Wednesday, August 3, 2016

2016 EDU: History month in Kitely

History month in Kitely
Updated 8/23/2016
History is a hot topic in OpenSimulator, at least on the Kitely grid.  This is History month  there, with focus on history-related locations and events.   Starting point is History Hub, which has links to all the builds.  The 4-week schedule covers 4 historical periods, from early history to modern times. 
Ishtar Gate

Go there

  • Firestorm hop:  on Kitely, put the hop in the Firestorm Nav (top) bar, enter 
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/History Hub/123/130/22
  • HG address: grid.kitely.com:8002:History Hub
  • Put the HG address in the World Map Find bar. Click Find, TP

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About the Ishtar Gate

The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. It was constructed in about 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city. It was excavated in the early 20th century and a reconstruction using original bricks is now shown in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin.

History

Dedicated to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, the gate was constructed using glazed brick with alternating rows of bas-relief mušḫuššu (dragons) and aurochs (bulls), symbolizing the gods Marduk and Adad respectively.[1]
-The roof and doors of the gate were of cedar, according to the dedication plaque. The gate was covered in lapis lazuli, a deep-blue semi-precious stone that was revered in antiquity due to its vibrancy. These blue glazed bricks would have given the façade a jewel-like shine. Through the gate ran the Processional Way, which was lined with walls showing about 120 lions, bulls, dragons and flowers on enameled yellow and black glazed bricks, symbolizing the goddess Ishtar. The gate itself depicted only gods and goddesses. These included Ishtar, Adad and Marduk. During celebrations of the New Year, statues of the deities were paraded through the gate and down the Processional Way.
-The gate, being part of the Walls of Babylon, was considered one of the original Seven Wonders of the World. It was replaced on that list by the Lighthouse of Alexandria from the third century BC.

Walkin Teleports
  • Walk into the blue screen.
  • If the region is online you will go there immediately.
  • If the region is not online, you will get a notice about waiting while it comes online.
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Eridu
  • Firestorm hop:
  • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/First City Eridu/490/243/22
Temple approach
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Temple of the Kings
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A view of Eridu
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    Next WIP show 

    • Next WIP show: Sun. Aug 28, Noon SLT 
    • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
    • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
    • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
    • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
    • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22
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    • world.narasnook.com:8900
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    • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
    • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
    • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
    • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
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