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Insights on Ancient Greek Mythology - Gods and Goddesses

Insights on Ancient Greek Mythology - Gods and Goddesses | roman culture | Scoop.it

Greek mythology is the body of teachings and myths belonging to the Ancient Greeks. With stories built around their gods, goddesses, heroes and the nature of the world, much of our own civilization originates from this prosperous and fascinating time period. Ancient Greek Mythology, Gods and Goddesses, ancient greek culture.


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Ancient Greek Mythology, greek Gods Goddesses

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Ancient Greece Democracy

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Although it lasted only two centuries, Athenian democracy would become one of ancient Greece's most enduring contributions to the modern world.

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, January 12, 2014 11:23 PM

Why is democracy so important?  The rule of the citizen was a novel concept but the questions then becomes who is a citizen?

Christine Barron's curator insight, January 31, 2014 8:21 PM

The Ancient Democracy was made up of three institutions: Ekklesia, Boule, and Dikasteria. Only males who were 18 years or older were allowed to participate in the democratic procedure.

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Everyday Life in Ancient Greece, 4th Century BC

Everyday Life in Ancient Greece, 4th Century BC | roman culture | Scoop.it
Eye witness account of Ancient Greece...

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Karina Moreno's curator insight, April 11, 2014 8:22 PM

Another reason, why I have always found ancient Greece history fascinating is because they were such well develops cities in their ancient times.  While other cities around them barely had a stable system to run their cities, most of Greece by then has a well establish economy, military, and government.  Investigating artifacts and scrolls has given a small glimpse of their everyday life.  In cities, such as Athens, men were the only citizens while women were not; women were to be at home and bear chidrens.  About a quarter of the population were slaves that were prisoners of war from the battles the city won, and these slaves were the ones that sustain the economy by doing the labor work.  Most of the Greek life were enjoyed by art, philosophy, food, and other entertainment.

Jessica Bowman-Shorter's curator insight, May 2, 2014 5:00 PM

talks about ancient Greek life

Michael Goodson's curator insight, May 16, 2014 5:19 PM

account of what it was like to live in ancient greece during the 4th century

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Can Privatization Save the Treasures of Ancient Greece?

Can Privatization Save the Treasures of Ancient Greece? | roman culture | Scoop.it
Can Privatization Save the Treasures of Ancient Greece?

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The question is to let the private sector take control of the archeology findings because Greece owes money to other countries. No, because the country can increase there ticket sells to museums, and archeological sites. Greece is so rich in history the government needs to use it to its advantage. Greece does get millions of tourist each year.

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Patrick Kwong's curator insight, February 21, 2014 3:33 PM

Stephen Miller is a history nut focused on the preservation of ancient Greece's culture and history, or just culture and history in general. He feels that there should be more investment in private ownership of archaeological and historical sites to promote the value of ancient history.

Gabriel Rodriguez's curator insight, February 21, 2014 10:54 PM

I think it's important to preserve the history of Greece, and the history of the world for that matter.  We shouldn't destroy historical monuments or take over historical land for new age purposes, we should respect that history and leave these locations as they are.

Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, February 28, 2014 7:33 PM

I think it very sad that such cultural treasures cannot be maintained either through taxes or on their popularity alone. Although if these are here for the foreseeable future and are available for anyone to see (if they want) then I am okay with this.

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Ancient Greece - Smarthistory

Ancient Greece - Smarthistory | roman culture | Scoop.it
Art history introduction about Ancient Greece and Rome.
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When I see a sculpture of a nude man I quickly think the Romans. Now I learned it was also a Greek form of art. I also learned both Romans and Greeks have there our gods for the same thing but different names.

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Aaronee's curator insight, February 20, 2014 6:33 PM

There were lots of fundamental elements of Western Culture and first arose more than 2000 years ago in ancient Greece. After the Greeks being conquered, the ancient Romans spread Greek ideas throughout their empire, which was most of Europe.

