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Course :  Once Upon a Time in Peru: A BBC Documentary

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN PERU... The Lost Pyramids of Caral dates from 2,800 BC making it one of the earliest known civilizations on this planet. The magnificent ancient city of pyramids at Caral in Peru hit the headlines in 2001. The site is a thousand years older than the earliest known civilization in the Americas and, at 2,627 BC, is as old as the pyramids of Egypt. Many now believe it is the fabled missing link of archaeology - a 'mother city'. If so, then these extraordinary findings could finally answer one of the great questions of archaeology: why did humans become civilized? THE MOTHER OF ALL CITIES For over a century, archaeologists have been searching for what they call a mother city. Civilization began in only six areas of the world: Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China, Peru and Central America. In each of these regions people moved from small family units to build cities of thousands of people. They crossed the historic divide, one of the great moments in human history. Why? To find the answer archaeologists needed to find a mother city - the first stage of city-building.

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