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  1. Roman - Ancient Rome (ThinkQuest Team 16325 - Empires Past)
      Provides a history, vocabulary, arts, sciences, government and more.

  2. Map of Ancient Rome (Roman Empire)
      Provides a map of Ancient Rome, including the location of some of the key landmarks. 11-00

  3. Romero, Oscar (Golden)
      Provides a short biography of the Catholic Archbishop who fought for peace and the poor in El Salvador. 12-00

  4. Shakespeare, William - Romeo and Juliet (Infomotions)
      Provides online text. 6-02

  5. Rome (Time Out)
      Provides a guide to the city, as well as many more major cities. 11-01

  6. -Daily Life in Ancient Times (Donn) star
      Provides information on toys, pets, food, jobs, entertainment, transportation, clothes, and other daily life details. Includes ancient China, Egypt, Greece, Rome and India. 03-06

  7. House - Ancient Roman (Roman Empire)
      Provides a drawing and description of a house of ancient Rome. (Includes some grammatical errors.) 11-00

  8. Builders - Ancient Romans (Roman Empire)
      Provides examples of some of the bridges, walls, and buildings of ancient Rome. (Includes some grammatical errors.) 11-00

  9. Shakespeare, William - Plays (Bartleby)
      Provides the plays of William Shakespeare, including The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for Measure, The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado about Nothing, Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer-Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, All’s Well that Ends Well, Twelfth-Night, The Winter’s Tale, The Life and Death of King John, The Tragedy of King Richard the Second, King Henry the Fourth, The Life of King Henry the Fifth, King Henry the Sixth, The Tragedy of King Richard the Third, The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth, Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus, Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, Julius Cæsar, Macbeth, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, King Lear, Othello, the Moor of Venice, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre. 5-00

  10. Mother Teresa Beatification (BBC News)
      "Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have thronged into St Peter's Square in Rome to witness the beatification of Mother Teresa of Calcutta." 10-03

  11. Saint Valentine (Wikipedia.org)
      "Saint Valentine or Saint Valentinus refers to one of at least three martyred saints of Ancient Rome. The feast of Saint Valentine was formerly celebrated on February 14 by the Roman Catholic Church until 1969." 2-05

  12. -03-06-05 Different Stories on U.S. Attack on Journalist (Guardian Unlimited)
      "Sgrena, 56, a journalist for the Communist newspaper Il Manifesto, was hit in the shoulder when US soldiers opened fire on the car she was travelling in as it approached a checkpoint less than a mile from Baghdad airport. The Italian secret service officer who had negotiated her release was killed as he shielded her from the gunfire. Two of his colleagues were also hurt."

      "The US Army claimed the Italians' vehicle had been seen as a threat because it was travelling at speed and failed to stop at the checkpoint despite warning shots being fired by the soldiers. A State Department official in Washington said the Italians had failed to inform the military of Sgrena's release."

      "Italian reconstruction of the incident is significantly different. Sgrena told colleagues the vehicle was not travelling fast and had already passed several checkpoints on its way to the airport. The Americans shone a flashlight at the car and then fired between 300 and 400 bullets at if from an armoured vehicle. Rather than calling immediately for assistance for the wounded Italians, the soldiers' first move was to confiscate their weapons and mobile phones and they were prevented from resuming contact with Rome for more than an hour." 03-05

  13. Saint Linus (Wikipedia.org)
      "Saint Linus (d. 79) was the second leader of the Christian church in the city of Rome. The Catholic Church identifies Linus as the second Pope, immediately following the apostle Saint Peter." 4-05

  14. Pope Benedict XVI (Wikipedia.org)
      "His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI (Latin: Benedictus PP. XVI), born Joseph Alois Ratzinger [1] (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:De-Joseph_Kardinal_Ratzinger.ogg) on April 16, 1927 in Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany, was elected the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church on April 19, 2005. By virtue of his office, he is the Sovereign of the Vatican City State, and is also styled the Holy Father by Catholics. He will be formally installed as the new pontiff during the Mass of Papal Installation on April 24, 2005, although he officially became pope and Bishop of Rome the moment he accepted his election in the conclave." 4-05

  15. Editorial: The Murderables in England (WorldPress.org)
      "The murder [by British police] of the Brazilian national marks an important step toward the reduction of constitutional guarantees in Europe, a step made with the approval — or apprehension — of the great majority of a public reasonably frightened by a terrorist attack that has transformed London, as yesterday’s Madrid, and perhaps tomorrow’s Rome, or who knows what other city, into a suburb of Baghdad."

      "According to a survey published in London, two thirds of British Muslim youth are thinking of leaving the country where they were born and in which they hold a passport. And this is because they feel they have been made 'objectively suspect' and therefore 'murderable.' " 8-05

  16. -11-01-05 Most Quake Needs Not Met (MSNBC News)
      "The United Nations said on Tuesday that it had received less than a quarter of the $550 million sought for quake victims in Pakistan and that the lack of money could soon hamper efforts to save lives in remote areas."

      "Agencies are racing to reach 200,000 people in mountainous parts of Kashmir hit by the Oct. 8 quake, which killed an estimated 80,000 people in total and injured 79,000 more."

      "Separately, the WFP has received 24 percent of the $56 million sought for food aid under the U.N. appeal, he added."

      "The Rome-based agency last week estimated that 2.3 million people are in need of food rations to survive the bitter Himalayan winter, up from 1 million covered in the appeal." 10-05

  17. Cleopatra (AncientHistory.About.com)
      "She may not have been an Egyptian, but she was Egypt's queen, ruling on her own rather than in the name of her husband. Her relationships with the leaders of Rome led to scandals. Her death continues to inspire playwrights, movie producers, and romantics." 02-06

  18. -04-16-07 U.S. Soldier to Be Tried in Italy for Murder (BBC News)
      "A US soldier is due to be tried in a Rome court with the murder of an Italian intelligence agent in Iraq in March 2005."

      "The agent, Nicola Calipari, was shot dead on his way to Baghdad airport."

      "He was escorting Giuliana Sgrena, an Italian journalist who had just been freed by kidnappers." 04-07

  19. -05-15-07 World Food Program Names Drew Barrymore Ambassador (MSNBC News)
      "“I can’t think of any issue that is more important than working to see that no schoolchild in this world goes hungry,” Barrymore said in a statement Wednesday. 'Feeding a child at school is such a simple thing, but it works miracles. I’ve seen it with my own eyes.' "

      "Founded in 1962, WFP provides food aid to an average of 90 million poor people, including 58 million hungry children in at least 80 of the world’s poorest countries. The United States said it provides nearly half the annual contributions to the Rome-based agency, which has an annual budget of just under $3 billion." 05-07

  20. Climate Change Puts Mediterranian Sea at Risk (Time.com)
      "Climate change is affecting Europe faster than the rest of the world and rising temperatures could transform the Mediterranean into a salty and stagnant sea, Italian experts said Wednesday. Warmer waters and increased salinity could doom many of the sea's plant and animal species and ravage the fishing industry, warned participants at a two-day climate change conference that brought together some 2,000 scientists and officials in Rome." 04-10

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