 

Two major groups of people, the Minoans and the Mycenaeans, were the first to populate the Greek peninsula.The Mycenaeans came from a group of people who migrated from India through the Middle East and into Greece around the year 2000 B.C.E. The Minoans were named for the legendary ruler of Crete, King Minos.

 

 

Patrick Kwong's curator insight, February 21, 2014 3:20 PM

Nancy Ross and her video touches a lot of ancient Greek and Roman art, as they were very similar and how Rome adopted many of Greece's traditions. Their art was very centralized around human figure, nude, perfect, and proportional.

Kelsey Cherise Quates's curator insight, April 17, 2014 6:08 PM

This a very cool art style that is portrayed in the video also it gives brief history on the backgrounds of the Romans and the Greeks. The Romans took many of their inspiration from Greek art and architecture but made it their own.

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Ancient Olympics

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Originally, the Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece beginning in the 8th century B.C. Learn all about the Ancient Olympics and the mythology surrounding them.

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It says the Olympics were done for many reasons, one being peace. It does not make since because they would also have a human sacrifice.

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Giraffe On Menu In Ancient Pompeii

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New research into Pompeiians daily lives is broadening our understanding of this ancient Roman culture, particularly their eating habits, before Mt. Vesuvius marked its end nearly 2,000 years ago.

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Archaeologist found different food trash in the pipes of some buildings in Italy. This means restaurants were popular during the ancient time period. Some of the food remains founds were nuts, eggs, vegetables and common foods.

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Long before Halloween became popular, ancient Greeks and Romans enjoyed good scary stories

Long before Halloween became popular, ancient Greeks and Romans enjoyed good scary stories | roman culture | Scoop.it
Centuries before movie and television audiences thrilled to tales of werewolves, vampires and wizards and Halloween became the second biggest celebration of the year, the ancient Greeks and Romans were spinning scary stories about monsters, ghosts and the afterlife, says University of Massachusetts Amherst Classics professor Debbie Felton, who studies the folklore of the supernatural.

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Ancient DNA Overturns Assumptions About Baby Killings

Ancient DNA Overturns Assumptions About Baby Killings | roman culture | Scoop.it
A new look at a cache of baby bones discovered in Britain is altering assumptions about why ancient Romans committed infanticide.

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the HAES® files: Roman Coliseum—Children’s Edition

the HAES® files: Roman Coliseum—Children’s Edition | roman culture | Scoop.it
by Jeanette DePatie, MA, ACE This past week, I was horrified to learn that the upcoming season of the television show “The Biggest Loser” will include children. “Well that’s just great,” I thought....
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Space archaeologist unlocks secrets of ancient civilizations

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Dr Sarah Parcak uses satellite technology to unearth Egypt's ancient settlements, pyramids and palaces lost in the sands of time.

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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 4, 2014 12:10 AM

It is interesting to find out that in this specific article there is controversy over the looting of tombs over 5,000 years ago as soon as the deceased were buried there were many more looting acts taken place. The Arab spring is an important landmark to think of when relating this to the reading.

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 20, 2014 11:51 AM

This describes human characteristics that defined this region because it shows how ancient artifacts are being unearthed through new-age technology.

Felix Ramos Jr.'s curator insight, March 19, 2015 10:49 AM

Space archaeology only makes sense.  If we have the capability for satellites to take pictures of earth from above why shouldn't it be used for archaeological analysis?  I am sure that this is only the tip of the iceberg as far as what we will see in the future from this specific field. This article/video just lends more credibility to the fact that Archaeology should function as an interdisciplinary field.

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35 ancient pyramids discovered in Sudan necropolis

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At least 35 small pyramids, along with graves, have been discovered clustered closely together at a site called Sedeinga in Sudan.

 

Discovered between 2009 and 2012, researchers are surprised at how densely the pyramids are concentrated.

 

They date back to a time when a kingdom named Kush flourished in Sudan. Kush shared a border with Egypt and, later on, the Roman Empire. The desire of the kingdom's people to build pyramids was apparently influenced by Egyptian funerary architecture.

