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Welcome to Ancient Studies 401!

 

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  3. I will try to have all assignments graded and returned to you no later than a week after submission. Please do not ask for grading updates before then.

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  5. You can find my office in the following HiH group: Click here to access Professor Salvatrix's Office. Feel free to join and engage in discussions and various activities related to the ancient world and beyond.
Hello, students, and welcome to Ancient Studies! My name is Professor Epona Salvatrix and I am extremely pleased to be here at Hogwarts with all of you. Some of you may have run into me around the castle in your previous years, especially if you are in Slytherin. In addition to Ancient Studies, I a…
Welcome back, students! I am glad to see so many of you have returned to class, rather than run to the registrar. How are you enjoying the class so far? I hope you brought your sandals with you today, as we will be spending the next three classes studying the magic of ancient Egypt. Too cold? Ah w…
Welcome back, students! The topic of the ancient Egyptian pyramids could fill an entire year, however we will do our best to squeeze the most important knowledge into one class. We will start off with some basic facts about the pyramids, and then delve into a bit about their lesser known history an…
Oftentimes, when we look at the achievements of the past, we do so through a lens of comparison, typically thinking to ourselves that a part accomplishment was “impressive for its time.” However, today, prepare to be impressed entirely on merit! We will be looking at the very tail e…
Welcome back, students! I have a very special treat for you today - Hendrichs Dankworth has joined us and I will be interviewing him about his time spent as a curse-breaker! After the interview, we will practice some non-magical, yet critical, skills just in case you decide to pursue this career in…
Welcome back, students! I know some of you are sad to be leaving our discussion of ancient Egypt behind. However I assure you that our next civilization - ancient Mesopotamia - will not disappoint! We’ll cover three lessons’ worth of topics related to this area of the world as well as t…
Welcome back, students! Today we will be discussing another of the wonders of the ancient world that I’ve been hinting at all year: the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. I previously stated that the Pyramids of Giza were the last ancient wonder… but this is not strictly true. They are merely…
Good afternoon, students! I cannot believe that this is our second to last class for Year Four. How quickly the time has flown by! I truly hope that you have enjoyed our discussions on ancient Africa and the Middle East this year! Today we will finish up our discussion of ancient Mesopotamia, and b…
Well students, you’ve made it! We have arrived at our final class of the year. I cannot tell you how immensely I have enjoyed our time together and hope that I will see all of your eager faces again next year! As a reminder, next year we will focus on the ancient civilizations in Europe, incl…
Ever wondered what magic was like in ancient times? A time when everyone knew and often worshiped magical practitioners? Did they use wands and potions? Are the Ancient Wonders of the World really gone? This year, we will be learning about magic in the ancient societies of Africa and the Middle East. Be prepared to immerse yourself in a world where magic was common place in both the highest palaces and dustiest hovels. Brace yourself for the exploration of some of the most dangerous and secret places in our world.
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