10 oldest Ancient civilizations ever existed

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In the course of human evolution, at a certain point in time, the idea of living in a group with mutual understanding and dependency became a very useful and practical lifestyle. From such small isolated groups, communities were formed. Then came the societies which in due time became a civilization. How the human mentality and psychology led to this huge change is still a popular topic among the historians and anthropologist, and a major discussion for another day. For now, let’s talk about some of the oldest civilizations to have ever existed in the world. We are talking about the civilizations that we know, as fact, existed for real, unlike the ones that are shrouded by myths and beliefs (Atlantis, Lemuria and Rama civilizations to name a few). To correctly map the oldest of the civilizations in a chronological order, it becomes necessary to go the very cradle of civilization. Having said that, here is a list of top 10 oldest civilizations to ever exist in the world, starting with the most recent one first.

10. The Incas Civilization

The Incas Civilization

The Incas was the largest Empire in North America in the Pre-Columbian era. This civilization flourished in the areas of present day Ecuador, Peru and Chile and had its administrative, military and political center located at Cusco which lies in modern day Peru. The Incas had their societies pretty well established, and the empire was in a rapid bloom since it’s beginning.

The Incas were devout followers of the Sun God Inti. They had a king who was referred to as “Sapa Inca” meaning the child of the Sun. The first Inca emperor Pachacuti transformed it from a modest village to a great city laid out in the shape of a puma. He went to expand the tradition of ancestor worship. When the king died, his son would get all the power, but all his wealth would be distributed among his other relatives, who would in return preserve his mummy and sustain his political influence. This significantly led to a sudden rise in power of the Incas. The Incas went on to become great builders and went on to build fortresses and sites like Machu Picchu and the city of Cusco that still stand to this day.

9. The Aztecs Civilization

The Aztecs Civilization - oldest civilization in the world

The Aztecs came in the scenario pretty much around the time when the Incas were appearing as the powerful contenders in South America. Around the 1200s and early 1300s, the people in present day Mexico used to live in three big rival cities – Tenochtitlan, Texcoco and Tlacopan. Around 1325, these rivals created an alliance and thus the new state was brought under the rule of the Valley of Mexico. Back then, the people preferred the name Mexica than to the Aztecs. The rise of the Aztecs was within a century of the fall of another influential civilization in Mexico and Central America – the Mayans.

The city of Tenochtitlan was the military power, which spearheaded the conquest of new territory. But the Aztec emperor didn’t rule every city, state directly. Local governments would remain in place, but was forced to pay varying amounts of tribute to the Triple Alliance. In the early 1500s, the Aztec civilization was indeed at the height of its power. But then, Spanish arrived with their expansion plans. This eventually led to a huge battle between the Incas and the alliance of Spanish conquistadors and the native allies they had assembled led by the famous (or rather infamous) Hernan Cortes in 1521. A defeat in this decisive battle eventually led to the fall of once famous Aztec empire.

8. The Roman Civilization

Roman civilization

The Roman Civilization came into picture around the 6th century BC. Even the story behind the foundation of the ancient Rome is something of a legend, it’s full of myths. But at the height of its power, the Romans ruled over the biggest chunk of land in that era – all the present day counties surrounding the modern day Mediterranean sea were a part of ancient Rome.

Early Rome was governed by kings, but after only seven of them had ruled, the Romans took power over their own city and ruled themselves. They then instead had a council known as the ‘senate’ which ruled over them. From this point on one speaks of the ‘Roman Republic’. Rome also saw the rise and fall of some of the greatest emperors in human civilization, like Julius Caesar, Trajan and Augustus. But eventually, the empire of Rome became so vast that it simply was not possible to bring it within a single rule. The Roman empire in the end was overrun by millions of barbarians from the north and east of Europe.

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7. The Persian civilization

The Persian civilization

There was a time when ancient Persian civilization was in fact the most powerful empires in the world. Though only in power for a little over 200 years, the Persians conquered lands that covered over 2 million square miles. From the southern portions of Egypt to parts of Greece and then east to parts of India, the Persian Empire was known for its military strength and wise rulers. Now before you even start to contemplate the fact that they created such a vast empire just within a period of 200 years, before 550 BC, Persian (or Persis as it was called back then) used to be divided in factions among a number of leaders.

But then came King Cyrus II, who later on came to be known as Cyrus the great, came into power and unified the entire Persian Kingdom. Then he went on to conquer the ancient Babylon. In fact, his conquest is so rapid that by the end of 533 BC, he had already invaded India, far in the east. And even when Cyrus passed away, his bloodline continued the ruthless expansion and even duelled in now legendary battle with the brave Spartans. At its prime, ancient Persia ruled all over central Asia, much of Europe and Egypt. But it all changed when the legendary soldier of Macedon, Alexander the great, brought the whole Persian empire down to its knees and effectively ended the civilization in 530 BC.

6. Ancient Greek Civilization

Ancient Greece civilization

The ancient Greeks may not have been one of the oldest civilizations, but they are doubtlessly one of the most influential civilizations to have ever existed in the world. Even though the rise of ancient Greece came from the Cycladic and Minoan civilization (2700 BC – 1500 BC), there are evidences of burials found in the Franchthi Cave in the Argolid, Greece that dates back around 7250 BC. The history of this civilization is scattered over such a huge period of time that historians had to divide it over different periods, the most popular of them being the Archaic, classical and Hellenistic period.

These periods also saw a number of ancient Greeks come into limelight – many of them changed our ways of world forever, many of them are still talking about to this day. The Greeks created the ancient Olympics, the concept of democracy and a senate. They created the base for modern geometry, biology, physics and whatnot. Pythagoras, Archimedes, Socrates, Euclid, Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the great… the history books are full of such names whose inventions, theories, beliefs and heroics have had a significant influence in the subsequent civilizations that came.

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5. Chinese Civilization

ancient-chinese-civilization

Ancient China – also known as Han China, comes in at number 5 and has doubtlessly one of the most diverse history. In fact, if you consider all the dynasties from the very first to the very last that ever ruled in China, you get a significantly huge period of time that needs to be covered in concise. The Yellow river civilization is said to be the cradle of entire Chinese civilization as this is where the earliest dynasties were based. It was around the 2700 BC that the legendary Yellow Emperor began his rule, a point in time that later led to the birth of many dynasties that went on to rule the mainland China.

In 2070 BC, the Xia dynasty became the first to rule the entire China as described in ancient historical chronicles. Then on, there came a number of dynasties that held control over China in different periods of time until the end of Qing dynasty in 1912 AD with the Xinhai revolution. And thus ended more than four millennia old history of ancient Chinese civilization that fascinates historians and commoners alike to this day. But it did not happen before they gave the world some of the most useful inventions and products such as gunpowder, paper, printing, compass, alcohol, cannons and many more.

See Also,

Top 10 Chinese Inventions

4. Mayan Civilization

Mayan civilization 2600 BC

The ancient Mayan civilization flourished in Central America from about 2600 BC and had been much talked about in recent times because of the timeline in the calendar they had created. Once the civilization was established, it went on to prosper and become one of the most sophisticated civilization with a booming population of about 19 million at its peak. By 700 BC, the Mayans had already devised their own way of writing which they used to create their own solar calendars carved in the stones. According to them, the world was created on August 11, 3114 BC, which is the date their calendar counts from. And the supposed end was on December 21, 2012.

The ancient Mayans were culturally richer when compared to many of the contemporary civilizations. The Mayans and Aztecs both built pyramids, many of which are larger than those in Egypt. But their sudden decline and an abrupt end had long been one of ancient history’s most intriguing mysteries: Why did the Maya, a remarkably sophisticated civilization made up of more than 19 million people, suddenly collapse sometime during the 8th or 9th centuries? Although the Mayan people never entirely disappeared—their descendants still live across Central America.

3. Ancient Egyptian civilization

Ancient Egyptian civilization

The ancient Egypt is one of the oldest and culturally richest civilizations in this list. The ancient Egyptians are known for their prodigious culture, the ever standing pyramids and the sphinx, the Pharaohs and the once a majestic civilization that resided by the banks of the river Nile.The civilization coalesced around 3150 BC (according to conventional Egyptian chronology) with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first Pharaoh. But this could not have been possible had there not been early settlers around the Nile valley in the early 3500 BC.

The history of ancient Egypt occurred in a series of stable Kingdoms, separated by periods of relative instability known as Intermediate Periods: the Old Kingdom of the Early Bronze Age, the Middle Kingdom of the Middle Bronze Age and the New Kingdom of the Late Bronze Age. The ancient Egypt gave us the ever standing pyramids, the mummies that preserve the ancient Pharaohs to this day, the first of the solar calendars, Hieroglyphics and many more. The ancient Egypt reached at its pinnacle towards the New Kingdom, where Pharaohs like Ramsee the Great ruled with such authority that another contemporary civilization of the Nubians also came under Egyptian rule.

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2. Indus Valley Civilization

Indus Valley Civilization

One of the oldest civilizations in this list, the Indus valley civilization lies at the very cradle of subsequent civilization that arose in the region of the Indus valley. This civilization flourished in areas extending from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India. Along with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, it was one of three early civilizations of the Old World, and of the three the most widespread, covering an area of 1.25 million km2. Entire populations of people were settled around the basins of the Indus river, one of the major rivers in Asia, and another river named Ghaggar-Hakra which once used to course through northeast India and eastern Pakistan.

Also known as Harappan civilization and Mohenjo-Daro civilization – named after the excavation sites where the remains of the civilization were found, the peak phase of this civilization is said to have lasted from 2600 BC to around 1900 BC. A sophisticated and technologically advanced urban culture is evident in the Indus Valley Civilization making them the first urban centers in the region. The people of the Indus Civilization achieved great accuracy in measuring length, mass, and time. And based on the artifacts found in excavations, it is evident the culture was rather richer in arts and crafts.

1. Mesopotamian Civilization

Mesopotamian Civilization- oldest civilization

And here is it, the first of the civilization to have ever emerged on the face of planet earth ever since the evolution of humans. The origin of Mesopotamia dates back so far behind in the history, there is no known evidence of any other civilized society before them. The timeline of ancient Mesopotamia is usually kept around 3300 BC – 750 BC. Mesopotamia is generally credited with being the first place where civilized societies truly began to take shape.

It was somewhere around 8000 BC that people find the concept of agriculture, and slowly started to domesticate animals for both the purpose of food as well as to assist in agriculture. People had already been creating art much before all that. But all this was a part of human culture, not a human civilization. And then the Mesopotamians rose, refining, adding and formalizing all these systems, combining them to form the first civilization. They prospered in the regions of modern day Iraq – then known as Babylonia, Sumer and Assyria highlands.

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Top 11 Inventions and Discoveries of Mesopotamia

Final Conclusion

The modern day cultures and civilizations owe a lot to the first of the civilization that originated after millions of years of evolution in human history. From the ages where there were no defined means of communication and hunting was the primary source of food, to an age where agriculture gave the main staples for food, animals were domesticated, societies were created and then eventual changes were continuously made that led to the societies we live in now, the human civilization has come a long way. Each individual civilization listed out here contributed in many ways – new inventions, new ideas, new cultures, philosophies, lifestyles and what not. From the very cradle of civilization to this very day – what we are now has been the combined output of the subsequent civilizations that came in between.

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331 Responses to “10 oldest Ancient civilizations ever existed”
  1. Loved your article, thank you very much. It was very informative yet concise.

    • Bob Shaw

      If you use the definition of civilized in the dictionary these may be the top ten, but there is evidence that the Aborigines of Australia have been around for close to sixty-thousand years. They believed “the Rainbow Serpent” created everything and everything belonged to everyone, thus they had no wars. That sounds much more civilized than the world we live in today.

      • Mike (Michael) Gaensslen

        Right on Bob! UBUNTU!

        • Arun Raj

          carect my diyar you have faian to warld hitaric cicis lizations oladrs to
          arun raj

      • Mike (Michael) Gaensslen

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        • none of your beez wax

          nobody cares micheal so shut your booty face

      • kaushik biswas

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      • Soul of Ashoka

        What about the Khoisan (foraging San/ Pastoral Khoi) of the Kalahari?
        In the 1990s, genomic studies of worlds peoples found that the Y chromosome of San men share certain patterns of polymorphisms that are distinct from those of all other populations.[10] Because the Y chromosome is highly conserved between generations, this type of DNA test is used to determine when different subgroups separated from one another, and hence their last common ancestry. The authors of these studies suggested that the San may have been one of the first populations to differentiate from the most recent common paternal ancestor of all extant humans, the so-called Y-chromosomal Adam by patrilineal descent, estimated to have lived 60,000 to 90,000 years ago.
        Similar to findings from Y-Chromosome studies, mitochondrial DNA studies also showed evidence that the Khoe–San people carry high frequencies of the earliest haplogroup branches in the human mitochondrial DNA tree. The most divergent (oldest) mitochondrial haplogroup, L0d, have been identified at its highest frequencies in the southern African Khoe and San groups.
        The distinctiveness of the Khoisan in both matrilineal and patrilineal groupings is a further indicator that they represent a population historically distinct from other Africans.

        • Soul of Ashoka

          Also…African pygmy populations are genetically diverse and extremely divergent from all other human populations, suggesting they have an ancient indigenous lineage. Their uniparental markers represent the second-most ancient divergence right after those typically found in Khoisan peoples. Recent advances in genetics shed some light on the origins of the various pygmy groups. Researchers found “an early divergence of the ancestors of Pygmy hunter–gatherers and farming populations 60,000 years ago, followed by a split of the Pygmies’ ancestors into the Western and Eastern Pygmy groups 20,000 years ago.

          • Soul of Ashoka

            We’ve now crossed the threshold from ancient history into deep history. Dispelling many myths as we move along.

        • Dude, this is about civilizations man, not genetics. relax

      • Cruxi Fiction

        “Civilization”, with its despots, its cruel priests, and its genocidal armies is so over-rated.

      • Sachin
        Thanks for your tireless work, it is a credit to you.