 

Because it lasted for hundreds of years they built more, more, more pyramids and after centuries they started to fill all the spaces that were still available in the necropolis." [See Photos of the Newly Discovered Pyramids]


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Man Made Ancient Pyramids Found on Antarctica

Man Made Ancient Pyramids Found on Antarctica

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300-Year Drought Was Downfall of Ancient Greece

300-Year Drought Was Downfall of Ancient Greece | roman culture | Scoop.it
A 300-year drought may have caused the fall of the great Mediterranean civilizations, including ancient Greece and the Hittite Empire, during the late Bronze Age, new research suggests.
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Kelcey Hein's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:27 AM

This article also brings up climate change as a major contributor as to why Greece Fell.  This particular article says that there was a drought that last for about 300 years.

Ricardo Salazar's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:49 AM

This Article is very interesting because it talks about how the drought was the major factor of the fall of the "Ancient Greece. The  information that the Brandon Lee Drake, an archaeologist at the University of New Mexico said was very credible and interesting. For example he said how cities from Greece and Mediterranean were declining at the same period of time when Egypt was being attacked by  marauding sea bandits.

Issel Navarrete's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:11 AM

This is actually very intresting because it talks about how a drought of 300 years could've been the cause of the fall of ancient greece.

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Ancient Greece

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The ancient Greece (mainly the Athenians) were a singular people. They deemed that individuals ought to be free once they acted inside the laws of Greece. (Ancient Greece: The ancient Greece (mainly the Athenians) were a singular people.

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Khai Tran's curator insight, February 4, 2014 1:44 AM

Always ready for battle

Kristine Rapisura's curator insight, March 1, 2014 2:00 AM

The part where it talks about religion, government, and clothing were interesting as it showed how their culture was presented and diverse than others. 

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Greek Theatre - Ancient Greece

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Greek Theatre and its origin from Ancient Greece in the forms of Tragedy, Comedy and Satyr.

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From the picture of the stadium it does appear that even small voices can easily echo. However it seems odd that only about three actors were allowed to perform in each play.

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Kristine Rapisura's curator insight, March 1, 2014 1:47 AM

How greek theaters started by honoring their gods. Such an amazing form of architecture. 

Kelsey Cherise Quates's curator insight, April 17, 2014 6:14 PM

It is interesting and wonderful that many people continue to carry the same principals and techniques as the Greeks. There music and acting gave birth to so many forms of genres over the centuries but didn't really start showing up till much later in human history.

Michael Goodson's curator insight, April 18, 2014 6:13 PM

The different types of plays that the Ancient Greeks performed in theaters.

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Facts About Ancient Greece

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Student have written about Ancient Greece for other students. 


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Apparently the Greece and Egypt traded frequently. Look sing at a map those two countries had to cross the meditate rain sea. How did these countries discover each other and what they had to trade. I wounded what country travels to the other one first; and if they had different cultural views on the greek gods. 

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Aaronee's curator insight, February 20, 2014 6:29 PM

The first civilization in the Mediterranean area was the Minoan Civilization. The Minoans were very skilled architect and built palaces. Around 1600 B. C. the Mineoans became weak and the Greeks, who were called Mycenaens after their largest city Mycenae, became stronger.

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Ancient Greece [ushistory.org]

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Ancient Greece
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Amazing how archeologist from other countries want to search answers from other countries history. An example is how Americans are in excavations in Greece. I have a great respect for the Greek for inventing many ideas and culture that I witness in the states.

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Patrick Kwong's curator insight, February 21, 2014 3:10 PM

This site on Ancient Greece is lush with details, such as their glorification of human form, the Minoans and the Mycenaens, begin first on Crete, and the Mycenaeans defeating the Minoans. Dark Agee information is still unclear according to this site as well.

Kristine Rapisura's curator insight, March 1, 2014 1:44 AM

This briefly talks about the two major group of real greeks, the Minoans and the Mycenaeans.  There was not a lot of information because they did not document their lifestyle as much. 

