Archeologists Restore The 1,100-Year-Old Mummy With “Adidas Trainers” | IFLScience

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The World’s Largest Pyramid Is Hidden Under A Hill | IFLScience

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What looked like a giant mound of earth and grass was actually a colossal pyramid. In fact, according to reports, it is the largest monument ever built. Legend has it that the locals covered the monument with soil themselves when they heard about the Spanish invaders sweeping through the Americas.

Questions:

  • Are there any important archaeological sites in your hometown/city/country?
  • Have there been sites that were recently discovered?
  • Why are they important?
  • Given a choice between spending money on preserving artefacts and increasing the educational standards in a country, which do you think is more important?