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Article posted February 18, 2013 at 07:11 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 108




 



Las Líneas de Nasca



Las Líneas de Nasca están en el desierto en el sur de Perú. Las líneas son misterio grande en arqueología. Las líneas fueron descubiertas en los 1920's cuando comandantes ven ellos desde aviónes. Las líneas representan animales, líneas, y otras formas. Las líneas de Nasca fueron hechas alrededor de 2,000 años en el pasado por la gente de Nasca. Las imagenes son muy grandes. Algunos científicos creen que Las Líneas de Nasca son grandes mapas de las estrellas. Otros creen que Las Líneas de Nasca puntan en la dirección de agua. Las líneas están hechas desde roca volcánica. Investigador Maria Reiche estudió las líneas de Nascas por muchos años. Otra palabra por Las Líneas de Nasca son geoglyphs o una grande imagen en el suelo.

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Article posted March 8, 2012 at 03:14 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 60

 



 



This is an entry from my gladiator journal. This entry is about living in the coliseum and about what training was like for gladiators. I hope you like it.  



I was sent to live at the coliseum, the largest amphitheater in Rome.      


       As terrified as I was, the colosseum was even more impressive


      than my old masters mansion. Huge awnings covered the 50,000


       seats around the arena, a huge circle of sand. Inside the actual


struncture, tunnels wound through the walls of the building,all


of them leading to the seats. We entered the substructure of


the building and the guard shoved me into a cell I was to


share with 8 other Greek women. I didn’t mind the sleeping arrangements


     so much, I was used to sleeping on a pile of hay at the domus


     and all of the women were


very friendly  considering the circumstances they were under.  


The girl sleeping next to me was especially nice. Her name was Achima


and we became very good friends. All of the girls in our cell were from


conquered lands like myself, but in other parts of the barracks criminals and


Romans who couldn’t pay the high taxes shared quarters with wealthy Romans


who had actually volunteered to become gladiators. I can’t imagine how anyone


could be so stupid.


 I was told that I was going to be trained as a Refiarius, the most vulnerable


Type of gladiator. The Refiarius fights with a net and a trident. Training is hard. Every morning we wake up at dawn. We began the


day with breakfast, followed by ten laps around the arena. Next, we


lift weights for a full hour to build up our arm muscles. After that its


time for one hundred push-ups and one hundred fifty sit-ups. Then we


practice fighting on a straw man on a platform. Since we are training as


Refiarius Gladiators, we practice with wooden tridents and daggers. On


the first day, the trainer beat me for slashing the straw man with my


dagger. “Slashing is for Greeks! Stab like a real Roman!” I decided that


telling him I wasn’t Roman would be a bad idea. After lunch we often


watch some of the more advanced Gladiators do practice fights. Usually


some spectators from the city will sit on the other side of the colosseum


to watch as well. After watching them for awhile while our trainer


pointed out their tack ticks to us, we were sent of to do another ten laps


and finally we would do a practice fight of our own but with wooden


weapons. After a long hard day, we eat dinner and then head off to


our cells for bead. I’m so exhausted every night; I’m usually asleep before


I even hit my pile of straw. Everyday I think of Marcus and where he might be.

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I used EBSCO on the middle search plus, student resoures search, and pages 172-173 in my textbook.My group divided the work into

Article posted December 1, 2011 at 04:17 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 67



Article posted October 17, 2011 at 08:02 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 53

We went on a trip to the Isles of Shoals earlier in September, and saw an old light house, some butterfly bushes, and some inquisitive baby seals! It was a very nature-y trip. The islands are a beautiful place that we will always want to go back to. 

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Article posted September 12, 2011 at 06:41 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 75




Have you ever noticed what happens to your eye when a bright light is turned of near you? We learned about the eye in class and our teacher taught us a trick. Take a mirror, look hard at your eye and turn of the lights. You will see your pupil start to grow so that you can see better in the dark.



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Article posted September 7, 2011 at 02:12 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 49

This is the begining of the school year hear at RJH. We are going to show you our work! Enjoy

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