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National landmark in Illinois celebrates the mound-building Cahokia culture; Steve Stephens; Columbus Dispatch

Photo: Steve Stephens

Forgetting modernity and entering an ancient world is easy, at least from ground level, at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. In its golden age around A.D. 1100, Cahokia was the center of a vast civilization and a city of some 20,000 residents – the largest pre-Columbian settlement north of Mexico and larger than London or Paris of the day.

Source: National landmark in Illinois celebrates the mound-building Cahokia culture

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