The ancient Maya civilization occupied the eastern third of Mesoamerica, primarily the Yucatan Peninsula..
Religious ritual was elaborate and imposing, with frequent festival occasions in honour of the gods..
Limestone structures, faced with lime stucco, were the hallmark of ancient
The Maya were quite accomplished astronomers..
The Maya kept time with a combination of several cycles that meshed together to mark the movement of the sun, moon and Venus..
The ancient Maya had a complex pantheon of deities whom they worshipped and offered human sacrifices..
Deep within the jungles of Mexico and Guatemala and extending into the limestone shelf of the Yucatan peninsula lie the mysterious temples and pyramids of the Maya..
Chitchen Itza Pyramids and Temples.
From 1200 to 800 B.C. the Semitic-speaking Phoenicians lived and prospered on the Mediterranean coast north of Palestine..
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Vikings – also called ‘Norsemen’ or ‘Northmen’, member of the Scandinavian seafaring warriors who raided and colonized wide areas of Europe from the 9th to the 11th century and whose disruptive influence profoundly affected European history..
The entire civilization of Ancient Egypt was based on religion, and their beliefs were important to them..
The ancient Egyptians had many advanced scientific technologies, with much being found in picture form and in three-dimensional models throughout Egypt..
Ancient Egyptian practices various forms of medicine..
The Pharaoh Akhenaten was known as the Heretic King..
images located several hundred miles south of Cairo and the Giza Plateau, at Abydos.
all known Egyptian texts and books.
For over three thousand years the Egyptians adhered to a prescribed set of rules as to how a work of art in three dimensions should be presented..
Egypt lies in northeast Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea..
The Egyptians began to form a pictographic written language about 5000 years ago, which they continued to use for more than 3500 years, until about 400 AD..
Hatshepsut was an 18th-dynasty pharaoh who was one of the handful of female rulers in Ancient Egypt.