Thursday, 21 June 2012

Our time line

Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome was a thriving civilization that began growing on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century BC. Located along the Mediterranean Sea and centered on the city of Rome, it expanded to become one of the largest empires in the ancient world.

  1. The Roman Emperor: The man who ruled over the whole empire.

             Click on Emperor Hadrian's coin to know more abouthe Emperors and Ancient Rome's History

2. Writing: They wrote on papyrus. They created the Latin alphabet, it was the development of the Greek   alphabet; it was very similar to the one we use nowadays. 

3. The Roman army: They were grouped in legions and were highly disciplined and organised. 

4.Civil architecture It reflected the prestige, might and wealth of the Roman Empire. The architecture was a unifying symbol for the whole empire.

  • Roman roads: they were built as straight as possible; it was easier for the army and the common citizens to move.

  • The aqueducts: they were used to supply the cities with water.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Ancient Greeks

Check out this link: Ancient Greek : Primary History

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece is a group of cities called city-states. They were independent; e.g. Athens, Sparta, Corinth, Megara or Argas.

Greek architecture:
  1. Houses and farms: built with bricks and mud.

     2.  Temples and palaces: built with marble and limestone.

Greek mythology: They lived on the Olympus mountain, the most powerful was Zeus.

The Olympic Games: They took place every four years at Olympia. 

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Ancient Egypt

Around 5000 years ago the ancient Egyptians established an extraordinary and enduring civilization. 

  1. The Nile river was very important for agriculture, it was the water source for the whole empire.

   2.   The writing: They wrote on papyrus, not on paper. They hadn't got an alphabet, they used hieroglyphs.

3. AfterlifeThey believed that humans possessed a ka, or life-force, which left the body at the point of death.