After years of research and excavations the numbers of mysteries about terracotta warriors still remain. Qin Shi Huang left a lot of unsolved questions for the whole mankind that may remain a secret forever. Once you get here ask yourself this questions: - How these 140 kg sculptures were burnt to make them lasting unless ovens for decrepitation haven’t been found? - The quality of manufacturing of terracotta warriors is possible only with high industrialization. Ancient China people did not have such opportunities.
Another great advantage of cannons is that they could be shot from far away and still generate the same destruction. Chinese emperors tried their best to keep the incredible invention a secret. Meanwhile, around the 1100’s, the secret was revealed. It reached Japan, Islam, and then Europe. Unfortunately, West Africa was defeated by Europe in the 1400’s because they had not heard about the discovery of gunpowder yet.
How did prehistoric builders without sophisticated tools or engineering knowledge construct Stonehenge? The question has baffled scholars and intrigued visitors to the famous site for centuries. Recently, researchers have introduced two new theories, adding to a long list of possible answers to one of history’s greatest riddles. For centuries, historians and archaeologists have puzzled over the many mysteries of Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument that Neolithic builders toiled over for an estimated 1,500 years. While many modern scholars now agree that it served as a sacred burial ground, they have yet to explain how a civilization without modern technology—or even the wheel—produced the mighty circle of upright megalithic stones.
Mistakes most definitely are a key part in making discoveries. Without a mistake made, there is no way to tell if you did something correctly, and no way to prevent that same mistake from happening again in the process of innovation and discovery. In the story, “Lost Cities, Lost Treasure”, Heinrich Schliemann made the mistake of digging up the remains of Troy. The author of this story stated that Schliemann “erased important clues to Troy’s past” by digging everything up. He pulled out important artifacts that could’ve been used in later discoveries by scientists to find out more important and valuable information.
THE BRIEF HISTORY OF XIANG YU Xiang Yu (233 BC – 202 BC) was one of the best Chinese prominent military leaders in history. A rebellion who was having a major role in the fall of Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) and at last leaded to the rise of Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE). Xiang Ji, whose polite name was Yu, was born in Xiaxiang (near modern Suqian, province of Jiangsu). Xiang Yu’s family had served the kings of Chu for generations. His father, Xiang Yan, was a Chu general who was killed in 223 BC during the Qin conquest of Chu.
Scientist still do not know what they called themselves, as “Olmec” was the Aztec name which meant “Rubber people.” Due to the lack of archeological evidence to indicate their ethnic origins and exact settlement period. However, the Olmecs codify and record (a form of writing system still undeciphered) their gods and religious practices using symbols, although the precise significance of this record is jet unknown. The Olmec were undisputed masters of the early stone carving. They created stone works as scultures, large bas-reliefs, monumental architecture stepped pyramids, large-scale funerary features, and many other forms, more than 200 massive pieces have been documented in the low-lying river valleys of southern Veracruz and Tabasco. Most of these Olmec stone masterpieces were carved from giant basalt boulders founded in the volcanic uplands near the Tuxtlas Mountains, and then
How did ancient peoples manage to create buildings which could last until today when they did not have access to any of modern equipment? Specifically, structures like Stonehenge and Angkor Wat were all constructed over thousand years ago where there was no existence of excavator, loader or trucks, but ancient people are very smart to be able to build such admiring structures for next generations afterward. Angkor Wat was located in Siem Reap, Cambodia while Stonehenge was in Wiltshire, England. Even though they were found in different places, Angkor Wat and Stonehenge share some similarities but also differences in term of history, architecture and purposes. In term of History, there are two similarities and one difference.
Ysabelle: GUPTA: THE RISE OF AN EMPIRE After the final king of the Maurya Empire was assassinated, the whole empire collapsed! And because of this, it gave a way for a new empire to rise, the Gupta Empire. This Empire is an ancient Indian empire founded in 320 CE and survived until 550 CE. It was known to be one of the most peaceful and wealthy civilizations of its time, held by Chandragupta 1st . The Gupta period marks an important phase in the history of ancient India.
The adopted son of the great Julius Caesar, Gaius Octavius born in 23rd of September 63 BC and reigned from 27 BC-14 AD. Although he never claimed the title of an emperor, he was in fact the first emperor of Rome. The process taken by Gaius Octavius to become Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus and the sequence of events that led to Octavian eliminating his potential threats to his succession was a significant historical figures. Event that was taken by Gaius Octavianus in order for his succession of becoming Augustus was through Eliminating political parties through war and through proscription, Avenging Caesars death(second triumvirate vs Cassius and Brutus) and the battle of Actium in which will be furtherly discussed. The assassination of the
The great and magnificent country of China was brought together by one proud and powerful emperor. Throughout his whole life he has achieved several numerous, cruel, and incredible acts.To Qin Shi Huangdi, the first emperor of China, built the Great Wall, burned books, created feudalism, and made an underground palace as his last resting spot. Before Qin Shi Huangdi become a strong emperor, his roots came directly from the royal throne of the Qin clan. He was born in China in 259 B.C. as Ying Zheng ("Qin Shi Huang, Emperor of China")(“Shi Huangdi”).
After some of the bone were sent to the laboratory, Archaeologists soon realized that this wasn’t any ordinary skeleton; it was one over 9,000 years old. This skeleton, named the “Kennewick Man” due to its location in Kennewick, Washington, was the oldest, most well-reserved skeleton found in North America. Shortly after the remains were unearthed, controversy and debate surrounded the home and origin of the skeleton. “Archaeologist Dr. James Chatters, working on contract with the Benton County coroner, thought that the bones might not be Native American.” If this were proven to be true, it would cause massive waves in what we thought we knew about our science and history. Initially classified as “Caucasoid”, Chatters modified his
The results of the report said Oswald had assassinated the president on his own with no kind of conspiracy involved. However, the evidence that the Warren Report used to justify their answer, lacked many facts and was mainly speculation. According to the House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations, a group who reinvestigated President Kennedy’s death, concluded that there was a great chance there was a second gunman. On history.com, where it talks about the results of the report, it says the report also stated that JFK most likely died from an unknown conspiracy. This report, as you can tell, was majorly different from that of the criticized Warren Report.
If you had a statue in your town, Why would you want a statue representing your town that isn’t a hero? The text states, “Instead of honoring the officers, it honored the killers. That kind of “honor” has no place in an American city.” What do you think? From the other side, this statue and other statues are memories to some. If people truly want to keep the statues, the government should move the statues to a specific museum, so people that want to see the statues can.
Can you believe that at age 13 Ying Zheng became the Chinese state of Qin. Stated in the articles ¨ Qin Shihuangdi¨ (page 297 in Discovering our Past: Ancient Civilization and ¨The First Emperor¨ ( By Daniel Cohen) Qin Shihuangdi was a tyrant. Qin Shihuangdi was a lavish ruler. For example, he didn´t spend money on the empire. Instead, he used the money building palaces and a gigantic tomb for himself for his death.
There have been experimental pits dug around the tomb but the tomb itself has never been excavated. By looking at the Roman Catacombs, it is seen that the past influences modern day activities. Relative dating does not provide actual dates for objects, although it can be used to arrange geological events. Through looking at strata it is able to look at timeline events and arrange them chronologically. By looking at the Entombed Warriors of Xian, it is clear that relative dating would of been used to determine ‘Tomb 1’, ‘Tomb 2’, and ‘Tomb 3’ are all from the same era.