Civilization in the West

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Left behind from the Moche culture are some very impressive sites that are representative of their skilled archaeological abilities. Now and then I had acute hallucinations of a woman with an arrow of gold in her hair. Although well known for their sophistication in Architecture, Math and Astrology, the Ancient Greeks took great strides in the literary world too – playwright Aeschylus invented ‘drama’ through the idea of dialogue, Sophocles is credited with developing irony as a literary technique, and Euipedes used plays to challenge social norms – something that has continued to the present day. 5) Maya Civilization 2000 BC – early 16th Century (Modern day Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras) Referenced in Blockbuster disaster film 2012, the Maya are well known for being brilliant astrologists and outstanding mathematicians, credited with the invention of zero and measuring the length of a solar year with great accuracy.

Pages: 1021

Publisher: Harpercollins College Div; First edition (April 1991)

ISBN: 0673188329

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