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Athenians build temples on the Acropolis

Why was the Acropolis, the large rock at the centre of the ancient Greek city of Athens, so important to the people of Athens? The Acropolis was originally the citadel of Athens, as its high ground could best be defended in wars. But it became much more. Discover the temples of the Acropolis, including the famous Parthenon, ...

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Romans conquer ancient Britain

In 43 CE, Roman Emperor Claudius sent four legions to conquer Britain. Soon most of Britain was under Roman control. Although its rule was threatened by several revolts of British tribes, Rome continued to rule Britain until 410 CE when the legions were withdrawn to defend the city of Rome. Discover how the Romans were ...

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Palmyra's punishment for rebellion

What happened in ancient times when a city rebelled against Rome? An answer can be found today in the ruins of Palmyra, in the sands of the Syrian desert. In the third century CE, this great trading city broke away from the Roman Empire and invaded Roman territories in Egypt and Asia Minor. This revolt led to the destruction ...

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Secondary history: historical inquiry - research

These seven learning activities focus on research using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), and illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers provide appropriate guidance and scaffolds ...

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Scale matters: all numbers: assessment

Test your understanding of the use of scales, ranging from tens of thousands or thousands through to ones, tenths or hundredths. Look at two numbers and place a third number on a number line. Rename the third number by assigning place values for each digit or group of digits. For example, look at the numbers 105 384 and ...

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Scale matters: decimal numbers: assessment

Test what you know about using scales ranging from hundreds and tens down to tenths and hundredths. Look at two numbers and place a third number on a number line. Rename the third number by assigning place values for each digit or group of digits. For example, look at the numbers 74.6 and 76 on a number line and select ...

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Theatre of Pompey, 52 BCE

This is a fly-through animation of the Theatre of Pompey in ancient Rome as it would have appeared in 52 BCE. It shows the theatre's location, its semicircular structure, tiers of seating, stage, the temple of Venus opposite the stage, and the surrounding complex of public amenities, gardens and displays of sculpture. Sequences ...

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Pharos of Alexandria, 247 BCE

This is a fly-through animation of the lighthouse or Pharos of Alexandria in Egypt as it would have appeared when completed by the Macedonian king of Egypt, Ptolemy II Philadelphus. The animation shows the location of the lighthouse on an island off the coast of Alexandria, its three-tiered structure and its perpetual fire ...

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Deir el-Medina, 2nd century BCE

This is a fly-through animation of the settlement, temple and tombs of Deir el-Medina in Egypt as they would have appeared in the New Kingdom and the Ptolemaic periods. Accompanied by a detailed commentary and interspersed with footage of the area today and cut-away diagrams, the animation shows the position of Western ...

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Roman Forum, 315 CE

This is a fly-through animation of the Roman Forum as it would have appeared in 315 CE when the Basilica of Maxentius was completed. Interspersed with footage of the Forum today, the animation shows Rome's most important street, the Via Sacra, and the great temples and public structures of the Roman Forum including the ...

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Pantheon, 126 CE

This is a fly-through animation of the Pantheon in Rome as it would have appeared in about 126 CE soon after its reconstruction by the Emperor Hadrian. The animation is combined with sequences of the Pantheon today, architectural drawings and models of the building, and paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries. The voice-over ...

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Baths of Caracalla, c235 CE

This is a fly-through animation of the Baths of Caracalla in ancient Rome as they would have appeared when finally completed in about 235 CE. The animation is interspersed with images of the ruins of the baths today, cut-away models of the bathing areas and architectural drawings of the complex. The animation shows the ...

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Forum of Augustus in the early years of the Imperial age

This is a fly-through animation of the Forum of Augustus as it would have appeared in about 3 CE after the temple of Mars Ultor was completed. Interspersed with footage of the forum's ruins today, the animation shows Rome's third forum, developed when the space in the other forums, seen nearby, became insufficient. The ...

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Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine in the Imperial age

This is a colour clip showing the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine in Rome. It begins with a fly-through animation of the Colosseum as it would have appeared in about 82 CE soon after it was finished. The animation is combined with sequences of the Colosseum today and images that recreate the amphitheatre's gladiatorial ...

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Palatine Hill and the Flavian Palace

This is a colour clip showing the Palatine Hill in Rome and the vast residential and administrative complex built there by Roman emperors. A fly-through animation shows the throne room of the Domus Flavia. The animation is combined with sequences of the complex today, showing the ruins of the Domus Flavia, the Domus Augustana ...

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Ancient Greek kylix, c490-480 BCE

This is an ancient Greek drinking cup called a 'kylix'. The cup has a broad shallow bowl mounted on a narrow-necked base, with wide handles on each side. It is black and rust red in colour and decorated with red figures depicting Greek athletes. The side of the cup facing the viewer shows a naked athlete holding a discus ...

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Porch of the Caryatids at the Erechtheum

This colour photograph shows the famous porch of the Erechtheum temple in Athens, known as the 'Porch of the Maidens'. It shows five of the six marble caryatids - draped female statues used instead of columns to support the porch roof. The caryatids measure about 3 m in height and the porch is 12 m long x 7 m wide. Although ...

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Parthenon illuminated at dusk

This colour photograph shows the Acropolis in Athens at dusk. The famous Temple of Athena, the Parthenon, is literally in the spotlight, illuminated with golden light. Its great size (30.9 m x 69.5 m) is clearly evident, as is its unique combination of Doric columns with an Ionic frieze. Other ancient ruins, also floodlit, ...

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Colosseum

This is a colour photograph of the Colosseum in central Rome, Italy. Contrasted against a bright blue sky, it shows part of the Colosseum where the original basic structure remains, and part where the upper storeys are missing. The first three storeys have rows of large open archways. Except for small windows, the fourth ...

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Ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi

This colour photograph shows the ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi against a backdrop of mountains in central Greece. Of the six soft limestone Doric columns along the front, only one is complete, although it is heavily weathered. Only portions of the other five remain. Also visible is part of one column from the ...