nile was vital to ancient Egypt's civilization.

Medical Recipes of Hippocrates Discovered at Ancient Library in Egypt 08/17/2021

Medical Recipes of Hippocrates Discovered at Ancient Library in Egypt

Recent discoveries of Hippocrates' works. #AncientHistory #MedicalHistory #NewDiscoveries
https://greekreporter.com/2021/07/05/medical-recipe-hippocrates-st-catherine-monastery-egypt/

Medical Recipes of Hippocrates Discovered at Ancient Library in Egypt Monks at the St. Catherine’s Monastery in South Sinai, Egypt, have discovered what is being called the oldest-to-date medical recipes from Hippocrates, the “father of Western medicine.”

'Freedom of Zion' coins dating to famous Jewish revolt found in the West Bank 08/14/2021

'Freedom of Zion' coins dating to famous Jewish revolt found in the West Bank

Can coins help historians understand events from #AncientHistory? Of course! #coins
https://www.livescience.com/freedom-of-zion-coins-jewish-revolt-discovered.html

'Freedom of Zion' coins dating to famous Jewish revolt found in the West Bank Two coins minted about 70 years apart by Jewish rebels during two separate revolts against the Roman Empire have been discovered in the West Bank.

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Palatial, 2,000-Year-Old Public Building Revealed in Jerusalem 08/12/2021

Palatial, 2,000-Year-Old Public Building Revealed in Jerusalem

Would you like to visit this palatial building when it is opened to the public? #AncientHistory #History #tourism #Jerusalem #Archaeology

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/grand-2000-year-old-public-building-unearthed-jerusalem-180978128/

Palatial, 2,000-Year-Old Public Building Revealed in Jerusalem The grand structure, which once hosted events near the Temple Mount, will soon open to tourists

Mixed reality could transform the travel industry in unexpected ways. Here’s how. 08/10/2021

Mixed reality could transform the travel industry in unexpected ways. Here’s how.

Thanks for checking out our #apps @MorningBrew #RV #VirtualTourism #tourism https://www.morningbrew.com/emerging-tech/stories/2021/07/30/mixed-reality-transform-travel-industry-unexpected-ways-heres

Mixed reality could transform the travel industry in unexpected ways. Here’s how. It could help reduce overtourism, plus augment trip planning and education.

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Rome Reborn VR apps and videos are now available for purchase! Platforms supported include PCs and laptops (Mac, Windows) as well as VR (GearVR, Oculus).* For more details, please see our website at www.romereborn.org

Rome Reborn® is an international initiative started in 1996 with the goal of creating an interactive 3D digital model illustrating the urban development of ancient Rome in the year A.D. 320. At that time, Rome had reached the peak of its population, and major Christian churches were just beginning to be built. Right after this date, few new civic buildings were constructed, since the capital of the empire moved to Constantinople. Much of what survives of the ancient city dates to this period, making reconstruction less speculative than it must, unavoidably, be for earlier phases.

The Rome Reborn® digital model has been completely rebuilt three times from 1996 to 2018. Version 2.0 was used to create several videos that are on Vimeo and Youtube. Since their publication in 2011, they have had over 3 million views.

The latest version is Rome Reborn® 3.0. It has been optimized for real-time use in Virtual Reality applications. Flyover Zone Productions is our partner responsible for developing apps and videos using parts of the city model and enhancing them with commentary by leading scholars.

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Rome Reborn Cast Collection: Sabina
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Bird's Eye View of Baalbek Temples

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