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Once one of the world's great cities, Cahokia was a place of religious worship, trade and mass human sacrifice before being mysteriously abandoned | Collinsville, Illinois

Once one of the world's great cities, Cahokia was a place of religious worship, trade and mass human sacrifice before being mysteriously abandoned | Collinsville, Illinois

Volubilis Archaeological Site, Morocco: Built in and occupied since the 3rd century BC, Volubilis had seen its share of residents – Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans – before being taken back by the locals by 285.In the 11th century it was abandoned when the seat of power moved to Fes, and the city’s stones were looted for the building of Meknes after a powerful earthquake in the 18th century. Under French occupation, excavation identified the site officially as the Roman city of…

Volubilis Archaeological Site, Morocco: Built in and occupied since the 3rd century BC, Volubilis had seen its share of residents – Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans – before being taken back by the locals by 285.In the 11th century it was abandoned when the seat of power moved to Fes, and the city’s stones were looted for the building of Meknes after a powerful earthquake in the 18th century. Under French occupation, excavation identified the site officially as the Roman city of…

El Pilar, discovered only 25 years ago on the border of Guatemala and Belize offers monuments still embraced by the forest, showcasing the foliage as much as the ancient Maya city itself.We call the style of presentation “Archeology Under the Canopy,” where ancient monuments are protected by the natural habitat from damaging wind, rain, and acid-producing bacteria.

El Pilar, discovered only 25 years ago on the border of Guatemala and Belize offers monuments still embraced by the forest, showcasing the foliage as much as the ancient Maya city itself.We call the style of presentation “Archeology Under the Canopy,” where ancient monuments are protected by the natural habitat from damaging wind, rain, and acid-producing bacteria.

Varna, Bulgaria | Community Post: 25 Precarious Rock Formations That Your Dad Hasn't Protected You From

Community Post: 25 Precarious Rock Formations That Your Dad Hasn't Protected You From

Varna, Bulgaria | Community Post: 25 Precarious Rock Formations That Your Dad Hasn't Protected You From

Lesson: Mayan Calendar - In this lesson, which combines mathematics, engineering, and history, students in grades 6-12 learn about the ancient calendar system of the Maya, a Native American people of south Mexico and Northern Central America.

Lesson: Mayan Calendar - In this lesson, which combines mathematics, engineering, and history, students in grades 6-12 learn about the ancient calendar system of the Maya, a Native American people of south Mexico and Northern Central America.

Dedicated to Tepoztecatl, the Aztec god of Pulque, the shrine attracted pilgrims from as far away as Guatemala in its day. Today, the pyramid overlooks the quaint mountain town of Tepoztlan, known throughout Mexico for its supposed mysticism, far flung community of European and American expats, and production of Mezcal. The pyramid has two rooms inside, one opening out onto the monumental stairs and the other a smaller chamber in the interior.

Dedicated to Tepoztecatl, the Aztec god of Pulque, the shrine attracted pilgrims from as far away as Guatemala in its day. Today, the pyramid overlooks the quaint mountain town of Tepoztlan, known throughout Mexico for its supposed mysticism, far flung community of European and American expats, and production of Mezcal. The pyramid has two rooms inside, one opening out onto the monumental stairs and the other a smaller chamber in the interior.

#13: Lewis & Clark State Historic Site & #Camp River Dubois - #Hartford, #Illinois | Lewis & Clark State #Historic Site showcases a realistic #outdoor #replica of Camp River Dubois and a 14,000 square foot interpretive center, which houses a #theater, numerous interactive #exhibits, and a 55-foot full-scale cutaway keelboat. #attractions #activities #thingstodo #thingstosee #travel #Midwest #ExploreGreatRivers

#13: Lewis & Clark State Historic Site & #Camp River Dubois - #Hartford, #Illinois | Lewis & Clark State #Historic Site showcases a realistic #outdoor #replica of Camp River Dubois and a 14,000 square foot interpretive center, which houses a #theater, numerous interactive #exhibits, and a 55-foot full-scale cutaway keelboat. #attractions #activities #thingstodo #thingstosee #travel #Midwest #ExploreGreatRivers

Camp River Dubois served as the winter camp for the Lewis and Clark Expedition from December 12, 1803, to May 14, 1804. Preview our children's history DVD about Lewis and Clark Click on Pin.

Camp River Dubois served as the winter camp for the Lewis and Clark Expedition from December 12, 1803, to May 14, 1804. Preview our children's history DVD about Lewis and Clark Click on Pin.

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