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The TOMBA project "Tomba" is a project that focuses on the development of early European elites from the study of funerary rites. Pictures and descriptions of Bronze and Iron Age monumental graves and grave goods associated to high rank people are contained in a searchable database at the core of this Web site. A few short descriptions of archaeological sites and cultures important for the study of Bronze and Iron Age aristocracies provide the essential background reading. Seven European institutions have taken part in this project supported by the European Commission and a brief summary of each institution con From New Humbul Resources on June 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


ASNC : University of Cambridge department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic This is the website of the Cambridge department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic covers 'the history, material culture, languages, and literatures of the various peoples who inhabited the British Isles and Scandinavia in the early Middle Ages.' There is a very useful links section; the 'Resources' section will be particularly valuable to teachers and students. The 'Resources' section is subdivided into 'Spoken Word', 'Test your Grammar' and 'Bewnans Ke'. At the time of writing, 'Spoken Word' provided recordings of Old Engl From New Humbul Resources on June 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Prof. John Haskins' slide collection This Web site contains over 150 images about Scythian art and archaeology, plus a bibliography and a series of maps. The Scythians were a nomadic people that lived in the Eurasian steppe, particularly on the northern side of the Black Sea. They were in contact with classical Greece and Persia. The images in the Web site include many of the objects that made their name resound in classical Greece: metal objects, pottery, wooden objects and textiles. All the images come from a collection of slides belonged to the late Prof. John Haskins, and now published by Pittsburgh University to honour his m From New Humbul Resources on June 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Historical novels 3500BC-AD1000 : a current guide This regularly updated website offers a brief overview of novels written in English which are currently in print (available in the USA) and which are set in antiquity and the Middle Ages. The site is divided into sections covering Egypt, Israel, Greece, Rome, Britain and the 'Dark Ages'. Within each secion novels are listed in alphabetical order of author; each title is then given a publication date and a brief synopsis, along with an indication of the time period in which it is set. The site is therefore an excellent starting point for anyone researching the reception of ancient his From New Humbul Resources on June 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Latvian war museum The Web Site of the Latvian War Museum (Latvijas Kara Muzejs) provides information on the museum, its collections, location and opening hours. The museum was founded as a Shooters' Museum in 1916 and its holdings and exhibitions reflected Latvian independence until 1940, when the Soviet Union occupied Latvia. Until 1990 and the beginning of the restoration of Latvian independence, the museum was a mouth-piece for Soviet propaganda and much of its holdings were removed elsewhere. There is a list of exhibitions, which, at the time of writing, has not been updated since 2004. The site is in From New Humbul Resources on June 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Museum of occupations The Web Site of the "Museum of occupations" provides information in English and Estonian on the occupations suffered by the Estonian lands between 1940-1991. The aims of the museum are to commemorate those who perished or suffered during the mass represssions, to carry out research on the period, and to examine the lives of Estonians, Russians, Germans, Jews, Swedes, and other minorities who were victims of the totalitarian regime. The museum co-operates with other organisations on an international level and is funded by the Kistler-Ritso Foundation. The Web Site is of interest to those stud From New Humbul Resources on June 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Classics technology center The Classics Technology Center is a website which provides free electronic resources for the teaching and learning of Classics-based subjects. These range from school to university level and cover Greek and Latin languages, ancient history, archaeology and literature, as well as more general material and teaching tools to help with the use of web-based Classics resources. The site includes topic-based tutorials on how to get the most out of the Perseus digital library, and advice on using Perseus in the classroom. Also featured are pedagogical guidelines for teachers of Latin and Greek, and ad From New Humbul Resources on June 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Obscenity in classical Latin This site is dedicated to the American poet Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) and is devoted to obscenity in the classical Latin language, and in the poetry of Catullus (c84BC-c54BC) in particular. The author of the site is keen to see similarities between Catullus' poetry and that of Bukowski: whilst this is open to interpretation, the site nonetheless provides a range of useful resources for the study of Catullus in particular and Latin obscenity in general. The site offers a full Latin text of each of Catullus' poems, along with a concordance which lists vocabulary and gives references From New Humbul Resources on June 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Honourable society of Cymmrodorion This is the website of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (founded in 1751), which exists 'for the encouragement of literature, science and art as connected with Wales.' A selection of the articles published since 1822 in the Society's annual Transactions may be read online free of charge. The Society hosts some ten meetings a year, mostly in London, but at least twice in Wales. The list of its officers includes a number of noted scholars who have an interest in Wales. The articles from the Transactions which may be read online are mainly on Welsh history. The website is sti From New Humbul Resources on June 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Philoctetes Philoctetes is a website which offers several key early philosophical texts in ancient Greek, along with English and French translations. In most cases the translation appears opposite the Greek text for ease of comprehension. Featured authors are: Thales (c. 600BC); Anaximander (sixth century BC); Heraclitus (c. 540-c. 480 BC); Parmenides (c. 515-c. 450 BC); Empedocles (fifth century BC); and Zeno (fifth century BC). Also included, with French translation only, are Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, as well as works by Aeschylus (525-456BC), Plato (427-347BC) and Euclid (c. 300BC). At the time o From New Humbul Resources on June 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Tara and the M3 toll-motorway This site is dedicated to the preservation of the Hill of Tara, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Ireland. The website explains Tara's importance, and contains up-to-date information on plans of the Irish government to build a four-lane motorway through the Tara/Skryne valley. Tara (Old Irish 'temair', 'site with a view') is a site of prehistorical and historical importance. The website's 'detailed position paper', written by three archaeologists and historians, is a valuable introduction to the monuments and landscape at Tara. With reg From New Humbul Resources on June 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