Anthony Tran's curator insight, April 18, 2014 3:01 PM

Talks about democracy of Ancient Greece

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Egyptian Revival Art

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During the Italian Renaissance “Egyptomania” resurfaced again when ancient Roman artifacts reflecting an interest in Egyptian culture along with actual Egyptian artifacts were discovered

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Egyptian art influenced different art forms to begin. Other near by countries started there own art styles and they got there base ideas for the Egyptians.

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Natasha Lee-Duhaney's curator insight, April 25, 2014 1:08 PM

Beautiful. Would love to incorporate some of these pieces into my home.

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Ancient Links: Plumbing and Toilets in Ancient Rome

Ancient Links: Plumbing and Toilets in Ancient Rome | roman culture | Scoop.it

Ancient Living - plumbing in ancient Rome


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Interesting what the Romans used instead of restroom paper, a sponge and a stick. Romans were so clean but they probably did not know they could get infections by reusing the sponge from strangers. Having public restrooms is great but difficult if a house has no restroom, they one has to go in the streets each time they had to go.

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Gabriel Rodriguez's curator insight, March 7, 2014 11:17 PM

it's interesting to think that in ancient times only the rich could have access to toilets. 

Chase Lee's curator insight, March 8, 2014 2:41 AM

Good for them. If that is what they were used for, then good for them. I am a fan of plumbing. When i look at it that's not really what i see. it looks more artistic than practical.

Patrick Kwong's curator insight, March 9, 2014 4:59 AM

The plumbing system in Rome is an extraordinary feature among the many architecture such as aqueducts and roads. The Romans had a “perfected” version of the ancient pipeline, as public toilets and private homes were connected to a main drainage system, which is comparable to our extremely vast pipeline throughout America. It’s impressive that these Romans were so ahead of their time, but unfortunate that only the higher class could be allowed to live …more hygienically, as the poor  would use urine to launder clothes.

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Down the Drain: Lost Items Reveal Roman Bath Activities

Down the Drain: Lost Items Reveal Roman Bath Activities | roman culture | Scoop.it
Ancient Romans weren't just getting clean in their bathhouses.

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Do as the Romans do: ancient winemaking techniques revived - Telegraph

Do as the Romans do: ancient winemaking techniques revived - Telegraph | roman culture | Scoop.it
The techniques that the ancient Romans employed to make their beloved wine are being revived in a sun-baked corner of Italy.

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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, August 24, 2013 4:43 AM

Great article that shows only one side of the matter. In all world more and more wineries, understanding the feeling of the consumers, "bored" with wines of different nationality with the same taste, and fighting the international policy of alchool consuming reductions, are looking toward the eastern countries especially Georgia and Armenia to produce a more interesting product.
Qvevri (kvevri) wine making is a traditional wine making process used in Georgia. What is unique to this wine making process is the use of a large earthen ware vessel (qvevri) in which the wine is made. Basically this natural wine making process involves the use of large clay pots, lined with beeswax that is buried in the ground. Similar is the process still used in monasteries in Armenia, where the need of having wine for religious needs has preserved the most ancient process of wine making.
The qvevri wine-making method, the most cherished cultural treasure of Georgia, has been nominated to be included in UNESCO’s list celebrating the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH).

Italians have intercepted this world's growing phenomenon of wineries adopting "more natural" process in wine making and nowadays there are a large number of wineries following Gravner (with its "Amphora" Ribolla Gialla) the pioneer of this (partial) conversion.

It is not a surprise to see, nowadays, producers involving scientists and historians to re-propose the ancient romans process in wine making, especially because, already in those times, the method was an evolution and maybe an amelioration of the eastern one.

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Italian historians are heading back to 2,000-year-old Roman texts to pull out knowledge of wine-making from the ancients. Why? They are attempting to reproduce the same type of wine guzzled by the emperors, legionaries and plebeians of the empire.

 

They will be using the same tools, but no machinery, no pesticides, and tying up the vines with strips of cane and twists of wood from broom bushes as Roman farmers once did.

 

The scientists have established a vineyard at Mascali, near Catania in Sicily. The wine will be organic and they are using little known grapes such as Nerello Mascalese, Visparola, Racinedda and Muscatedda. The varietals will be seven red and one white.