        I’m with Ben not just because I’m Australian (Germanic Keltic Australian that is, not Indigenous) but because of the evidence we have today.

        Starting with DNA this article points to the work that finds like many other works that Indigenous Australians represent one of the oldest continuing human cultures and civilisations.

        http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2011/09/dna-confirms-aboriginal-culture-one-of-earths-oldest/

        Let’s not be post-industrial and define civilisation by the material wealth and prowess of a culture at a given time. Let’s look at deeper aspects of culture:
        # ability to live on the lands inhabited;
        # laws & customs related to those lands;
        # languages – 250-300 distinct Indigenous Australian languages of antiquity far greater than any European and probably most other existing languages;
        # religions of great age and development;
        # tribal, clan and family rules of deep complexity;
        # Indigenous Australian art goes back thousands of years and is still visible all over this continent and is spectacularly visible in the great art galleries of Kakadu, the Kimberleys and the Dampier Peninsula.

        No doubt ancient African and Eurasian cultures have similar qualities and deserve to be considered as very early human civilisations.

        Dominic Sydney

      • duane wirdel

        But, while what you say is true, the aboriginals are and always have been a culture and not a civilization. They don’t meet any of the varied criteria to be considered so.

    • Layan Y Karma

      (1)Kumarikandam the Tamil culture which existed before all of them that is now under water ir it covers a wast area starting from Australia and end of africa to India that was a large land mass and today’s all south indian languages are derived from Tamil. (2) port city of dwarka is also existed before Indus the city of Lord Krishna at the time of

      • swarn kant

        only one thing to ask if kumarikandam is true how do you explaind the theory of contiental drift

        • Eve Eve

          Hi Swarm Kant
          I don’t know too much about geology and your comment made sense to me at first. But the response from Layan Y Karma’s is a valid theory in itself. Perhaps continent drift happened through earth flooding (Noah’s Arc), melting of ice from a previous ice age.

      • swarn kant

        2nd all south indian languages has come from tamil is like all indian languages has emerged from hindi

        • Correction

          All Indian Languages immerged from Sanskrit.

          • gauranga

            yes absoulitly right sanskrit is a mother of all languages ……..
            it is that language which is also prepfered by nasa scientist the its a only language which can be used for a space reserch

          • Rajesh RR

            All North indian languages arrived from sanskrit. But sanskrit comes from tamil. And if you searched in the internet also you can find tamil language is the core root of all the languages in the world. Many scientist also confirmed this. Try this word in google “alex collier tamil” Alex collier scientist has confirmed this.
            Kumarikandam is the very oldest and may be the first civilization in the world.

      • swarn kant

        2nd all south indian languages has come from tamil is like all indian languages has emerged from hind. it belongs to the same script dravidian like others from devnagri. but almost all south indianlanguages had developed their own script overtimei

      • right i totally agree with Layan Y Karma

      • Kris sumer

        Actually this is false, TAMIL is an OFF SHOOT of Sumerian culture when the sumers fled north after the babylonian invasion.

        In comparison TAMIL IS YOUNG

        • Soul of Ashoka

          Touche’

    • Layan Y Karma

      (3)And Aryan invasion theory is found fake it was a product of british colonialisms (4) the Indian texts have been conciderd as myths but now there are proof that they are facts(like the bramastra in Vedas Ramayana and mahabaratha is same as described as nukes and even after effects of nclear explosions like loss of nail hair etc are described perfectly (5) even many resurch organization’s are researching on vimanashastra(6)Russian korien languages resemble Sanskrit and Tamil also wors like mathr become mother and brother and bhratr etc

    • ciro

      Jiroft in iran is the oldest ancient civilization in the world .aratta kingdom

    • Jake

      Completely agree with Bob Shaw. I’m sorry but this list is simply incorrect, my culture the Australian aboriginals are the oldest culture on earth going back over 50 000 years

    • Alexander

      The author is just cogitating out the top of his hat. Clueless of history.

    • Ben

      The photo provided for the Aztec Civilization is a photo of the Anasazi ruins in Aztec NEW MEXICO. It has nothing to do with the Aztecs other than an unfortunate mistake in name. Somebody in the office used the google machine and typed in Aztec Ruins and got that photo and the editor ran with it without even realizing the architecture was decidedly un-Aztec. I blame ancient aliens and MTV.

    • mahdi

      But the oldest civilization of Jiroft in Iran

  2. Nice article. But, what about the dwaraka city from india. Recently found this dwaraka city from gujarath state of INDIA. 32,000 years old..

    • anti-afrocentricism

      “dwaraka city” is that a civilization? It is clear that this article is talking about CIVILIZATION.

      • sukumar

        City is an evidence for existence of civilisation..

      • Adolf

        And what about Danube river valley civilization? Older than than Mesopotamia and more civilized.. the old slavic nation ! Still alive in people of Slovakia Czech Poland Serbia Croatia Ukraine Russia Belarus Bulgaria Slovenia etc.

        • caleb

          braniac

        • Ron

          You have made an interesting point that may be linked to the people who lived before the great flood, and those who did survive it, and propagated the human race thereafter. However, who exactly were these people and what did they leave behind as proof of their existence, and the proof of they being of more ancient origins than the Sumerians and Akkadians?

          You provided us with a list of the Slavic nations that are of modern times, but if your theory is correct, what were these people known as, specifically? Did they have a writing system? What about their religious, and spiritual beliefs?

          Recently, there were some massive stones that were discovered, I believe in the northern Russian mountains. These mega-ton stones, according to the scientists who discovered them, are not of natural formation; but were rather “made” carried through a densely forested area and raised in rows of approximately 100 yards at a total elevation of almost 140 forty feet from the ground. Is there a possibility that this civilization of which you speak, were the amazing builders architects of this paleolithic structure? Do a little more research into your theory, and see if there’s any concrete evidence /proof to substantiate your claim. Thank you for the comment, though. Very thought-provoking.

          • Mike1942

            Are you talking about Baalbek In Lebanon? Have a look by googling it. Huge artificially cut stones! And there are many theories about what they were used for. The ancient Greeks and Romans built temples on them but are not the builders of the plateau.

        • Mike1942

          Check your twisted history Adolf! All civilizations came originally from Mesopotamia, starting from the very original Civilization of SUMERIA. Mankind started and originated from Southern Africa, if you want to get right down to it. The first human was a “black head” and called ADAMU (the earthling) to be exact. He could not reproduce and
          was “created” as a slave. Do some more reading and studying before you make unsubstantiated claims.

          • uhhh

            ummm..he coudlnt reproduce but he was the first human? then where did all we come from ._.

          • Mr. Hitlar

            You stupid, that’s not right. You am wrong. Ok? Not first man can’t make baby, is not true.

            You even know cuz he first. First is must have babby. If no babby, then no me.

          • I guess, I have to answer “Mr. Hitler” in this fashion because whoever wrote this is chicken shit to leave a real name!
            The only one “stupid” here is you! If you would “study” this matter any further and leave religion out of it, just pure facts, you would learn that Adamu was genetically created, sexless originally and later homo sapiens, when Eve came into the picture, was enabled to reproduce. This was done to speed up the reproduction of the slaves and make it less cumbersome. That si what really happened and not these religious fairytales!

          • swarn kant

            like people say all americans come from europe. cumon use your head at least observe the huge racial diifferrnces and praactiices an customs at least after 1000s of year still old practices are evidenti

          • Dave

            Sounds like Sitchin theory , which i think could be as good as anything else i have heard,religon sounds more like a fairy tale or only a twisted tale made up by man after the Anunnaki left this rock.

          • Soul of Ashoka

            You speak of fairy tales yet you promote a fantastical one. Any fool can read and adapt ideas to fit their own. (In this case your ideas are totally outdated and ridiculous) Who created this so called slave ADAMU then?…The Annunaki?…Give me a fucking break! You criticize religion (which I do as well) yet there is nothing empirical or scientific in what you stated.

            The best thing you got going in this forum is that you look like you know what you’re talking about; thats about it.

            Lets be critical people…Our future depends on it.

          • Thfdyj

            Are you getting this information from a religious text or something because this is not based on science or hard facts that hav been proven. I am not going to bring religion into this and just state wat science says. Science says that we evolved from other species, Apes. There are the bones of our ancestors found in the Middle East to prove it. Bones that have distinct aspects of a human’s and an apes skeleton. If you want more proof look it up. Also the fact that these bones and all of the bones found were in the Middle East proves that humans originate from their.

        • Soul of Ashoka

          good for you adolf!

          • Ghost

            An article presesented here, is what the scientific community was able to collect. Is that a fact? Were these evidences manipulated ? Idk, but this data more complete, Bc of the actual hard facts. But today we discover many new evidences followed by new theories. Personally I have my own, conserning human civilization in general. And btw it wasn’t Eve, but Lilith first wife of Adam , read books baned from the bible. Personally beyond speculations, I keep all my “books” open, I don’t believe to anybody or anything ,,, as our creation, origin, and existence is a mystical , I don’t believe in any doctrines and I specifically despise all 3 Abrahamic religions. Amen !

      • Chandra V Pakala

        Dwaraka City : Birthplace of God KRiSHNA @ Dwapar Yug of Copper Age of Cyclic Eastern Philosophy or Hindusim Dharma @ Concept .

        God KRiSHNA : Holy Gita Science is based on many human lives one needs to attain salvation of freedom of no life.

        My own research is if a Human is not Human in one life there is no point even giving another life, because that Individual won’t change to be human race or rather animals at life business of species of civilizations .

        My concept is more practicality of engineering so that this world would have saved & protected in the past than in the future of nuclear armageddon crisis of civilizations .

        My philosophical engineering concept @ practicals of real world : For a human one simple word , hence it should be one simple life of freedom @ no life .

        • Chandra V Pakala

          I’m not God Krishna to understand the complexities of many lives, rather , be simplicity of one human life , based on what happened in the past life business with Human Civilizations & Human Race .

          In the current world they are the real threat not only there existence but also millions of species live among us on the global life systems vision of Billion Years ahead @ life business to no life business ( For Ex : Mars & Civilizations )

        • Mike1942

          Herein lies the problem in this world; we fight over whose god is more real then the other persons god. How stupid! if there is a God, he is the same, whatever we call him/it! Krishna, God, or whatever! The same God, different believes!
          Get it?

          • Jca

            The word God si no a name, it is a title. If you want sombody to know who you talking about you have write the name. For exemple, Buda.

      • manish

        Yeah, early literature aboyt trading activities, coinage, mega temples (one of which still exist) well planned roads, buildings etc doesnt count. Stupid when you say city it doesnt mean there was no civilisation around it. Great cities never come into exostence without any civilisation to back them up. Go look up dwarka city.

        • Chandra V Pakala

          Dwaraka City & Civilization @ Dwapar Yug :

          Earth existed for millions of years prior to Dwaraka Civilizations & the city itself . There were ancient civilizations before the won or Yuga of Dwapar as this City became famous because of God KRiSHNA ‘s birth , life & death @ Dwaraka City & Civilization & Peoples @ Dwapar Yug or Eon @ life business .

          The historical records & artifacts clearly proove with that Holy Scriptures literature . The city of Dwaraka went to so many times submerged under floods before , during & after like any coastal cities of civilizations , life & constructions .

          The most famous is God Krishna’s wealthiest temple built in memory of him by his ardent devotees with carat of Gold which is not even 24 carat but above & beyond the current zgold Carat .

          His devotees even built the same one in the Middle East Holy Lands of Yerusalem ( Origin Source : Jerusalem : Yadava tribe which God KRiSHNA was born ) right at the Temple Mount prior to the current existing modern religious faiths & infrastructures built in at that place .

      • zani.brasco

        I think dawaraka have antiquity but not as much as this ten civilization

      • Chandra V Pakala

        Dwaraka City :

        Birth place of
        God Krishna part of BHARAT Civilization during Dwapar Yug .

      • DHARMIL SONI

        R u now the meaning of CIVILIZATION?? Google….

        Other researchers are only consider if they find EVIDANCES … indian civilization is the mother of all civilizations … refer RAMAYAN … u will get that .. the civilization of india is 100000 years old… still counting zeros ?? Lol

        • Mike1942

          DHARMIL SONI You are right with the Indian Civilization being one of the oldest one. The Indian Civilization was the dominant Civilization pre Atlantis. But unfortunately both got destroyed for similar reasons out Civilizations might be at an end today.
          In reality, the SUMERIAN Civilization was and is (as we should look at it much closer today then we have thus far) the OLDEST Civilization on Earth. Their clay tablets tell the whole, and I mean the WHOLE STORY. All religious texts in this world are derived from them and they had a civilization we cannot even today equal, for very obvious reasons, which will be explained in my upcoming website soon. It probably will be under this domain name:
          questionablehistory.com and be a slow progression explaining the way I and a few “experts” see our human history!

          • Gerula

            Hello Mike 1942 ! Do you know about Tartaria writing, 1000 years before Sumer writing [Danube river valley-Romania] ?

      • ashish

        dwarka city is all fake nothing is real.. so called shri krishna never existed. it is just a manifestation of ideologies spread by brahmin class of india. much of it has no relevance. hindu culture itself has no roots if u look in a practical manner. nothing existed before indus valley civ. and so called epics such as mahabharat nd ramayana claim to have been existed atleast 8000 years back in a time when stone was just discovered as tool these people claimed to have been using bows and arrows and shields in war. not to mention the vayu yaan using mercury. i mean use of alchemy in stone age.. seriously ?

