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Asian History | Africa | The Middle Ages | The
Renaissance and Reformation | 1700 - the Present | Individual Countries: Great Britain
Ancient Near East
- Mesopotamia - Excellent site from the British Museum. It
has information about the cultures of Assyria, Babylon and Sumer.
- The Hittes - an ancient people who lived from 1600 to 1200 BCE.
- Canaan and Ancient Israel - Information about the land and the people from the University of Pennsylvania Museum.
- Ancient Greece - A good introduction to ancient Greece. From the British Museum.
- Ancient Greece - from BBC Schools.
- The Iliad - Every Greek child knew this story about a war between the Greeks and the Trojans.
- The Nazca Lines - Prehistoric lines in the deserts of Peru. Nobody knows who made them or why they were made
- The Moche - Early people of Peru who made really beautiful pottery. This site is from the Khan Academy
- The Incas - From DK Findout.
- The Conquistadors - Europeans who conquered the native people of Central and South America. From DK Findout.
- The Renaissance - The development of trade, the exploration of the world, and an explosive growth of art.
- The Renaissance - a good introduction from Kids Discover.
- The Galileo Project - Information about the
man and his world.
- Renaissance Art in Italy - This page has lots of links. Look at some of the great works of art by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian.
- Leonardo da Vinci - artist, scientist and inventor.
- Michelangelo - A great artist of the Italian Renaissance.
- Martin Luther - The life of the monk who started the protestant reformation.
- Tudor History - England in the period between 1485 and 1603.
There are biographies, and articles about life in Tudor times. There is also a list of movies which take
place during Tudor times.
- Queen Elizabeth I - Biography and history of events
during her reign.
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