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A Day in Pompeii. Loaf of bread Material: Plaster copy from carbonised original Location: A bakery, Pompeii Pompeians ate bread with most meals — with fruit at breakfast, at lunch and dinner dipped in olive oil or used to sop up sauces and stews.

A Day in Pompeii

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Pompei, gli scavi archeologici e la Città nuova. - Pompei Kakadu National Park. In the time before non-Aboriginal settlement, 12 languages were spoken in the Kakadu area.

Kakadu National Park

Today, only three are spoken on a regular basis: Gun-djeihmi, Kun-winjku and Jawoyn. Many Aboriginal people will speak two or more languages. Gun-djeihmi and Kun-winjku languages are regarded as dialects of one another because speakers can understand each other. Jawoyn is a separate language. Kakadu - The traditional owners Bininj/Mungguy. The land and its people have always been linked.

Kakadu - The traditional owners Bininj/Mungguy

Caring for the land and its wildlife is fundamental to Aboriginal people’s culture. Art, language, ceremonies, kinship and caring for country are all aspects of cultural responsibility that they have passed from one generation to the next, since the Creation time. The Kakadu region is culturally diverse. The Aboriginal people in the region are from a number of different clans, often speaking different languages and in some cases upholding different traditions. Mystery of the Maya - Maya civilization. The Maya are probably the best-known of the classical civilizations of Mesoamerica.

Mystery of the Maya - Maya civilization

Originating in the Yucatán around 2600 B.C., they rose to prominence around A.D. 250 in present-day southern Mexico, Guatemala, northern Belize and western Honduras. Building on the inherited inventions and ideas of earlier civilizations such as the Olmec, the Maya developed astronomy, calendrical systems and hieroglyphic writing. YouTube - Otzi the iceman. Ötzi - South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. Ancient History Encyclopedia. 10 Facts About the Ancient Olmec in Mesoamerica. 9.

10 Facts About the Ancient Olmec in Mesoamerica

They were extremely influential The Olmec are considered by historians to be the "mother" culture of Mesoamerica. All later cultures, such as the Veracruz, Maya, Toltec and Aztecs all borrowed from the Olmec. Certain Olmec gods, such as the Feathered Serpent, Maize God and Water God, would live on in the cosmos of these later civilizations. Although certain aspects of Olmec art, such as the colossal heads and massive thrones, were not adopted by later cultures, the influence of certain Olmec artistic styles on later Maya and Aztec works is obvious to even the untrained eye.

Maya - Facts & Summary. The Classic Period, which began around A.D. 250, was the golden age of the Maya Empire.

Maya - Facts & Summary

Classic Maya civilization grew to some 40 cities, including Tikal, Uaxactún, Copán, Bonampak, Dos Pilas, Calakmul, Palenque and Río Bec; each city held a population of between 5,000 and 50,000 people. At its peak, the Maya population may have reached 2,000,000. Excavations of Maya sites have unearthed plazas, palaces, temples and pyramids, as well as courts for playing the ball games that were ritually and politically significant to Maya culture. From Ancient Times to the 20th Century. Discovering Ancient Egypt. BBC History. Otzi the iceman. Updated January 19, 2016.

Otzi the iceman

Otzi the Iceman, also called Similaun Man, Hauslabjoch Man or even Frozen Fritz, was discovered in 1991, eroding out of a glacier in the Italian Alps near the border between Italy and Austria. The human remains are of a Late Neolithic or Chalcolithic man who was died between about 3350-3300 BC. Because he ended up in a crevasse, his body was perfectly preserved by the glacier in which he was found, rather than crushed by the glacier's movements in the last 5,000 years. Ancient Egypt - Menu page.