        • pranav

          Ashish you don’t knwo anything, NASA has itself proved that Dwarka City Civilization was the oldest one and NASA has also agreed about the Ram Setu (ADAM’s Bridge). RAM sethu is now an under water bridge linking India and Sri Lanka. It got under water now due to increasing level of water in oceans and NASA is also researching about all the weapons which Indians used to have(including Nuclear weapons and Shri Krishna’s Sudarshan Chakra which was time dimension controller kind of a weapon). Dwarka city is the oldest one which has been discovered till date. Its ranges between 32000-100000 years old. And then I consider Egyptian civilization as the second oldest one because a few years back , researchers have discovered a 20000 years old pyramid which was undergrounded by sand.
          Its 100% proved now that we Indians have best technology and weapons and you also know that we have given the concept of 0. many mathematical theorems have been given by us and the credit of many mathematical theorems have been hijacked by English and other mathematicians. Neil Bohr(father of modern atomic theory), Heisenberg and many other modern days scientists had committed that they got idea of this kind of sciences from HIndu Vedas. Nowadays, NASA has hired Sanskrit language scholars(World’s most ancient and richest language–mother of all languages) and they are translating all the VEDA, Upanishads, Shashtra and other scientific Hindu texts to English and other modern day languages. There is a Vimana Shashtra which gives ideas, models and designs of aprrox. 900000 Air machines which can even travel from galaxy to galaxy and also capable of time travel. Wait for some time, NASA will prove that HIndu/Indian civilization was the most scientific civilization in the world. Aeroplane/Glider was not first made by Wright Brother, it was made by an Indian during British rule in India around 1892 and Britishers forcefully taken that model from him and later on when Britishers were unable to do anything then they sell that idea/documents/model to a company of Europe(France or any other country) and later on before that company could be able to do anything with that , it got insolvent and later on in approx 1900, Wright brothers stole the idea of Flying machine and then they created Glider.

          • Mke Gaensslen

            Pranav, do you know who built NASA and installed it’s culture? Werner von Braun, one of the staunchest NAZI’s there ever were! Liars by nature and living of their lies. They will make anything sound possible as long, as it serves their intentions.

          • Mke Gaensslen

            If Dwarka city was and is the oldest city ever discovered and as you say 32000-100000 years old, then the next oldest civilization would be the Sumerian civilization and the Epic of the Anunnaki would either be crap or the Anunnaki have started mankind off much earlier than the 40,000 years others have talked about. Just don’t tell me that “god” was the originator of Homo Sapiens, please. If he was, he was not very wise and if he created mankind in his image, I don’t ever want to meet him!
            The “God” I know is our consciousness and everything that is on Earth and in the Universe! Not a Being, it, or he/she. The word “God” means “I don’t Know” and “will never know”. Whatever it, he, she, it is it is indistinguishable. If you ever would understand God, your brain would burn out! And the Religions? They are only created by mankind to suppress mankind and not to favour you. How many wars have been fought over Religion and how many people have been killed and persecuted over the Millennia? As long, as there is mankind, there will be lies, killing, underhandedness, and I leave it up to your imagination, what! If we, humans, don’t open our eyes, then there will be no GOOD future but more of the same! And it is “funny” that every 3600 years there was a sudden increase in mankind’s knowledge until modern times and we acquired our own knowledge and manifold it within a very short time, historically speaking. Just think about that for a while! History has been falsified by mankind for mankind’s own purposes and, you can be sure, these purposes were not benevolent!

          • Rajendra Vala

            I agree with you.
            Bharat is the oldest civilization /
            (Sindhu Khin Sanskruti)( Indus Valley civilization)
            Dwarka is indeed a oldest civilization known as Daruka van at that time. Interesting to know other comments.

      • nic goyal

        We have 6000 years old civilization called aarya civilization in india.

      • Lovekesh

        Indeed Dwarika city was a gigantic civilization..
        You need to read about it from the book Bhagwatam…
        -Hare Krishna

      • Stefano Mohhedin

        Hi you are right. . I’m from Canada where you from

      • Soul of Ashoka

        An ambiguous and outdated western definition of what “civilization” is.

      • Soul of Ashoka

        Even though I am not of direct African descent, your screen name is a horrible aberration and somewhat offensive. It takes away from any serious comment you want to make.

    • King 0z

      Peace Family, the Batwas or Hintu civilization is the original family on this planet dating back 3 billion years. Peace

  3. Nice article. But, what about the dwaraka city from india. Recently found this dwaraka city from gujarath state of INDIA. 32,000 years old..

    • norain

      “Conclusions arrived at after carrying out these underwater archaeological explorations support and validate the dates arrived at through astronomical calculations. They also prove that the reconstructed city was a prosperous port town, and that it was in existence for about 60-70 years in the 15th century B.C. before being submerged under the sea in the year 1443 B.C.”
      -archaeology team that found the city

  4. What about Mehrgarh Balochistan ,which date backs to 7500 BC.

    • oldjoe jokermoe

      that is true it is by archaeology and radiometric and carbon dating the 2nd oldest known civilization in the modern world. I don’t know where the writer of this article got those incorrect facts from about these baby civilizations being old.

      • Assyrian

        Yeah well the oldest knoqn library was in ninveh asssyria it contained elbrate explaines on farming astrolgy medicine divorce courts roads sewers cleaning everything used today architecture storys far older then it own dateing u guys are trippin

      • Assyrian

        Yeah the oldest known library is found in ninveh contianing the secrets of the world and ur talkin lile that no body knows how far aumerians actaully date its always a guess

    • Sachin

      mehraghar is a neolithik site where small settlements were living. they knew agriculture but mehraghar was not a big, well organized society.

      • Soul of Ashoka

        Why is it that almost always the term “neolithic” is applied to Eurasia, but not to Africa- where the terms early, middle, late stone age are used?
        Even though it’s exactly the same time period.
        Victorian racial/ cultural bias perhaps?
        Yet- this type of thinking dominates the western mind.

  5. Anonymous

    So it says, in reference to Ancient Egypt: "But this could not have been possible had there not been early settlers around the Nile valley in the early 3500 BC"

    Then it goes on to say in reference to Mesopotamia(which it lists as the oldest civilization): "The timeline of ancient Mesopotamia is usually kept around 3300 BC – 750 BC."

    I'm confused.

    • Nhk

      Me too. This article is biased as hell. Kemet comes 1st from their own admission.smhlol Egypt!

    • Anonymous2

      There is solid evidence for the Assyrians, but not for the Egyptians.

  6. Indians don't matter bro, we ignore it.

    • Dr. Dilip Kumar Nathani

      Indian’s are ancieant than any other civilizations. and this is still proved that we are more civilized ,truth follower. spititular.

      • alio

        Armenians are the oldest ppl on earth to ever exist

        • Anonymous2

          false

        • jeet barman

          here we r nt talking abt ppl..we r talking abt civilisation

          • mark cantrell

            thank you for replying to me. I find this field fascinating. I would appreciate any further information you can give me regarding this subject. I, like you, feel that any structured civilization began in your geographical area and I think you could educate me greatly in your ancestry. I look forward to hearing from you.

      • james joseph

        yeah,the entire world is jealous upon Indians?isn’t it?

        • abhishek

          isn’t a city a product of a highly modernized civilization?& check in google..regarding dwarka…it had palaces,chariots,mechanizations….The civilization was actually stretched in India,Afghanistan,Iraq,Nepal etc.It’s by far the oldest civilization of the World..

      • india

        We have to accept the truth. we are the second most ancient civilization. first is Sumerian culture. Most important is we were the most advanced culture during ancient and medieval time along with china.

        • Chandra V Pakala

          BHARAT is the origin of civilization on the earth very similar or same like @ Eternal Life Systems of Civilizations .

        • Anonymous2

          that is tru. We indians had one of the most advanced civilizations and we have the oldest language still spoken on earth- tamil.

        • girl

          I am sorry but India was not among the advanced old civilizations. Its a fact, I think you should read more 🙂

        • Will

          I asked Siri One simple question what is the oldest civilization . What I received was a diatribe of Babel . I do believe that mankind is still lost in the wilderness . It would be better if man would have involved with testicles around his face to prove that he still driven by his ego.

    • Aakash

      Marius Nicolae Șerbanică is a shockingly hermaphroditic heathen and a disgusting halitosis-infested evangelical crusader of sub-mediocrity.

  7. really the early mayan civilization (pre classic) range from 1800 bce-250ce before classic mayan culture emerged.

  8. what about the African civilization? Werent they the first?

    • anti-afrocentricism

      NO! If you can backup your claims of africa being the first civilization then what is that african civilization that is OLDER AND GREATER than the Mesopotamia? Again, we are talking about the CIVILIZATION not just human activity/settlement and not also city.

      • Bob Shaw

        I have to agree, in part with Anti- Afrocentrism. The problem is a question of semantics.

        One dictionary defines civilized as :

        : marked by well-organized laws and rules about how people behave with each other

        : polite, reasonable, and respectful

        : pleasant and comfortable

        and yet another defines it as

        : having an advanced or humane culture, society, etc.

        : polite; well-bred; refined.

        : easy to manage or control; well organized or ordered

        Which raises another question regarding how you describe the terms, advanced culture, well-bred and refined.

        In my opinion evidence of the Aborigines having been around for over 50000 years would make then the first known civilization on earth.

        They were polite, reasonable, and respectful, pleasant and comfortable and didn’t need to be managed, organized or controlled. They believed the Serpent Rainbow created everything, and everything belonged to everyone.

        They could have been considered uncivilized by some well educated persons interpretation of what civilized meant, but they had no wars because there was nothing to fight over, and that to me puts them eons ahead of the rest of the known “civilizations” of the world.

        But then the so called civilized British arrived in 1778, considered them savages and began to slaughter both them and their way of life.

        Every civilization has failed, no matter how great they considered themselves. The Aborigines seemed to be the most civilized people on the planet, until “civilization” showed up.

      • Sam

        Lol Africans can’t be termed as civilized even in 21st century..

        • Anonymous2

          whoa racist man and there are civilizations in africa like the congo basin civilization and the egyptians, they were of sudan and somali descent

          • AB

            The writer forgot or deliberately left out the Great Zimbabwe civilization and also the Olmec civilizations which are all typical African civilizations and among the first. Also those who are trying hard to strip Africans of any achievement must get it straight into their heads that even the so-called Egyptian civilization has African roots or origin. Just look closed at the features of the Sphinx and you realize that he has typical African Negro features. Africa is the cradle of life itself as well as civilization.

          • Hi all, my website is not quite up yet but I list it anyway for future use.
            I would suggest for everyone here to have a close look at what Michael Tellinger wrote and is researching about South Africa. It will answer many of your most important questions about who was the earliest civilization. It certainly was not human kind!

      • AB

        My friend put off your prejudice! It all started in Africa including life itself.

      • Soul of Ashoka

        Just follow the gene pool. People in the Levant clearly come from Africa (Period!!) Your definition of Civilization is based on Victorian racial ideas that even college professors are uncomfortable with.

  9. My dear ignorant friend…. Better u pay some respect to the indians…

    • anti-afrocentricism

      Respect is earned not begged.

      • Curtis

        I don’t think a serious archeological study for ancient civilizations has been conducted in Africa. Its funny that your name is symbolic with racism and it’s agenda of distorting both proven and plainly obvious ancient cultural facts!

      • pranav

        No doubt that respect is earned not begged but from so called rational , logical and elite people (Anti afro), we need to beg it.

      • bharatiya

        you western people believe in stealing or looting another person’s,country’s,religion’s,race,community,civilization,etc things,technology,thoughts,culture,etc and lastly say this all is from our country, so these are ours.

        if you search on google about your history you will find it same .

        because you have done these all things in India but by our unity, strenght,culture,etc we have thrown you people out of the country.

        • bharatiya

          but in some cases begging is better than steeling or looting.

      • Soul of Ashoka

        You may think ignorance is bliss until it bites you in the ass.

  10. There are many "anomalies" that the hierarchy of historians prefer to ignore: Romania, Malta, Peru at Lake Titicaca

    • Anonymous2

      these were much much later. lake titicaca (lol) was actually an extension of the Incas. Malta had no civilizations until later. Same with Romania

      • Gerula

        To Anonymous! About Romania, read Tartaria writing 1000 years older than Sumer writing !

    • Soul of Ashoka

      Bravo!!
      and PS the Aztecs of Mexico aren’t ancient. Maybe their origins- but not their civilization. Mesoamerican history is totally biased. There is plenty of evidence from linguistics, pottery, pollen studies, DNA, and countless other sciences that validate the fact that some Mesoamerican cultures flourished as far back as 12,000 years ago. Think about that!! Another cradle of civilization perhaps?
      Now that we know that the new world wasn’t that new, we’re in the process of rewriting a more accurate account of history.

  11. Marius Nicolae Șerbanică When was the last time your mom took you to the Church, Jimmy? Treat yourself with some holy water. Cool cover pic btw. Oh wait! It's Indian! What are you? Some sort of a secret fan?

    • Dr. Dilip Kumar Nathani

      very correct

    • Kazim

      Hindu Religion is the oldest religion still being followed on planet

    • bharatiya

      yes ,very correct.

      these western believe only in christianity,cruelty,impurity,cannabalism,racism,etc

  12. This isn't proved. 320000000 years old Dwaraka city just a hypothesis.

    • Himal

      It is not a Hypothesis…Just dive beside Gujarat in India and see for yourself

      • Himal

        dive underwater that is…

        • C. James

          Why ? Will looking at it somehow tell you when it was built ? Amazing !

          You guys are having a field day flooding this site with nonsense about some city that was supposedly older than anything else by about 30,000 years but you have yet to explain why people would simply ignore this “fact” if it were true. The reason is simple : It’s nowhere near as old as you think it is and since you have no proof other than a few assumptions (last time it was on dry land was x years ago) you think that that qualifies as proof. It doesn’t. There are a lot of reasons why any place would become submerged. In fact, that sort of thing happens remarkably frequently.

