The Great Pyramid is located on the Giza near the modern city of Cairo and was built between 2580 to 2560 B.C for Pharaoh Khufu of the 4th dynasty. There was no evident of why pyramids were built nor how they were built. Scientists have been spending years for studying pyramids and they come up with so many theories to explain the purpose of building the pyramid, but the most accepted one is explaining that the pyramid was built as a tomb for the king, Pharaoh. In the ancient Egyptian society, Egyptian believed that there was the Afterlife and they also believed that when Pharaoh passed away, the king started his journey from the Underworld and had to go pass twelve gates to complete some quests in order to be emerged as Ra, the Sun God. Therefore, when the king passed away, his body went through a process of mummification and was placed inside the pyramids.
Cyrus the Great was born some time in between 580 to 590 B.C.E., but information about him did not emerge until 550 B.C.E. (Stockdale) Cyrus originally took over Medes, but several years later, he conquered and joined together Lydia, Cilicia, Croesus and Media to create the Achaemenid period of Persia. One of Cyrus’ greatest gestures that he performed was when he took over Babylon. Babylon at the time was ruled by a cruel king, and after Cyrus took over, he set free about 40,000 Hebrew slaves. Each empire was founded by different people and in
(Alchin) King Tut's death mask also included an inscription on its back and sides. “The inscription engraved on the shoulders and on the back of the mask is a spell that first appears on masks of the Middle Kingdom, some five hundred years before the time of Tutankhamun. It was later incorporated in the Book of the Dead (Chapter 151 B).” (Bos)
In May of 1991, a three hundred year silence was shattered with the discovery of the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan. Widely acknowledged as one of the most significant American archeological finds of the twentieth century. Prior to the 1991 discovery, plans to erect a 34-story, $276-million federal building required that a cultural resource survey, including archeological field-testing, be completed. Under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, such research is required on any project using public funds that may have the potential to impact historic resources. During the last days of the excavation, the archaeological team discovered a missing chapter of New York history¿the
The *New* Travel Guide to Stonehenge Stonehenge, a cultural celtic artifact with the weirdest of all of the theories ranging from aliens to possibly the apocalypse. No matter the literal abundance of littered words surrounding Stonehenge, no one knows what it is TRULY for. Though this most puzzling dig that 's been going on for over 40 years has shown some… well odd factors. Thus far it known how much Stonehenge has “changed” over the course of its study. With that said,Stonehenge, this six thousand year old artifact, has been a lively place for trading and religious rituals heading into the realm of solstice celebration, healing, sharing legends from Arthurian tales and challenging modern rationality with its ever deepening mysteries.
Egyptian history has always been a mystery. Kings and queens have been found mummified ,opening a new world that we did not know about. With the help of scientists we have been able to make theories and understand more about their mysterious lives. There were many different rulers in Egypt, but one that draws most attention is King Tut. King Tut with an really interesting life and even a more sudden and weird death.
In the first place , The biggest pyramid of Giza was built by the pharaoh Cheops .His pyramid, which today stands 455 feet tall, is known as the "Incomparable Pyramid" and was thought to be a ponder of the world by antiquated scholars. The third pharaoh to construct a pyramid at Giza was Menkaroues , who selected a littler pyramid that stood 215 feet high. In the course of recent decades, Specialists have made various revelations identified with the pyramids including a town worked close to the pyramid of Menkaroues.
Inside was a human skeleton which confirmed that they had discovered something special. There were two skeletons, lying next to them. The identities of the two remains were described on an archaic lead cross with the Latin message translated “Here lies interred the famous King Arthur on the Isle of Avalon”. The evidence now suggests that the grave of King Arthur was just a very elaborate hoax, designed to benefit several parties. Unfortunately, the bones and cross went missing so we cannot use modern technology to see if they were actually the real bones or
American ceramics is a unique style of pottery as well as one of the most ancient industries ever to exist. As early as 24,000 BC, animal and human figurines were made from clay and other materials, then fired by kilns that were partially dug into the ground. It was first made in Pennsylvania in the mid 18th century by the Germans and still exists till today. Without American ceramics, the Ceramics world lack expression (American, 1). From another perspective, ceramics is viewed as unique in history to the world.
It is the dirtiest fossil fuel by nature and when it is burned, it emits greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and other air pollutant which creates smog. The Union of Concerned Scientist said that “Burning coal is also a leading cause of smog, acid rain, and toxic air pollution.” According to the US Energy Information administration, in 2013, Maryland 's Port of Baltimore was the second in the nation to export coal. Maryland energy consumption on coal was estimated at 183.2 trillion
Artifacts allow people today to look back and appreciate the history of other cultures, and to gain more knowledge and insight on how the people in those cultures lived. The Rosetta Stone is one of those artifacts. The Rosetta Stone is a priceless piece of ancient history that allows modern day people to learn more about the culture and language of the ancient Egyptians through its carved inscriptions. The Rosetta Stone was originally displayed in a temple, and was moved during the early medieval period, eventually being used as a building material in the town of Rosetta, near the northern coast of Egypt.
The book “The First Stone by Don Aker shows the changing of one's identity, the story of Reef and how he began to change his identity to become a better person in society. To begin, during the beginning of the book Reef starts out on the streets with his friends throwing rocks over a highway and scaring people, showing the reader that Reef at this point was someone who had a bad identity, didn’t really care about anything and was involved with bad people and activities. “He launched it over the busy highway below them” (Aker, 3). This is the first scene which helps the reader understand the type of character Reef originally was from the start of the book in order to show the comparison between his identity now and then his identity at the
The passage on page 161-162 is using symbolism and colors to get across the point of how society was in a moral downfall, and how Gatsby thought his money would help him achieve his dreams but it does not. “No telephone message arrived”, in previous parts of the book Gatsby’s phone is always ringing with either business messages during parties, or calls when he is with Daisy. The fact that his phone is finally not ringing when he wants it to is a prime example of how the people’s morals are all but gone because people cared for Gatsby when he was having constant parties but when that went away, so did people’s feelings. Just like in the end of the novel when Nick invites people to Gatsby’s funeral and no one comes. No one cares anymore and Fitzgerald is trying to get across the point that no one cares and by saying