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The rise and fall of the Inca Empire - Gordon McEwan
 
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Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-inca-empire-gordon-mcewan It was the western hemisphere's largest empire ever, with a population of nearly 10 million subjects. Yet within 100 years of its rise in the fifteenth century, the Inca Empire would be no more. What happened? Gordon McEwan details the rise and fall of the Inca Empire. Lesson by Gordon McEwan, directed by TED-Ed. Animated by Emma Carré - http://emma-carre.tumblr.com/ Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible! Craig Sheldon, Andrew Bosco, Catherine Sverko, Nik Maier, Robert Sukosd, Mark Morris, Tamás Drávai, Adi V, Peter Liu, Leora Allen, Hiroshi Uchiyama, Michal Salman, Julie Cummings-Debrot, Gilly, Ka-Hei Law, Maya Toll, Aleksandar Srbinovski, Jose Mamattah, Ricardo Rendon Cepeda, Renhe Ji, Andrés Melo Gámez, Tim Leistikow, Moonlight, Shawar Khan, Chris, Megan Douglas, Barbara Smalley, Filip Dabrowski, Joe Giamartino, Clair Chen, Vik Nagjee, Karen Goepen-Wee, Della Palacios, Rui Rizzi, Bryan Blankenburg, Bah Becerra, Stephanie Perozo, Marc Bilodeau, Ruby Solorzano, Ivan Tsenov, Claudia Mayfield, Justus Berberich, André Spencer, Pavel Zalevskiy, Yankai Liu, Duo Xu, Ghassan Alhazzaa, Miloš Stevanović, Narat Suchartsunthorn, Joy Love Om, Gi Nam Lee, Shawn Quichocho, Simone Kidner, Anika Westburg, Dale Dualan, Barun Padhy, and Brandy Jones.
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A day in the life of an ancient Athenian - Robert Garland
 
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Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-day-in-the-life-of-an-ancient-athenian-robert-garland It’s 427 BCE, and the worst internal conflict ever to occur in the ancient Greek world is in its fourth year. Athens is facing a big decision: what to do with the people of Mytilene, a city on the island of Lesbos where a revolt against Athenian rule has just been put down. How did these kinds of decisions get made? Robert Garland outlines a day in the life of Athenian democracy. Lesson by Robert Garland, animation by Zedem Media. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Peter Owen, Sama aafghani, Vinicius Lhullier, Connor Wytko, Marylise CHAUFFETON, Marvin Vizuett, Jayant Sahewal, Joshua Plant, Quinn Shen, Caleb ross, Elnathan Joshua Bangayan, Gaurav Rana, Mullaiarasu Sundaramurthy, Jose Henrique Leopoldo e Silva, Dan Paterniti, Jose Schroeder, Jerome Froelich, Tyler Yoshizumi, Martin Stephen, Justin Carpani, Faiza Imtiaz, Khalifa Alhulail, Tejas Dc, Govind Shukla, Srikote Naewchampa, Ex Foedus, Sage Curie, Exal Enrique Cisneros Tuch, Vignan Velivela, Ahmad Hyari, A Hundred Years, eden sher, Travis Wehrman, Minh Tran, Louisa Lee, Kiara Taylor, Hoang Viet, Nathan A. Wright, Jast3r , Аркадий Скайуокер, Milad Mostafavi, Singh Devesh Sourabh, Ashley Maldonado, Clarence E. Harper Jr., Bojana Golubovic, Mihail Radu Pantilimon, Sarah Yaghi, Benedict Chuah, Karthik Cherala, haventfiguredout, Violeta Cervantes, Elaine Fitzpatrick, Lyn-z Schulte, Sharon Chou, Henrique 'Sorín' Cassús, Tim Robinson, Jun Cai, Paul Schneider, Amber Wood, Ophelia Gibson Best, Cas Jamieson, Michelle Stevens-Stanford, Phyllis Dubrow, Eunsun Kim, Philippe Spoden, Samantha Chow, Armando Ello, Ayala Ron, Manognya Chakrapani, Simon Holst Ravn, Doreen Reynolds-Consolati, Rakshit Kothari, Melissa Sorrells, Antony Lee, and Husain Mohammad.
Views: 1087440 TED-Ed
A brief history of goths - Dan Adams
 
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-brief-history-of-goths-dan-adams What do fans of atmospheric post-punk music have in common with ancient barbarians? Not much ... so why are both known as “goths”? Is it a weird coincidence – or is there a deeper connection stretching across the centuries? Dan Adams investigates. Lesson by Dan Adams, animation by Globizco.
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The history of chocolate - Deanna Pucciarelli
 
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-history-of-chocolate-deanna-pucciarelli If you can’t imagine life without chocolate, you’re lucky you weren’t born before the 16th century. Until then, chocolate only existed as a bitter, foamy drink in Mesoamerica. So how did we get from a bitter beverage to the chocolate bars of today? Deanna Pucciarelli traces the fascinating and often cruel history of chocolate. Lesson by Deanna Pucciarelli, animation by TED-Ed.
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Machu Picchu Documentary - A Lesson in Sustainability
 
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Like other wonders of the world, Machu Picchu was only briefly inhabited. Why? What happened, and what lessons can we learn about the sustainability of today's civilisations? Find out what this amazing ancient landmark, along with the wisdom of the ancients, can tell us about life on earth today and in the future. Presented, Researched, Written, Directed & Produced by: Daniel Livingston, PhD http://www.recyclingearth.com Sources: see end credits.
Views: 15667 RecyclingEarth
Ancient Aliens Debunked - (full movie) HD
 
