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May 13, 2007 / milesandhisfavorites

Miles’s Science Encyclopedia Part Four

Archaeology

I know you’re wondering, what would happen if the past could speak to us?  Well, it seems it can speak to us in a way.  People known as archaeologists dig up amazing things that piece together the past in a way.  They find things such as mummies and temples.

Now, maybe we should take a little time travel trip to see what it was like back when the Mayans and the Ancient Egyptians were around.  Whoosh!  Okay, we’re in the time of the Maya.  Man, these guys were real astronomers.  And speaking of astronomers, Mayan Temples are actually observatories for the stars.  Okay, I know you won’t want to hear this, but I want to tell you something gross.  The Maya actually sacrificed, get this, blood! 

Woosh! Okay, here’s a popular country– Egypt!  Ancient Egypt was a very ceremonial country.  Now what I mean by that is that it had religion that couldn’t be found anywhere else.  In case you’re wondering what these gods were, here’s a list of all the gods and what they are of.

Whoosh!  Okay, one last culture.  This one’s going to be a little modern, though.  Ancient Rome!  Now, the first part of this you should know is that some of these guys were real fighters. A fighter in ancient Roman times was called a gladiator.  Now, there are a couple of different kinds of gladiators.  Some had nets and some had horses.  They usually fought in an arena called The Coliseum.  They were also taught in gladiator school. 

Another thing that you should know is that The Coliseum  also had animal fights.  Sound dangerous?  Well, it was, especially when they used lions.  Some parts of ancient Rome were actually like we have.  What I’m meaning is that it had inventions we had.  Take jacuzzis, for instance.  They had heated baths.  And for all you yo-yo lovers, yo-yos go way back to Ancient Roman times and even further back. 

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  1. crt / May 19 2007 1:21 am

    I really enjoyed this entry Miles– I am indeed a yo-yo lover! And the stuff about the fighting lions sounds really intense. Keep up the good work,
    Your buddy from AAP, crt

  2. Fauzia / Jun 5 2007 12:38 am

    Dean wants to read your blog everynight for his story… He often wants me to read some things twice… thank you for teaching Dean cool stuff.
    Fauzia

  3. Uncle Chris / Jul 2 2007 3:43 pm

    Dear Miles:

    Your blog site is amazing!!!!

    I have been to Jockey Ridge just like you. I bought an Outer Banks Kite too and flew it there myself. It’s one of my favorite memories. I hope you go over to Kitty Hawk and fly your kite there with all the other kids learning about the Wright Brothers.

    Have fun, and send me more pics and memories to read!

    Love, Uncle Chris

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