Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Mound Builders Museum-Memphis-Building Studio

The Mound Builders Museum, located in Memphis, sits on a 20-acre open lawn between two remaining mounds that were part of nine ceremonial and burial structures built around 1,000 AD and left behind by a once large community of late-Mississippian Indians. The site is now a public park just south of the central business district and a part of downtown. Atop the river bluff, the new Museum design is oriented in an east-west direction, overlooking the Mississippi river which takes a sharp westerly turn for about two miles before heading back south to the Gulf of Mexico.
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