In order to find out these questions, the intense searching into the deep ruins of the artifacts life is vital. The Celestial Worthy of primordial Beginning (Fig 5-1), shows the three pure ones, who are gods, conceived as pure emanation of the Tao. In the middle you will see Yuanshi Tianzun (center); he is believed to have unexpectedly formed from pure energy at the beginning of the world. According to legend, he observed the shifting patterns of energy and created the first writing system from them by casting the patterns in gold onto jade tablets. The Celestial Worthy of Numinous Treasure, Lingbao Tiazun (right), his name comes from the scriptures that were
Since the kingdoms and societies using this vehicle in war were found to be superior based on the size of their chariots, it became a master weapon and spread all over the world within a short time. Development and Expansion of the United States The Gold rush of 1849 and presence of a navigable river system were the most significant physical geographical factors that contributed to the development and expansion of the United States. In the 1800s, several natural resources were discovered in the country, for instance, the
Week 2 Journal Entry Ebony Robertson HUM/100 June 11, 2015 Carole Lormand Week 2 Journal Entry The artwork that I was interested in was the marble figures that represented musicians from the early Cycladic period. Cyclades are a group of islands between Turkey and Greece. The islands developed a unique culture during the Bronze Age. The Male Lyre Player is an ancient piece made out of marble, and one of the earliest pieces found from Greek cultures. The Male Lyre Player is one example of the development of Greek art.
However, throughout history, human beings have done more than just believe based on observation. The faith in a higher power and superstitions have driven Civilizations from the very beginning of time. Due to the advances made by Nobel Peace prize winner, Williard Libby, carbon-dating has enabled us to date artworks back to the Upper Paleolithic Period hinting the creation of icons, sympathetic magic, entoptic designs, and most importantly totemic imagery; the belief that humans can adopt animal like characteristics. The lion-human in the Upper Paleolithic Period and the jade Kunz Axe from the Olmecs are two interesting sculptures proving the existence and variety of totemic beliefs in history. The lion-man is a statuette made out of mammoth tusk and it is a combination of human and animal characteristics during the Upper Paleolithic period.
Copper was the first metal mined and crafted by man, and has been the most important one in the oldest times of history, because it was available in great quantities and was initially extractable almost at the surface of ground. In addition, it was suitable to craft weapons and tools, art objects and ornaments. Very likely the original center of metallurgy was on Iran highlands, where copper was easily found. Archaelogical excavations proved that copper crafting was known in Iran, and by Sumerians, since the beginning of Neolithic era. At the end of the fourth millennium B.C., copper working had reached high technical levels in Iran, Mesopotamia and Egypt.
ROMAN TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING Kasey Simas HIS 103 World Civilizations I Instructor Max Fassnacht January 28, 2013 ROMAN TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING Roman empires flourished, which can largely be attributed to the emperors that created government, laws, cities, military, and many buildings and structures. This would not be possible without the use of technology. In order to talk about roman technology and engineering we must first understand what technology is. Technology is “the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science (technology, n.d.).” The Pantheon is a great example of Roman architecture. Most historians believe Emperor Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa built the first Pantheon in 27BC, though no one knows its exact age.
One especially influential empire was that of Greece. Ancient Greece contributed many ideas and inventions that have truly survived the test of time, their concepts lasting millennia and more. Even the Olympics, an athletic event last watched in 2014 by hundreds of countries around the world, was actually founded 3000 years ago in Ancient Greece, as a competition to honor their gods! (Document B). The Ancient Greeks continue to influence our lives today in three prominent ways: architecture, politics, and medicine.
"The Egyptians began using the pyramid form shortly after 2700 B.C., and the great heyday of constructing them for royalty extended for about a thousand years, until about 1700 B.C." The first pyramid was built by King Djoser during Egypt's Third Dynasty. His architect, Imohtep, created a step pyramid by stacking six mastabas, rectangular buildings of the sort in which earlier kings had been buried. The largest and most well-known pyramids in Egypt are the Pyramids at Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Giza designed for Pharaoh Khufu. The pyramids were usually placed on the western side of the Nile because the pharaoh's soul was meant to join with the sun disc during its descent before continuing with the sun in its eternal round.
Arts & Ideas 111 7 September 2013 Wonders of the Ancient World The Wonders of the Ancient World are monuments that stemmed from ancient lands that have left lasting impressions on the world and the people. The structures are located in various places in the world. Constructed by the ancient world, the wonders stand in connection with symbolism and technology that must be analyzed to understand how they were placed in the ancient worlds. The works are expansive in size and found in sections of the Mediterranean and Middle East sections of the globe. The Wonders are dated in the past by about 1,500 years prior to our existence today (Sushma Gupta, 2001).
THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL LIFE IN IRAN Iran is a country located in the Middle East with great civilization and rich culture. Since almost all readers are very familiar with United States Political and cultural system, it is very important to emphasize the information about Iran in detail. There are several differences in cultural and political fundamentals and structures between two countries. The terms “Iran” as the designation for the civilization and “Iranian” as the name for the inhabitants occupying the large plateau located between Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf have been in continual for more than twenty-five hundred years. They are in term related to the term ”Aryan” and it is supposed that the plateau was occupied in prehistoric times by Indo-European peoples from Central Asia.