His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama born

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Horace, Roman poet, dies in 8 BCE

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Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community

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Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen

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Lascaux Cave Paintings are discovered

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Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and author of Meditations, is born

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Rome founded

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Minoan prince on mural painting

Was This Atlantis?

The PBS series Secrets of the Dead aired "Sinking Atlantis," about the Minoan civilization that is the original source of the Atlantis legend. One theory is that the final blow to a declining Minoan civilization was a volcanic eruption, as happened with Roman Pompeii. EDSITEment has a lesson plan on Pompeii, and another one on Greek Mythology, a period contemporaneous with the Minoans. Study other Minoan contemporaries with the lesson plans on Egypt’s Pyramids, and Ancient Mesopotamia, and view Minoan artifacts from the EDSITEment-reviewed Timeline of Art History.

Gold head dress

Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

The nearly 230 artifacts in this exhibit were thought to be lost forever, casualties of the years of warfare, looting and destruction that followed the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 and the rise of the Taliban in 1996. Instead most of them had been secretly hidden in crates in the Central Bank within the presidential palace in Kabul.

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An extensive collection of maps, texts, translations, and commentary for students of the ancient world and beyond.