I've always been kind of interested in ancient Greek architecture, so one day while I was bored, I decided to make a to-scale model of the Parthenon in Greece. This proved to be actually quite simple, only cutting out different sized rectangles, and gluing some painted wooden dowels in, and presto! you have the Parthenon! In case you didn't know, the ancient Greeks contributed a lot to our modern day architecture, like columns and friezes, and even invented porches. Ok, enough of the history…
Museum of the Ancient Greek Technology and Inventions.Katakolon,Ancient Olympia,Pelopones
Music played a prominent role in ancient Greece, and was particularly important for religious and ceremonial purposes. The Greeks invented numerous instruments, including the world's first keyboard instrument, the hydraulis. The importance of music was reflected in Greek mythology. For instance, the god Hermes invented the lyre, a stringed instrument, and gave it to the legendary musician Orpheus, who was able to charm all living things with his music.
How Would the Ancient Greeks Fare Against Today’s Olympic Athletes?
Football is older than we think! Ancient Greek football player balancing the ball, supposedly teaching the technique to a boy. Depiction on an Attic lekythos of the 4th century BC found in Piraeus in 1836. Around 2000 BC, the Greeks played a game called episkyros. The game was played primarily by men and sometimes women. Regardless of their gender, the Greeks usually played nude. Romans later renamed the game to harpastum. The very same image is nowadays featured on the European Cup trophy…
This is a collection of 30 resources for Ancient China. This is a fantastic edition to your resource bank for Ancient China. What is included: 1. Virtual tour 2. Assessment task and marking guidelines 3. Map activity 4. PowerPoint 5. Model project 6. Webquest activity 7. Chinese beliefs worksheet 8. Ancient Chinese beliefs PoerPoint 9. Chinese Dynasties PowerPoint 10. Chinese Dynasties worksheet 11. Chinese inventions activity 12. Chinese inventions research Plus More
Hipparchus (c.190-c.120 BC), Ancient Greek astronomer, at the Alexandria Observatory, Egypt. At left is the armillary sphere he invented. Hipparchus is considered one of the greatest astronomers of antiquity. He calculated the length of the year and discovered the precession of the equinoxes. It is thought that the later work of Ptolemy was based on the work done by Hipparchus.