          • pranav

            My friend, navigators are doing underwater research there and palaces are being there inside water along with a whole city. Please google it, you will get to see under water images, Secondly , carbon dating is getting used there to identify the age but carbon dating has also its limitations to specify the correct age of any thing so nowadays scientists are using other modern techniques for its age determinations. I don’t care if you or anybody will consider it right not because fact remains a fact. Secondly, search about Ram Sethu(Adams Bridge) which is being recently discovered by NASA, it was already written in Hindu religious textbook Ramayan but earlier nobody used to consider it as right but when NASA itself proved that is millions year old then the world is considering it as a fact,

          • Mke Gaensslen

            How many things have been “discovered”, “analyzed” by “scientists” and then later been proven to be not quite what they thought it to be? Our Science continually corrects itself over time and evolves. We have been duped by “science” for at least the last 126 years, ever since the findings of Nikola Tesla. We have been Brainwashed ever since the creation of mankind. Ever since the creation of the Brotherhood of the Snake which has remained intact ever since it’s inception but under different names. We are made to believe (translate “I don’t know”) that the Petroleum Technology is all there is but some of us know better. What mankind is doing for the last couple of hundred years is to treat everything like if we were switching off the light switch with a sledgehammer.
            Think about this for a while before you answer the question!

          • rex

            Aboriginals also go back 10s of thousands of years, and they are the oldest nown race anyway not sure about empire lol

    • Gobi

      And that “hypothesis” is currently sitting a few miles off the coast of Dwarka, Goa with a small part of the city above the water and have become Pilgrim site for the past 2,000 years.

      West are ignoring it not because the site is a “hypothesis” but because they are “hypocrites” who still believes that the World is about 6,000 years old (based on a 1,700 year old book called the Bible).

      • Rain

        Firstly refresh your minds timeline .. Where bible is 1700 years old… And please tell me the verse where it mentions the world is 6000 years old … Or in Quran which is more closer to the time line you mentioned. Further more yes there are cities much older than time frames mentioned in this article. Please open a dictionary and read up the difference between city and civilization. Finally hypothesis is a word which does not agree with followers of mythologies ( Hinduism ) so to all of you obsessed with some ancient city near Gujarat … Get a life and understand the article.

        • Truth

          Lol really u think so. Its proven that indian culture, civilization and all other things are the oldest on this world. The creation of this earth through science and hindu matches.
          This proves everything. There is no other arguement.

        • Gobi

          You are right, the Bible never mention anything about the World being 6,000 years old. But that did not stop the Church from persecuting :-

          1. Micheal Servetus (1511 – 1553) – burned alive for wanting the Church to reformed.

          2. Galileo (1564 – 1642) – on house arrest for saying the Earth revolved around the Sun and not the other way around (another “fact” not mentioned in the Bible).

          And many more. You will not find anyone being presecuted by Hindus for saying similar thing. Matter a fact, quite the opposite happened.

          • Chase

            Most of the persecution from the church were for political reasons, just so you know, not theological reasons. Galileo was best friends with the pope and a devote Christian, so why was he persecuted? He portrayed lower members of the clergy as uneducated idiots. People will often do things for secular reasons under the guise of religion.

        • Anonymous2

          Hey rain, those “mythologies” created the modern number and place value system including zero. It also made buttons, swimming pools, plumbing (thats right it was not the romans), plastic surgery (as a punishment), 3 major religions today (buddhism, jainism, and sikhism are all descended from hinduism), and two of the oldest languages on earth, one of which is still spoken today (tamil). Above all, these “mythologies” are what make up the oldest religion on the face of this planet. By the way, city and civilizations are closely tied. A city is an organized society of people working in a well-mannered fashion. Civilisation is just an extension of a city.

          • Gobi

            I disagree with the notion that Civilization is just an extension of a city. There are great number of Civilizations which did not even had walled cities or complex bartering system or large armies.

            Creating cities depends on the environmental factors. You cannot create large cities in the middle of desert if there is no water supply to support the populations – which is why the major cities in Ancient Worlds created around major rivers like Nile, Eurates, Ganges and Yangtze. In Africa, people lived in nomadic style for generations, moving from one place to another in order to herd their animals and hunt/gather natural resources. Even the Badawins of the Desert lived nomadic life from one water hole to another, trading along the way.

            Therefore existence of walled cities should not be a mark to indicate civilization. Civilization should be marked by its people’s ability to survive, adapt and produce new technologies and skillset.

      • Chandra V Pakala

        No that’s not true . I reject Bible Theories prior to that there were ancient civilizations existed on the earth as per the historical records.

        BHARAT is the oldest civilization by historical records to exist & probably may be the last one to exist as well on the earth system @ life business .

      • Maltaman

        Gobi, the bible is not the reason people believe the world is only 6,000 years old. In fact in Genesis it talks about all the generations of man and the lifetimes of the men all add up to way more then than 6,000 years. An ill advised clergyman decided that the world couldn’t be more that roughly 5,000 years old. He was obviously wrong. You though are correct India is one of the oldest if not the oldest civilization. Your legends go back over 100,000 years and are probably more fact based than legend.

        • Gobi

          [quote] In fact in Genesis it talks about all the generations of man and the lifetimes of the men all add up to way more then than 6,000 years. [/quote]

          Oh really? Did your Bible mentioned in detail when these “generations” of men were born, how long they lived and where they died for anyone in the Church to able to make such “accurate” calculation?

          Did your Bible mentioned how long Adam and Eve lived on Eden (between the time the Earth was created to the point the couple was exiled)?

          Oh, and before you ask whether Hinduism have such records – IT DOES. Between Ramayana epic and beginning of Mahabratha, it is recorded (by name) of Rama’s predecessors leading up to Rama’s birth and then (about twenty Solar Dynasty Kings as they were known) lineage down to Kuru Dynasty which lead to birth of Pandavas and Kauravas, It is too long or I could list it down.

  13. These are all NEW clans, try something older like Lithuania (even their language is older than Sanskrit) they are about 85,000 years old. And all the Goddess societies between 1/2 million years bce – 65,000 bce

    • Dr. Dilip Kumar Nathani

      First of all be the honest about History and read the Indian system, culture, and history. when you will read it you will found that it is began from the god.

      • Tango

        First off anything written by man is not the full truth and is twisted to the will and perception of it’s author, therefore no book whether religious or historical can prove any existence of God.

        • spiritual being

          Including this article by anti-afrocentricism

          • spiritual being

            Or rather Saugat!

        • pranav

          Yes you are right when you say that : First off anything written by man is not the full truth and is twisted to the will and perception of it’s author.
          But there are atleast four books (four Vedas, Hindu cult foundation books) which are not written by any human being.

      • john

        The vedas never mentioned a god. From what I understand they describe “people” coming from the sky.

        In fact just about every single religion on earth describes “people” coming down from the sky to build the first city and thus civilization began…and with it came slavery and war along with all those other nasty things that came with civilization. We were much better off before.

    • Akshay Katyan

      Yes, 85,000 years ago when there were NO Homo Sapiens, that is when you say you had civilizations.
      Man put down that pot and focus. I understand that you are not ignorant as you are reading and replying so why not grasp full Knowledge.
      (P.S. first civilization was in India)

      @Dr. Nathani, #Respect

      • Gobi

        Actually 250,000 years ago, Homo Sapiens already existed. By 80,000 years ago they have spread to most regions in the Planet except for colder regions of Antartica and Artic and the desert region.

        80,000 yrs – the Super Volcano Mt. Toba in Sumatera had erupted causing a change in a global scale and number of population had dwindle to about a few thousands, mostly around Asia (India, Africa and South-East Asia). It is these people who spread across the globe and created the human population that exists today.

  14. The question is, how accurate are these dates.

  15. Where the earliest human bones are found which date backs to 21000 years BCE. It is not species found in dwarka but bones of human being. It is ancient country kangleipak in between eastern tract of India and western tract of Burma presently Myanmar.

  16. Gangadhar it says "some of the oldest civilizations" if you know more…please give me that information…anyway…Marius … why do you offend people?? Hum?

  17. When the Incas arrived in North America?? You mean … South America…

  18. Marius Nicolae Șerbanică Marius … why do you offend people?? Hum?

  19. Niranjan Jadhao What? Are you retarded? I guess so, because you pray to cows and bathe in rivers full of burnt dead bodies. Lol fucking dirty curry munchers, you smell so bad, I can smell it through the connection link. Bitch ass sand monkey. Don't you have some cows roaming your full of shit streets to tend to?

    • Dr. Dilip Kumar Nathani

      But much better than your cruel cannibalism. First watch out you barbarism and than say any word about civilization. still you don’t know the definition of civilization.

    • pat

      Ancient people in India created such rituals so that animals and other important things get protected by human beings. Everyone has a right to live and everything around us is not our property. Indian rituals were built to protect all that. Open up ur mind man. I accept that nowadays lndian people are losing grip to all those good things and still holding some bad things but don’t think that u know every thing when u know half truth.

    • Akshay Katyan

      We do pray to cows because it gives us unconditionally without asking for anything in return. hmm sounds new right. We can eat the cows just like you but we choose not to. Also show our gratitude towards them. Now that is how Class works (if u didn’t know). and we have been doing this for the past 10,000 yrs unlike you who used to Rape, Fuck, Kill and Eat anything that moves until a couple centuries ago.
      I don’t wish to demean.
      Guessing that you are from Romania and still live there, if you haven’t moved to the “cities”. Get off the computer and enjoy the last few years left of the declining Empire of Europe. Because even if there is no Nuclear wars, WW3, Transhuman evolution or Europe becomes an Islamic State… Europe can not withstand the decline in birth ratio. Clock’s ticking, choose wisely.

      BTW, 3 Indians have replied to your profane comment yet without using any cuss words.
      THAT’S CIVILIZATION !

      • ASIF

        We eat all the cows of India in Pakistan.They are smuggled to Pakistan. We get protien from mothers(Gao-Mata) of Indians.
        We also eat their fathers (Oxen)
        HA-HA hA-
        GOOD NEIGHBOURS .

        • indian

          you eat all, because u r cannibals

          • Assyrian

            Actaully ir leaders started that fake ass cow thing because u guys were starving threw out history and they figured its a better way to store food tell the stupid people its holy lol

        • Rajput

          yes eat them..NExt life make sure u become one of them and one rod is placed between your As**s piercing through ,,wat fun,,wat fun

        • Ashish

          Yeah Asif, We ate the entire of Pakistan in 1965, 1971, 1999.
          Bhul gaye bachche, surrender ki kahani. nahi yaad ho toh baap se puchh lena!

      • Assyrian

        Please we see how far u guys have come and also u can tell how primitive you guys actually were by ur Gods and the fact that u lost ur own religions and became muslim is a even bigger disgrace then the pools fool of cow crap u think is holy and the nasy sickness that come with it come on pleaseee stop bs their are monkeys bones ..people …things found older then what were talkin about …but as far as civilizations sorry sumerians are called the cradle of civilization for a reson .. Their was the first real library found in ninveh .. Explaing elaborate medcine . Farming calnders .. Rules laws courts divorce systems so many things used to in the real goverments .. Ant nobody trippin of ur 75 0000year old monkeys and cows .. Dont even get me started on the mice temples and just wow it nevers stops If it was a fact indians were most important civlization …we would hear about them .. U know how much jews hate Assyrians? Its amazing ..if we dident have walls with our histroy on it they would of said we never exsisted ant no body trippin of indains …but what are u guys doing? Desease hunger? Is this what u leave behind? Thats what ur ancestors worked for? Thats the great civlization u guys are talkin about sorry only very uoung and primitve peoplw worship animals even native americans understood this and they had the biggest connection to animals but u dident see them bathing their children in cow shit then pray to the money on the hill over to heal them

        • Life

          Once aware of ones existence, always aware for eternity. Ones way of being at piece with said eternity is up to them. they will find it through the methods of their fathers or strugle to find it on their own. No one way is right or wrong but for one to find peace.

        • george

          nigga you don’t know crap. your “civilization” is just a modern day terrorist zone so shut the **** up

        • john

          I am getting confused. Are we talking about Homo Sapien civilization? Isn’t that an oxymoron?

          Who is to say the monkey didn’t build first civilization and we learned it from them? Who is to say that ET didn’t build it and taught the monkey?

          We were created to be slaves, and bred for war. Until we learn to live among each other, we have no place in civilization.

          Take all of the ancient religions from around the world, put them together, then look at everything we have uncovered in the past 100 years. You’ll notice that they all say the same basic things.

  20. I disagree. Harappa, Mohen Jo Daro, and Mehrghar are all in center (Indus river) of Pakistan not in Afghanistan nor in India.

    • A Human

      The country pakistan was formed in 1947 after partition from India. So you must know that India came from the term Indus which comes from the Sanskrit word Sindhu.

    • Gobi

      Fact – There was NO Pakistan or Afghanistan or India at the time of Mohendaro or Harappa. Those country exists ONLY after 1948.

      People of the Ancient times did not have borders and moved around freely. Almost everywhere you to in North and North-west India (where Pakistan exist today), there were green fields and abundant food and agricultural lands. People settle there along the great rivers of Sindhu and Saraswati (which later disappeared).

      • Ikram Rao

        rite..

      • Marium Kamal

        The Civilisation originated in present day Pakistan (around River Indus) and spread to present day Afghanistan and present day India. I know there we no territorial boundaries at that time but at least we Pakistanis and Indians or some Afghans are descendants of those people. Fact: Aryan invasion theory is a MYTH. Stephen Knapp explains in a detail how it is a myth in his articles on internet and his books. Pakistani and Indian historians agree with him.

  21. Rama sethu is dated back 1,75,000 years ago and nasa claimed that it is a man made bridge and there is only one reference for this bridge which is in ramayana which happened before a long time.These western white people think they are superior but they don't know the indian civilization is the oldest civilization in the world.

    • Gobi

      Actually what we know as Western Civilization had only began around 1500s in Europe after a time period called the Dark Ages.

      This “Renaissance Period” as it was known was accompanied by series progress made – especially with production of paper and books (technology which Marco Polo brought back from China in late 1200s) which allowed Westerners to copy knowledge from the Muslims, Indian and Chinese traders and made it into their own. This allowed them to travel around Africa to Goa, India in 1400s and then to Malacca by 1500s and finally reach China and Japan by 1600s – something that Indian and Chinese traders had been doing since 1st AD.

