Thursday, June 26, 2014

Why did it take so long?

By Matthew Zuk

Artist's depiction of Babel

Ever wondered why certain civilizations took longer than others to become well established? Why did the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Europe rise to greatness literally thousands of years before the Americas, Australia, and Africa? Why did civilizations like the Minoans, Babylonians, Egyptians, and others have more sophisticated technology than the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan civilizations?

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Ancient Water Tunnels

By Bethany Youngblood

Roman Aqueduct
Water. One of the greatest necessities for life. A dependable and available source of clean water is as paramount a need today as it was for ancient man. The conquering Roman Empire, the philosophical Greeks, God’s chosen people in Israel, and all the dozens of other great ancient cultures; where would those peoples and their grand civilizations be without readily available water?