A 3,000-year-old city, named Aten, has recently been discovered in Luxor, Egypt! Archaeologists have claimed that the discovery would reveal a new horizon of Egyptian history. According to Archaeologists, King Amenhotep III, who ruled Egypt from BCE 1391 to BCE 1350, was the one who had founded this city. It is believed that most of the administration and industry were based on the western part of Luxor at that period of time. The discovery of city of Aten is the second most important one in Egypt after the Tomb of King Tutankhamun.
Dr Betsy Bryan, the Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at Johns Hopkins University and a specialist on Amenhotep III’s reign, said that they not only discovered the ancient city of Aten, but also various artefacts in different parts of Egypt over the past few months. She told the local media that attempts were…
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Every year, the Romans celebrated the birthday of their city on the 21st of April, the day on which, according to early traditions, Romulus founded Rome by tracing the pomerium, the sacred urban boundary separating the city (urbs) from the country (ager). The celebrations were held during the Parilia, a rural festival associated with flocks and……21 April AD 121 – Hadrian celebrates Rome’s 874th birthday with circus games (#Hadrian1900) — FOLLOWING HADRIAN
Modern objectivity, the approach to knowledge which utilizes theoretical science along with derivative high technology to define our world, increasing the potency of both its own technical procedures and the professional practices that rely on its progress in an accelerating ascent towards the ecological hegemony of our species, is probably our most powerful avenue for actualization, but its emergence was not abrupt, a radical rupture with tradition, and perhaps not inevitable. The development of objectivity stretches back thousands of years, to at least the 1st millennium B.C.E., arising from a long, gradual train of discoveries and insights by individuals throughout the world.
In ancient Greece, the philosopher Anaximander (b. 610 B.C.E.) was one of the initial Europeans to suggest based on astronomical observations what later ancients proved, that the Earth floats freely in space as opposed to resting on a foundation. Democritus (b. 460) was the first philosopher to proffer…
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This passage from Ennius is preserved in Cicero’s De Divinatione 1.48 “They were struggling over whether the city would be called Roma or Remora. And worry about which one of them would rule infected all men. They were awaiting the word as when the consul wishes to give the signal And all men eagerly look…Happy Birthday Rome–You Were Almost Remora! — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
A NOTE TO FUTURE CHANGES TO THE FORMAT OF THIS BLOG, AND ON THE DATE IN QUESTION
Since I started writing this rather infrequent blog, I have been conflicted as to what format to use to convey my interest in the subject. I’ve oscillated between writing about specific events in history on the anniversary of their happening (as I have done in my previous posts) and writing on more general subjects which I am currently reading about with no specific date in mind.
While I believe the anniversary format has worked so far, there are some glaring limitations with this method that continue to bother me. As lately my focus has been on ancient history, and in particular military events with important historical repercussions, it has been difficult over the past couple months to find enough meaningful anniversaries to write about. Most campaigning prior to the 20th century took…
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