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Website: http://ancientaliensdebunked.com Click time signatures below: Puma Punku ( 3:38 ) https://www.ancientaliensdebunked.com/puma-punku The Pyramids ( 22:41 ) https://www.ancientaliensdebunked.com/the-pyramids Baalbek, ( 37:40 ) https://www.ancientaliensdebunked.com/baalbek Incan sites ( 55:33 ) https://www.ancientaliensdebunked.com/incan-sites Easter Island ( 1:01:33 ) https://www.ancientaliensdebunked.com/easter-island Pacal's rocket ( 1:05:36 ) https://www.ancientaliensdebunked.com/pacal-s-rocket The Nazca Lines ( 1:13:10 ) https://www.ancientaliensdebunked.com/nazca-lines Tolima "fighter jets ( 1:21:16 ) https://www.ancientaliensdebunked.com/tolima-fighter-jets Egyptian "light bulb" ( 1:27:01 ) https://www.ancientaliensdebunked.com/egyptian-light-bulb Ufo's in ancient art ( 1:36:08 ) https://www.ancientaliensdebunked.com/ufo-s-in-ancient-art The crystal skulls ( 1:46:38 ) https://www.ancientaliensdebunked.com/crystal-skulls Ezekiel's Wheel ( 1:58:17 ) https://www.ancientaliensdebunked.com/ezekiel-s-wheel-s Ancient nuclear warfare ( 2:11:16 ) https://www.ancientaliensdebunked.com/ancient-nuclear-warfare Vimana's ( 2:20:50 ) https://www.ancientaliensdebunked.com/vimanas Anunnaki ( 2:32:52 ) https://www.ancientaliensdebunked.com/anunnaki Nephilim ( 2:54:37) https://www.ancientaliensdebunked.com/nephilim Conclusion ( 3:07:10) Books: Abducting the Truth: The Blogs of Ancient Aliens Debunked https://www.amazon.com/Abducting-Truth-Ancient-Aliens-Debunked-ebook/dp/B078H4T5DG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1525928717&sr=8-1&keywords=ancient+aliens+debunked&linkCode=ll1&tag=cewhitebooks-20&linkId=f07694a16cb429ee85138ed78040b666 Jason Colavito Debunks Ancient Aliens: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&text=Jason+Colavito&search-alias=digital-text&field-author=Jason+Colavito&sort=relevancerank&linkCode=ll2&tag=cewhitebooks-20&linkId=e6bc7efa51cbb2827347fc0b920f7499 Dr Mike Heiser Books: https://www.amazon.com/Michael-S.-Heiser/e/B00JX3934O/ref=as_li_ss_tl?qid=1525928964&sr=1-1&linkCode=ll2&tag=cewhitebooks-20&linkId=a2e7d12f524f3368fe3540eff273226a The Secret of the Great Pyramid by Bob Brier (Author), Jean-Pierre Houdin (Author) https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Great-Pyramid-Obsession-Solution-ebook/dp/B001H1FZWE/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525929013&sr=1-9&keywords=bob+brier&linkCode=ll1&tag=cewhitebooks-20&linkId=8fc70843e2078ffef12091318e14d027 Ancient Aliens Debunked is a 3 hour refutation of the theories proposed on the History Channel series Ancient Aliens. It is essentially a point by point critique of the "ancient astronaut theory" which has been proposed by people like Erich von Däniken and Zecharia Sitchin as well as many others. The film covers topics like: Ancient building sites: Puma Punku, The Pyramids, Baalbek, Incan sites, And Easter Island. Ancient artifacts: Pacal's rocket, the Nazca lines, the Tolima "fighter jets", the Egyptian "light bulb", Ufo's in ancient art, and the crystal skulls. Ancient text issues: Ezekiel's wheel, Ancient nuclear warfare, Vimana's, the Anunnaki, and the Nephilim. All the claims are sourced at the website: http://ancientaliensdebunked.com It was produced by Chris White and includes commentary from Dr. Michael Hesier. It is distributed for free on the internet. Viewers are encouraged to download, share, or burn copies to DVD, as long as they do not profit from its distribution. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.”
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MACHU PICCHU IN 5 MINUTES! Explore the Lost City of the Incas
 
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Welcome to Machu Picchu! This famous ruin in Peru is a UNESCO World Heritage site and voted as one of the new 7 Wonders of the World. BECOME A TRAVEL BUG: http://bit.ly/1W4tGr7 I lost all the audio on my small vlog camera so used what I could from my Olmypus to put together a brief tour and history lesson of Machu PIcchu. Hope you still got snippets of knowledge and enjoyed it :)! Been working on some non-Youtube projects, back to more regular video posting in October. Stick around, it's gonna get fun! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World → https://youtu.be/xbT5mZ_JM6s Get my FREE How to Become a Digital Nomad E-Book → http://bit.ly/becomeanomad Loved this video? Help keep them coming! → https://www.patreon.com/cupoftj My vlogging equipment → http://bit.ly/tjsmusthaves Like on Facebook → https://www.facebook.com/thecupoftj Follow on Instagram for more adventures → http://instagram.com/CupofTJ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Music used: That Sunny Day - Kronicle http://bit.ly/2ddQGsw Bubble Bath - Kev http://bit.ly/1Pwtmyx Camera used: Olympus Mark II http://amzn.to/1mIs4rg
Views: 6017 CupofTJ
What is Zeno's Dichotomy Paradox? - Colm Kelleher
 
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-zeno-s-dichotomy-paradox-colm-kelleher Can you ever travel from one place to another? Ancient Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea gave a convincing argument that all motion is impossible - but where's the flaw in his logic? Colm Kelleher illustrates how to resolve Zeno's Dichotomy Paradox. Lesson by Colm Kelleher, animation by Buzzco Associates, inc.
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The Inka City of Cusco: Planning and Water Management
 
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Alejandro Beltrán Caballero is an architect, dedicated to studying ancient city planning and urbanism. He is associated with the Universitat Rovira I Virgili in Tarragona, Spain, and is one of the important consultants and collaborators of “The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire” exhibition. He has done large scale research together with Ricardo Mar on the Inka city of Cusco, making 3D maps and very detailed studies which are the base for the virtual model of Cusco in the exhibit. Alejandro continues his investigations in Cusco, and in his presentation he will discuss new research. This is a recording of a brown bag presentation given at the National Museum of the American Indian Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, Maryland on October 29, 2015
Views: 264 SmithsonianNMAI
Art Attack! - Time Travel - Aztec Art! - Disney Junior UK HD
 
