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Notes 9-15-10 - 1 Greece the Elgin Marbles a Taken from the...

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9/15/10 1. Greece: the Elgin Marbles a. Taken from the Parthenon in Athens. b. These marbles symbolize Greece itself c. Replica of the Elgin Marbles in the Acropolis Metro Station d. Greece is a multidiversity/ethnicity 2. Germany: letting the past serve the present a. Excavating the Gestapo, they honored the victims. b. Back in Nazi times, they used sham excavations and fake archaeology to convince the people that German blood is the superior b.i. Heinrich Himmler – leader of archeology and SS, responsible for all the deaths 3. Iraq: known to be bringing back Babylon. a. Sadam Husseins palace is built on top of Babylon site b. Babylon – was the power of its time. Babylon is known to unify Iraq 4. Israel-Masada a. Zealots – intense about gaining their independence (“zealous”) b. Masada: fortress b.i. Roman ramp to reach the top b.ii. Zealots killed themselves before they could be captured c. Important to Israelis today c.i. Never surrender to enemies d. Yigael Yadin d.i. Excavator of Masada 1963-1965 d.i.1.
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