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15 09, 2017

Hanging Gardens of Babylon – West Asian science

By |2019-09-29T11:17:26-07:00September 15th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

Assurbanipal in the garden (see his enemy's head hanging in the tree?) One of the Seven Wonders Nobody knows for sure when or where the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built. But they were already famous as one of the Seven Wonders of the World in the Hellenistic period, about 200 BC. The most likely [...]

14 09, 2017

Who were the Sumerians? Mesopotamia – West Asian history

By |2019-09-04T08:14:48-07:00September 14th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

Sumerians - Head of a woman from Warka, about 3000 BC When did the Sumerians get started? About the same time as the first Pharaohs were coming to power in Egypt, around 3100 BC, a group of people we call the Sumerians were living in Mesopotamia. Old Kingdom Egypt Sumerian architecture  All our Mesopotamia articles Where is [...]

13 09, 2017

West Asian environment – Mesopotamia and Iran

By |2019-09-05T05:41:35-07:00September 13th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

Snow in Afghanistan Afghanistan West Asia is a dry place, where it's always hard to get enough water and there are a lot of fights over water. The easternmost part of West Asia is Afghanistan, which is mountainous and cold in the winter. On the other side of Afghanistan is China, and for the [...]

9 09, 2017

Norte Chico history – South America

By |2018-11-09T08:31:23-07:00September 9th, 2017|History, South America|1 Comment

Norte Chico building: Stepped platform at Caral (ca. 2200 BC) When did people first reach Peru? People probably first arrived in Peru about 13,000 BC. They were following the Pacific coast south from North America. More about Native Americans More South America articles Like the people who settled Brazil, on the other side of South America, around [...]

9 09, 2017

Who were the Nazca? South American history

By |2018-10-31T07:59:48-07:00September 9th, 2017|History, South America|2 Comments

Nazca lines - a giant monkey drawn on the desert floor Nazca replace the Chavin After the Chavin state collapsed about 250 BC, two new states formed in Peru - the Moche in the north and the Nazca in the south. What were the Chavin like? More about the Moche South America articles So by about 100 BC, [...]

9 09, 2017

Who were the Guarani? South American history

By |2019-07-26T21:14:43-07:00September 9th, 2017|South America|0 Comments

Guarani people performing a dance in the 1800s The Tupi move south When the first Tupi people expanded their territory from Central America to reach the coast of Brazil about 900 BC, some of them kept on moving south along the Atlantic coast. Early history of Brazil South American history All our South America articles From [...]

9 09, 2017

Who were the Chavin? South American history

By |2019-03-20T21:43:54-07:00September 9th, 2017|South America|0 Comments

Chavin stone carving From Norte Chico to Chavin By around 900 BC, the Norte Chico people of northern Peru developed into the Chavin culture. Like the earlier Norte Chico people, the Chavin people used irrigation to farm potatoes, tomatoes, peanuts, and hot chili peppers. Who were the Norte Chico people? What about Valdivia further north? History of potatoes All our South America [...]

8 09, 2017

Brazil’s early history – South America

By |2019-02-22T05:09:58-07:00September 8th, 2017|History, South America|0 Comments

Venus of Santarem (Brazil, ca. 1400-1000 BC) When did people get to Brazil? The first people probably arrived on the Atlantic coast of South America about 15,000 BC. Probably a second wave of people followed them around 11,000 BC. People reach the Americas Brazil and colonization All our South America articles How did they get there? [...]

17 08, 2017

Levers – Simple machines – Physics

By |2018-05-31T11:49:33-07:00August 17th, 2017|Physics|1 Comment

Levers: An orangutan child using a stick as a lever What is a lever? A lever is basically just a long stick that you push or pull against a fulcrum - a fixed object - to move something. A lever helps you move something heavy, or make something go fast. The earliest levers developed [...]

14 08, 2017

Sitting Bull and Wounded Knee – Sioux history

By |2018-05-21T17:09:53-07:00August 14th, 2017|History, Native American|0 Comments

Sioux history - Red Elk Woman, a member of the Sioux When did the Sioux first meet Europeans? In the 1500s and 1600s AD, Sioux people were still living around the Great Lakes (modern Minnesota). That's where they were in 1667 when they first met French fur traders. (Read about the early Sioux) When did the [...]