It was named after the town in the Egyptian Delta where it was found (Sayre 75). If it wasn’t for Napoleon’s army finding this stone hieroglyphics will remain un-translated and to this day we wouldn’t have a clue of what the meaning behind hieroglyphics. Art is believed to be a painting or a sculpture, but it’s never really viewed as a stone slab with writing on it. The Rosetta Stone is unique in itself. The stone holds the translation of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.
In 1977, the first professional certification program was established to issue certification to individuals who have met very strict criteria on identifying fingerprints. Fingerprints have been around since prehistoric times, but they were stored much differently than they are today. Some examples are that in Nova Scotia they used to draw pictures of a hand with ridge patterns, in Babylon they would put fingerprints on clay tablets, and in China they would place thumb prints on clay seals. There were several professors that studied fingerprints starting way back in the 1600’s. Although they wrote down that the ridges of the fingerprints had spirals and loops and patterns, they didn’t say anything about it being a way to identify people.
Although not one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Stonehenge has continued to perplex scientists and historians for centuries. There have been many theories discussed over the years however outlandish they may seem, ranging from alien placement to the more practical theories which will be discussed further. Unfortunately, during the time the great stone circle was constructed, was also a time in which there was no written record. As a result, many stories and theories have been developed without any written proof. While astronomers believe Stonehenge to be an astronomical calendar, other debate the megalith could be of religious context, a burial site, or simply a symbol of unity.
Art of the Paleolithic Art of the Paleolithic The Paleolithic Period, which is Greek for “Old Stone Age”, is the earliest period in human history. Today, the Paleolithic is divided into three categories, the first being the Lower Paleolithic (between 2.5 million – 200,000 BCE). During this time, our ancestors, such as Homo erectus and Homo ergaster, lived in nomadic groups and began making the first stone tools. The second Paleolithic category is the Middle Paleolithic (200,000 – 45,000 BCE), marked by the first Homo sapiens sapiens beginning to develop modern behaviors: more sophisticated tools, hunting, and the start of symbolic/ritualistic behavior. By the Upper Paleolithic (ending approximately 10,000 BCE), Neanderthal man had disappeared completely, and our ancestors were exhibiting fully modern behaviors such as making a wide range of even more sophisticated tools out of stone, bone, and ivory; hunting and fishing; and creating various forms of art such as figures and cave paintings.
This is mostly due to the lack of written evidence from the period and the hindsight of our knowledge of Roman imperial society. Questions and problems still teem: the intended meanings of the monument and the identity of its architect remain elusive. In spite of these arduous barriers, the importance of the building both in its own time and later is undoubted. I believe that the meaning of the Pantheon is in threefold: religious, political, cultural. The Pantheon, means ‘to every god’, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome.
it is present in all cultures and religions with a language and math , even in the languages without alphabets eg chinese. The believers of numerology forgets two basic facts, the alphabets in practically any language are evolved over time, and they dont have any divine origin,( as is the kabbalah belief), second is the belief that NUMBERS in math are universal language as is music. I will go with the math being the language of universe, where is, the alphabets being divine is totally absurd, (if its hard for you to believe, than you are wasting time in reading the rest of my response) Numbers originated as a mean to count and measure and as things get complex, ratios (mostly by persians in 8th centuary CE, though egyptians were good at it too) and fractions (most work in 12th centuary) were evolved ,dont forget that, currently, a vast part of math is NOT real numbers, it has irrational numbers(square root of 2,values that cannot be expressed as ratio or multiple eg square root),fibonacci's golden ratio 1:1.618,,imaginary numbers (-1), log numbers etc) ratios, fractions, infinity, bigger infinity etc. . The origin of math varied, different civilizations contributing to it, to its current form, and is still evolving as we learn from others (almost near demolition of british measures by metric system, except for some stupid nations still
Eratosthenes and the circumference of the earth Determining the distance between Alexandria and Syene wasn’t an easy task for Eratosthenes because at that time he didn’t have any measurement tools like the hodometer which was used by the Romans that can measure how much the wagon had traveled. It was also merely impossible for him to count how many steps it would take him to walk from Alexandria to Syene (Nicastro, 2008). Trigonometry could have made the whole process easier; however, that was impossible because “it wasn’t invented until well after his death” (Nicastro, 2008, p.115). Even after all these struggle, Eratosthenes did find a way to measure the distance between Alexandria and Syene. Kline (1972) concludes that Eratosthenes guesstimated the distance between Alexandria and Syene using the knowledge: how long it took the camel trains to reach to Syene and his final answer was 5000 stadia.
This lack of written evidence in Oceanic culture is much like that of the civilizations in Chapter 2 of Patterns. In Mexico, a large stone was discovered in 2006 that is thought to have Olmec writing on it. However, it is extremely hard to decipher. It was easier for myths to be transmitted verbally (Patterns, 128). Likewise, in Chapter 2, stones and clay tablets were also used in the Middle East since the late Paleolithic.
The Wonders are dated in the past by about 1,500 years prior to our existence today (Sushma Gupta, 2001). Although the Wonders are an exclusive listing of seven works, four of these are being highlighted and examined in this analysis. The full exclusive set of the seven wonders include, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Pharos of Alexandria, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Statue of Juniper by Phidias, the Temple of Diana at Ephesus, and the Tomb of Mausolus (Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, 2013). In the descriptions of a few of these great wonders of the world, a compilation of data will give clarity and detail to the ancient artworks. In the first art analysis, The Pharos of Alexandria is on a secluded coastal area of land on its own island.
Subsequently, there would be missed opportunities on both sides. Yet, one must wonder how the Middle East would have been different if the offer of a Beirut initiative in 2002 could have come about 35 years earlier when Moshe Dayan said he was waiting for the proverbial phone to ring. The Arab Political System The Arab political system also experienced the consequences of the war. For the Arab world, the defeat of 1967 was the open wound from which the Arab world never recovered, as Dr. Khatib suggested. The Arab political system would be even further ossified, amid a lack of self-criticism by the Arab leaders.