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Ephesus : an online panoramic virtual tour This is an online tour of the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the principal Ionian Greek cities on the west coast of Asia Minor (modern Turkey), which was first colonised in the tenth century BC. The virtual panoramic tour takes the viewer around the archaeological site as it looks today, with explanatory text detailing key buildings of the Roman period in particular. Included are the Sacred Way, the library of Celsus (built AD 135), the Gate of Augustus, the first-century theatre, Temple of Hadrian (second century AD) and the odeon. For a fee, users may also download a more detailed illustrat From New Humbul Resources on July 1, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Mysteries of ancient history and archaeology Mysteries of Ancient History and Archaeology is a website which is concerned primarily with the ancient Greek myth of the Amazon women, and with theories and archaeological research relating to this legend. The author of the site aims to prove that the Amazons did actually exist; while this is open to question, the site nonetheless provides a range of useful resources on the Amazons. These include images from Greek art, details and images from excavations in areas where matriarchal rule or a female warrior society, like that seen in the Amazon myth, may have existed (e.g. Lemnos, Thermodon, Ma From New Humbul Resources on July 1, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The Cleopatra costume on stage and in film This website brings together film studies, costume history and the reception of Classics by examining portrayals of the clothes worn by the figure of Cleopatra on stage and screen. It begins with an examination of the ancient sources in an attempt to deduce what Cleopatra (69-30 BC) really wore, and further sections then take a chronological look at the theatrical dress given to Cleopatra since 1604. Inevitably much of the text focuses on performances of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra (first presented in 1606) through the centuries, but there is also information on other versi From New Humbul Resources on July 1, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The Portsmouth and Macclesfield collections Through this Web site, Cambridge University Library makes available digital images of important material relating to the life and work of Sir Isaac Newton. These documents are taken from the Portsmouth and Macclesfield collections, which contain Newton's correspondence and notes, together with copy letters and scientific papers. They cover the period 1606 to 1742, and include material on: gravitation; the Principia Mathematica; calculus; comets; optics; and chemistry. They thus reflect the breadth and depth of Newton's scientific interests. Other correspondents are represented in the From New Humbul Resources on July 1, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Ovid's Metamorphoses This well-organised website serves as an introduction to the Metamorphoses of Ovid (43BC-AD17). A section covers biographical information about the poet and details of the organisation of the Metamorphoses as a whole; further pages then give book-by-book summaries of the poem with some literary commentary on stylistic points and information on the myths discussed. Ovid's influence on later European writers (for example, Shakespeare, Milton, Bernard Shaw, and Marlowe) is also highlighted, and the site is richly illustrated with images from ancient and post-Renaissance art. The text through From New Humbul Resources on July 1, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Walter Ewing Crum : a coptic dictionary (Oxford, 1939) This online resource offers access to Walter Ewing Crum's 'A Coptic Dictionary'. First published in 1939, the text remains a key resource in the study of Coptic texts, and has gone through a number of reprints, including that of Sandpiper Books, London, and Powell's Books, Chicago in 2000. The scope and size of the publication makes it an expensive text, prohibitively so for many scholars. Therefore, while recommending purchase of the hard text as an opening statement, this website provides access to the full work of over nine hundred and fifty pages, through scanned images From New Humbul Resources on July 1, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Samuel Beckett : apmonia 'Apmonia : a site for Samuel Beckett' is a comprehensive on-line study of Beckett (1906-1989), his life and work and critical responses to his writing. This section of 'The Modern Word' would be valuable for researchers at all levels and has a live feel to it, with current news about recent editions and performances of Beckett's work, as well as archive material. It is rather self-conscious in style, but it is worth getting past this to the content which is excellent. Up-to-date reviews are followed by an introduction explaining the site's name, Beckett's bi From New Humbul Resources on July 1, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Danebury Environs Roman Project Houghton Down 1994 & 1997 The Danebury Environs Roman Project website for the excavations at Houghton Down during 1994 and 1997 gives the results of geophysical survey and excavation on the site. The excavation in 1994 was primarily looking for a Bath House and there is a plan of the buidling and photograph of the hypocaust system. The 1997 season covered a larger area trying to put some of the other buidlings on the site into context. These included an Aisled Hall and two strip houses. The site has very simple navigation but gets all the information for this project summary clearly. (Archaeology Data Service (ADS)) From New Humbul Resources on July 1, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Brauncewell limestone quarry extension area 2 excavations, 1997 The Brauncewell Quarry extension report website is the report written by Network Archaeology Ltd to Lindsey Archaeology Services on behalf of Brauncewell Quarries Ltd. It is one of the Digital Archaeological Reports series. The excavations uncovered two phases of ditch enclosures, within the earlier of the two enclosures was an apparently unroofed structure probably used for livestock. Other smaller post build structures were also found. Dating of the site was difficult but the most probable period is Late Iron Age to Roman. The website follows the structure of a traditional excavation report From New Humbul Resources on July 1, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


World Data Center for Paleoclimatology - Tree-Ring Data The World Data Center for Paleoclimatology website holds a section covering Tree-Ring Data. This section contains data for the user to download, search interfaces for online use and links to other useful websites. There are also sections on standards to be used in citing data contributors as well as data creation. The website uses a range of technologies, including a Java webmapper which allows the user to navigate around the world looking at the details or tree ring dates, site, collector, place, altitude, species and date. There is also an ArcIMS GIS interface which combines the tree-ring d From New Humbul Resources on July 1, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Ballytarsna Castle, Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland Ballytarsna Castle is 15th Century tower house located 6 miles north of the historic town of Cashel in County Tipperary, Ireland. The website covers the restoration of the tower over a period between 1999 and 2000 using traditional Irish methods of masonry. There are also links to the floor plan and a sketch from 1840. The website has many images available before during and after the work and gives a good representation of the time and effort put in. It also has a section on courses run by the Tipperary School of Stonemasonry. Overall an attrctive site with many images. (Archaeology Data Se From New Humbul Resources on July 1, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


