Lost Civilizations What happened? Where did they go? Were they real?
Easter Island www.sacred-destinations.com/easter-island/ Easter Island is over 2,000 miles from the nearest population center, (Tahiti and Chile), making it one of the most isolated places on Earth.
Easter Island <ul><li>“ On average, they stand 13 feet high and weigh 14 tons, human heads-on-torsos carved in the male form from rough hardened volcanic ash. The islanders call them "moai," and they have puzzled ethnographers, archaeologists, and visitors to the island since the first European explorers arrived here in 1722”. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/easter/civilization/giants.html </li></ul>http://www.world-mysteries.com/easter_island_map.jpg
<ul><li>How and why did its inhabitants carve and transport the massive statues which surround the island? </li></ul><ul><li>What remains of this culture today, and what lessons can we learn from their legacy? </li></ul>http://www.travelwizard.com/southamerica/media/easter-island,-chile.jpg
Mayans <ul><li>Where the rain forests of Guatemala now stand, a great civilization once flourished. The people of Mayan society built vast cities, ornate temples, and towering pyramids. But in 900 A.D. for unknown and unclear reasons, the Mayans left their cities. What happened? </li></ul>http://www.classbrain.com/artteensb/publish/mayan_empire.shtml
<ul><li>Some people say a drought caused them to leave other say it was competition between the people for food that lead to the sudden disappearance. </li></ul><ul><li>Many people have opinions on this event but none of them are 100 percent certain. And so, they are still evaluating the cause for this mystery disappearance. </li></ul>library.thinkquest.org/11577/art.htm
Bermuda Triangle <ul><li>The Bermuda Triangle. It is the greatest modern mystery of our world. </li></ul>http://www.unexplainedstuff.com/images/geuu_02_img0437.jpg
Bermuda Triangle <ul><li>It is a region of the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Miami, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, where thousands of ships have been lost with no explanation. </li></ul>www.bellwethergallery.com
Nazca Lines <ul><li>The famous Nazca lines can be found in a desert about 200 miles south of Lima, Peru. </li></ul><ul><li>The lines are 37 miles long and one mile wide and can be seen from space. </li></ul>
<ul><li>They have puzzled the scientific world since their discovery in the 1930s. </li></ul>
Atlantis <ul><li>Many people believe that the lost civilization of Atlantis is complete fiction. Others believe that the story was inspired by catastrophic events which may have destroyed the Minoan civilization on Crete and Thera. </li></ul>http://visaview.com/cmtimages/SantoriniChurch.jpg
Atlantis- real or imagined? Still others maintain that the story is an accurate representation of a long lost and almost completely forgotten land. http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/events/statecompetitions/webawards/winners2006/secondary/10/images/Atlantis_lg.jpg