Leaning Tower of Pisa

The tower in Pisa, Italy, is famous simply because it leans. It was closed to the public in 1990, after fears that an entire busload of tourists at the top would be enough to make it fall. Eleven years later, the lean has been corrected a little, but not entirely. Although the tower is famous […]

The Nile

The Nile is one longest river of the continent of Africa. Though some sources credits Nile to be the longest river of the world but others give the title of the longest river to Amazon of South Africa. The Nile like Amazon is a dangerous river being infested with the perilous river game, the crocodile. […]

Mummification / Mummies

    Why Egyptians Mummified Bodies The ancient Egyptians believed in the afterlife. They believed that after they died they were transported to a new life. This new life required them to have their bodies intact. Most of the things they did in this life were a preparation for the afterlife. Getting to the afterlife […]

Pilgrims and Technology

It may seem a little odd to think about technology in the 1600’s but it really means the use of the most up-to-date equipment and methods to get the job done. The Pilgrims were faced with two enormous challenges, how to get where they were going, and how to survive once they got there. To […]

Native Americans

An Overview   Native Americans, wrongly known as Indians, were the original inhabitants of the Americas. Anthropologists agree that they are descended from people who traveled to America from Asia. They originally formed small wandering groups, hunting for food and living off the land. Later they formed larger groups. The type of food they hunted […]

Native North Americans – The Major Groups

Most Anthropologists group Native North Americans into eight major groups. These groups are according to the type of lifestyle the natives had. Lifestyle depended largely on the type and amount of food available, and how easily people could move around. The size of individual groups within each area was limited by the amount of food […]

Native North Americans – The Effects of Colonization

European colonization of North America had a devastating effect on the native population. Within a short period of time their way of life was changed forever. The changes were caused by a number of factors, including loss of land, disease, enforced laws which violated their culture and much more. When the Europeans arrived they brought […]

How Mummies Were Made

First the body was cleaned with a wine solution and spices. This was to kill as many bacteria as possible and stop the body from decaying. Then all the organs that could decay were removed. The brain was the organ that was removed first, using a long hook through the nose. The Egyptians didn’t think […]

Nile Cruises

Egypt is best seen in Nile cruises. It shows you the modern face of Egypt with an ancient backdrop. Recent price drop led to the advantage of seeing the land, the Egyptian valleys, temple, tomb, pyramid closely than the vertical view of flying over. You can come out of the luxurious cruise and walk the […]

Pyramids – The Inside

The Great Pyramid at Giza The Inside Although we have known about the outside of the pyramid since it was built, it wasn’t until the ninth century that we learned anything about the inside. How did anyone find a way in and when they did, what did they find exactly? The entrance to the pyramid […]