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Final Project Blog – Tell el-Amarna

For my final project, I will be researching and presenting about the city of Tell el-Amarna of Egypt. Existing during the 14th century, it was the capitol and home of many pharaohs of Egypt around the Roman times. Through multiple…

Final Project – Indus Valley

For my final project, I want to look at the Indus Valley area, specifically Mohenj0-Daro. The presentation looks at characteristics of the city, which emulate those of the Harappan culture. Things like a highly organized and structured urban construction, the…

Final Project-Terracotta Warriors of China

For my Final Project, I will be researching the Terracotta Warriors found in China. The warriors were created to protect Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, in the third century B.C. These life-size statues were discovered by a…

Final Project~ Easter Island

http://prezi.com/hjte3uaoio23/present/?auth_key=k967mqm&follow=v8qzq8c4zxvs Easter Island, also known by its more recent name as Rapa Nui is said to be one of the most secluded Polynesian islands in the Southeast Pacific ocean. Easter Island is shrouded in mystery and at the center of…

Final Project- Rosetta Stone

I would like to do my presentation on the Rosetta Stone of Egypt. I want to look at not only why it is important, which is normally the focus, but also what the stone itself says and what we can…

Week 6 – Mesoamerica!

The city of Machu Picchu from the Inca, the script of the Maya, and Tenochtitlan of the Aztec all demonstrate advanced abilities of these states, despite having few of the technologies associated with European counterparts at this time. In terms…

Week 6 Blog Post

There are many things that are remembered about the cultures of the Aztec’s, the Incas, and the Mayans, but mostly what is remembered is the bloody history of these three powerful Meso-American groups.   For the Mayans, the Long Count…

Week 6

The Inca, Mayan, and Aztec cultures are popular Mesoamerican civilizations of South America. Each had its’ own achievements and is known for its’ own greatness. The Inca’s innovation is remarkable. In terms of math achievements, they created a tool called…