      So the bottomline is – Western Civilization is an immature but arrogant kid who kept on claiming that they did it first, when all they did was copy what someone else had done.

  22. Marius Nicolae Șerbanică We are not dirty like western white people who uses tissues to wash their shit.We are indians who love nature, respect nature and care for people.We are a good example of unity in a diversity.We are not racist like you white people.We pray cows because cows give milk which is healthy using which we can make no. of items such as butter, cheese, etc..Also shit of cows is useful for producing fire.That's why we pray cows.We pray the sun because without sun there can't be any living.We pray rivers which gives us a water to live.We pray trees because they produce oxygen for living people.All our festivals are according to nature and science unlike yours.Our new year starts with the spring when actually there is a change in nature and which is the perfect time to celebrate new year, because everything in nature is rebirthing.But you western people celebrate your new year in december when there is no change in nature and no need to celebrate the new year.You don't eat spicy food because you are not strong enough to take it unlike us.Indians invented chess, zero, yoga, ayurveda.First medical surgery is done in india in chennai and then british stole that art.Also we invented airoplane but again british stole that formula and it took 12 years for them to invent airoplane.We introduced mathematics to the world.Indians are the origins of everything, so you shut your mouth and go to hell

    • Tango

      Actually you are racist, saying white people the way you are and judging every single Caucasian and calling all of us racist. You sir need to proof read your shit before posting.

    • White guy

      Ahahahaha XD you are crazy.

    • White guy

      Actually, I will answer this properly XD
      You literally went to a page that mentioned the 10 most ancient civilisations none of which were europian and called us racist for claiming to be the oldest civilisation.
      (1) you are on the wrong page
      (2) I don’t know who told you whites were the oldest civilisation, it sounds like something a Mormon or white supremisest ( I don’t know how to spell that word, shows how non-racist I am) would say. Both of which are small minority’s, the white equivalent of you. Or they are trolling you XD
      (3) Europeans don’t pride themselves in their ancient history I don’t think, I think they are more proud of their modern history being the first to countries to really step into the future.
      (4) cows are useful, and man made with lots of breeding. Soooo I wouldn’t exactly call them natural. And if you worship non-natural things I recommend you worship Black-wolf bags, they are really useful for carrying stuff XD.
      (5) the sun is a big ball of atoms getting crushed by gravity, I don’t think it appreciates your worship.
      I might leave it there, I had fun writing this and look forward to your kind reply XD

    • Gobi

      I think you have misunderstood the article. Here are some of the important aspect you should read and understand :-

      Geneticists have scanned the genomes of 173 Armenians from Armenia and Lebanon and compared them with those of 78 other populations from around the world. [b]They found that the Armenians are a mix of ancient populations [/b] whose descendants now live in Sardinia, Central Asia and several other regions. This formative mixture occurred from 3000 to 2000 B.C., the geneticists calculated, coincident with Movses Khorenatsi’s date for the founding of Armenia.

      After 1200 B.C., the Bronze Age civilizations of the eastern Mediterranean suddenly collapsed … No significant mixing with other peoples after that date can be detected in the genomes of living Armenians, the geneticists said.

      So, summary here is that there were older civilization before the Armenians in Sardinia, Asia and several other regions who produced the group of people you call the Armenians and this “gene pool” stopped pouring in after the end of the Bronze Age 1200 BC. It does not prove that the Armenians were the first civilization or the oldest, merely a byproduct of several races or group of people.

  23. Puma punku , defys modern age testing techniques so atleast 20,000 yrs old this is located in the new world highlands of Bolivia an ignorant fools ancient india has some of the oldest civilizations in the world there are two cities under the ocean off the west coast of india they obviously wernt built under water soo the last time that area was dryland was before the last ice age when modern historians say we were just emerging out of our cave dwellings there blind fools there is numerous ancient cities on every continent that out date sumerian civilization also parts of the ancient ruins at nazca peru an parts if the incan empire are all close to 12,000 yrs old not the 3500 yrs you would read in any hjstory book todayhistorians an scientists today will spend more time on disproving an discrediting these discoveries they looking at the hard facts an admitting the mainstream scientific community is completely oblivious

  24. Harappa and mohanjadaro are Indian civilisation it related to early hindu civilisation.Pakistan was not existed that time and also their were no muslims in subcontinent. Islam came in subcontinent only 500 yrs ago.

    • Akshay Katyan

      Harappa is what they have full evident structures for, there were civilizations before that in India. Pakistan came into existence 68 yrs ago (u knew that) and Islam 1300 yrs ago (as I have read). So from Harrappa to long after Vedic Period, It was all Hindu.

    • Marium Kamal

      Kindly educate yourself, Indus Valley Civilisation was POST Hinduism!

  25. Dr. Dilip Kumar Nathani

    This work is biased and not done with honesty whether dishonesty is best policy of you I think and believe. Work honestly on Great Bharatiyan History and literature than say something.

  26. ultron

    Indians forgot to mention, that their civilization is millions of year old, and their kings were 30 meters tall and ruled for 10000 years,
    They believe it because it’s written in the religious text,

    • pat

      Jokes apart. These text’s were written to influence ppl and feel proud about their history. So they r little exaggerated but that doesn’t mean that they don’t hold any truth. We humans should always use these texts as reference because they r old and they could help us a lot.

    • Gobi

      And funny thing here is that the same thing was mentioned in the Bible where the Nephilim were the offsprings of Angels (Sons of God) and Daughters of Man (human female). They were the ancient heroes and great kings, according to the Bible.

      So you are now denying your own Bible as well?

    • manish

      Did we forget to mention that none of what you speak is true, but we calculated DIAMETER of the earth when WEST was giving theory of Flat earth. And did we forget to tell you that the diameter of earth, the precise cause of eclipses, the revolution of sun, moon are all explicotyluly mentioned in our ‘religous books’. Or did we foregt to mention to you that in Hinduism our actual holy book never talk about one God over head, and the other gods of hinduism are merely representstion of nature, we still belive in one God. And did we mention that our ‘religoous books’ talks more about psychology and freudian topographical model of mind was already explained in our books. Problem is thay you people can never accept that some other civilization already had been doing something great before you started thumping your chest. Indian civilization statrted roughly around 5k,
      Yrs (i am talking of the modern one, which you still see in India) we were protected from Invaders by our position, desert on one side, Himalayas on one side and Ocean on anothers, so we had time to settle down and think about science and since we never followed one book or one concept of a God, this was a society of seekers and not believers thats why we reached that height, oh but wait you never read this did you? May be you need to read the writings of Atheist historians of the west who were not weighed down by Bible.

      • Chandra V Pakala

        Civilizations :

        East , Central , Africa & West :

        Eastern is the oldest civilization for example BHARAT Civilization they existed & survived for billions & millions of years ever since Earth
        had life of the species ( For Ex : Human Species evolved naturally from mammals ).

        Western civilizations ( For Ex : Americas Civilization ) are the baby ( Just 300+ years ), civilizations of the newest ones which also evolved naturally from the mammals as well ( For Ex : Dinosaurs which roamed @ Americas of the lands millions & millions of years ago ).

        I don’t think all these civilizations & species will be history very similar like the human species predecessors ( For Ex : Dinosaurs ) with nuclear armageddon very similar like what happened to the Spatial Systems ( For Ex : Mars & Maritian civilizations : Wiped out by nuclear armageddon ).

  27. First of all I would thank you a lot for such a good and very useful article. I was preparing some lessons for the general intellectual formation and needed something about civilisation and its ranking. It looked to me a foolish idea because one could never find so ready something that he is trying to find. It was really a surprise. I thank you so much for such a contribution.

  28. Raheel

    Regardless the contention of which civilization is the oldest, each has contributed for the betterment & progress of mankind

  29. Zeus

    C14 Carbon dating has proved conclusively that pre-Indus valley civilization with pottery, cities with drainage existed in Haryana at around 7500 BC. That makes it the oldest “civilization” (as opposed primitive humans making cave drawings).

    • elaine lane

      Unbelievable youguys left out the African civilizations e.g,Ethiopia,Cush.
      Older then all mentioned.

      • Gobi

        Didn’t leave out. Africa’s civilizations are smaller and its contribution to the World was overshadowed by the Egyptian civilizations which came after it. It is true that Old Egypt started further south (along the Blue Nile) toward Sudan and lower regions.

        Today, not many could knows about the great Zulu Kingdom, the Bantu States, Bachwezi, Kongo or many other civilizations that exists with Egypt or after the fall of Egypt.

    • A Human

      You are right.

    • Gobi

      Thing here is, by the time Harappa and Mohendajaro was build, human civilzations in Indus valley have reach significant amount of progress. They were using metal tools, planned cities, water and land management as well as have proper government.

      Matter a fact, archaeologists had found some 1,000 cities in Indus valley, with Harappa and Mohendajaro to be the biggest. And recent discoveries shows that traders from Indus Valley were trading on sea routes, all the way to Mesopotamia as Indus valley official signets and jewerly were found in tombs of people buried in Middle East.

      These achievement cannot be made over night or within a few decades. Some of them could have taken hundreds of years to perfect. So, when did these Indus cities were created? How old are their civilization? How long did they last?

      • Vibhor

        Comments are more informative than the article.
        Thanku for your ignorance and ego people and knowledge too.
        History doesnt matter people, whats your contribution to the society except this article. We all come from great civilizations about which we read in book and on google instead of hearing about it from our parents..i cant understand why cant we all progress and prosper and make some actual real contribution to the planet. We are calling twitter and facebook technological advancement and spending billions on then but they are just a waste of time. No actual real output. Being an indian i m proud of my history too but considering what is my contribution in the history of my country and where are we taking out country. We dont wanna be america or other european nations .it makes me sad sometimes..

  30. ajantha nishevithan

    useful article 🙂
    then what about lemurian continent.
    could u try 2 gthr more infrmtion about that for us.

    • Gobi

      What Westerners called Lemuria is written in Tamil literature as Kumari Kandam – a large landmass south of India which ranged to the western tip of Australia and eastern tip of Madagascar.

  31. Karl Franz

    Anna Katharina Emmerick: Die erste [urindogermanische] Muttersprache, welche Adam, Sem, Noe redeten, ist eine andere und ist nur noch in einzelnen Mundarten vorhanden. Ihre ersten reinen [indoiranischen] Töchter sind die Sprache der Baktrier, der Zend und die heilige Sprache der Indier. In diesen Sprachen sind noch Wörter ganz wie in dem tiefen Plattdeutsch meiner Heimat. In dieser Sprache ist auch das Buch geschrieben, das ich im heutigen Ktesiphon am Tigris liegen sehe.

  32. Carl Frank

    Anna Katharina Emmerick: The first [protoindoeuropean] tongue, the mother tongue, spoken by Adam, Shem, and Noah, was different, and it is now extant only in isolated dialects. Its first pure [indoiranian] offshoots are the Zend, the sacred tongue of India, and the language of the Bactrians. In those languages, words may be found exactly similar to the Low German of my native place. The book that I see in modern Ctesiphon, on the Tigris, is written in that language.

  33. basheer

    Bablyion is the first civilization of all time everybody knows

    • Gobi

      Babylon is not the first civilization as you claimed. It was originally a small Semitic Akkadian city which dated back to 2300 BC and fell after the rule of King Hammurabi. It can hardly called the First Civilization.

  34. mangai

    Civilization happened in India was the oldest and the life there was synonymous for the word civilization as they were the only people who built toilets and sewage system. Many civilizations were vulnerable to epidemic disease since they all don’t know to separate waste from everyday living.

  35. Mauricio Martinez

    People forget the strange amnesia. All cilizations mentioned and other brought out by the replies are at least 10-15 thousand years older. The populations of these cultures took a long time to reach such numbers. We are not rabbits. Use ur powers of deduction and not rely on “others” opinions. That is why we are all wrong. Use ur brains people.

  36. Salim Ally Buckus

    Do a little research Gentlemen… Stuff was going down in Africa long before any of your civilisations were around. Dating in the Border Caves in South Africa put origins at 40 000 years ago. If you really are looking for the truth… its easy to find… unless you insist on remaining ignorant.

    • anti-afrocentricism

      This post is about CIVILIZATION, again CIVILIZATION, NOT about earliest human activities. And reading this, I can understand that this is also about the OLDEST and GREATEST CIVILIZATION, meaning not just being earliest but also those which have contributed a lot to the modern world. So if you all insist that yours or the others are older, oh puhlease read the article again then come back giving what your ”older civilization” has greatly contributed.

      • pharrell you

        Mouth watering well spoken they can all say they are this and that Africa is original and its where their ancestors came from and civilisation

    • RITZ

      Riwat (Rawat, Murree) is a Lower Paleolithic site in Punjab [INDIA], northern Pakistan, providing evidence of Homo occupation that is the earliest outside Africa, dating to 1.9 million years ago.

  37. michael oakley

    The next stage in the advancement of human civilization will be all the different races and creeds debating respectably with each other.Sometimes agreeing to disagree in a calm and respectful manner ,and coping with our differences in culture etc .The greatest step forward for us as a diverse species is a handshake and conversation. Who cares who invented what/when?! The fact is one of us discovered/invented it! Appreciate our differences and Appreciate each other .

  38. Baz

    Might have to update this website Jiroft civilization

  39. Alkemair

    The first civilization were the Bentusian dating back 2 million years old. They came from another planet in the centauri system and reached the dark side of the moon before making landfall to central africa. There were only 5 people on board that carries with them the seeds of life (fertilized human eggs) and each seperate into North America, South America, Africa, modern day india the lower modern russia today. They then began to build their own civilization from scratch. And from there other civilization grows.

  40. Rapping Chad

    We did not evolve over time… We merely advanced in our technology… Its crazy though people have a belief of millions of years but your research only dates back almost 6000 years… Its religious to think millions of years but I’m not religious… So I go as far back as 6000 years…

    • Soul of Ashoka

      Best Post Yet!

