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    Ancient World

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    Ancient World In the beginning of this chapter it discusses how the pyramids were built, what purpose they served, the three pyramids at Giza, some messages found on the stones that were used to build pyramids, and what a mastabas is. Pyramids are tombs built for Egypt's pharaohs. Pyramids are large structures with four sides that are the shape of a triangle, that meet at the top to form a point. The ancient Egyptians used the pyramids as tombs for the pharaohs and temples for their gods. The

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    From nature to modern technology, this world has always been engulf by many miraculous wonders. However, the first of the all of them are the seven wonders of the ancient world. These seven ancient wonders are the great pyramid of Egypt, the hanging gardens of Babylon, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and the lighthouse of Alexandria. These seven gigantic wonders surround the Mediterranean Sea, from Egypt to Greece to the Asia Minor

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    Libraries in the Ancient World

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    Writing in the ancient world was recognized as a powerful skill, the scribes were a very important people and not many were to be found. Starting with the Mesopotamian society, scribes were needed to send messages, convey news, take down Kings orders, register laws, write religious text, and much more as well as entertaining people with their readings. “The Mesopotamian scribes were an aristocratic elite, they contained power in their hands.” (Manguel 180). Text books in the past were found in the

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    Ancient Technology The ancient world helped develop an assortment of technological advances, the endless list of innovations by ancient societies are responsible for not just shaping our planet but also preparing us for future endeavors into the infinite universe. Although it’s unjust to pick just one group of people, I have randomly selected three cultures and a modernization designed by its individuals. The story of technological evolution takes place in Mesopotamia, Italy, and in China; wherein

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    7 Ancient Wonders of the World 1.     The Hanging Gardens of Babylon – Located approximately 50km south of Baghdad, Iraq on the east bank of the Euphrates River. King Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BC), grandson of the famous King Hammurabi, is credited to have commissioned the construction of the gardens. Although no tablets were found in Babylon referring to the Gardens, accountings from the ancient Greek historian, Strabo, state that the “The Garden is quadrangular, and each side is four plethra

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    The Seven Wonders of Ancient World

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    There are seven most remarkable structures of ancient times and I’m going to write about four out of the seven. The statue of Zeus, which was created in 432 B.C., by Phidius, the lighthouse Of Alexandria that was created by Sostratus in 290 B.C. and took 20 years to complete. The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus that was first created in 800 B.C. by Croesus and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus that was built around 353 and 350 B.C. These are only four out of the seven wonders I will be writing about who

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    It is a well known fact that ancient societies enjoyed entertainment as well as the American culture does now. Things that were popular then, might seem odd nowadays, but the thing that stayed the same is that people love the anticipation in the competitive sports. Best examples to illustrate how sport was a big part of the entertainment back then will be The Colosseum and the Ball Court. Those two structures have minor differences however, they are similar in many terms. The Colosseum was a major

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    The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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    The world is full of beautiful artwork, unbelievable buildings, and remarkable statues. In this day and age, there are countless man-made things that are absolutely amazing. Before industrialization though, these amazing things were much harder to find, but that is not say they did not exist. Some of the most stunning and breathe taking things ever built were before most technology, and machinery, even existed. Similar to present day, individual’s back then loved creating list of awesome things.

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    While the ancient world left little written record, the evidence that we do have depicts it as far more advanced and culturally rich than many would expect. From the Phoenicians in Mesopotamia to the Mayans in Central America, technological advancements and complex theories drove the ancient civilizations ahead. Great thinkers from that period like Socrates (other great thinkers) left huge marks on the literary world. Great scientists like Copernicus (other great scientists) developed theories that

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    the existence of life and the creation of the world are always mind-boggling and fascinating, however, the real answer to these questions may never surface. All there is to rely on are the myths, stories and legends passed on from generation to generation by ancestors and the clues they have left. This essay will try to uncover the ancient Mesopotamian and Hebrew views on existence and creation by looking at sources like the Genesis and other ancient Mesopotamian texts and poems. Mesopotamians and

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