Friday, January 2, 2009

Ancient Civilization Website from British Museum

I just stumbled upon this website, Ancient Civilizations, set up by the trustees of the British Library. It is an interactive site that allows you to trace issues of trade, writing, architecture, cities, religion, and technology throughout ancient civilizations from about 3500 BCE to 2000 CE. You can shift the time and it will begin to highlight places on the globe for which we have information and then you can click on those highlighted places to look at them a little more in-depth. It gives very basic stuff, but something to play with or perhaps pass on to your students.

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