 

More power to them! This should produce one fine glass of wine.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Storied Lives"***

 

The original article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/10260333/Do-as-the-Romans-do-ancient-winemaking-techniques-revived.html

 

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5 Must See Mayan Sites in Belize

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The Huffington Post has another article that features 3 of Cayo's Mayan archaeological sites.  Cahal Pech, Caracol, and Xunantunich are featured in this easy to read article from Larry Waight.

 

"Archaeologists affirm that Belize was once the center of the Mayan civilization because of the country's varied flora and fauna and abundance of marine life, which was favorable to the growth of the population.  Between 250 AD to 900 AD, over one million Mayan people lived in present day Belize, and today a treasure trove of sacred caves, beautiful palaces and ball courts can be found in ancient Mayan cities throughout Belize."

 


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Matthew Ganibi's curator insight, October 12, 2013 10:56 PM

Belize, a city that was home to over a million between 250 and 900 A.D., was once the center of the Mayan civilization. Favorable living conditions were made possible thanks to the varied flora & fauna and abundant marine life nearby. Five of the Belize's must-see temples include: Xunantunich, Caracol, Cahal Pech, Altun Ha and Lamanai.

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More great Mayan Sites

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35 ancient pyramids discovered in Sudan

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At least 35 small pyramids, along with graves, have been discovered clustered closely together at a site called Sedeinga in Sudan

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Ancient Civilizations and Buried Kings of Northern Peru | Adrian Seah

Ancient Civilizations and Buried Kings of Northern Peru | Adrian Seah | roman culture | Scoop.it


Chiclayo and Trujillo in Northern Peru was a blur of ancient civilisations, pyramids and royal tombs. Contrary to popular knowledge, Peru was not only about the Inca civilisation, there was a whole string of prior civilisations that left their own indelible mark on the history and culture of present day Peru. Amongst the long string of people who have lived in Peru since ancient times, the Chavin, Paracas, Moche, Nazca, Tiahuanaco, Wari and Chimu people all came and went before the arrival of the Inca. Northern Peru is strewn with the remnants of their once great civilisations. Pyramids worn down into sandy lumps, impossibly elaborate royal tombs of ancient rulers like the Tomb of the Lord of Sipan, ancient temples and whole cities bear witness to the ingenuity of the ancient peoples. They also offer an insight into the lives, technology, beliefs and superstitions of these peoples. At some point, I lost track of what was built by the Moche and what was built by the Chimu, or the characteristics of Wari pottery as it all blended into one great big historical slurry for me. What was absolutely fascinating to me however, was the fact that many of the ancient civilisations, many separated by vast geographical distances and sometimes hundreds or thousands of years, have in their building of monuments representing their gods and beliefs, resulted in pyramids of one form or another....


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what I am woundering is if the Chavin, Paracas, Moche, Nazca, Tiahuanaco, Wari and Chimu people are all different communities, or are they named differently because they specialized in something? It was also guessing that all those names are because they lived during different time periods. Yet it would not make sense because how is it that they understood language. When a new community forms they have to learn communicating with one another.

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Matthew Ganibi's curator insight, September 27, 2013 10:52 PM

Before the Inca, there were the Chavin, Paracas, Moche, Nazca, Tiahuanaco, Wari and Chimu people. The remains of these once great civilizations can be found in Northern Peru.

JERRY KITH's curator insight, January 15, 2014 3:08 PM

Prior to this article, I always thought that the Inca civilization was the first settle and build a city in Peru (Macchu Piccu). What intrigues me is we discover new ancient cites and sites every year and I wonder what will be a ground-breaking discovery for the years to come? 

elizama ramirez's curator insight, January 25, 2014 12:27 AM

Tombs were found and pyramids by Peru. Much of the art in the walls of the pyramids is still quite clear to see and through that we can know more about them. Also, the archeologist say and they do not really yet explain why these tribes or civilizations near eachother have a total different believe and way of doing their things. The tombs were of Lords, and important people.