Santa Francesca Romana

The church was built in the second half of the 10th century, incorporating an eighth-century oratory that Pope Paul I excavated in the wing of theportico of the Temple of Venus and Roma; it was named Santa Maria Nova (“new St. Mary”), to distinguish it from the other Roman Forum church devoted to St. Mary, Santa Maria Antiqua (“ancient St. Mary”), which had become dilapidated in the 10th century;[1] it was rebuilt by Pope Honorius II in the 13th century,

 

-Tajai Staley

 

 

Ancient Roman Soldiers

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Ancient Roman soldiers were very much disciplined throughout their daily life. They  were also one of the most powerful and most successful military in ancient history. Roman soldiers were trained to march twenty miles a day carrying eighty pounds of weight with them and had the ability to encounter any kind of danger. They had also provided some of the labor to build walls, forts, and roads. 

Justine Barretto

Animal Representation in Ancient Egypt

Throughout history we focus a lot on the Gods and Goddesses from ancient Egypt, when in fact the animals had an important part in Egyptian society.  In every Egyptian town there was always had a sacred animal that represented that town. Many people believed that the gods were reincarnated into these animals, so based on that the animals were pampered and treated as royalty. Animals like:

  • Turtle
  • Snake
  • Scorpion
  • Ram
  • Pig
  • Lions
  • Hippopotamus
  • Goose
  • Frog
  • Falcon/hawk
  • Crocodile
  • Cobra
  • Cat

All of these animals represented a different purpose and also represented a different God or Goddess.

-Esperanza Burciaga

Egyptian cat 900 BC

Elementary School In Ancient Egypt

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As well as american kids, ancient Egypt boys started school at the age of four.  However in order to attend school, the kids family must be wealthy, also the children’s father would decide the kids education before enrolling to school.  Unlike Americans, Egypt kids only got thought what they would be when they grew up.  It took several years for Egyptians to learn how to read and write, back then if you knew how to read and write you would have a very high income. Writing was written from right to left, rather than left to right.  -Juan Banda

Rome Coliseum

Rome Coliseum

One of the most famous buildings in Rome is the Colosseum. This building is now a major tourist attraction on Rome. In Ancient Rome it was also a major attraction for those who wanted to see the various events that were put on at this vast building. The Colosseum could hold over 50,000 people and the viewing public was protected by guards. The temperature in Rome in the summer could be very hot and the audience at the Colosseum was protected from the sun by a huge canopy that was put over the top of the stadium when needed. -Arjay Vitug

Traditional burial customs of ancient Egypt

Bodies used to be buried in the desert since the bodies would be preserved because they were dehydrated. Then it went to mummification, a methodical process that involved draining the body of its liquids and organs, and then wrapping the body. The organs were put into jars, but the heart remained within the body. The process took at least 30 days to complete. The bodies would then be placed into a coffin, and the lid had the face of the deceased person as well

-Eric Giang

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Indus River

Indus River

The Indus River provides key water resources for the economy of Pakistan – especially the Breadbasket of Punjab province, which accounts for most of the nation’s agricultural production, and Sindh. The word Punjab means “water of five rivers” and the five rivers are Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Sutlej, all of which finally merge in Indus. Indus river also supports many heavy industries and provides the main supply of potable water in Pakistan. -Arjay Vitug