Why is there a digging season in Egypt?

Week after week, Sunday morning news shows feature reports about archaeologists who’ve made another big find. In fact, these people seem so busy that you might wonder: Is it always dig season in Egypt? Yes and no. This is because archaeologists—the people who study the ruins of ancient civilizations—can’t just dig up any old tomb they happen to stumble across; they have to have permission from the Egyptian government to do so. The team must…

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Who was at the bottom of the Aztec social order?

It’s no secret that the Aztec Empire had classes. Anyone can see that just by looking at their social hierarchy and how they treat people of higher and lower classes. However, who was at the bottom of the Aztec social order? Who held that position in society? And what did it mean for them to be there? We’ll talk about all of these things in today’s post! The Aztec empire displayed a hierarchical system of…

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