Living History - A Trip to Ancient Olympia
Winning athletes who competed in the Olympic stadium (including barefooted runners) were crowned with wreaths made from sacred olive trees.  Tens of thousands of men, from all parts of Greece, traveled to Olympia to watch or participate.  Women were disallowed.
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In this video clip, see what is left of the stadium and its surroundings.

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German Christmas Traditions
This video highlights some German Christmas traditions.  Some of these include having multiple Christmas trees in the home, baking specific kinds of sweets, and using Advent calendars.
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Classigying Quadrilaterals
The instructor demonstrates how to classifying quadrilaterals based on the given information using specific attributes. 
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8.4 Hinduism in eastern India: religion in Calcutta

The Hinduism of Bengal, as in other regions of India with their own languages and distinctive historical traditions, has absorbed and retained many local elements which make it peculiarly the Hinduism of Bengal. The city of Calcutta has exerted its own considerable influence upon the surrounding region. Calcutta, the capital of West Bengal, was founded in 1690 originally as a British trading post on the Hugli, a stretch of the Ganges (or Ganga), a river sacred to Hindus (see Author(s): No creator set

8.2 The diversity of Hinduism

The complex tradition now known as Hinduism has emerged largely from the coming together of four main elements:

  1. The traditions of the original inhabitants of India, some of which may still continue in the cultures of India's more remote tribal peoples.

  2. The influences of the Indus Valley civilisation that flourished in northwest India until approximately the middle of the second millenium bce.

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7.3 ‘Insiders’ and ‘outsiders’

The claim that it is possible to study religion adequately from a disinterested position has been hotly debated. Can the understanding of the observer achieve the same level of insight and authority as the participant in a religion? No serious student of religion can avoid confronting this question.

The ‘outsider’ cannot escape depending to an extent upon insights from ‘insiders’ when studying a particular religion. An ‘outsider’ who has never been through a p
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Mass of Remembrance for Declan Sullivan
Recorded Thursday, October 28, 2010 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University of Notre Dame. Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., presiding; homily by Rev. Thomas P. Doyle, C.S.C.
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1.5 Differing perspectives

Closely related to representation of religion is the recurring issue of differing perspectives. In talking about perspectives here, we are thinking about how we look at something. We rarely approach anything neutrally – either consciously or subconsciously we tend to adopt a particular perspective – and how we look at something affects what we see. Whenever we make assumptions, we impose them on events, phenomena and other people. This is as true for scholars examining religion as
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1.4 The Victoria and Albert Museum's 'Sacred Spaces' exhibition

Some of these issues of representation were addressed indirectly by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2000, when an exhibition called ‘Sacred Spaces’ was mounted in conjunction with religious communities. The idea was to invite groups from different faith traditions to relate artefacts in the museum to their contemporary religious life. In practice, this had various unforeseen consequences.

The Jewish group photographed some of the objects in the museum, and then phot
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1.1 What are the issues?

Some themes recur when we start to think about religion. These include issues of continuity and change, representation, differing perspectives, authority, community and identity. In this unit we start to consider some of them in detail.

The full list of themes and issues considered in this section are:

  • Continuity and change

  • Representation

  • The Victoria and Albert Museum 'Sacred Spaces' exhibition of 2000


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An Evening with Vikram Chandra
In the tradition of his favorite childhood writers, Dickens, Thackeray and the “curiously forgotten James Hadley Chase,” Vikram Chandra explores the seamier sides of human relations. In Chandra’s latest, sprawling novel, Sacred Games, his backdrop is Bombay, a city steeped in corruption from head to toe. Reading three s
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The Medium Religion
Noted philosopher, critic and essayist Boris Groys, who has previously delved into the Soviet post-modernist and Russian avant-garde art scene, turns his attention now to the recent and dangerous marriage of religion and digital media. In a talk based on his paper, Religion in the Age of Digital Reproduction, Groys
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T4 Tips Podcast #12 - RSS in a Nutshell
Using RSS to get the daily information you want. This is a great guide for educators on using RSS. (http://weblogg-ed.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/RSSFAQ4.pdf)
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378 GG Apostrophes and Plurals
Learn how to use apostrophes by pondering a Victoria's Secret ad. Buy Grammar Girl's books: http://j.mp/allGGbooks
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
An algebra-based overview of elementary and pre-telescope astronomy. Topics covered include sundials, seasons, calendars, precession, shape and rotation of Earth, Greek astronomy, the path to heliocentric theory and extensive sections on Kepler's laws. It also has sections on the Moon and how its distance was found. Many historical details, stories, and applications are included. This is part of a wider site From Stargazers to Starships which has related lesson plans, glossary, timeline, problem
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Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XVIII, Issue 3
CONTENT: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, Photographing the Mani Codices, Reconstructing Q, The Fall Public Lecture Series (The Spade and the Scroll: Archaeology, Manuscripts, and the Bible): "Avoiding Another Dead Sea Scroll Fiasco," "Out From the Shadows: Women in the Postexilic Era (6-4 Centuries B.C.E.)," "Bringing the Dead Sea Scrolls Back to Life," "On the Historicity of the Patriarchal Tradition," and "Nude God, Gladiator, Philosopher, or Emperor: How to Depict Jesus"
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This activity challenges students to develop an algorithm to find the day of the week on which they were born. An algorithm is described as a step-by-step routine for solving a problem. The activity, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges emphasizing math in the real world, notes how algorithms are used by scientists, factory workers, and chefs. The hint shows students that, for any date, the day of the week changes from one year to the next. Students are reminded to consider
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Title: wooden jar containing honey
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Description: Wooden jar carved in the style of a glass or stone cosmetic jar. It has a small base, a globular shouldered body and a wide conical neck that splays out to form a rim. There are two vertical loop handles from the top of the shoulder.
Description Source: Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 182

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Title: alabaster cosmetic jar
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Description: Alabaster concave-sided jar with wide foot and rim, used for storing cosmetics. The front of the jar is inscribed with the names of Pepi II framed by a sky-symbol at the top with a was-sceptre at either side.
The rim has been repaired. Used for storing cosmetics.

Author(s): Artist: Pepi II/Neferkare I, King

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Title: armorial plate
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Description: Export ware plate, part of a Scottish armorial service.
Heavily potted porcelain oval plate with a narrow footring and flat unglazed base. The plate is decorated in deep underglaze blue with a diaper pattern around the rim and four floral sprays, each incorporating one of the Hundred Antiquities; for example, the floral spray above the armorial design incorporates scrolls. At the centre of the plate is a coat of arms with lion crest in coloured overglaze enamels and trace

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