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.
Persia was founded by Cyrus the Great. 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.
This explains the use of gold in the artefacts found in the tomb of Tutankhamun including the King Tut mask.” (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) The Egyptians used spell 151 B as a road map for the afterlife. Legend has it, anyone brave enough to open a sealed tomb would suffer the fury of the mummy. “When Howard Carter opened up the tomb of Tutankhamun more than 80 years ago, there were grim predictions that all who entered the burial chamber would be cursed from that day forth.” (Baracaia) I found it funny that this idea of a curse was generated by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock
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. He was born in Circa 1341 B.C.E., King Tut was the 12th king of the 18th Egyptian dynasty.His parents named him Tutankhaten, but as a sign of rebellion and rejection to his parents religion he changed his name to Tutankhamen.King at the early age of 9 and got married with his half sister Ankesanutum.King Tut liked hunting and used
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. An investigation demonstrates how water can make squares simpler to move and a papyrus found by the Red Sea .One of the pyramids he built at the site of Dahshur is referred today as the "Bowed pyramid" in light of the fact that
Upon excavating the indicated area, the searchers unearthed a massive oak trunk, and buried sixteen feet deep just as Henry described. 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.
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.
The National Mining Association reported that in 2009, 55.4 percent of Maryland’s electricity came from it. 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