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Lloyd goes back in time to the Aztec ages and teaches you how to create traditional Aztec art! For more fun and games from all of your favourite shows, head over to: http://www.disneyjunior.co.uk/ Want more updates and exclusive goodies? Like our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/DisneyJuniorUK
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Origami Ancient Pyramid (Jo Nakashima)
 
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Designed by Jo Nakashima (17/may/2013) based on Robin Glynn's Eiffel Tower Dedicated to my friends Lucas and Neidy Models based on Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza pyramids http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teotihuacan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichen_Itza Difficulty level: Intermediate My paper: 20cm x 20cm colorset The other two pyramids shown on the beginning: 25cm x 25cm (32x32 grid) Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JoOrigami ====================================================== Music: Moon Lounge Omicron Prime Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200084 . ======================================== Commercial use is not allowed without prior written permission from the author. Please contact the author to ask for commercial licensing ========================================
The Silk Road: Connecting the ancient world through trade - Shannon Harris Castelo
 
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-silk-road-history-s-first-world-wide-web-shannon-harris-castelo With modern technology, a global exchange of goods and ideas can happen at the click of a button. But what about 2,000 years ago? Shannon Harris Castelo unfolds the history of the 5,000-mile Silk Road, a network of multiple routes that used the common language of commerce to connect the world's major settlements, thread by thread. Lesson by Shannon Harris Castelo, animation by Steff Lee.
Views: 1017871 TED-Ed
How to Plan a Trip to South America
 
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Meet Leo & learn how he plans his travel to South America with SouthAmerica.travel. This animated short video explains how Leo and his family work with a travel expert at SouthAmerica.travel to create a dream vacation to Peru, Argentina, and Brazil -- including flights, tours, guides, hotels, transfers, meals -- you name it! http://www.SouthAmerica.travel is a tour company that specializes in 4* & 5* trips to South America. You can design the perfect vacation package that includes all the destinations you're interested in, and then our travel experts take care of all the details. After watching the video, find out how to plan a trip to South America by creating a custom South America tour here.
Views: 534254 SouthAmerica.travel
Ancient Mesopotamia | Early Civilizations | World History | Khan Academy
 
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Why is Mesopotamia considered the "cradle of civilization"? Sal explains the history of the early empires on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/world-history/e/mesopotamia Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/history-beginnings/v/ancient-mesopotamia World History on Khan Academy: From prehistory to today, this course covers the human events that have shaped our planet. About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to KhanAcademy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=khanacademy
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Why an ancient Mesopotamian tablet is key to our future learning | Tiffany Jenkins | TEDxSquareMile
 
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In our ephemeral, digital world where everything is mediated through a computer screen and summoned by the click of a mouse, ancient objects in dusty old museums are essential to future of learning. In the late eighteenth century, a clay fragment from a piece of the world’s oldest literature overturned orthodoxies and advanced knowledge of the past. It’s an important lesson: evidence from the past will help us to rethink what we know which is never complete. Ancient history and the tangible artifact - something real, not virtual - will take us out of the cloud and bring us back down to earth. Tiffany Jenkins is an author, academic, and ex-columnist for the Scotsman. She wrote the critically acclaimed Keeping Their Marbles: How The Treasures Of The Past Ended Up In Museums And Why They Should Stay There, published in 2016. She is the writer and presenter of the 2016 BBC Radio 4 series, A Narrative History Of Secrecy. She has been a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, and was previously the director of the Arts and Society Programme at the Institute of Ideas. Her first degree is in art history, her PhD in sociology. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Views: 3794 TEDx Talks
Peru: Machu Picchu: Threat to ancient Inca city played down
 
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Spanish/Nat XFA Peru's National Institute of Culture has played down reports published in a British scientific journal that claimed the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu could collapse at any moment. The journal claims that land beneath Machu Picchu, a U-N-E-S-C-O - declared World Heritage site, and one of South America's leading archaeological treasures, is unstable, raising fears of a major landslip. The journal cited research carried out by Japanese geologists whose analysis suggested that land beneath Machu Picchu was shifting at a rate of one centimeter every month. The study, conducted by Japan's Institute of Geophysics, concluded that not only was the site of Machu Picchu at risk, but the city of Cuzco as a whole. Cuzco, formerly the capital of the Inca kingdom, is constructed on the Tambomachay fault, whose activity they say, resulted in tremours across the region of Cuzco in 1950 and 1986. They said landslides around the fault could occur as a result of both seismic activity, heavy rains and excessive use. But Peru's Institute of Natural Resources downplayed the urgency of the journal's findings, saying that similar studies had been carried out over the years. Results from these studies were what the organisation based its Machu Picchu conservation plans on. But one of Peru's most eminent archaeologists, Federico Kauffman Doig, said that in order to preserve the site, the country had to limit the numbers of tourists visiting it. More than a thousand people a day visit Machu Picchu. The stone ruins high in the Andes Mountains are perched atop a jungle-covered peak and offer a spectacular view of the gorge below. For centuries, Machu Picchu was hidden because the jungle-covered, terraced ruins at 7-thousand- 875 feet were not visible from the valley floor. It was discovered in 1912 by U-S archaeologist Hiram Bingham. Although the purpose of Machu Picchu is still disputed, most archaeologists believe it served as a centre for religious ceremonies in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) "We have to take the analysis that has been carried out by the University of Kyoto very seriously, which was a joint study between Peruvian institutions and this Japanese university, with the support of UNESCO. Public and private institutions should be aware of the problems and committed to the protection of the historical site of Machu Picchu, and in particular they should support efforts made by the government to regulate public use of this site." SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) " We should not be frightened , let's say, about this problem, which has been caused alarmist reactions. We know that this has caused a lot of emotion,so much so that travel agencies have cancelled trips to Peru and Cuzco in particular because of the supposed risk of a landslide." SUPER CAPTION: Fernando Fujita, Director of Archaeological Heritage at National Cultural Institute You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d8f6b3d519ec51ee2558908fc72e178d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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The myth of King Midas and his golden touch - Iseult Gillespie
 
