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13 Remarkable Photos That Define The Thrill And Wonder Of Archaeology

Pictures paint a thousand words.

Proven by the archaeology photos from the archive of the National Geographic, every picture is half of the fascinating story in the world history. They are remnants of past civilizations that we can only imagine.

Digging up these photos is a beautiful experience. It’s like uncovering a veil of the past to discover the thrilling events that transpired ages ago. Now, let’s examine them one by one:

#1. Man of La Venta

This photo of a huge Olmec Stone head appeared in 1947 issue of National Geographic. Found in La Venta, Mexico where Olmec civilization once existed.

#2. Stones of Stenness

It is the famous Neolithic monument which dated back to 3000 BC and found in Orkney, Scotland. It is a portion of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site together with the Ring of Brodgar, and the “Ness of Brodgar.”

#3. Deep Dive

The sinkhole or cenote of Mexico enabled archaeologists to discover fresh clues about the culture of Maya.

#4. Walk Like an Egyptian

When the tomb of King Tut of Ancient Egypt was unearthed, archaeologists found this walking stick handle showing an image of a Nubian captive.

#5. Terra-Cotta Warriors

The discovery of thousands of life-sized horses and soldiers guarding over the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang was one of the significant findings in archaeology. It was found in 1971 near Xi’an, China by a group of farmers.

#6. The Search For Early Man

The photo shows the renowned paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey and his family digging up human remains in one area of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. National Geographic published the picture in the 1961 issue.

#7. Backpack of Bones

This photo shows a man carrying human bones that were discovered from a burial crypt in Northern Nepal where the former Mustang kingdom reigned.

#8. River Crossing

The photo shows the men of archaeological expedition group pulling up a wooden ferry in the river of Mongolia Darhad Valley.

#9. Shetland Stones

Taken in an aerial view of an archaeological site named Jarlshof showcasing the ruins that spanned the Bronze, the Viking Age, and the early 16th century period. It is located on the southern part of Shetland Islands.

#10. Iceman Autopsy

This photo from an article published in 2011 National Geographic showed “The Iceman”. A 50,000-year-old Neolithic mummy autopsied by neurosurgeons. It was discovered in the Alps between the borders of Italy and Austria in 1991.

#11. Palace of Palenque

Taken by Alfred P. Maudslay while a group of people were wandering in the ruins of the Maya Palace of Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico. Biologia Centrali-Americana: Archaeology featured the photo sometime from 1889 to 1902.

#12. Kybele of Catalhoyuk

This photo shows the mother-goddess Kybele stone image was a proof of the belief and worship of Neolithic Europe for the Earth Mother. It was photographed in the Catalhoyuk, Turkey.

#13. Roman Ruins

The scene from the top is the best way to appreciate the allure of Leptis Magna, one of the best-preserved and biggest Roman cities in Western Libya. This city was built during the rulership of Augustus and Tiberius, then renovated by Septimius Severus to be an urban center.

Seeing all these artifacts in photos provides a sense of pride in how the early civilization thrived and survived as far as they could. They reminded us of the passage of time and evolution of humanity.

Capture your own photos now because maybe someday, yours can be a clue of what has been.

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How to Avoid Road Accidents When Driving Around Big Trucks and Buses

There are safety precautions to keep in mind in order to avoid accidents involving these huge vehicles.

If you’re driving a smaller vehicle and are not very cautious, big trucks and buses can be potential road risks. Because of their build and size, these large vehicles naturally have “large blind spots, long stopping distances, and limited maneuverability,” according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website.

Fortunately, there are safety precautions you can take in order to avoid mishaps involving these vehicles. Here are 7 simple rules to keep in mind when you’re out there on the road:

1. Avoid Blind Spots

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Chichicastenango Cemetery, A Colorful Maya Tribute To The Dearly Departed

The Maya believe that making their departed’s resting place beautiful eases all worries about mortality.

Most people view cemeteries as dark, depressing places where the departed ones are laid to rest. However, the cemetery in a small town in Guatemala is nothing like your regular graveyard. The Chichicastenango Cemetery can be seen even from a distance because of the vividly colored tombstones and mausoleums. After all, the cemetery reflects the residents' K'iche' Maya beliefs that what happens when life ends should be embraced and not feared.

Getting to Chichicastenango is not an easy task. After all, the town is located in the mountainous region at an altitude of 6,447 ft. Nevertheless, tourists travel to the K'iche' Maya town just to see its colorful cemetery. After all, Cementerio General celebrates life after passing on.

It's hard to miss Cementerio General once you reach the town of Chichicastenango

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Macau’s Newest Ultra Luxury Hotel Looks Like A Place Straight From Your Dreams

Sweet dreams are made of these.

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Macau has long been a mecca of glitz and glamour. Dubbed as the Las Vegas of Asia, it boasts of sprawling casinos and luxury hotels to cater to the wealthy tourists who flock Asia’s well-known gambling hotspot.

One look at the newest ultra-luxury hotel located in the City of Dreams Macau and everyone will agree that it rightfully deserves the name it was given: Morpheus - the Greek god of dreams. This architectural masterpiece is the world’s first aluminum exoskeleton high rise. This extraordinary twin tower structure surely stands out amid Macau’s skyline.

Designed by the late Zaha Hadid, an award-winning architect.

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