The life of a peasant in the Inca Empire was full of hard work.
Incas shared most of their belongings with each other just like a larger family.
In the 17th century, archaeologist John Aubrey made the claim that Stonehenge was the work of the Celtic high priests known as the Druids, a theory widely popularized.
Heritage places everywhere
Philip of Macedon invaded Greece and defeated the Theban and Athenian armies in 338 BC.
In the spring of 1520, Hernán Cortés in Tenochtitlan, also known as Mexica-Tenochtitlan capital of the Aztec Empire learned of the arrival of a Spanish force from Cuba, led by Pánfilo Narvez and sent by Velázquez to deprive Cortés of his command.
When all that happened Aztec wealthy people lived in homes made of stone or sun-dried brick. The king of the Aztecs lived in a large palace with many rooms and gardens.
And bathing was an important part of the Aztec daily life.
Wanderlust, Stardust and Culture
Scientifics says modern or remote human beings are made of stardust.
It could be said that global human culture brightens the dust of stars we are made of.
Cultural tourism has a positive economic and social impact in global travel industry.
It helps preserve the historical heritage, with culture as an instrument that facilitates harmony and understanding among people.
Of course, sometimes it does not work like that.
Nevertheless a positive proof of wanderlust and heritage places link means is the Historic Centre of Rome one of the world’s most visited UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Heritage and visits to the remote past
Ancient Egypt, Greece, Roman Empire, the Aztecs, Incas, Mayas and other civilizations around the world were the cradle of daily, social, artistic, political, sexual, ethical and warlike behavior of people.
Some common gestures of people worldwide, religions that touch each other in some beliefs, beautiful and popular music that comes from any region and love are also convincing.
A visit to one of these places is to receive a history lesson.
A definition of heritage tourism is “traveling to experience the places, artifacts and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past”
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