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Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-myth-of-king-midas-and-his-golden-touch-iseult-gillespie In Greek mythology, King Midas is known as a rogue ruler whose antics bemused his people and irritated the Gods. Many know the classic story of Midas's golden touch, but the foolish king was also known for his unusual pair of ears. Iseult Gillespie shares the myth of King Midas. Lesson by Iseult Gillespie, animation by TED-Ed. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible! Milad Mostafavi, Rob Johnson, Singh Devesh Sourabh, Ashley Maldonado, Clarence E. Harper Jr., Bojana Golubovic, Mihail Radu Pantilimon, Sarah Yaghi, Benedict Chuah, Karthik Cherala, haventfiguredout , Violeta Cervantes, Elaine Fitzpatrick, Lyn-z Schulte, Sharon Chou, Henrique 'Sorín' Cassús, Tim Robinson, Kiarash Asar, Jun Cai, Paul Schneider, Amber Wood, Ophelia Gibson Best, Cas Jamieson, Michelle Stevens-Stanford, Phyllis Dubrow, Andreas Voltios, Aliyya Rachmadi, Eunsun Kim, Philippe Spoden, Samantha Chow, Armando Ello, Ayala Ron, Manognya Chakrapani, Simon Holst Ravn, Doreen Reynolds-Consolati, Rakshit Kothari, Melissa Sorrells, Antony Lee, Husain Mohammad, Dino Hrnjić, Max Shuai Tang, Côme Vincent, Astia Rizki Safitri, Alan Froese, alessandra tasso, Jamerson Chingapanini, Gerald Onyango, Dalton Valette, Katrina Harding, Ezgi Yersu, Al the Scottish Wildcat, Katie Dean, Kin Lon Ma, Carsten Tobehn, Boris Langvand, Jeremy Fryd, and Charlene You.
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Visit to Incas Machupicchu Part 2/4
 
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Machupicchu is the ancient Incas city showing the greatness of Incas knowledge of town planning, agriculture, building construction and irrigation. This city was abandoned by Inca people in 1536 and Spaniards never arrived in this city. In 1911, it was discovered by an american explorer and the road was built in 1948. Daily thousands of tourists from all over the world arrive here by bus, train and walking to see the greatness of this mountain city at altitude of 2400m. The capital of Incas Cusco city is 3500m above the sea level and some of the tourist find difficult in breathing due to lack of oxygen. This video is the second part of the four-parts series produced from the recent visit to this sacred city. Guide explains the significance of Incas religious beliefs, social structure, building construction and town planning.
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How ancient art influenced modern art - Felipe Galindo
 
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-ancient-art-influenced-modern-art-felipe-galindo The term modern art sounds like it means art that is popular now, but the style actually originated over 150 years ago and includes artists like Picasso, Matisse, and Gauguin. What’s more ironic is that this movement they pioneered – considered revolutionary at the time – was inspired largely by objects of traditional and ancient design. Felipe Galindo details ancient influences on modern art. Lesson by Felipe Galindo, animation by TED-Ed.
Views: 183472 TED-Ed
History vs. Cleopatra - Alex Gendler
 
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View full lesson: ed.ted.com/lessons/history-vs-cleopatra-alex-gendler She was the most notorious woman in ancient history, a queen who enraptured not one but two of Rome’s greatest generals. But was she just a skilled seductress – or a great ruler in her own right? Alex Gendler puts this controversial figure on trial in History vs. Cleopatra. Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Brett Underhill.
Views: 2583064 TED-Ed
Cusco, Peru: A Tour of Qorikancha Inca Temple
 
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A tour of the impressive Qorikancha temple in Cusco, Peru, which was the central point of the entire Incan Empire until it was overtaken by the Spanish. PLANNING A BUDGET TRAVELING TRIP?? "Gabe's Guide to Budget Travel" is a travel guidebook that's packed with practical travel info, tips and tricks. And it's just $10 on Amazon! Click here for more info: http://www.amazon.com/Gabes-Guide-Budget-Travel-Tricks/dp/1470155141/ Or feel like reading something fun, adventurous and inspiring? "Following My Thumb" by Gabriel Morris features 26 adventure travel stories from around the world. It's also available on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Following-My-Thumb-Gabriel-Morris/dp/1846948495/ Gabriel's travel page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Explore-the-World/226239094115488 Lots more adventure travel at: http://gabrieltraveler.com Follow Gabriel on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gabrieltravel Video created by Gabriel Morris, who is the owner of all video or photo content. See more below. Gabriel Morris is a world traveler and travel writer who has been adventuring around the world off and on since his first trip to Europe in the summer of 1990. He is author of "Following My Thumb", a collection of 26 exciting and hilarious autobiographical travel stories from his worldly wanderings during the 1990s; and of several other books. Visit http://gabrieltraveler.com for lots more info about his travel writing, photography, videos, budget travel tips and much more. Thanks a lot for watching, and safe journeys! Cusco, Peru: A Tour of Qorikancha Inca Temple
Views: 4946 Gabriel Traveler
Maya Lecture [1 of 5]
 
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Topics include where the Mayans were located and what the land was like. For accompanying lesson plans visit www.mrroughton.com.
Views: 10287 Mr. Roughton
The Columbian Exchange: Crash Course World History #23
 
