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Tree of Knowledge - World History
Mexico and Central America were home to the ancient Mayans. They built great cities, such as Chichen Itza. Their civilization lasted from 300 BC to AD 1200.

The pyramids of Egypt were built almost 4,500 years ago in about 2,500 BC - as tombs for the great Pharaohs. The Great Pyramids in Giza were one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The first atom bomb was tested in the Pacific Ocean in 1945. On  August 6, 1945, a second bomb was dropped for real on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Over 80,000 people were killed.

During the 18th century, the islands of Madagascar was a refuge to some of the most blood-thirsty pirates, such as Captain Kidd and Thomas Tew.


 
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