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Animation of ancient Syracuse

A team of scholars made this video on how the city of Sicily looked like in the olden days. The video won the 2013 CHNT Video Award, and here is how it is presented on the youtube description: “The ignorance or the mis-knowledge of the archaeological background of a modern …

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Animation of ancient Parthenon

This is a video by altair.com   The group Whiskytree, which makes visuals for films, prepared a short video that depicts the Parthenon of antiquity, which includes their process.. You can watch it below. Historical accuracy is small.  

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The religion of the Yazidis and why it is persecuted by ISIS

The Yazidis (or Yezidis) constitute an ethno-religious group, native in northern Mesopotamia, and speak mostly Kurdish (Kurmanji Kurdish), while few of them speak Arabic. Their origin is unclear, their population reaches 200,000-300,000 people around the world (some say up to 700,000) and their way of life is agrarian. The United …

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