Monday, July 16, 2007

pOWerfUL people

who are some of the powerful people who have influenced our culture in ages past?

great philosophers like Plato and Aristotle, Socrates and Pythagorus.

powerful families like the Medicis.

city states and merchant empires.

the power of Popes and religion in Europe.

have you heard of The Renaissance?


Kitty Kat said...

I'm not to great with my hstory..I've only heard of the Medici which I read a book about(the medici seal).
I don't know the othes but I've heard of most f hem.

Ezylryb said...

i know that Kuhfu was buried in the biggest piramid

Kitty Kat said...

That sounds cool!
I tink it would be interesting to find out what he did t have such a geat burial place!
What d others hink?

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

i thought today how it was interesting how it meant so much to the workers (in the dvd) to have a proper burial etc.

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

did you know that the medici led the birth of the Italian Renaissance along with the other great signore families of Italy like the Visconti and Sforza families of Milan, the Este of Ferrara, the Gonzaga of Mantua, and others? cool a? its is funny how lots of those people/things in the post have some sort of link to eachother?

info from Wikipedia

Kitty Kat said...

did you know that the photo is of Raphael's School of Athens with Leonardo central as Plato?

dd you know that Lorenxo de'Medici was th ruler of Florence and patron of arts?

Piglet said...

No I didn't know that! But now I do!!

Kitty Kat said...


pom said...

That DVD was so cool, I took heaps of notes. Does anybody think that we should take that trip to that Eygiptian exhibition at the Auckland mueseum soon? I think it would bo good to go there before we starting confirmin what study we will be doing that is linked to ancient Egypt.

Kitty Kat said...

Yes the video is very interesting an I think we should contnue to watch it tomorrow.
Also I highly agree about the Auckland trip!
It will need to be soon or the Egypt exhibition will be over!
Kit De Kat

Miss Candy said...

i liked the dvd too

mr woody said...

room5ian and kittykat - outstanding comments. well done researching what was alluded to in the days events.
piglet - nice to read you rcomment.
pom - wonderful idea - i am glad you wrote loads of notes and enjoyed the dvd. we will watch it tomorrow. it is an excellent idea of yours to go to auckland soon.
make sure i start organising it this week or it won't happen.
room5ians rock!!!!!!

chickenwing said...

the dvd was cool and it shows how much they cared about there wotkers <(^_^)>

Kitty Kat said...

I am glad that these mysteries are being undercovered.
They are very interesting and I am pleased to live in n age of discoveries.

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

yes!!! i think it would be really cool to be an archiologist! imagine all of the discoveries that would be made!!! one question though, if that wall they found went right under the ground, then are those pyramids taller than the look? (because they might start 'under the ground')

Kitty Kat said...

h yes!!!!
Thats grat thining! the movie it looked like it was on higher ground.
This makes your idea even morre likly!
As that could mean thatthe wind had blowe more sandup there!!

catgirl said...

Si, I have heard of the Renaissance. It was also a period in music, where they played nice little things. As far as I can remember. But anyway! Confucius (no, I am not sure of the spelling) was another philosopher.

Kitty Kat said...


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chocolate lover said...

I liked the dvd too, Yeah im a room5ian the pyramids could be higher than they look. About that wall thing does anyone know why they bulit it?

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Anthony said...

Romans influeur culture the most. Romans win. They took over everything and were all like Oh yeah. We are a British colony and they changed Britain when they invaded. They also pulled the pope out of a hat and used him to influence countries they had converted I think...