La Grotte de Lascaux The Cave of Lascaux website is a resource presenting information about these amazing prehistoric wall paintings from central France. The cave was discovered in 1940 after a hole was left by the fall of a large pine tree. The cave contains 7 separate chambers containing wall paintings of prehistoric animals. The website has two main sections, 'Discover' and 'Learn'. The Discover section is divided into four: the cave itself and how it was created, the discovery if the paintings in 1940, a virtual tour and the events which lead to the closing of the cave to visitors, includ From New Humbul Resources on July 1, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


UK battlefields resource centre The Battlefields Resource Centre is a website created by the Battlefields trust to provide information on fields of conflict throughout the United Kingdom. The battles range from the earliest of our accurately located battlefields, at Maldon (Essex, 991), right through to Sedgemoor (Somerset, 1685), which was the last battle to be fought on English soil. There is a wealth of information provided on this site, a general introduction to battlefields in England with a map showing their locations. Each separate battle has a description, with a gallery of current photgraphs showing particular aspe From New Humbul Resources on July 1, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Rogueclassicism Rogueclassicism is a regularly updated weblog ('blog') dedicated to the classical world. Highlights include 'This day in ancient history' and 'Classical words of the day'. Also featured are articles extracted from worldwide English-language press and classical journals relating to all aspects of the ancient world and its relevance in modern life. The vast range of topics covered defies summary, although recurring themes include: archaeology; comparisons between ancient and modern politics; the ancient world on television; parallel themes found in ancient and moder From New Humbul Resources on July 1, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Greek medicine This is an online exhibition, provided by the US National Library of Medicine, which offers an overview of ancient Greek medicine (from around 800 BC to 200 AD) and some of the ways in which modern Western medicine is founded on ancient practice. The site functions as an introduction for anyone interested in the history of medicine in the ancient world, with a timeline of key events and brief details of the transmission of ancient medical texts to the modern world. Individual sections focus on Hippocrates (fifth century BC), with a translation of the Hippocratic oath, Aristotle (fourth century From New Humbul Resources on July 1, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The Portuguese Newsletter Online newsletter for teachers of Portuguese from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Interviews, articles, poetry, and website information. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 1, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Sandra Day O’Connor Biography As the Supreme Court goes into transition, a fine small biography of retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is available here. The bio is a part of Northwestern University’s excellent OYEZ website that is a multimedia center for learning about the United States Supreme Court online. Biography From Golden Swamp on July 1, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Oceans and sea tides Description of the tides of the oceans. Includes pictures of spring and neap tides. Great for use as a reference tool for diagrams, worksheets and lectures. Pictures are helpful for language learners. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 1, 2005 at 3:25 a.m..


oxygen in the atmosphere This site describes many of the physical attributes of the atmosphere. It has a good description about the evolution of the atmoshere. Good earthf science link with self assesment imbedded within the site. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 1, 2005 at 3:25 a.m..


Refraction and the Ray Model of Light From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 1, 2005 at 3:25 a.m..


Critical thinking Evolution activity This site provides you with a short story involving a population of deer. After reading or hearing the scenario, the students will be asked to draw and describe their conclusion to the situation. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 1, 2005 at 3:25 a.m..


Chemical Jeopardy II Chemical jeopardy is a good method to provide a fun interactive activity for your class or a practice tool for an individual. It is a timed game on a variety of topics regarding general chemistry including elements, compounds, acids and bases among other topics. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 1, 2005 at 3:25 a.m..


Geologic Time` This website includes information and activities on geologic time. The animations on this website are good, but best-suited for middle-school students. Also available is a "Resource Room" with related links and activities. One activity on this site gives students some perspective on the scope of one million. For example, students are asked to research this by printing one page of asterisks then determine how many pages it would take to print one million. Another activity on this same page has students make a geologic time scale relative to a football field. These activities are best suited for From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 1, 2005 at 3:25 a.m..


Tracking a hot spot Observation of the age of volcanic rocks in the Hawaiian Island-Emperor Seamount Chain provides data to estimate the direction and velocity of plate motion of the Pacific plate over a fixed mantle hotspot. This assignment produces an actual (and reasonably accurate) measurement of plate motion and provides experience with map and graph analysis. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 1, 2005 at 3:25 a.m..


Physics Section A: Mass and Weight This site is a good informational tool to better understand the difference between mass and weight using the relationship of unit conversion. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 1, 2005 at 3:25 a.m..


International Education Summary The Department of Education, Science and Training's summary of school education in Australia. Includes information on the Australian Government’s role in international education. From EdNA Online on June 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Training and Skills Summary The Department of Education, Science and Training's summary of the training and skills sector (also known as vocational education and training or VET) in Australia. Includes information on the Australian Government’s role in this sector. From EdNA Online on June 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Higher Education Summary The Department of Education, Science and Training's summary of higher education in Australia. Includes information on the Australian Government’s role in higher education. From EdNA Online on June 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


School Education Summary The Department of Education, Science and Training's summary of school education in Australia. Includes information on the Australian Government’s agenda for schools. From EdNA Online on June 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Extending Social Skills for Success in International Education: The EXCELL Program This article describes an innovative skills-based, practice-focused program that has recently become available in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, to help international students develop culturally effective social skills for quick adjustment to the foreign university campus. The EXCELL (Excellence in Cultural Experiential Learning and Leadership) Training Program is a theory-driven and evidence-based social effectiveness program designed to enhance international students' confidence and skills in academic and other interpersonal contexts. From EdNA Online on June 30, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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