10 Major Achievements of the Ancient Olmec Civilization

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  The Olmec were the earliest known major civilization of Mesoamerica or Pre-Columbian America. It is thought that early Olmec culture appeared around 1600 BC and it flourished from 1200 BC to 400 BC in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in the present-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco. Much of what we know about … Read more

10 Interesting Facts On The Ancient Olmec Civilization

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  The Olmec is the earliest known major civilization of Mesoamerica or Pre-Columbian America. It is thought that early Olmec culture appeared around 1600 BC and it flourished from 1200 BC to 400 BC in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in the present-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco. The Olmec are credited with building … Read more

10 Interesting Facts About Religion In Ancient Egypt

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  Religion was deeply rooted in the life of ancient Egyptians. It may be fair to say that most aspects of their lives were guided by religion. The Egyptians practiced polytheism with close to 2000 gods and goddesses. Their religion was not a uniform monolithic faith but rather a vast set of diverse beliefs and … Read more

10 Interesting Facts About The Inca And Their Empire

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  The Andean civilization, which is estimated to have developed from as early as 4th century BC, is regarded as the first civilization in South America. It is one of five civilizations in the world considered by scholars to be “pristine”, that is indigenous and not derivative from other civilizations. The Inca people were a … Read more

10 Major Achievements of The Ancient Aztec Civilization

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  The term Aztec comes from the word Aztecah which means “people from Aztlan”. Aztlan is a legendary place, which the Aztecs referred to their ancestral home. The Aztecs arrived in the Valley of Mexico and built one of largest and most powerful empires in Pre-Columbian Americas. Apart from their military might, the Aztecs were … Read more

10 Interesting Facts About The Aztecs And Their Empire

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  Mesoamerica is a term used to describe the region roughly corresponding to modern day Mexico and Central America which was inhabited by various societies before Spanish colonization following the famous discovery by Christopher Columbus. The Aztec Empire was a triple alliance between the city states of Tenochtitlan, Texcoco and Tlacopan which dominated most of … Read more

10 Facts On The Ancient Assyrian Empire of Mesopotamia

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  The Assyrian Empire was one of the major kingdoms in ancient Mesopotamia, which is a historical region situated between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. Assyria was located in the northern part of Mesopotamia, roughly corresponding to present day northern Iraq, southeastern Turkey, northeastern Syria and northwestern Iran. The history of Assyria is usually divided … Read more

10 Interesting Facts About Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

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  Although pyramids have been built by civilizations in many parts of the world including China and Mesoamerica, the pyramids built in Egypt are the most famous. The first Egyptian pyramid was the Pyramid of Djoser, which was designed for the burial of Djoser, a 3rd dynasty pharaoh who ruled around the middle of 27th … Read more

10 Interesting Facts About The Ancient Maya Civilization

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  Mesoamerican civilization comprised of a number of indigenous cultures that developed in parts of Mexico and Central America prior to Spanish conquest in the 16th century. Part of Mesoamerica, the Maya civilization encompassed an area which corresponds to modern day regions of southeastern Mexico; all of Guatemala and Belize; and the western portions of … Read more