  41. Wog Terrior

    Most agree that the Sumerians were the VERY first to take the stage as the first Civilisation and then the Assyrians, Babylonians and other followed suite. The first Empire was the Akkadians though.

  42. sisay kidane Ethiopian

    what about kingdom of Axum isn’t amazing and ancient that have their own writing alphabets and numbering

    • anti-afrocentricism

      Put your afrocentricism somewhere else. Just because your afrocentric books, afrocentric history and afrocentric experts claim that your afrocentric civilization is the oldest doesn’t mean they are REALLY the OLDEST and GREATEST. Only the afrocentrist say that. We all know the only greatest civilization of Africa is Ancient Egypt and they are not even black. Just accept that your race didn’t start the advancement and didn’t contribute great improvements to the modern world.

      What I understand is that this article is showing the OLDEST AND GREATEST civilization, and remind you, city and human activity is different from civilization.

      • spiritual being

        And just because you read white history books and believe white scientists and historians doesn’t make their his-story of mankind true. People will do anything and everything to try to discredit darker human beings. All over the world people have been brainwashed to be racist towards people of color. I’m all for reading interesting articles but don’t try to put anyone down to make yourself look and feel superior. A lot of these modern civilizations stole to get what they needed and wanted anyway. Robbed and killed for it. Started wars and wreaked havoc all over the world.

        • Brandon

          So what! People of color were living peaceable all over the world until the white man showed up? No, they were killing each other just like the Europeans were! Modern civilization has brought about progress in every aspect of life that tribal society never could.

        • Brandon

          Another thing, what is a black history book? There isn’t one because they didn’t have a written language. Modern civilization is superior!

        • Indy_hates_snakes

          With the chance of sounding racist (which I am not) the “darker” civilizations as you call them were, at the time of old kingdom egypts rise, just people sitting in straw huts, using Stone Age tools and weapons, and living a hunter/gatherer lifestyle.
          To your comment about “all these civilizations stealing”. EVERY civilization from the beginning to modern day has “stolen” or borrowed from other civilizations. It’s not immoral. Its evolution.
          Africa is the most likely cradle of human evolution, but not civilization. The vast majority of Africa remained in the stone ages until the colonial era. Ancient Egypt being the exception. Carthage wasn’t African. They were Phoenician traders.
          I’m not racist. I believe in finding the truth and in facts. However the line of thought you are pushing is racist based on a superiority complex installed individuals seeking to profit by spouting out the garbage that you are repeating. It’s understandable how you can believe it. Read up on how hitler came to power and why people believed in his idiotic “aryan” fiction. This is the same thing.

          • Assyrian

            The library found in ninveh will make u think twice the people ur talking about exsisted but the sumerians is were advance mathamticas stems from the first writeing text the first divorce systems courts plans for maps astrolgy farming medicine and it is stil beeing used and it blows people away studing that library

        • Hermanus Potgieter

          Shame, poor you!

      • Brandon

        Well said!

      • Soul of Ashoka

        In a genetic study published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Science Genetic,” researchers found evidence showing the first African arrived in China about 60,000 years ago. (Eat that!)
        After deciphering the cuneiform script and researching ancient Mesopotamia for many years Henry Rawlinson (1810-1895) discovered that the founders of the civilization were of Kushite (Cushite) origin. He made it clear that the Semitic speakers of Akkad and the non-Semitic speakers of Sumer were both Black people who called themselves sag-gig-ga or “Black Heads.”
        John Baldwin wrote in his book “PreHistoric Nations” (1869): “The early colonists of Babylonia were of the same race as the inhabitants of the Upper Nile.”
        This was corroborated by other scholars including, Chandra Chakaberty, who asserted in his book “A Study in Hindu Social Polity” that “based on the statuaries and steles of Babylonia, the Sumerians were “of dark complexion (chocolate colour), short stature, but of sturdy frame, oval face, stout nose, straight hair, full head; they typically resembled the Dravidians, not only in cranium, but almost in all the details.”
        Sources:
        (PreHistoric Nations by John D. Baldwin, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1869, pg. 192)
        (A Study in Hindu Social Polity by Chandra Chakaberty, Delhi: Mittal Publications, 1987, pg. 33)
        (From Babylon to Timbuktu by Rudolph R. Windsor. Atlanta: Windsor’s Golden Series, 2203)
        http://www.alternet.org
        http://realhistoryww.com
        http://en.wikipedia.org

        and PS they weren’t Afro-Centrist.
        Let me know if you need more evidence bigot.

      • Hermanus Potgieter

        I love what you just said. My question to this afro-centric persons is: If the oldest civilization is from Africa, why is it that the Africans is still the most uncivilized people on the planet.

      • janine alexander

        I believe this individual is a fool. Forensic science proves that all civilizations emanated from black people and the original Egyptians were black and their inception is in Nubia. Sub -Saharan Africa is the cradle of civilization are not the barbarians that the whites and the Caucasians were! It was the whites who are culpable in terms of intellectual and property theft! The East Indians who were originally black think like the whites unfortunately

  43. Unknown

    Firstly, during civilization era there was no country or continent it was a big land,here people were migrated to start their own civilizations which has occurs from this land in different time .Then due to Tectonic plates movement this land had been divided into continent,there goes these civilizations,which we are getting it now in some countries . According to historical studies the first and oldest civilization is the Indus valley civilization (INDIA) now in Pakistan.

    • Brandon

      That’s ridiculous! Plate tectonics happened over a period of time that never affected human migration. The oldest civilization is not in the Indus Valley, it’s Southern Turkey. Read Up!

  44. Mahshid

    Iranian lived in Mesopotamia.

    • Ritz

      NO dude! its not the Timeline of Ancient Mesopotamian civilization: c. 5000-3500 BC: its Indus Valley Civilization with perfect sewage and drainage system &hence it says INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION is the oldest one .(3300–1300 BC; mature period 2600–1900 BC, pre-Harappan cultures starting c.8000 BCE

      • Soul of Ashoka

        yay! someone took an anthropology class. Kudos!

        Deep History is non existent to most in this forum. Everything begins in the Neolithic….Yet, some Venus dolls are upto 50,000 years old….(Btw can you appreciate the craftsmanship) Anyway…

        Although many in this forum claim not to be religious, their timelines, and core beliefs certainly coincide with those perpetuated by the same religious institutions you criticize. Deep history is real and will shatter most of your false beliefs. -yet most are afraid of it. (Anti-Afrocentrism) I wonder why?…

    • Brandon

      No, Iranians lived in the area of modern day Persia. At the time they were a tribe of people like any else.

  45. Bingo!

    Didn’t you guys read wikipedia,
    It says INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION was established some close to 7600+ BCE.
    Still you say, Mesopotamian Civilization is the oldest. -_-
    Wake up kids, have some milk!

    • Jonathan

      It’s a good thing that some of us use this to re-trace our ancestors or lineage, while others are struggling with regards to there’s being the first. Let’s say all your/our countries did contribute, how has it affected our lives and the lives of our future generations? Is it by cursing, insulting, degrading, abusing, or defaming one another? Or is it by showing good examples by living a godly lifestyle, training up our children in the way of the Lord, loving your neighbour and caring for one another? We are all God’s children, whether you are from India, Africa, Europe, North/South America, etc, and we will all pass on some day. What matters most is how we have lived our lives while we were alive. What positive or negative impact have you made to those around you? The sooner we start recognizing this, the better for us all.
      Thank you for the post.

    • Brandon

      Here’s some milk: Göbekli Tepe! Oldest civilization, dating from 12,000 – 15,000 yrs old.

    • Chacha

      The Sphinx is over 10,000 + BCE and that is in Africa…must deal with the facts folks. There are tangible evidences all around us! The artifacts, the mummies, the statues, etc. It’s hard to dispute Africans contribution toward mankind!

      It’s even harder to dispute ancient Egypt was not black. All you have to do is take a trip to the Cairo’s, British, French and German museums. While you are at it stop at Luxor and take a tour in all of the Temples along the Nile River. I guarantee that you will know for sure that the Ancient Egyptians were tremendous black people and very dark!!!

      We should be grateful for we owe a lot to these Ancient Africans who left behind the blueprint of all that we have today that is meaningful. Do the research and leave skin color out of it; it will catapult your transformation effortlessly towards consciousness. Real talk…

      • Sankara

        Here’s someone who knows what is talking about. You all can be misguided by the ethnocentrist views perpetuated in your school curriculum, but the facts cannot be denied when they are plane clear. Africa is the womb of all civilization, and africans were the ones who spread acroos the world. If you actually do some research you will see the presence of africans around the globe. Every single continent had african (black people) living on it. You can paint it and argue about it, but it won’t change the fact that africans were the first civilizitionon this planet.

      • Checking Facts

        The Sphinx Is actually 4500 years old. Just to clarify

  46. Brandon

    This is a joke! Alexander the Great didn’t take power until 336 bc, 200 years later than this lame article states. Also, the Persians didn’t control any of Europe, much less most of it. I could of read this in a public school AP class. Pathetic read!

  47. Mark

    Last time I checked the Inca were located in South America, not North America. Please check your facts as there are other missing pieces.

  48. Human

    First of all, We are humans!
    What about ancient aliens?
    How many thousand/ million gods we should believe? Is it ONE.

  49. Ikram Rao

    INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION is the oldest.

  50. Charles

    Very interesting but you may be interested to know that the Australian Aboriginees’ ancestory can be traced back to 50,000years.
    You may like to reseach this on Google

  51. Juan

    The Incas were the largest empire of SOUTH America. Would be nice if you edit that.

  52. Indy_hates_snakes

    Thing is a lot of you are debating which civilization is “better”. That in itself is ignorant. It’s like arguing about which shade of the color blue is better or which butterfly is superior.
    FACT. Archeologists continually change the dates of the oldest civilizations with each new find. I wouldn’t be surprised if fifty years from now we had discovered a new city that’s 15,000 years old. It’s a constant changing factor based on new discoveries. Instead of being biased based on your or someone else’s ethnicity, look at facts and then use those fact to prove your point.
    Too much “ethnic pride” going on

  53. Toga

    interesting comments

  54. Brian

    so much ignorance unleashed in these comments.

    Many Egyptians were black Africans. Based on current genomic studies, all human life first was grounded in Africa. However today’s truth is tomorrow’s misunderstanding. India is full of different kinds of old civilizations. There is some evidence they may be even older by an order of magnitude. The smartest folks admit how little they know.

    My perspective is that we have yet to develop a civilization. Civilized people do not mess up the place they live or debase and kill each other.

    • Indy_hates_snakes

      I agree. Instead of everyone using their ethnicity history as a proxy for their superiority complex, how about we just compare notes and admit we all don’t know anything for certain. Leave your skin color and ethnic pride at the door and instead open your minds to real facts, not distorted ones.

      • paul

        very true, we are not certain where the first humans existed. however it is best to know that we are all humans best we could do is to improve our human qualities to live in peace and harmony.

        • Chandra V Pakala

          Human Qualities : Peace & Harmony :

          If human species really genuinely
          care for the ‘peace & harmony’ in the local & global communities & societies especially growing violence these days , then else if ” objectively , practically & reality ” they would have followed
          the simple principle of ” U live & let
          others live among U by sharing & caring “.

          See how they are functioning as species of maturity of wisdom after they evolved from the animal species
          ( For Ex : Charles Darwin Theory ) , living worsest than animal species
          at life business this is not even close to human species of qualities of humane, humanity of human race civilizations .

    • Samuel

      Brian, you have made the most sense since I had the courage to read this thread. Only the facts matter! We were never there 4,000 or 5,000 years ago. There’s little point in speculating about it. Also, when we continue to promote our own uncertain and sometimes misguided views about something that we know nothing about then we muddy the waters. And then everyone becomes blind to any truth that we might glean from any sensible discussion. The blind cannot lead the blind. And by the way, the article has son many inaccuracies that I have decided to ignore it altogether. Remember, only the facts matter!
      Many blessings to everyone.

  55. india muk mafi

    world knows that indian are muk mafis! indian civilization exist during the time of dinosaur…65 million years ago..okay?..

  56. BriS

    The Adams Calender in Southern Africa has been dated over 250,000 yrs old a group of ppl wouldnt built something like that but a civilization would unless it was the so called Annunaki who created hunans to mind gold as the so called story goes.

  57. Erica

    Nice article, but the photo you chose for the Aztec civilization is from the pueblo ruins in Aztec, New Mexico and has nothing to do with the ancient Aztec civilization. Just for the sake of accuracy, you may want to swap that out.

  58. Assyrian

    Assyrian, Babylonian, Mesopotamian, Chaldeans etc. are all relatives with one another.

    Being these people came up with the calendar and writing, and are still around, it is safe to go by what they say and go by in regards to the ancient times, since they were the only ones around, recording history. This year the Assyrians just celebrated the year 6750. Mind you, who knows how long after their existance, that the calendar even appeared. If a flood happened like the Bible says, then they are even much older than the calendar date. Before mocking me saying the Bible, the first recorded book ever written is the Epic of Gilgamesh and this also refers to global flood. In a short, I highly find it suspect by anyone else’s word for them to be an older civilization the them.

  59. Hafiz

    Dear friends, please don’t quarrel. Does it really matter – which one is old and which is the oldest! Academic discourse and interactions are always good. At this stage and on this platform, our words – so to say ‘conduct’, really speaks how civilized we are. Well, it is individual responsibility: a whole country or nation should not suffer the blunt of our ignorance (regret to call it ‘knowledge’ for the way some of you reflect).

