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Mayan Empire VS Roman and Chinese Empires
Transcript of Mayan Empire VS Roman and Chinese Empires
Buddhism is the practice of meditation, treating your body and life properly, doing what you wish to do and not what others tell you, and finding the purpose of life. Some of their beliefs are karma, that everything is connected, gaining wisdom, and not being strict on yourself. The Maya had also developed a very complex form of mathematics using a numeric system; much like ours today. They counted using a base twenty system instead of our base ten. They also had digits going from top to bottom in the number like in the picture. Mayans Rome There really were no significant mathematical or astronomical developments under the Roman empire. Roman scholars didn't contribute much to the sciences including math and astronomy, they were focused on literary achievements. The Romans had a religion of their own that took them years to create. Much like the Mayan religion,the Roman religion was centered around certain gods. Some of the gods represented love, the ocean, war, hunting, and wisdom. Each god had their own special day which was like a holiday. They were celebrated with festivals, animal sacrifices, and going to the god's temple. Each family home had their own small shrine and altar and they worshiped them every day. China Rome China China's developments in the sciences are harder to chart due to the legalism movements that occurred throughout China's growth. With burnt books and dead scholars, it is difficult to know exactly what is accomplished. There is little information on mathematics. The Chinese system of astronomy and astrology is pretty well understood. Similar to the Maya calender, the Chinese calender has 365 1/4 days. The Chinese also put a lot of effort into recording extremely accurate representations of the stars and constellations in the sky and to measure time accurately. Sources Ceremonies." Ceremonies. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Oct. 2012. <http://www.hermes-press.com/ceremonies0.htm>. "Ancient Chinese Astronomy." - History of Astronomy. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2012. <http://explorable.com/chinese-astronomy.html>.
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"Vacation Activies in Sicily: Greek Temples." Spirit Tourism. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2012. <http://spirittourism.com/culture/greek/vacation-activies-sicily-greek-temples/>. Built Empire Our ideal empire would be built on a strong, stable government. It would also be prepared to defend itself against exterior forces and be easily expandable. Lastly, it would have a well developed culture.