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Going in Animals

 

Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops) feeding its chicks.
. In Germany by Thomas Hinsche.

https://www.instagram.com/photography.hinsche/

Going in Animals

 

Nature is Awesome by Khan Rashid Khan
Clearest picture of the Sun ever Recorded



The Sun is not made of fire, its energy comes from nuclear
fusion to its heart, where the temperature exceeds 15 million
degrees and the pressure is immense. It melts hydrogen atoms,
turning them into helium, releasing energy in the form of light
and heat in the process.
Every second, it converts 600 million tonnes of hydrogen into
596 million tonnes of helium, the 4 million tonnes of missing
matter is converted into energy - a process that will continue
for the next 5 billion years.
Photo cred : Jason Guenzel

 

 

Going in Women's History

 

Going in Grammar

 

Going in History

 

The dark history of the overthrow of Hawaii

On January 16th, 1895, two men arrived at Queen Lili'uokalani's door,
arrested her, and imprisoned her. The Missionary Party had recently
seized power and now confiscated her diaries, ransacked her house,
and claimed her lands. Lili'uokalani was Hawaii's queen and she
ruled through one of the most turbulent periods of its history.
Sydney Iaukea shares how the ruler fought the annexation of Hawaii.

Going in Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, part of
Native Americans and First Nations

 

 

What if these 16th century ladies had never married Henry VIII?

Going in History


Torpenhow Hill

Going in ESL and Grammar

 

Fallen Yet Not Forgotten -
Remembering Pascal Cleatus Poolaw, Sr., the most
decorated Native American soldier in U.S. history.

See his whole story at Native Americans and First Nations

 

Manitoba Snake Dens
250,000 totally harmless, pest-eating reptiles! They are one
of the 20+ species of garter snakes. It can get below
-50°C/-60°F in a Manitoba winter; yet these tough,
viviparous, non-venomous snakes survive!

Going in Animals and Biomes

 

Tamiasciurus hodsonicus
American red squirrel, AKA pine squirrel or chickaree.

Sass has reappeared, as she does. March and April are
the months that red squirrels give birth to kits. I am
sure she has a family somewhere not too far away.
Moms are welcome to sunflower seeds any time.
credit = Caroline Booth Stafford
Going in Animals

The World's Oldest Complaint Letter

Dating to approximately 1750 BCE and recovered from the
ruins of the city of Ur, the tablet is a customer complaint
from merchant named Nanni to a supplier known as Ea-nasir.
In fact, there are multiple complaints in the letter. Ea-nasir
apparently delivered the wrong grade of copper after his
Persian Gulf voyage to Dilmun to collect the metal. He’s also
responsible for the misdirection and delays in a further delivery.
And to top it all off, he was rude to the servants Nanni sent to
collect the delivery.

(Note: Dilmun is also called Telmun, it's the same place.)

Ea-nasir bought copper ingots at Dilmun.
Ancient Dilmun was located on the island of Bahrain.

It spread along the coast but the trading hub was around
Saar and the harbors at the north end of Bahrain island.
It was the great trading center for the area. Merchants and traders
from Meluhha (the Indus Valley Civilization) had a colony in Dilmun.
the merchants of Dilmun had a monopoly on the copper trade,
copper was brought from the nearby mines of Oman and shipped to
Mesopotamian cities, Egypt, the Indus Valley, and places in-between.

“Tell Ea-nasir: Nanni sends the following message: When you came,
you said to me as follows : “I will give Gimil-Sin (when he comes)
fine quality copper ingots.” You left then but you did not do what
you promised me. You put ingots which were not good before my
messenger (Sit-Sin) and said: “If you want to take them, take them;
if you do not want to take them, go away!” Who do you take me for,
that you treat somebody like
me with such contempt?
I have sent
as messengers gentlemen like ourselves to collect the bag with my
money (deposited with you) but you have treated me with contempt
by sending them back to me empty-handed several times, and that
through a war zone!

Is there anyone else among the merchants who trade with Telmun who
has treated me in this way? You alone treat my messenger with
contempt! On account of that one (trifling) mina of silver which I owe you,
you feel free to speak in such a way, while I have given to the palace
on your behalf
1,080 pounds of copper, and Umi-abum* has likewise
given 1,080 pounds of copper, apart from what we both have had written
on a sealed tablet to be kept in the temple of Samas.**

(*Umi-Abum was another merchant, a business partner, a family member,
who knows?)

**(In ancient times, from Ur to Rome, money and other valuables were
kept under guard in temples along with government funds and temple
money. There were no banks in those days.)

How have you treated me for that copper? You have withheld my money
bag from me in a war zone; it is now up to you to restore my money to
me in full. From now on I will not accept any copper from you that is not
of fine quality. (Implied: I am not sending any more employees to pick
it up from you. From now on, you will bring it to me!)
I shall from now on select and take the ingots individually in my own yard,
and I shall exercise against you my right of rejection because you have
treated me with contempt.”

The “Complaint Tablet To Ea-Nasir” was found in the ruins of Ur inside an
old Babylonian house, which may have been the residence of Ea-Nasir.

Going in Ancient History and Archaeology

The Secrets Of The Universe
"Explore the universe from quarks to quasars!"


This excellent group of sites has amazing videos,
explains astronomy, astrophysics, photos suitable
for slide shows, so much to see!
Explanations of laws of physics, phenomena like
the Bernoulli Effect, comets, meteor, planets,
gravity waves, physics terms, and this:

Going in Astronomy and Earth Science.

 

 

Amazon yellow-headed parrot
Mama and hatchling. Beautiful.

Going in Animals

 

Going in History, Native Americans & First Nations ,
and Womens History

 

"... one of the greatest allegorists in
the history of literature."
- Shakespeare’s Transfiguration of Allegory
Sigmund Méndez
UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA

Going in Literature > Secondary School Literature

 

Going in Life Skills and Literacy

 

Going in Early Childhood

 

Going in Dinos and Paleo and Womens History

Going in History

 

Going in Animals

 

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Hi, kids! I'm Dakota! I am the newest Brittany here at
Good Sites for Kids! I'm a retired hunter and a mama.
My fur-sister Lillian and I are American Brittanies, both
rescues, and both South Dakota natives. When
we're not helping out on the site, we patrol outdoors,
chase rabbits and squirrels, woof at kids at the
playground, rack out on our beds, ask
for
treats,
and hang out with our humans!

 

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