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The heritage of our civilization for posterity? The Social Network 'selfie.

Ancient civilizations have left considerable wealth in their existence:

The Egyptians and Maya have left the pyramids
The Romans have left roads and aqueducts.
The Greeks have left the temples. 15 more words

Diary Of Thoughts

People we wish we'd met: Ian Graham

A direct descendent of Oliver Cromwell, grandson of the fifth Duke of Montrose and son of a Lord, Ian Graham’s unlikely career, recording Mayan hirogliphs, was a mere by-product of his desperate attempt to sell a used car. 738 more words


Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre)

Sins of the Maya

strewn as seed on nether floor

Crystal tomb of shadow’s failing

Sacred rite of gods’ creation

sprung from wooden womb

Suckled by thankless beast… 116 more words

Chasing the ancient civilisations: a lesson with Mr Packard

So you’ve played Age of Empires, and you know the military strengths, architecture and phrases of the Incas, Mayans and Aztecs, right? Well I thought so too. 1,501 more words


After spending over a week in Chiapas I learned some good information. So I wanted to share with you some tips that may help you to plan your visit to this southern Mexican state. 627 more words


True or False?

Welcome to our daily true or false questions about varying archaeological topics.

True or False: The Olmecs emerged before the Aztecs.

Answer: True! The Olmecs emerged before the Mayans, and the Mayans emerged before the  Aztecs. 50 more words


Random Facts: Chocolate

7th July is World Chocolate Day, supposedly celebrating the day in 1550 when chocolate was introduced into Europe.
However, although frequently repeated, the date of 7th July 1550 seems to be nonsense. 144 more words

Random Facts