The Great Pyramid at Giza is considered the first wonder of the world, according to the Travel Channel. It is the oldest of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, and it is the only structure from that list that is still in existence.
The pyramid was built in about 2560 B.C. for an Egyptian pharaoh named Khufu, according to the Travel Channel. The pyramid was one of three constructed in Giza, which is now part of Cairo, Egypt. The Great Pyramid is almost 480 feet tall, and each side is about 755 feet long. The pyramid includes about 2.3 million bricks that each weigh about 4,000 pounds.Learn More
In short, no, Mayan people did not predict that the world would end on December 21, 2012; this belief is not only a misinterpretation of Mayan culture and timekeeping but also, if taken literally, inaccurate from the perspective of the Mayans. The Gregorian calendar that includes dates like December 21 was not developed until the 16th century C.E., so even if they had predicted the end of the world, the Mayans wouldn't have said that December 21, 2012 would be the day. Additionally, the very notion that Mayans predicted the end of the world or thought that time would cease to exist at a certain point is based on an incorrect interpretation of the way this culture kept time.Full Answer >
The king's role in ancient Mesopotamia was to keep order in a world of many threats and in the context of an extremely pessimistic worldview. With constant dangers of floods and drought, kings had to protect the people in the realm, gather all the resources they could muster and honor the local gods whom the populace believed had the power to protect or destroy them.Full Answer >
India is famous for being one of the most ancient civilization centers of the world. Second, India is renowned worldwide for its many gods and their rich history and influence on life, even in modern times. Third, the scenic beauty of India's landscape attracts millions of tourists to the country annually. It also boasts hundreds of ancient and modern temples and shrines that intrigue visitors to the subcontinent.Full Answer >
The Damascus sword is the sharpest sword in the world. These swords were commonly used by Crusaders in the 17th century and contained carbon nanotubes.Full Answer >