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In which John Green teaches you about the changes wrought by contact between the Old World and the New. John does this by exploring the totally awesome history book "The Columbian Exchange" by Alfred Cosby, Jr. After Columbus "discovered" the Americas, European conquerors, traders, and settlers brought all manner of changes to the formerly isolated continents. Disease and invasive plant and animal species remade the New World, usually in negative ways. While native people, plants, and animals were being displaced in the Americas, the rest of the world was benefitting from American imports, especially foods like maize, tomatoes, potatoes, pineapple, blueberries, sweet potatoes, and manioc. Was the Columbian Exchange a net positive? It's debatable. So debate. Resources: The Columbian Exchange, by Alfred Cosby, Jr: http://dft.ba/-columbian Crash Course World History is now available on DVD! http://store.dftba.com/products/crashcourse-world-history-the-complete-series-dvd-set Follow us! @thecrashcourse @realjohngreen @raoulmeyer @crashcoursestan @saysdanica @thoughtbubbler Like us! ‪http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourse Follow us again! ‪http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse
Views: 2632298 CrashCourse
How to build a fictional world - Kate Messner
 
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-build-a-fictional-world-kate-messner Why is J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy so compelling? How about The Matrix or Harry Potter? What makes these disparate worlds come alive are clear, consistent rules for how people, societies -- and even the laws of physics -- function in these fictional universes. Author Kate Messner offers a few tricks for you, too, to create a world worth exploring in your own words. Lesson by Kate Messner, animation by Avi Ofer.
Views: 4144368 TED-Ed
The incredible history of China's terracotta warriors - Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen
 
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-incredible-history-of-china-s-terracotta-warriors-megan-campisi-and-pen-pen-chen In 1974, farmers digging a well near their small village stumbled upon one of the most important finds in archaeological history – vast underground chambers surrounding a Chinese emperor’s tomb that contained more than 8,000 life-size clay soldiers ready for battle. Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen shares the fascinating history of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Lesson by Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen, animation by Zedem Media.
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Inka Engineering Symposium 5: Khipu & the Inka Empire
 
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In Part 5 of Engineering the Inka Empire: A Symposium on Sustainability and Ancient Technologies, Gary Urton presents Engineering a World with Strings Attached: The Place of the Khipu in Building the Inka Empire. The knotted-string recording device known as the khipu ("knot") was the principal device used for the storage of information by state agents and administrative officials in the Inka Empire of Pre-Columbian South America. This presentation examines the role of khipu record keeping in a variety of contexts relating to the building of state facilities in the empire—from roads to store houses to administrative centers. It is argued that the knotted string hierarchical arrangement of the khipu was important to the Inka not only as an instrument for record keeping but also as a structural paradigm for building the empire. Gary Urton is the Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies and Chairman of the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. His research focuses on a variety of topics in pre-Columbian and early colonial Andean intellectual history, drawing on materials and methods in archaeology, ethnohistory, and ethnology. He is the author of many articles and editor of several volumes on Andean/Quechua cultures and Inka civilization. His books include: The History of a Myth (1990), The Social Life of Numbers (1997), Inca Myths (1999), and Signs of the Inka Khipu (2003). A MacArthur Fellow (2001--2005), he is Founder/Director of the Harvard Khipu Database Project. This symposium was webcast on November 14, 2013 from the Rasmuson Theater at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
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The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you - Anthony Hazard
 
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Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-atlantic-slave-trade-what-your-textbook-never-told-you-anthony-hazard Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade -- which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas -- stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic and personal impact of this massive historical injustice. Lesson by Anthony Hazard, animation by NEIGHBOR.
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The complex geometry of Islamic design - Eric Broug
 
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-complex-geometry-of-islamic-design-eric-broug In Islamic culture, geometric design is everywhere: you can find it in mosques, madrasas, palaces, and private homes. And despite the remarkable complexity of these designs, they can be created with just a compass to draw circles and a ruler to make lines within them. Eric Broug covers the basics of geometric Islamic design. Lesson by Eric Broug, animation by TED-Ed.
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The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1
 
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In which John Green kicks off Crash Course US History! Why, you may ask, are we covering US History, and not more World History, or the history of some other country, or the very specific history of your home region? Well, the reasons are many. But, like it or not, the United States has probably meddled in your country to some degree in the last 236 years or so, and that means US History is relevant all over the world. In episode 1, John talks about the Native Americans who lived in what is now the US prior to European contact. This is a history class, not archaeology, so we're mainly going to cover written history. That means we start with the first sustained European settlement in North America, and that means the Spanish. The Spanish have a long history with the natives of the Americas, and not all of it was positive. The Spanish were definitely not peaceful colonizers, but what colonizers are peaceful? Colonization pretty much always results in an antagonistic relationship with the locals. John teaches you about early Spanish explorers, settlements, and what happened when they didn't get along with the indigenous people. The story of their rocky relations has been called the Black Legend. Which is not a positive legend. Turn on the captions. You'll like it! Follow us! @thecrashcourse @realjohngreen @crashcoursestan @raoulmeyer @saysdanica @thoughtbubbler Support CrashCourse on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/crashcourse
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The Aztec Commandments and the Great White God of the ancient Americas
 
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From the traditions of the many indian tribes of the americas we learn of a common legend, myth or belief in a great white bearded God who visited them in the distant past, comming down from heaven and teaching them how to live their lives. Source: https://steemit.com​ Read here:https://helenastales.weebly.com/blogue/the-aztec-commandments-and-the-great-white-god-of-the-ancient-americas Follow us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ufo.maniaII/
WF Venture ScaleUp helps 'Quinoa Guru' with mentoring support and Peer learning | Partner, Mohan
 
