The quake cost 3,000 people their lives and not only rattled the residences of San Francisco, but people from Oregon to L.A and as far inland as Nevada(history.com). The quake ran down the San Andreas fault for 296 miles.The total damage estimation is $500,000,000 and very little of that is from the earthquake directly(history.com). Much of the destruction originated from fire. Many small fires across San Francisco grew into very large fires that demolished the city. The fires obliterated 490 city blocks, a total of 25,000 buildings leaving over 250,000 homeless (eyewitnesshistory) and, websites are conflicted but estimate the loss of 450 to 3,000 lives.
The amount of property that was damaged by hurricane Harvey was vast. Strong winds are what people think of when they think of a hurricane. The winds from Harvey were said to have reached 130 mph. That was enough for it to be classified as a category 4 storm. The strong winds spread debris across the land scape of Texas as it ripped through the structures destroying anything in its direct path.
Map of the affected area. BBC (2007) According to the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (2007), more than 519 people were killed, 1,090 people were injured and at least 58,000 houses collapsed; due that 80% of those houses were made of “adove”, a mud brick made by sand, clay water and sticks. Despite the large number of facts, which are not the idea of this paper, consider the large number
According to History Plato never truly believed in his story, he only wrote the story to boost ideas of a faultless or supreme society, stating that because the city became corrupt and greedy, Poseidon (the god of the sea) troubled the island with earthquakes and floods, sinking Atlantis to the bottom of the sea.Plato’s Critias says he heard the story of Atlantis from his grandfather, who had heard it from the Athenian statesman Solon (300 years before Plato’s time), who had learned it from an Egyptian priest, who said it had happened 9,000 years before that. “ The evidence above proves that Plato heard the story of Atlantis after it could have been modified by many different people. “Whether or not Plato believed his own story, his intent in telling it seems to have been to boost his ideas of an ideal society…” this information states that Plato might not have even believed his own story the article also states that Plato mainly wrote the story to “prove a point” or boost himself and others idea of an ideal
Many empires rose and had fallen all through history all over the world; however, there is only one resemblance why empires succeed and get destroyed. In the Middle East, lies Mesopotamia, which formed in 3200-2350 BCE. South of the Mesopotamia is Ancient Greece and in Africa there is Aksum; Ancient Greece had a Golden Age in 750-338 BCE and Aksum thrived in 100-750 CE. Those empires as well as others rose and fell for many reasons, but the biggest reasons are the geography, proving that geography can change an empire in an instant. The Mesopotamia was constantly in danger because of their rivers; citizens never knew when the river stroke.
Athens introduced democracy, while single city states instead of larger regions were being governed. Also, this was the time when the first Greek coins were created. Along with these, this period also saw the establishment of the iconic pottery and sculpture ancient Greece is known for ____________________________________________ Since a large part of Greece is located on islands and coastline, Greece was a water based civilization from the beginning, and in 725 BC, they started to create a strong water- based military. During the Persian War, it was the navy that gave them the desicive advantage, it helped them defeat the Persians. The formation of Greek city states began with the Mycenaean civilization.
What this did was create a dynasty in the Land of the Nile a long time ago. They started the base to today’s building and architecture. I think they were the most advanced ancient civilization due to the fact that they had and have the greatest impact on our lives today in modern society. The ancient Egyptian technologies and creations were the most beneficial for them back in those times. They also have the biggest impact on our society compared to other ancient civilizations.
Legends have surfaced in hundreds of cultures throughout the world that tell of a huge, catastrophic flood that destroyed most of mankind, and that was survived by only a few individuals and animals. There are at least 500 flood myths reported from different nations with different cultures such as, China, Babylon, Mexico, and the list goes on. Although the vast number of such legends is surprising, the similarity between much of the content is amazing. The Genesis Flood story is one tale in the worldwide collection which is the most widespread and it is commonly compared with the flood of Gilgamesh. In spite of the fact that the Gilgamesh epic and the Genesis flood story show significant differences in details due to cultural distinctions,
Some believe that it never existed, but artifacts found from other ancient civilizations from all over the world might be proof that it did. Although many believe that Atlantis was just an ancient fable, plausible locations, the discovery of artifacts, similar cultures, and evidence of catastrophe prove that it did exist at one time. Scientists continue to look for more evidence of the city. Many have come close, but the exact location of the island has not been discovered. The disappearance of Atlantis has become one of the biggest unsolved mysteries of all
On May 18th, 1980, Mount Saint Helen, a volcano in Washington erupted majorly. The eruption is the most studied volcano eruption. Mt. St. Helen was known as one of the most prestige volcanoes in the Cascade Range before its eruption on May 18, 1980. The eruption made a big blast that destroyed the northern part of the volcano, crushing millions of the trees below the mountain.
I think the Santorini eruption of 1650 BC had the greatest impact on world history. Before the eruption two civilizations dominated the Mediterranean: the Minoans and the Mycenaeans (who would later become the Greeks). The Minoan empire was the most advanced civilization of their time. They had running cold and hot water, indoor plumbing, and they had a powerful navy. They spoke a language that we are still unable to understand.
Ancient Civilizations Egypt, Mesopotamia, and India are some of the early civilizations, that helped to shape the world as we know it. Each ancient civilization had many contributions to society. Some would include irrigation, grid like house system, and written languages. Ancient Egypt is one of the most common ancient civilizations. We all know them for the pyramid but that 's not all that they achieved.