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Ancient Etruscan and Roman Art

http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHrome.html

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Description: This site is a huge list of links to examples of art from the Etruscan and Ancient Roman periods. Included on this page are pictures of ancient villas, temples, markets, roads, aqueducts, etc. There are also pictures of jewelry, pottery, sculpture, and religious objects from museums throughout the world. Standards 6.7.8 and 7.1.1

Comments: This is a long, scrolling page with multiple topics but anchors take the user to the correct area of the list.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Resource ID: 232

Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/scrolls/

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Description: In 1961, Yoseph Porath, a volunteer on an archeological expedition to what is now known as the Cave of Letters, along the west coast of the Dead Sea discovered a bundle of papyrus scrolls. The cache turned out to be the valuable personal documents of a Jewish woman named Babatha, who lived and died in the second century A.D. Babatha's documents covered everything from a sale of property to a petition to the governor, and from a court summons to a marriage contract. View a video excerpt from the expeditions and see the original documents and translations of them here. There is also a Teacher's Guide. Standards 6.3.4 and 6.7.5

Comments: This NOVA site has fascinating information about the archeological dig where the scrolls were found.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 254

Ancient Rome: Odyssey Online

http://carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/ROME/homepg.html

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Description: Monuments built by Romans are found throughout the Mediterranean and beyond. They were a physical connection between the lands controlled by Rome and Rome herself - "caput mundi" - the capital of the civilized world. Throughout the Empire these structures symbolized the power of Rome. Look at objects that were made in the city of Rome and in the provinces that formed the Roman Empire. All of these materials will help us discover more about this fascinating civilization. Standard 6.7.8

Comments: This site was developed by the Michael Carlos Museum at Emory University.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 259

Forum Romanum

http://www.forumromanum.org/index2.html

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Description: Explore the Forum Romanum to experience Rome's past through its culture, religion, language, and much more. There is a Virtual Tour of Rome, a dictionary of Mythology and material on Roman life. There is a huge group of primary sources in Latin from the Roan period and later, many of which have been translated. Standards 6.7.8 and 7.1.1

Comments: This site by David Camden has received an award for excellence by Encyclopedia Britannica.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1280

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/

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Description: This PBS website supporting the video of the same name examines the history of early Christianity. It examines the relationship between archaeological evidence and religious beliefs. It discusses society at the time of Jesus, and the storytellers who handed down the testimony of Jesus' life that became the Gospels. Then it describes early Chrstianity, the persecution of Christians, and the legitimization of Christianity under Constantine. Standards 6.7.6, 6.7.7 and 7.1.3

Comments: This is a sensitive topic that will require mediation by the teacher.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1317

Greek and Roman Art

http://www.metmuseum.org/Works_Of_Art/department.asp?dep=13

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Description: This site has 50 examples of Greek and Roman objects from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. These objects come not only from mainland Greece and Italy but from the territories that were part of their empires. They include sculpture, vases, busts, jewelry and even an entire room from a Roman house. Lesson activities and background is available in print form at http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/publications/greek.htm Standard 6.4.8

Comments: What an incredible resource for teaching about ancient civilization. There is a brief description of each object and the small pictures may be enlarged for projection.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1453

In the Footsteps of Paul

http://www.pbs.org/empires/peterandpaul/footsteps/footsteps_1_1.html

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Description: Using the PBS Frontline Peter and Paul and the Christian Revolution website, explore the role of Paul the Apostle in spreading Christianity in the first century. the topics of the website include: Saul of Tarsus: Rooted in Three Worlds; Jerusalem: Pilgrimage and Patrimony; Antioch: Community at the Crossroads; Spreading the Word: The First Missionary Journey; The Wider World: The Second Missionary Journey; Corinth: A Community's Beginnings; Ephesus: The Third Missionary Journey; and, Into the Fire: Rome. Standard 6.7.6

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3769

Judaism in the First Century

http://www.livius.org/judaea.html

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Description: Here is a scholarly but readable series of articles that relate to the history of Judaism during the Roman period. Many events and people are covered but among them are the key topics of the diaspora, Jews in Rome, the Sadducees, the fall of Masada the revolt against Trajan, and the concepts of messiah and the messianic claimants. Standard Standard 6.7.5

Comments: This site was written and is maintained by Jona Lendering, professor of Mediterranean archaeology and history at Amsterdam Free University, The Netherlands.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1858

Messiah

http://www.livius.org/men-mh/messiah/messiah00.html

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Description: This scholarly but readable site traces and discusses the concept of messiah in Jewish history. During the sixth century BCE, the exiled Jews in Babylonia started to hope for a special Anointed One who was to bring them home. In the second century BCE, the Jews were again suffering from repression, and the old prophecies became relevant again. Some people were looking forward to a military leader who would defeat the Seleucid or Roman enemies and establish an independent Jewish kingdom. Others, like the author of the Psalms of Salomo, stated that the Messiah would be a charismatic teacher who would give the correct interpretation of Mosaic law, restore Israel, and would judge mankind. Jesus of Nazareth was considered a Messiah but readers will be surprised that others also claimed that distinction. Standard 6.7.6

Comments: This site was written and is maintained by Jona Lendering, professor of Mediterranean archaeology and history at Amsterdam Free University, The Netherlands.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2153

Pictures of History

http://www.jhauser.us/pictures/history/Romans/Pompeii/index.html

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Description: On August 24, 79 AD, Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman town of Pompeii. Archaeologists have uncovered most of the city. Visit this site and discovered a wealth of information about everyday life in Roman times. Standard 6.7.8

Comments: Excellent photographs, but still loads easily.

Resource Type: True.

Resource ID: 2449

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