The Aztec City Tenochtitlan

“It was like the enchantments in the book of Amadis, because of high towers, rues [pyramids] and other buildings, all of masonry, which rose from the water. Some of the soldiers asked if what they saw was not a dream” (Miller, 239) A Spanish soldier, Bernal Diaz del Castillo recorded his first visit to Tenochtitlan. … Read more

Dominoes in Ancient China

Today you will be learning about Dominoes in Ancient China. Dominoes are simple enough to describe. They are two-sided tiles with numbers represented by dots on each side. Although they appear deceptively simple, domino tiles can form the basis for some incredibly complex games. It’s difficult to nail down the exact moment that dominoes were … Read more

The Theater of Marcellus

The Theater of Marcellus was a large entertainment venue located near the Tiber River and was one of the three permanent theaters in the city of ancient Rome. The theater’s construction was originally begun by Julius Caesar before his death in 44 BC and was later completed by Emperor Augustus in 11 BC. Augustus named … Read more

The Aztec City Tenochtitlan

“It was like the enchantments in the book of Amadis, because of high towers, rues [pyramids] and other buildings, all of masonry, which rose from the water. Some of the soldiers asked if what they saw was not a dream” (Miller, 239) A Spanish soldier, Bernal Diaz del Castillo recorded his first visit to Tenochtitlan. … Read more

Answers on questions of mythology

Text Questions Mythology Cassandra Lambert What purposes did myths serve to ancient peoples? Myths were used to tell stories and pass on tales from ancestors. They were also used to answer questions nobody knew the answer to. How do creation myths differ from nature myths? Creations myths explain how the earth and universe was created. … Read more