By Kathleen Campion Me Exploring Why Others Explore the Past
People don’t really count the past as an area of exploration, but really it’s one of the most important. Because the people in the past are the ones that shape the future, which makes them the most important, especially the greatest empires like the Romans, Egyptians even the Vikings as well as the people like Julius Ceaser, Cleopatra and Winston Churchill these are the people who create history, but what about the researches, archaeologists! What drives them to explore? Introduction
Kathleen. M. Kenyon Peter. V. Glob Robert Bakker What does Exploring the Past do for the World Now? What are the Most Famous Discoveries and Why? What is Left to Figure out? What Drove Others to Explore? Glossary Glossary (P2) Bibliography Contents
Kathleen Mary Kenyon 5.1.1906 -24.8.78 aged 72 Best known for diggings in Jericho(1952-1958) Eldest daughter of Sir Fredrick Kenyon, Director of The British Museum First female president of the Oxford University of Archaeological Society ‘The Kenyon Institute’ is officially named in her honour Kathleen . M. Kenyon
Peter . V. Glob Peter Vilhelm Glob 20.2.1911 - 20.7.1985 aged 74 Danish archaeologist Specialized in Bog Bodies Achievements: The Director General of Museum Antiquities for the state of Denmark The Director of the Museum in Copenhagen and Co-Founder of the National Scandinavian Institute of Comparative Vandalism Well known his investigations into Denmark’sBog Bodies Most famous for his Tollund Man investigation Son of a painter called Johannes Glob and had 1 child who became a ceramic artist called Lotte Glob
24.3.1945- Born in Bergen County, New Jersey American Palaeontologist Helped prove that dinosaurs had a constant body heat Started his excavations with his partner John Ostrom Published an article about digging called “Dinosaur Renaissance” in April 1975 Specializes in the habitats and relationships of dinosaurs Graduated from Ridge-wood high school in 1963 Wanted to be a palaeontologist ever since reading an article in the September the 7th 1953 issue of “Life Magazine” Robert Bakker
Well understanding the past is very important because it helps us see how much we have evolved and changed over the millions of years. It also makes us see how lucky we are now that everyone has a voice and we are free people. It gives us an understanding of how the world used to work and how peaceful the world is now. What does Exploring the Past do for the World Now?
The reason things become famous in the archaeological world is because their so big, important or amazing like the city of Pompeii, The Titanic and The Tomb of Tutankhamen. Pompeii was is so famous because it was an entire Roman city almost perfectly preserved so it gives such a good image of how the Romans lived. Then Tutankhamen was 1 of the few child pharaohs. And Titanic was famous because everyone thought it was indestructible and when it sunk they still had 250 life boats left and didn’t use them. What are the Most Famous Discoveries and Why?
The Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Great Wall of China, Temple of Artemis, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes and The Lighthouse of Alexandria are the 7 Wonders of the World and still remain unknown. A lot them have very likely theories such as the Great Wall of China which was built to keep any enemies out. These are the seven wonders of the world because they remain unproven. What is Left to Figure out?
Some people might explore because they were surrounded with history when they were a child or wanted to make a point. Some people find something they read so interesting they’ll go find out more about it and make a living out of it. And others, well, they’d be so interested and curious that they’ll go follow it up, others might find it on accident. What Drives People to Explore the Past?
Bog Bodies: Are naturally preserved human bodies found in the bogs in Northern Europe. Tollund Man: Is A naturally mummified body of a man who lived in the 4th century BC. He was discovered in 1950 buried in a bog in Denmark, which preserved his body. his head and face were so well preserved that they mistook him for a murder victim ‘The Kenyon Institute’ :The British school of Archaeology merged with the Council for the British research in 1998 Excavations: an area where excavating has been done or is in progress, as an archaeological site. Glossary
Renaissance: A fresh look at something new Antiquities: Something belonging to or remaining from ancient times, as monuments, relics, or customs. Archaeology: The study of historic humans and their cultures by investigating their remains, engravings, monuments. Palaeontology: The study of fossils and extinct animals. Glossary (P2)
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