Why did the Egyptians build magnificent pyramids? How did the Incas keep accurate records? What was life like at the opulent African courts? Why did the Romans stage cruel gladiator contests? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Exploring the Ancient World. Investigate how each civilization rose to power. Understand how it created a culture with politics, religion, art, music, trade, and warfare. Discover what everyday life was like-what people believed, what they ate and drank, and what clothes and jewelry they wore. Learn about the fascinating legacy each ancient world has left for us today.
Each book includes:
Dazzling images of authentic artifacts, places, and historical documents
Easy-to-read that traces the development of each civilization
Full-color maps that show how each empire expanded
Quatations from real people about life at the time
Timeline of important events that changed the world
Explore life under the sweltering skies of the Aztec empire, from witnessing 20,000 victims sacrificed for a new temple, to drifting on a floating island grows crops and enjoying the first-ever hot chocolate. Find out how the Aztecs built the thriving capital city of Tenochtitlan, with its pyramids, free education, and strict laws. Discover how the Aztec civilization collapsed when Hernando Cortés arrived and destroyed Tenochtitlan. Learn how the legacy of the intriguing culture of the Aztec empire continues to influence modern Mexico and fascinate the whole world.