North of Mexico, the pre-Colombian settlement of Cahokia was the most influential and intricate Native American community in North America. A society of mound builders, which endured from about 9500 B.C. to 1400 A.D., they set up a massive trading center complete with their own types of governing bodies, architecture, religion, sophisticated farming, and local specialties. In one way or another, the Cahokian culture touched even the far reaches of the present day United States, “ from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes, from the Atlantic coast to Oklahoma”, all from its central location in the Mississippi region. It is for these reasons that Cahokia was a superior power in the New World before the Europeans came, and even now, can be considered important and mighty.
Trepanation is evident in prehistoric cultures throughout the world including Europe, Asia, Africa, North, Central, and South America, as well as Oceania. The two most notable locations where archaeologists have found the most specimens indicating trepanation are in France and Peru (Kim 2004:20-21). In France there is a rock-shelter called Entre-Roches that dates to Paleolithic times. A parietal bone was discovered in the soil of this rock-shelter that concludes that trepanation was practiced in the Quaternary period (de Nadaillac 1892:263-64). Peru has been noted as having the largest number of prehistoric trepanned skulls throughout the world and the practice was common for over two thousand years (Verano and Andrushko 2010:270).
Clarence B. Moore produced well-publicized works. During his time in Moundville in 1905 and 1906, Moore pierced the mounds with “trial holes,” finding numerous burials and related artifacts. Unlike many treasure hunters, Moore donated the majority of his find... ... middle of paper ... ...ora Little 2001. Moundbuilders: Edgar Cayce’s Forgotten Record of Ancient America. Memphis.
Determinants of income of Gem mining workers with special reference to Rathnapura District Introduction Background of the Study Sri Lanka?s gem industry is with a very lengthy and colorful history. Sri Lanka, the pearl of the Indian Ocean, ?Gemmed Island? and ?Rathna Dveepaya? ; has been well-known to the world for centuries as a land popular for Gemstones. Gem industry is one of the oldest economic sectors in the country which comes from nearly 3000 years back.
Another reason, why people think the pyramid is famous is because, it is one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World(Great). The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and the only monument still standing of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World(Great). The ways that the Egyptians built the pyramids was amazing. The history of pyramids is very interesting. The first know pyramid is the Step Pyramid.
Egypt have the biggest and the greatest collection of all monuments from the ancient world. Even In the days of Ancient Egypt when powerful pharaohs ruled over Egypt the Pyramids were considered magnificent wonders. Such huge wonders constructed thousands of years back with such precision and skill to last thousands of years can only be seen as conclusive evidence that the advanced religious architecture of ancient Egypt is magnificent. Today, the remains of 35
Cave Glyfada (or Vlihada ) Diroy is one of the most beautiful caves in the world . It is located on the west coast of the Laconian peninsula in the Bay of Diroy in the Municipality of Oitylou . The existence of the cave was known locally by 1900 . But no one suspected the miracle that was hiding inside until 1949 , when the founders of the Greek Speleological Society , John and Anna Petrocheilou began to explore the cave systematically . Until 1960 they had explored and mapped 1,600 meters , while today the known length of the cave is more than 15 km .
The Maya civilization is one of the most original and rich ancient populaces in the world. It is a group of varied ethnicities, common in some traits, but diverse in languages, customs and in history.1 By using the word "Maya " We can give two meanings. The first, of a civilization that flourished from the 4th century B.C. and it had its decline in the 7th century A.D. in what is known as the classical period resurgent in the post-classical period. And the second meaning refers to a people and culture that continues to exist to this day representing a tradition of more than 2000 years.
The temples were designed to look like the land when the gods first created the world. The stepped “truncated” pyramids represent mountains; the temples on ... ... middle of paper ... ...he Classic period of Mayan Architecture lasted approximately 600 years (Culbert 160). Within this relatively short time, the Mayans created a civilization that can only be paralleled with that of the ancient Egyptians and Romans. “ The architecture of this extremely productive period reflected the Mayans culture immensely.” (Miller, 51) The layouts of their settlements are comparable to no other civilization on earth. Mayan Temples, pyramids, and ball courts still persevere today, revealing an entire culture’s genius at architecture and construction.
Next, the decoding of hieroglyphics will be reviewed and followed by an overview of ancient Egyptian fascination with the afterlife. Finally, the major discovery in 1922 of King Tutankhamen’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings and its exquisite treasures will be offered. The Old Kingdom, from about 4000 to 2280 B.C., was the age of the great pyramids such as Cheops (wonder of the ancient world), Chefren, and Mycerinus. Also on the Giza plateau is the largest freestanding statue in Egypt, the Sphinx. The Sphinx was a sculpture of a lion’s body with the face of Chefren.