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Quinoa Guru is a startup on a mission to introduce Quinoa in the Indian market. Quinoa is a nutrient-rich grain that was honored as a sacred crop by the ancient Incas. Tri-color quinoa is a beautiful blend of red, black and white grains. Native to South America, quinoa is a "pseudo-grain"—actually a gluten-free seed, but used in cooking like a whole grain. " WF Venture ScaleUp program has helped increase my peer learning which in turn has given me a lot of confidence to run my startup. My biggest takeaway from the program was the mentor, and peer connects I made during my tenure at the program", says Mohan, Partner, Quinoa Guru. WF NEN Venture ScaleUp: WF NEN Venture Scaleup is a three months’ hyper-growth business accelerator with a goal oriented, deep engagement, zero equity, no fees program, and a strong focus on individual attention and a vast mentor pool. It is part of a bouquet of accelerator programs simultaneously run across Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune catering to early growth and growth startups across diverse business sectors. WF NEN Venture Scaleup focuses on workshops, one on one mentor and expert sessions and experiential learning from WF NEN growth coaches, domain experts, mentors, entrepreneurs, service providers, investors and experts who work with participating entrepreneurs one-on-one to help achieve tangible growth and the right ‘Traction Metrics’. A critical element of the program has been the connects with customers esp. sectors with preferred customer/partner base. WF NEN Venture ScaleUp has 3Cs as major areas of focus - Customer, Cash and Capacity using SCALING LEAN principles enunciated by U.S based Ash Maurya who is the author of the international bestseller “Running Lean: How to Iterate from Plan A to a plan that works” and the creator of the one-page business modeling tool “Lean Canvas”. He is known for offering some of the best and most practical advice for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs all over the world and has developed a systematic methodology for raising the odds of success built upon Lean Startup, Customer Development, and Bootstrapping techniques. WF NEN’s goal is to create an open-source, high-quality accelerator model for national and international replication. About Wadhwani Foundation: Wadhwani Foundation was founded in 2000 by Silicon Valley based entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dr. Romesh Wadhwani with the primary mission of accelerating economic development in emerging economies through large-scale job creation and job fulfilment. The Foundation is present in Asia, Africa and Latin America operating in association with governments, educational institutes, corporates, mentors, and investors. Its Initiatives are driving job creation and jobs fulfilment through entrepreneurship, skills development and innovation. About National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) : NEN inspires, educates, and supports student entrepreneurs, startups, and SMEs for creating high-value jobs. NEN creates city-based entrepreneurial ecosystems consisting of institutes that teach NEN courses, NEN run or supported accelerators and a network of mentors, investors, service providers supporting startups and SMEs. Click here to subscribe this channel at : https://goo.gl/mR1FKK To know more about Wadhwani Foundation and its initiatives: Wadhwani Foundation Website: https://www.wfglobal.org/ National Entrepreneurship Network: https://www.wfnen.org/ Connect with us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wadhwanifoundation NEN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NEN Twitter Handle: @WadhwaniF LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wadhwani-foundation Google + : https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Wadhwani-foundationOrg
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Let's Play EU4 - The Papal State Common Sense - Part 52
 
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Well the Inca learn there lesson. One of many I plan to teach them. In addition the Pope finally bows to pressure from the people around him...and attacks India. I mean it was only a matter of time right?
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Bookshark Reading with History Level 6 World History, Year 1 of 2 for  ages 11-13
 
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Witness the rise and fall of ancient empires in this homeschool 4-day week, 36-week homeschool curriculum. Discover how people lived around the world from ancient times through the Renaissance. Meet Augustus Caesar, samurai warriors, Incan emperors, Joan of Arc and more! Bring the ancient world to life with vivid biographies, historical fiction and award-winning literature. Watch the video to see everything included in your Bookshark Reading with History Level 6 World History, Year 1 of 2 for ages 11-13. This product is available online here ►https://www.bookshark.com/level-6/reading-with-history/reading-with-history-6/ BookShark is literature-based, 4--day, faith-neutral (secular) curriculum—structured homeschool for flexible families.
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This is Sparta: Fierce warriors of the ancient world - Craig Zimmer
 
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/this-is-sparta-fierce-warriors-of-the-ancient-world-craig-zimmer In ancient Greece, violent internal conflict between border neighbors and war with foreign invaders was a way of life, and Greeks were considered premier warriors. Sparta, specifically, had an army of the most feared warriors in the ancient world. What were they doing to produce such fierce soldiers? Craig Zimmer shares some of the lessons that might have been taught at Spartan school. Lesson by Craig Zimmer, animation by TED-Ed.
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Emily Cook: The Read Aloud Lifestyle: How To Get the Most Out of Living Books
 
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We all know that reading aloud to our children is important. But the mechanics of actually doing it can often times seem difficult. In this session, I’m going to talk about how to make reading aloud a priority in our homeschools and how to get the most out of reading those living books. Emily Cook is the author and creator of the secular homeschool curriculum Build Your Library, a literature-based K-10 program infused with the teachings of Charlotte Mason. She writes full year lesson plans as well as shorter topical unit studies. Emily has been homeschooling her four children in Southern NH for 15 years. She is passionate about reading aloud to children of all ages and loves to share her love of literature with others. She is also the author of the book A Literary Education: Adapting Charlotte Mason for Modern Secular Homeschooling.
The Spanish Empire, Silver, & Runaway Inflation: Crash Course World History #25
 
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In which John Green explores how Spain went from being a middling European power to one of the most powerful empires on Earth, thanks to their plunder of the New World in the 16th and 17th centuries. Learn how Spain managed to destroy the two biggest pre-Columbian civilizations, mine a mountain made of silver, mishandle their economy, and lose it all by the mid-1700s. Come along for the roller coaster ride with Charles I (he was also Charles V), Philip II, Atahualpa, Moctezuma, Hernán Cortés, and Francisco Pizarro as Spain rises and falls, and takes two empires and China down with them. Crash Course World History is now available on DVD! http://store.dftba.com/products/crashcourse-world-history-the-complete-series-dvd-set Follow us! @thecrashcourse @realjohngreen @raoulmeyer @crashcoursestan @saysdanica @thoughtbubbler Like us! ‪http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourse Follow us again! ‪http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse
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Ancient Americas Research Project
 
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A showcase of artifacts and Google Earth tours made by 6th grade students at HVMS for their Maya, Aztec, and Inca unit. The project design was by my student teacher, Ms. McCracken.
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Ancient Omani Water System
 
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The Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman are ancient water channels dating from 500 AD water runs through the channels dug from the earth The source of falaj water is groundwater found in the subsoil or valleys It is extracted in a simple manner using gravity instead of pumps It was used for agriculture and all other daily essentials Five Falaj's were added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites Website: http://timesofoman.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/timesofoman Twitter: http://twitter.com/timesofoman
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The etymology of PERU
 
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The name of the country of Peru comes from the first Inca King Pirua which is HEBREW PARUAH. Through source material we can conclude that the tribe of Naphtali inhabited the Andean mountain range in south America.
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Ancient Aliens: Mysteries of Simple Machines
 
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How did the Inca build Machu Picchu? What purpose do the pyramids serve? The so-called "experts" were boring lamewads who wanted us to read books, so we asked some guy named Giorgio. Written By: Patrick Winegar Starring: Schuyler Weinberg Directed By: Justin Lynk Edited by: Patrick O'Rourke
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Why Can't We See Evidence of Alien Life?
 