A funny thing happened : Plautus' 'The Swaggering Soldier' This website is based on a lecture given by Roger Dunkle on the subject of the Roman comedy 'Miles gloriosus' ('The Swaggering Soldier') by Plautus (c.250-184BC). The site is divided into sections devoted to different aspects of the play. These include: the figure of the clever slave (a Plautine stock character) and the comedy of intrigue around which the plot is based; the character of the soldier; the supporting characters; and comic devices and conventions. This last section is the most detailed and of the broadest interest for the study of Roman comedy, as it looks at m From New Humbul Resources on June 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The Four Branches of the Mabinogi This website is dedicated to the Four Branches of the Mabinogi, four Middle Welsh prose tales (The Mabinogion) surviving in two manuscripts from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries respectively. The site provides freely available English translations of the 'Four Branches': 'Pwyll Prince of Dyfed', 'Branwen Daughter of Llyr', 'Manawydan Son of Llyr' and 'Math Son of Mathonwy'. The translations include end-notes and commentary by the translator. The bibliography, which aims to be comprehensive, is arranged by year of publication. At the time From New Humbul Resources on June 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Classical trivia Classical Trivia is a website which began life as a radio spot dedicated to humorous and interesting anecdotes from classical mythology and history. The author, the late Victor Estevez, a professor of Classics in the US, selected the bizarre, the comic and the gruesome elements of ancient stories for the entertainment and enlightenment of his audience; this site will therefore appeal to anyone seeking reassurance that Classics can be fun. Collected here is a selection of quirky stories relating to names and themes familiar from modern life (Shakespeare's characters are often a starting po From New Humbul Resources on June 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


BBC : Wales history : Celts The 'Celtic heritage' pages of the BBC Wales website include images, maps and descriptions of Iron Age archaeological sites. The pages do not claim to constitute a complete list of all such sites - the feedback sections invite the public to draw attention to omitted ones. They do provide route planning directions for prospective visitors, as well as introductions to Welsh museums displaying Iron Age artefacts. There are pages for mid-, south-east, south-west, north-west and north-east Wales. On the bottom of each of the pages are links to the other four (in a section entitled 'M From New Humbul Resources on June 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Ecstra screencast Nick, who architected Paperless School, is experimenting with screencasting I bought a copy of Macromedia Captivate the other day. It's a great tool for creating demos, or tutorials on how to use a program/web interface, but also claims to integrate with SCORM-compliant LMS somehow... I haven't got that far yet. Here's my first amateurish production: [demo of his CMS Ecst From Chalkface: Blog on June 30, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..


Future Dell Laptops With Turion Processors? If HP and Acer ship plenty of Turion notebooks, could a laptop manufacturer like Dell be persuaded to board the Turion train? From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on June 30, 2005 at 5:30 p.m..


Ask an astronomer From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 30, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Accounting/Business Tutorials Tutorials for Principles of Accounting and Quantitative Methods From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 30, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Visit Thomas Jefferson As the 4th of July gets closer, here is a way to drop by the Monticello home of the author of the Declaration of Independence. Wander through the grounds and rooms designed by the great thinker and patriot. Exhibits and Jefferson papers abound on this enlightened website. Biography From Golden Swamp on June 30, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


usjournal.com to Celebrate 10 Years Online From usjournal.com: U.S. Journal of Academics on June 30, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..


Kids with Cameras: Empowering Children through the Art of Photography Kids with Cameras is a non-profit organisation that teaches the art of photography to marginalised children in communities around the world, using photography to capture the imaginations of children, to empower them, building confidence, self-esteem and hope. They share their vision and voices through exhibitions, books, websites and film, and are committed to furthering children's general education beyond photography either by linking with local organisations to provide scholarships or by developing their own schools with a focus on leadership and the arts. From Recent Items on June 30, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


Dr. Marilyn Stoner's Web Page This is a web site that contains many learing resourses for nursing students (under graduate and gradaute). From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 30, 2005 at 2:56 a.m..


Fractal Site This is the master of fractals. Sara Scottland creates some stupendous images utilizing ultra fractal software. My two favorite pieces of art are Wildfire and Fruit and Flowers Abstract. Ultra fractal shareware can be downloaded via links from this site. Must see site for art lovers. Fantastic site for pictures. The site http://infinitezoom.com/gallery3.htm has so many awesome fractals. My favorite fractals are Wildfire and Fruit and Flowers Abstract. These particular fractals are made utilizing Ultra Fractal Shareware where images are digitally placed on top of other images. It seems quite te From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 30, 2005 at 2:56 a.m..


blogic: a web logic textbook This is an updated link for a resource that you already list at: http://www.merlot.org/artifact/ArtifactDetail.po?oid=1010000000000141132 The resource -- and its author -- are moving to NYU. The author's affiliation should be updated to: Department of Philosophy, New York University From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on June 30, 2005 at 2:56 a.m..


Progress for Children Progress for Children is a regular UNICEF report on the well being of the world's children. The 2005 issue focuses on the successes and challenges of girls' education in relation to the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of universal education. While more children than ever are in school, the social, economic and political issues that keep 115 million children, the majority of whom are girls, out of school must be urgently addressed in order to meet the 2015 goal of universal education. Also on this website is a photoessay with photographs of girls in schools around the world. From EdNA Online on June 29, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Monash University - Australian Centre for Retail Studies (ACRS) The centre delivers retail knowledge and education to executives in the retail sector and associated industries. The centre specialises in developing customised solutions to meet a client's particular retail education need. The centre also offers a number of public retail management development programs and seminars. From EdNA Online on June 29, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Podcasting. The Next Generation of Radio Apple have made a free download of iTunes available online for Windows 2000 or Windows XP, and Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later. Through the iTunes Podcast Directory browse, sample and subscribe to thousands of free pocasts. Podcasts can then be downloaded to an iPod. From EdNA Online on June 29, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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