Long thought to be a tertiary center, it is now known that the site was one of the most important regional political centers of the Maya Lowlands during the Classic Period.
The Slab Grave culture is a archaeological culture of the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Mongols from 1,300 to 300 BC.
The Yajurveda is the Veda primarily of prose mantras for worship rituals. An ancient Vedic Sanskrit text, it is a compilation of ritual offering formulas.
The Urnfield culture (c. 1300 BC 750 BC) was a late Bronze Age culture of central Europe. The name comes from the custom of cremating the dead and placing their ashes in urns which were then buried in fields.
The earliest known star catalogues were compiled by the ancient Babylonian astronomers of Mesopotamia in the late 2nd millennium BC, during the Kassite Period (ca. 15311155 BC).
Oracle bones are pieces of ox scapula or turtle plastron, which were used for pyromancy a form of divination in ancient China, mainly during the late Shang dynasty.
The mysterious Olmec civilization, located in ancient Mexico, prospered in Mesoamerica from c. 1200 BCE to c. 400 BCE and is generally considered the forerunner of all subsequent Mesoamerican cultures including the Maya and Aztecs.
The Rigveda is one of the four canonical sacred texts (Åruti) of Hinduism known as the Vedas. It is one of the oldest extant texts in any Indo-European language.