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Stand by for an animated exploration of the famous Fermi Paradox. Given the vast number of planets in the universe, many much older than Earth, why haven't we yet seen obvious signs of alien life? The potential answers to this question are numerous and intriguing, alarming and hopeful.
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Inca Achievements
 
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Chapter 8. Section 3. Inca Achievements
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Hispana Spanish Language and Culture school - Lima, Peru
 
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Visit our website: http://www.hispanaidiomas.com/spanish-school/ Peru, the Land of the Incas, is a magical and millennial country with an uncommon diversity and richness that offers visitors the possibility to live out a unique experience. History, culture, nature, adventure and more, all in one destination. Lima, the capital of Peru, is a cosmopolitan city combining modernity with historical and cultural richness. Located on the central coast of Peru, it is connected with the principal cities of the world through daily direct flights and connections. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Lima is a city that offers all the tourist services, the most demanding modern hotel infrastructure, the most varied cultural and nightlife entertainment in the country, the best cuisine of the Americas, and the gateway to all the natural, archaeological and historical tourist attractions of Peru. These reasons, and because Peru is recognized as one of the countries where Spanish is spoken most clearly and is the easiest for foreign visitors to understand, inspired us to open Hispana Spanish School in the district of Miraflores. One of the most beautiful and commercial areas of the city, where there are cafes, parks, crafts markets, movie theaters, bars, night clubs and the best restaurants in Lima, as well as hotels and hostels for every budget. Our school is located just a few minutes away from amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, and sports such as surfing, paragliding and hang gliding. Hispana Spanish School is a cultural center that specializes in teaching Latin American Spanish and culture to foreign residents, immigrants and travelers of all nationalities, occupations and ages. Our specialty is the teaching of Latin American Spanish, and our mission is to facilitate the acquisition of the Spanish language to our students from culturally diverse backgrounds so that they can effectively communicate within the Spanish-speaking world, whether to work, study, travel or vacation in Peru, or just to learn more about our fascinating and rich culture. Our Spanish courses and programs have been designed principally for adult students who want to learn Spanish correctly, through a communicative and effective methodology, in a pleasant, dynamic and culturally enriching learning environment. The study plan for Hispana Spanish School follows the guidelines and the classification of levels established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the Cervantes Institute of Spain. Additionally, the curricular structure of the Spanish Program is divided into 6 levels, from Basic to Superior, or Refinement. Our communicative methodology emphasizes oral and functional communication from the first day, without leaving out grammar, writing, pronunciation and intercultural competence. We also have a wide variety of private courses such as the Spanish Course for Portuguese speakers, Business Spanish, Medical Spanish, Spanish for Children and Teenagers, and DELE Preparation, the Official Spanish Diploma. Our Spanish teachers, who are university graduates, are certified as Professors of Spanish as a Foreign Language and have extensive experience teaching students from diverse countries and native languages. The flexibility of our courses allows us to offer students different options according to the length of their stay and their learning objectives. For this reason, we have daily intensive programs that can be taken from 1 to 19 weeks, and private courses in which students choose the frequency and number of hours per class. But what makes studying Spanish at Hispana easy and fun is the cultural immersion experience. Every weekday we organize social and cultural activities that allow students to learn more about the Peruvian culture and lifestyle, our city, and of course, to practice Spanish in a spontaneous and fun environment. Studying at Hispana was really helpful for me. Before I couldn't speak any Spanish, but now I can speak to anyone in almost any situation. All the teachers and staff here are very friendly. And it was also really fun because there are always activities like dance classes or cooking classes so it was easy to learn! The Exploring Lima program in which we go to interesting places in the city such as pre-Incan archaeological sites, the historic center of Lima, museums, or outdoor walks. Latin Dance Classes, Salsa and Merengue presented by an experienced instructor. Experiential Peruvian cooking classes, where students participate in the preparation of delicious traditional dishes and drinks.
From Ancient Farmers, Lessons for Today's Amazon
 
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This is the VOA Special English Agriculture Report , from http://voaspecialenglish.com | http://facebook.com/voalearningenglish South America's Amazon is the largest tropical rainforest and river system on Earth. But the Amazon is disappearing at the rate of about eight hundred thousand hectares a year. This deforestation is caused by an increase in agriculture and cattle ranching and the building of roads and dams. Another cause is the illegal cutting of trees for logging companies. Now, a new study says ancient Amazonian farming methods could offer valuable lessons for today. The study looks at the pre-Columbian period. Christopher Columbus and other European explorers began arriving in the Americas in the late fourteen hundreds. The researchers studied a coastal wetland area where ancient farm beds and canals remain unchanged. The site is in French Guyana. A widely held belief is that pre-Columbian farmers used a great deal of fire to manage Amazonian ecosystems. But the scientists say their study calls this idea into question. It shows that raised-field farmers limited their burning to improve agricultural production.Jose Iriarte from the University of Exeter in England was lead author of the study. Mr. Iriarte says fire results in the loss of important nutrients for crops. When land is not being used for farming, periods without fire are most effective in rebuilding soil organic matter and preserving soil structure. "So in this sense," he says, "we interpreted that they were limiting fires because it was better to grow crops in these raised field systems." He says this fire-free method by the pre-Columbian farmers helped change the seasonally flooded savanna, or grassland, into productive cropland. Raised fields provide better drainage and soil aeration and also hold moisture during the dry season. This fire-free method of agriculture would have been labor intensive. It ended when up to ninety-five percent of the native people died from diseases brought by the Europeans. Mitchell Power from the Natural History Museum at the University of Utah says, "Once the Columbian encounter happens ... we start to see increased burning and a shift towards dry-land farming." People were then clearing forests and making their raised beds in the forests. The European colonizers brought slash-and-burn methods that remain a threat to the rainforest. Experts say at current rates, more than half of the Amazon's tropical rainforest could be gone by twenty-thirty. The study is in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. For VOA Special English, I'm Carolyn Presutti. (Adapted from a radio program broadcast 17Apr2012)
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Why is Herodotus called “The Father of History”? - Mark Robinson
 
