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History. See the future. It’s in the past.

The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. All developed countries maintain a National Archive and historical professions, both of which are paid for out of taxpayer money. This is in recognition of the simple fact that knowledge of the past is essential to society. What happens in the present, and what will happen in the future, is very much governed by what happened in the past. Without knowledge of the past we would be without identity, we would be lost on an endless sea of time. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

The Lost Kingdoms of Ethiopia Course

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. Ethiopia is one of the most fascinating countries in Africa – it has historic towns, some of which date back to the time of the Roman Empire or the Crusades, magnificent churches and the ruins of palaces. The Ethiopian monarchs claimed descent from Menelik I, whom it was believed was the... [More]
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The Lost Kingdoms of Ethiopia Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Ethiopia is one of the most fascinating countries in Africa – it has historic towns, some of which date back to the time of the Roman Empire or the

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Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. This course introduces you to the history of Ireland – its beliefs, legends, customs, festival celebrations and storytelling traditions, as well as the small matters of history, geography and religion. Irish history from the past to the present in covered, encompassing luminary figures in... [More]
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Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>This course introduces you to the history of Ireland – its beliefs, legends, customs, festival celebrations and storytelling traditions, as well as the

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History Course: The Decline of the Roman Empire

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. It was at dusk on 15th October 1764 when Edward Gibbon, sitting amidst the ruins on the Capitoline Hill at Rome, first conceived the idea of writing about the decline and fall of the city. His classic work which emphasised the negative effects of autocracy, barbarism and religion, has long... [More]
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History Course: The Decline of the Roman Empire

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>It was at dusk on 15th October 1764 when Edward Gibbon, sitting amidst the ruins on the Capitoline Hill at Rome, first conceived the idea of writing

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Iran Study Day: The Glory of Ancient Persia

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. Few countries can boast of such an illustrious past as Iran (ancient Persia). Join us for this richly-illustrated Study Day in which we examine Iran’s most powerful empires. Among the sites we visit are the awe-inspiring Achaemenid palaces and tombs of Persepolis, Susa, and Naqsh-i Rustam.... [More]
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Iran Study Day: The Glory of Ancient Persia

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Few countries can boast of such an illustrious past as Iran (ancient Persia). Join us for this richly-illustrated Study Day in which we examine Iran’s

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History of Archaeology Course

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. Learn about the history of archaeology while handling museum artefacts from the University of Sydney’s Nicholson museum. In this course, you will gain an understanding of archaeology and how it has developed as an academic discipline over three centuries. Epochs of archaeological enquiry... [More]
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History of Archaeology Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Learn about the history of archaeology while handling museum artefacts from the University of Sydney’s Nicholson museum.</p><p>In this course, you will

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Egypt's Golden Age Course: The Pharaohs of the 18th Dynasty

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. This course examines the 18th Dynasty (1570-1293 BC), the early part of the New Kingdom, when Egypt acquired an Empire in the Near East and Nubia. Participants will explore the history of Egypt from the expulsion of the Hyksos down to the end of the 18th Dynasty, a phase when the country... [More]
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Out of Africa Course: The Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. Archaeological research has been able to identify important examples of the evolution of modern humans from ape-like ancestors. Important finds were made by Louis Leakey in Olduvai Gorge which made it clear that early humans arose in east Africa. Subsequent finds, including the famous... [More]
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The Lost Kingdoms of Southern Africa Course

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. Archaeological research has identified important developments in the evolution of society in Southern Africa. The San Bushmen were the native hunter-gatherer peoples of the region. Subsequently, Khoi pastoralists entered the region and were followed by Bantu speaking farmers from central... [More]
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History Course: Ancient Persia

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. The region of Persia (modern Iran and beyond), has a long and complex history. Inhabited for 100,000 years ago, the region developed complex urban society under the Elamites. The Medes were the first to politically unify the region in 625 BC. Cyrus the Great subsequently founded the... [More]
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Archaeology of Ancient Greece Course

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. Learn about Ancient Greece while exploring the brilliant collection of antiquities at the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney. You will handle genuine archaeological artefacts, engaging in a detailed analysis of material culture displayed in the museum gallery. The course is run... [More]
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