Louisiana’s Ancient ‘Poverty Point’ Is As Old As Some Of The Pyramids In Egypt [Video]
Did you know that the ruins of a city in North Louisiana are so ancient, they're as old as some of the pyramids in Egypt? This ancient city is called Poverty Point, which lies on the edge of Macon River in Northeast Louisiana, about 15 miles from the Mississippi River.
This ancient city and monument is an official World Heritage Site built by ancient Native Americans, with some of the earthworks dating back to around 1650 and 700 BCE.
Poverty point has been described as "the largest and most complex Late Archaic earthwork occupation and ceremonial site yet found in North America".
Pretty amazing, right? I still haven't been to Poverty Point yet, but now I'm really itching to go.