  60. Assyrian

    I love all these youtube facts isent funny how many people are lost now theirs a “calendar thats this and theirs a rock found in inda thats this “yeah fuckin right lol yeah their were people befor Sumerians ill give u that but come on with ur youtube facts lol look at the propaganda …the truth is befor u dips even herd of sumerians we knew about our own culture but now that we have youtube with a millon diffrent views and fake ass references and humans natraully wanting to lay claim over whats not theirs … We got indians crying about cows instead of understand were the civlizations basis came from im out this is stupid thought id tell some phoneys wussup but ull never learn go and sit on ur hill and count ur cow shits i dont care oh u can thank us for the numbers and math sytems also And guess what i could care less i havent even gone back to fix a word or put a comma or anything its just not worth it anymore we even got black people saying their the real jews wich i dont care but ther are one now saying sumerians are their culture

  61. Assyrian

    Omg just learn about the library in neveh u will see how stupid half of u sound and im not talking about how well u speak or type lol

  62. tihya shoshenq

    You made a mistake, the oldest civilization is the civilization of Berbers (Amazighi) in North Africa (Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Mali, Niger, Morrow, Mauritania).
    The Maghreb or western North Africa on the whole is believed to have been inhabited by Berbers from at least 10,000 B.C. Northern African cave paintings, dating back twelve millennia, have been found in the Tassili n’Ajjer region of southern Algeria. Others were found in Tadrart Acacus in the Libyan desert. A Neolithic society, marked by domestication and subsistence agriculture, developed in the Saharan and Mediterranean region (the Maghreb) of northern Africa between 6000 B.C and 2000 B.C. This type of life, richly depicted in the Tassili n’Ajjer cave paintings of south-eastern Algeria, predominated in the Maghreb until the classical period. Prehistorical Tifinagh scripts were also found in the Oran region. During the pre-Roman era, several successive independent states (Massylii) existed before the king Masinissa unified the people of Numidia

  63. Liew

    Most of us believe what’s being taught to us as the “truths”….same as when Europeans were taught the “Gospel truth” that “the world is flat”, “Earth is the center of the universe and the sun revolve around it”, and etc..and anyone challenging those “truths” were punished severely.

    So it is that in our time that “most” of us simply believe what’s being taught to us as the “truths”, but the other half of the “most” are not so convinced of these “truths” as we humans most certainly don’t know everything…..some of us think we know everything there is to know, but our knowledge of our planet is really quite small and history has to be and need to be rewritten over and over again to reflect our accumulating knowledge as human evolution and new discoveries progresses.

    I personally don’t believe that we have “discovered” the true age of our civilization and that it will be many more years before we have the capability to discover the truths.

  64. Kerbadou Ghazali

    Hello,
    We want to informe you that the Amazigh civilisation is the oldest one, befor the sumarian purhaps, you can check this information by visiting the Tassili Najer and Hoggar in Algeria.
    1. did you know that the Berber mummy is old by 100 years than the egyptian mummey?
    2. did you know that the Amoun god of egypt was an Amazigh god?
    3. did you know that Athena “Greec” was an Amazigh?
    4. did you know that the Amazonians was an amazigh myth?
    5. did you know that the Amazigh peopls was the first who made Koskouss?
    6. did you know that the amazigh was the first who discouvered America?

  65. me

    Did you forget arata civilization???!!!

    • mostafa

      Yes .now arata is called the cradle of world.

  66. Dawod

    Well,
    I don’t care which civilization was oldest as I believe in today but to find the truth is great. I am from Afghanistan and our Bamian buth (Idol) is approx 5000 years old.

    Important for me is how are we taking this world to our next generation who will be our grand grand children and how should we behave and help each others as humans.

    I just want to know how far can I find my Afghan blood back ground and my far grand dads. I am pashtun. I could only find up to around 6000 years ago but still not sure as some may lied. I just want to find the truth from independent sources like yourselves if you can help me please. Thanks. D AHMADZAI

    • Sadiq

      Hi Dawod,
      Pashtun are most likely the the lost tribes of Israel. When the Assyrian conquered the Norther Kingdom of Israel, they deported its inhabitant to Afghanistan. Let me know if you require further evidence of this claim. Which Pastun tribe are you from?

  67. Haider Mahmud

    Indus Valley civilisation is majority in Present day Pakistan (also in North Eastern Afghanistan, North west India, Eastern Iran). India was historically known as Bharat and was never unified, it was divided in 100s of kingdoms. why haven’t India excavated 1 ancient city yet? Pakistan is proven to have ancient history.

    • Marium Kamal

      Indus Valley Civilisation originated around river Indus in present day Pakistan. Proud moment for us Pakistanis. BTW, The subcontinent was first united under Mauryan Empire 2200 years back.

  68. Dipak Dhoke

    i am really happy knowing the oldest civilizations.while reading history,we must be nuetral.we must be the supporter of truth.Feelings ,religions,faith, should not be the part of history.History is History and it will remain history.

  69. Chandra V Pakala

    Objectivity @ Civilizations Concept @ Reality & Practical Engineering @ Life Business of Righteousness .

    For Ex : If everyone goes through the same civilization decay of Golden Age to Iron Age very similar like BHARAT went through for millions & millions of years then only they will understand the process of decay @ life business .

    Simplicity : Infinity @ Slowest – No Life ( Fastest ) @ Righteousness .

  70. Honest Broker

    The Sphinx of Giza is older than 3000BC, the Olmecs the God Father of all ancient civilizations of the Americas were omitted, Greece and Rome were the least homogenous of all civilizations; they invented the word “cut, copy, & paste” , the contributions of the Moors to Europe is omitted.

  71. Something is unclear. If anyone study geography than you all should know that we were the part of one land ” Godvana Land” and then due to the tectonic plates we weee differentiated and developed our different civilization. We are still moving and I m damn sure after 5000 thousand years if we will exist than no land gonna this present shape which we all see in maps. We can discuss only upto now but I am waiting for new discoveries which will be never gonna end.

  72. Something is unclear. If anyone study geography than you all should know that we were the part of one land ” Godvana Land” and then due to the tectonic plates we weee differentiated and developed our different civilization. We are still moving and I m damn sure after 5000 thousand years if we will exist than no land gonna this present shape which we all see in maps. We can discuss only upto now but I am waiting for new discoveries which will never come to halt.

  73. Unfazed

    The arrogance of men, each thinks he has the one and only answer. We have explored upto 12% of this planet in full but truly believe we have all the answers.
    Blow the sand from the desserts, drain the oceans, put aside the false measuring stick that is carbon dating, forget the fables you labelled as religions. We stand on the shoulders of giants it is true, but those giants not only supressed the truth but likely took it to the grave with them.

  74. kumang kumang

    Top three of the list MUST consists the following civilization SEQUENTIALLY:
    i) Mesopotamia
    ii) Egpyt
    iii) China OR India

    This list needs some revision

  75. Delphi Psmith

    Disappointed in this article. Although it contains interesting info it’s poorly arranged and composed. For one thing, the civilizations ought to be listed in chronological order. For another, each blurb ought to start with that civilization’s birth and death dates. Since the story is about age and endurance of civilizations, those are pretty basic concepts in communicating the information.

  76. June

    I am saddened that everybody is fighting for the title of the most ancient civilization. Please go and attain spiritual salvation.

  77. Checking Facts

    I find this all very interesting. I was wondering at what time man began his struggle to control his world and those around him. Religion has certainly been used to control, and is now the major tool being fought over. Western civilization is certainly in control now and trying to hold on to that control. It manipulates the world and the people in ways seen and unseen. I don’t know about Hindu history. Have they killed and conquered to push their views? Do they suppress and reject other views? Right now we (Westerners) to create wars to create power and control. I’m not sure how radical Islam would be if we didn’t take a house for an eye. Before we wanted to control the region to control the oil…how radical were they? I honestly don’t know. All I know is that humans are lost. The places we look are often places others invent, or tell us to look. Love and respect seem to me two very good universal concepts. Being controlled by those hungry to retain power…and to increase power…to keep truth hidden. It’s just a shame. Great people have come into this world and spoke of Peace…and have been killed for it. Peace is an idea…but you need a map to get there. I don’t know much…but I know that the route is being hidden. Those in power don’t want anyone to find it. Sad is all…Peace in your life…it’s very hard when theirs not peace in all of our lives. We are all connected and part of something…and we can create so many wonderful things…but look what we do with them…sell them…use them wrongfully… Sad is all… We are capable of so much more…

  78. Mark Forror

    It all hinges on your definition of civilization. There may have been many cultures, but no civilization yet. I would define “civilization” as a city state or city states with permanent buildings where the people are ordered into a coherent social system led by political or religious officials, all of whom live by a specific social or moral code, whether written or unwritten. By this definition, probably the Sumerian or Akkadian civilizations were the first, coming into being around 8000 B.C.E. Jericho in modern Israel may be the world’s oldest city, which may date back to 12,000 years ago, or 10,000 B.C.E. Early pyramids called ziggurats were recently unearthed in Egypt. These date back to 7,500 B.C.E. A bone flute was recently found in China that dates to about the same time, 7,500 B.C.E.

  79. really

    absolute joke go away and rewrite put in some dates etc, shocking article.

  80. Asoka Dias Weerasingha

    Dear Adikari,
    Its interesting. If possible come down to Sri Lanka. Its a country with large number of historical monuments that speaks of very advanced ancient civilization.
    I was in the process of writing a paper on ancient irrigation systems of Sri Lanka and accidentally came across your work.
    According to information gathered by me so far, the aborigines who lived here have moved onto agriculture as far back as 20000 years.
    The excavations done by the sri lankan archaeological department in the ancient city Anuradhapura has found ruins of a small city dating back to the period as far as 6000 to 8000 BC. It was opiniond that international trading had been taking place there. The man made water reservoirs net work that covered up the part of the island was a first in the world. Well please read the web site History of Sri Lanka and Significant world Events for 700,000 BC to 483 BC. It might definitly help you.
    Regards.
    Asoka Dias Weerasingha.

    • Satish Kumar Rapeti

      yes what you said is true, even blue whales the only available ancient species come to the shore of the Sri Lanka to breed, long long back Sri Lanka might have been on the top of earth but it might have gradually come down. Even we Indians respect Ravana of Sri Lanka to be a great philosopher and consider him to be one of Brahma, creator.

  81. ali

    10000 BC göbekli tepe – TURKEY it’s oldest i guess but rarely known

    https://youtu.be/vAjjetm0uCo

  82. fadhli

    lol, all of you are really making people confused,.
    lets just talk the fact, alright
    the world is so big, and I believe there are many ancient civilization out there that are yet to discover, Indians , American or even Australian all surely have their old legend or history back then,. lets be clear, without evidence its mean that civilization is just a myth legend – no offence on this- but if u believe there do exist just like I believe, we need to find a real evidence, not just by reading one article and u say its the olders,.im talking about firm evidence that those mention civilization do exist, for example: those of you indian believe that Dwaraka city do exist? where is the ruin located? who are they? there must be evidence to proof that they existed, as you guy said they build temple and stuff, there must be some ruin hidden somewhere to prove this is real, so find the evidence and everyone around the world believe u, not being jealous here but just a lover to all the history and wont entertained people who talks about one ancient civilization but without hard evidence, Dwaraka might just be myth legend to me and might be real.

    peace all
    lets gather more evidence together

  83. Jason

    Guys I really need some help here I was talking to someone that said mankind only date back 7,000 years according to Adam and Eve, now if civilization dates back further could you please provide me with were the source comes from so I can show these people thanks guys hope to here from you

  84. mcyrus

    you should study more. alexander conquest of persia only disturbed the persian or ancient iran for only 2 century. persian civilization continued on under arsacid and sassanid dynasty.

  85. Marium Kamal

    The INDUS VALLEY CIVILISATION originated in present day PAKISTAN (around River Indus) and spread as far as present day Afghanistan and present day India. Thanks for sharing. PROUD TO BE PAKISTANI !! PROUD OF MY ANCESTORS! \^_^/

  86. Len Partner

    If you believe that Adam and Eve really existed and that God is an old man with a long white beard then maybe you should add fairies, elves, goblins etc. The earth is approximately 4,5 billion years old. primitive life started about 4 billion years ago and slowly evolved until complex life forms finally evolved into mammals and then finally the hominids. There is a vast amount of evidence to support evolution whereas there is no evidence to support the myths that creationists would like you to believe. I recommend the writings of people like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens. It is now firmly established that homo sapiens first appeared in Africa and spread out into the rest of the world from there.

    • Boy, have you ever been brainwashed!
      What do you know about Earth’s history? Twittly bugger all!
      The Sumerian Clay Tablets tell the whole story. One man, Zecharia Sitchin has translated some of them and published his findings in his book the 12th Planet and I would advise you to read it before you make such grandiose statements. Why would the Sumerians have lied in their writings? To deceive you and me in the 20th and 21st century? They had knowledge way beyond our own today. Why? Read the books and then tell me! I am examining the same on my website questionable history.com, an emerging website. We have been deceived and are still being brainwashed daily for the purpose of the welfare of the few, the one percent of our population who have taken it upon themselves to dominate the rest of us. If you don’t believe this, dream on and suffer!

  87. Satish Kumar Rapeti

    Well I dont know why people often forget about the continental drift, while discussing about who’s first. All the negroids, Caucasians, Indians, Aborigins etc. all originated in the same land gondwanas and later they started drifting away resulting in variations existing now. Irrespective of caste, creed, colour and religion we all are brotheren originated from a silly act of God resulting in creation of the first ever micro organism. Thanks to the great Charles Darwin.

  88. Satish Kumar Rapeti

    Another humble request is do not question which God, God is God supreme that’s it, I think Knowledge is God and God is Knowledge, He/She is just one little ‘O’ out of Good that’s all. So just be Good to all to be Godly.

  89. C J

    Looks like you forgot about the Phoenician civilisation

  90. Mukesh chauhan

    No use of fighting ourshelves on proving which and whoose civilization is oldest or true ir great whatever.
    But we all know fact can never be hide. it will find its way to appear oneday.
    All we
    know today about civilization is from scientific proof ,excavation , and scripture and fossils else.
    just i want to day that science of today is not so mature that can privide us fact information about what lies on or inside earth .we all know science theories are changables. science have rediscovered only a few% what is in earth. yet more to be discovered . yet more civilization may come who knows . only god knows. so keep faith on god and see what happens next.