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Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-is-herodotus-called-the-father-of-history-mark-robinson 2,500 years ago, the writing of history as we know it didn’t exist. The past was recorded as a list of events, with little explanation for their causes beyond accepting things as the will of the gods. Herodotus wanted a deeper understanding, so he took a new approach: looking at events from both sides to understand the reasons for them. Mark Robinson explains how “history” came into being. Lesson by Mark Robinson, directed by Remus and Kiki Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible! Daniel Day, Nick Johnson, Bruno Pinho, Javier Aldavaz, Rodrigo Carballo, Marc Veale, Boytsov Ilya, Bozhidar Karaargirov, Darren Toh, ilya bondarik, maxi kobi einy, Runarm , Misaki Sato, Peter Koebel, Levi Cook, Alex Kongkeo, Craig Sheldon, Andrew Bosco, Catherine Sverko, Nik Maier, Robert Sukosd, Mark Morris, Tamás Drávai, Adi V, Peter Liu, Leora Allen, Hiroshi Uchiyama, Michal Salman, Julie Cummings-Debrot, Gilly , Ka-Hei Law, Maya Toll, JAVIER MARTINEZ LORENZO, Aleksandar Srbinovski, Jose Mamattah, Mauro Pellegrini, Ricardo Rendon Cepeda, Renhe Ji, Andrés Melo Gámez, Tim Leistikow, Moonlight , Shawar Khan, Chris , Alex Serbanescu, Megan Douglas, Barbara Smalley, Filip Dabrowski, Joe Giamartino, Clair Chen, Vik Nagjee, Karen Goepen-Wee, Della Palacios, Rui Rizzi, Bryan Blankenburg, Bah Becerra, Stephanie Perozo, Marc Bilodeau, Ruby Solorzano, Minh Tran, Ivan Tsenov, Claudia Mayfield, Justus Berberich, André Spencer, Pavel Zalevskiy, Yankai Liu, Duo Xu, Ghassan Alhazzaa, Miloš Stevanović.
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A Survey of Early South American History - Age of Exploration and Contact Pt 2 of 4
 
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Mr. Frazier's Geography Channel is a collection of videos for his students. Feel free to contact for lesson plans, accompanying notes, or online activities. Only used for educational purposes. Videos are not monetized. Intro Music: Dogfight: Another Day (2003) Tutorial Music (as of 3/6/2016): Zep Hurme: Ethereal (2011) Scripts often based on Holt World Geography (2009), or the independent research of Mr. Frazier Please excuse the typos!!!!!!!!
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Peru, Machu Picchu, Inca South American Beautiful Kids
 
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Peru is a country in South America that's home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city high in the Andes mountains. The region around Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and colonial city of Cusco, is rich in archaeological sites. On Peru’s arid Pacific coast is Lima, the capital, with a preserved colonial center and important collections of pre-Columbian art Peru Quechua: officially the Republic of Peru (Spanish:  República del Perú (help·info)), is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is an extremely biodiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river. Peruvian territory was home to ancient cultures spanning from the Norte Chico civilization in Caral, one of the oldest in the world, to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America. The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century and established a Viceroyalty with its capital in Lima, which included most of its South American colonies. Ideas of political autonomy later spread throughout Spanish America and Peru gained its independence, which was formally proclaimed in 1821. After the battle of Ayacucho, three years after proclamation, Peru ensured its independence. After achieving independence, the country remained in recession and kept a low military profile until an economic rise based on the extraction of raw and maritime materials struck the country, which ended shortly before the war of the Pacific. Subsequently, the country has undergone changes in government from oligarchic to democratic systems. Peru has gone through periods of political unrest and internal conflict as well as periods of stability and economic upswing. Peru is a representative democratic republic divided into 25 regions. It is a developing country with a high Human Development Index score and a poverty level around 25.8 percent. Its main economic activities include mining, manufacturing, agriculture and fishing. The Peruvian population, estimated at 31.2 million in 2015,[8] is multiethnic, including Amerindians, Europeans, Africans and Asians. The main spoken language is Spanish, although a significant number of Peruvians speak Quechua or other native languages. This mixture of cultural traditions has resulted in a wide diversity of expressions in fields such as art, cuisine, literature, and music.
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QUECHAN TRIBE FIGHTS TO PRESERVE LANGUAGE
 
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Quechan is one of 74 native languages across the nation on the brink of extinction. To combat the problem the ANA awarded Quechan with a grant to help document, teach, and restore the language of their people.
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Early Silk Road | World History | Khan Academy
 
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The early Silk Roads facilitated trade and the spread of ideas, technology, disease and religion across Eurasia in the beginning of the Common Era. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/ancient-medieval/silk-road/e/key-concepts--silk-road World History on Khan Academy: From the earliest civilizations to the modern world, geography, religion, trade, and politics have bound peoples and nations together — and torn them apart. Take a journey through time and space and discover the fascinating history behind the complex world we inhabit today. About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to KhanAcademy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=khanacademy
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