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I love ancient history, and my wife hates it.  That's not really fair, she actually likes it - but she hates it when I drag her along to see it first hand.  I remember our first trip to Mexico, and more specifically the ancient Mayan city of Uxmal.

Brandon Michael - TSM
Brandon Michael - TSM

My Love of Ancient History Cost Me Quite a Few Margaritas

She wanted to sit on the beach in Progresso, but I reminded her that because she got to swim with dolphins in Cozumel - I got to pick the next adventure.  I wanted to climb the architectural wonders of the abandoned city founded more than 2700 years ago.  Don't worry, we got lots of margaritas on the sand afterwards.

attachment-Poverty Point 1 Via Google Street VIew
Via Google Street VIew

An Ancient Wonder in Louisiana is Even Older Than Mexico's Famous Mayan Ruins

Just imagine how blown my mind was when I found out an even older ancient wonder could be found right here in Louisiana!  Poverty Point is just a 3 hour drive east of Shreveport, and is one of the most important historical treasures in the world.

Via Google Street VIew

Louisiana's Ancient Poverty Point Is Thousands of Years Older Than Older Most Countries

According to Only in Your State, historians believe that the human made mounds found at Poverty Point date back to somewhere between 1700 and 1100 BCE.  Archeologists say that the massive earthworks were constructed by the indigenous cultures that lived in the area thousands of years before the country that claimed to have discovered America (Spain) even existed.

Poverty Point Via Google Street View
Via Google Street View

Louisiana's Poverty Point Was a Very Important Place for Ancient American Indigenous Cultures

Poverty Point is recognized as a Unesco World Heritage Site consisting of five mounds, six concentric semi-elliptical ridges separated by shallow depressions, and a central plaza.  Historians believe that a rich culture of "hunter fisher-gatherers" not only lived there, but that it was a very important site for ceremonies and trade.  It was "lost" only to be rediscovered in the 1900s when it was named after a nearby plantation.

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My Visit to Louisiana's Poverty Point May Cost Me a Lot Of Margaritas

Don't tell my wife, but I plan on taking a little road trip with her later this year to explore the ancient mysteries waiting at this incredible site - and you can too!  There's an awesome visitors center full of artifacts and information about this awesome place.  I wonder how many margaritas I will owe her for this one.

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Take a Look Inside Shreveport's Historic Downtown Fire Tower Airbnb

Built in 1922 as the Hose Tower for the Downtown Central Fire Station, this gorgeous downtown space has been converted into a 5-story apartment! Have you ever wanted to take a look inside? Here's your chance, and if you like it - you should totally stay here! For around $200 a night you can book it on Airbnb!

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