    • Hi Mukesh chauhan,
      You are right to a fault. Yes, there is more than modern science and it has been proven by the translations of the Sumerian Clay Tablets, written in Cuneiform Language.
      A great man, Zecharia Sitchin (decesed), started publishing these translation in 1976 with very controversial claims. In 1982, through Voyager 2, these translations were proven perfectly correct by corroborating Sitchin’s claim that Neptune and Uranus are WATERY planets, blueish green in colour. Our Astrologer until than had claimed them to be rocky, or gaseous. How did Sitchin know this?
      Further, Sitchin’s claim of a 12th planet. Our Astrologers downgraded Pluto from its title as a planet recently! The Sumerians claim that there is a 12th planet called Nibiru, a Red Dwarf sun with its own planets, circling our Sun every 3600 years. Yesterday I heard the Canadian CBC News reporting that Astrologers had found that there must be another, they claim 9th planet out there, 10 times the size of Earth and circling our sun every 10 000 to 20 000 years. Well, they are half right again, aren’t they! The size might be right but the timespan is wrong.
      If you look throughout History, mankind has had immense technical advances every 3600 years. Odd, isn’t it? It correlates with the emergence of Nibiru, doesn’t it. Thus, what you call God is really gods from outer space. We always venerate beings who help us and dominate us, the gods from Outer Space.
      The real God who created all of us and our surroundings is within you only. The only evidence us humans have of him is ourselves and our surroundings. “He” or “It”, we don’t know does not watch, or guide us. It has been arranged so that we, everyone of us, is responsible for what happens and what we do. The so called God is not going to help us unless we help ourselves. Does that make sense to you?
      We have been mislead Millennia ago to believe that these creatures, called Anunnaki, are gods but they where our creators and deceived us into believing them. They gave us only 4% of their DNA in the process of creating us, making us impotent compared to them and deceiving us into being their slaves.
      Read the Books of Zecharia Sitchin and Michael Tellinger, they will open your eyes wider than you ever immagined. All that religious hocus pocus has been designed to suppress your mind and keep you being a slave! It is what makes up todays societies; and we call ourselves “developed”? Since god does not want you to, think out of the box and get a mind of your own. It just might surprise you!

      • Soul of Ashoka

        Bravo@ “The real God who created all of us and our surroundings is within you only”
        Everything else you say is merely speculative and sensational.
        (nothing new or empirical)

  91. Man Human

    God above all,
    Food,

    What more do you need?

    If you grow and harvest your own food, you’ll digest that food better due to physical effort, and the food will be healthier.

    Everyone works a foreign job. Its like eating out of the same bowl. Another way to say it “You work someone else’s work, to pay for someone else’s food that you will eat”

    But god above all.

    mjpm.

  92. Dinesh

    Lemuria had been setting up best ancient cultural and human lived in humanity, but this time did not researched some place, in my ancient south and west india, the ‘kumarikandam’ is also know us but not proper handled this area, reason for multicultral languages and political unstability, the govt has not interested for this, the govt told that mahabharathm, ramayanam, but not researched, Tamil and sanskrit is keeping for best pronunciation and grammatical, scientific and medical, teached in humanity and logical and ethical factors but peoples like for business languages is learning for only self benefit

  93. bhindi

    The oldest civilisation is right in front of you i.e. stars, moon, sky, sun, rain, clouds, day, night, trees, mountains, seas, oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, flowers, fruits, vegetables, birds, animals etc etc and us humans with so-called humanity. Without all these wouldn’t be here today.
    Human civilisation means Wars, Killing, destruction all for nothing but power. How can we claim to be civilised when we have been self destructive since the day one, we landed on this planet.

    • Mke Gaensslen

      Right on! But only half the story!

    • Soul of Ashoka

      FYI…we never landed here. As DNA and other natural factors clearly indicate….
      “We are from here”
      Everything else are just ideas we attach ourselves to.

      • Soul of Ashoka

        Other than that …I agree with everything you say.

  94. Mke Gaensslen

    Without man’s writing, there would be no religious scriptures because like the Bible everything stems from the Sumerian Cuneiform texts and probably first through the verbal transmission. Open your eyes and smell the Roses, your theories are as brainwashed as anyone else’s in this stupid world. Absolute lies!! Not that the things written in these books are false, they are only about 10% of what really happened.

  95. Barzn

    Before a list like this is published, they should note the criteria in which they are defining a Civilization. Trade, Diplomacy, government, currency, religion, arts, science/tech, laws, public works, schools, military, medicine, etc. They what they feel is the criteria for The Greatest Civilizations” Only after that, they can give their opinion on the matter.

    • Micael Gaensslen

      “They”, whoever they are can voice their opinion anytime “they” chose! This is a “free” society and people like you (Barzn) scare me. As you can say tahat”they” are wrong, they can do wrong, as “they please.

  96. bharatiya

    western country people believe that there is only one religion,language,civilization,race,etc and that is from only western people have.

  97. bharatiya

    India has given many greatest gifts .
    Those are Himalayan mountain,Chess,pythagoras theorem, Black magic,sugar,iron,Oldest languages,Government,Iron rocket,First &Most advanced Aeroplane,Surgery,Plastic surgey,spiritualism,Zero(mathematics),Yoga,Trigonometry,pi,First & Most advanced Smart city,Cotton,
    Vedas,Four big religion(Hinduism,Buddhism,Sikhism & Jainism),First & last Stainles Iron (Pillar) more than 1500 years in Delhi
    (India),Oldest civilization in the world,Oldest & largest university(Nalanda), Most cultures,Arts,First Sun dial, 1 of 7 wonder’s of world
    that is Taj Mahal,oldest city Dwarka 32,000 years old under ocean in Gujarat, Ram Setu (bridge)made by man &Vanara(monkey)7,000
    years ago between India & Srilanka on ocean,Modern numerical system,Ayurveda,Medicine,Hypnotism,First gold coins in use,the Kohinoor
    (a largest diamond in the world stolen by Britishand now in England) ,etc.

    Any knowledge given to the world by Indiais environment friendly, perfect & without any side effects like Ayurveda,etc unlike western
    country’s innovations.

    Many Others that cannot be explained on this platform. So you should go on several websites,platforms,search on google,wikipedia,etc.

    After doing all searches and studies you will get only little bit information. Because since 1,000-1,700 AD enemies attacked India
    repeatedly like muslim,western countries and others to steal India’s wealth , technology,arts,culture,tradition,etc.
    In these attacks the enemies destroyedmost of the temples,culteral sites,cities,universities,technologies,etc.

    I want to tell you that India was the world power in defence &military, Vishwaguru (world teacher) in education system(Gurukula) ,world
    leader in arts,culture,technology,science,etc and the richest country (more than $30 trillion means 30% of world’s wealth) for 5,000-more than
    40,000years.India had the 1/3rd wealth of world till 1600 A.D.India was also known as ‘Golden Bird”at that time.

    In those repeatedly attacks India lost her many knowledge, things,wealth,etc.Britain has destroyed and stolen India’s wealth,
    technology,knowledge,universities,jobs,sports,culture,tradition,languages,arts,etc much more than any other country in the world.
    But India never attacked no one country ,not destroyed others culture,technology,knoledge,etc & respected their culture,language,religion,etc
    and never stole other country’s wealth & always wanted ,want &will want peace in the world unlike western countries. India tolerated everything
    none country done. India accepted other countries knowledge,culture,language,arts,technology,religion,etc and now became the world’s most diverse
    country by it’s culture,religion,arts,tradition,language,knowledge,technology,etc.

    India never believed in racism, not believing & will not believe. It believes in humanity in past,present & infuture. India believes
    in “Vasudheva Kutumbkam” (world is one family) since more than 7,000 years ,in present and in future.

    In past,present & in future India is vishwaguru(world teacher) for the world to accept other’s thoughts,arts,culture,religion,anti-racism,language,
    tolerence,etc.

    But no one country is not as great as India in yesteryears,today or in future.
    Bharat (India) is the boon from god to the world.

  98. bharatiya

    westernization is not the modernization,civilizationalization,humanisation,etc. it is racilization,fraudilization,etc
    you western people never stop your waste thoughts which are fully miths.
    melanin theory proved by India tolerance towards invaders of western and muslim.
    indians are racist against those foriegn white people who are racist against black or dark people.
    you western people are really racist against indians because you looted india not made it richer like Hong Kong and done all the things that resists indian economy to increase and brought those laws that will shrink economy upto zero.
    you western people today also hates india,indians and racist against indians because your media paint india as a hell on earth because when dutch,german,french,etc failed to occupy it and loot it’s all wealth,knowledge,etc. braitain’s media also paint india as hell because they are thrown out of india by the indian in 1947.

    • Miichael Gaensslen

      Tell me something new!

  99. Mr. Mehoff

    It’s refreshing to see so many ignorant comments without infinite scrolling. We don’t need no stinkin’ AJAXians either!

    Like the Good News says, none of this will matter, when the aliens come back and demand their gold.

    We might be able to come together, but if not, they can get rid of some stupid shit like political parties, racisism and gene pool depletion. Oops, left out DNA.

    Here they come, look busy!

  100. mark cantrell

    there is so many conflicting opinions on the oldest civilizations. I would
    like to know what or whom is the oldest civilization ever discovered. Through my research it seems to be Dwarka. Can someone give me information to the contrary? I know there have been possible farming communities that have dated some 60 to 70 thousand years. I would appreciate any help in this area.

  101. persian man

    I read your article’s dear friend, I am an Iranian culture and civilization of my country one of the oldest civilizations
    Is that mankind has ever seen
    The results are in Mesopotamia in Iraq that is today part of the culture and civilization of my country.
    You better about Jiroft civilization of ancient cities and civilizations Iran Gilan research thanks

  102. persian man

    Iran conquest against Rome and response to Der Spiegel article
    One of the means of enslaving nations are distorting history. If you can convince a nation that has always failed and the loser is simply the wisdom and under his obedience. The fact that today is particularly popular with ancient civilizations to the underdeveloped live in a situation right. Breaking such wonderful people on the background and can learn that it’s relying on their feet is especially difficult. One example of such an effort can be seen in SPIEGEL in 2010 that a second special (so-called) could see Iran’s history. In this special issue are not achieved even the principles of fairness and by choosing the “old superpowers and God clerical state” (as well as in a number of articles that will come Drpayyntr) tries to ancient regimes with the current government to be established.
    Many papers claim regardless of the lack of evidence of the kind of confused dreams and distracted accountability (including the development of Iran’s alleged Islamists Ilkhan or sensitivity to ancient Persia!) Not to meet the need.

    But the writer of these lines are the main themes and Lobab this special item in the first article “Dieter Bdnarts” with the name of “grandeur and delusions” appears.

     The author probably does not know that the Iranian people are a series of “Parthian” and “Sassanian” are aware and know what they have inflicted defeats to the Romans the current European Drdangan. It should be noted that all of Western historians and they have been approved:

    1. Battle of Harran:

     The war in 53 BC and coincides Kingdom “Flour II” (tears XIII) on Iran in the near Haran (today’s southeastern Turkey) between the army was the Parthian and Roman. Iran Guards commander Brigadier General Surena and the Roman commander Marcus Licinius Crassus was in partnership with his son Pablyvs and Guard officer named Gaius. One of the great Roman general Crassus was third with Pmph and Julius Caesar had divided the territory of the Roman Empire. The number of Roman soldiers in the battle against Iranian soldiers have been reported about 43,000 to 9,000. However, about 20,000 Romans were killed and at least 10,000 were captured and Crassus and his son were both killed. The reason for this astonishing victory over the Persians, the Romans, the Persians combat techniques to “Big Shot” was known.. This technique was so effective and crushing the enemy was much less than expected at the time of the Roman army band fell apart and pushed them failed escape attempt.

    this campaign was and will allow Iranians to respect his old age the same way that he came back. Crassus of this sentence became angry and said to the messenger answered Surena in Seleucia (capital of Iran) said. Surena representative in the palm of his hand and showed it to Crassus said: Whenever the hair on the palm of my hand on you’ll also be able to sign Seleucia.

    2. F-quarters of the Parthian war with Mark Antony:

    As it was said Crassus defeated and killed, and the booty brought back bad memories in the minds of the Romans founded a Roman flags that for years had then sought revenge. The second billion took the boy (Kingdom of the war he took Harran and Crassus was defeated) F-quarters (tears XIV), the great Roman general Mark Antony into the fantasy was attacked and conquered Iran. Antonius Upon the advice of the king of Armenia to Azerbaijan and its capital raided Praspa. Azerbaijan Antonius was the time to tighten the fort and ramparts of the city and its choice will be waiting ammunition for the siege. Rtavard troops also fought and defeated the Parthians inflicted on them. The party contingent booty military would take much of the Romans and they were forced to adopt the mountains to escape. In this struggle, which lasted about 20 days, thousands of Roman soldiers were killed.

    3. I have called the Parthian war with the Romans and resuscitate Iranian traditions:

    I have called (tears twenty-second) while coming on the Iranian Parthian faced with many problems. Drought and cholera swept Iran and internal situation was very chaotic. Balash the idea of ​​retaking Armenia at the time of civil war and turmoil in the wake of the Parthian Artabanus III was left to the Romans. After reintegrate the country have called on Armenia was found and dispatched an army there. This could Corps Armenia’s ruling was a Roman puppet from under the bed and pulls the boy Balash Tiridates on the throne of Armenia meeting. This victory was very humiliating for Iran to Roman Emperor Nero and therefore the Roman army was sent to Armenia.Vanhad to the Romans. Because quell the riots had finished Tiridates of Armenia was again found with an army and was sent to the country. At this time the Romans were proposed truce and solve problems through dialogue and both the army left the area. Freight consultations the two superpowers of the ancient world did not reach the desired results and achievements of Iran’s representative returned to the country. Romans promptly sent to the region that Armenia’s army sacked. The raid came as a blow to the heart of Roman legions Roman commander Lucius Ptvs solution in sight, and thus give up Tiridates again in the Armenian state was maintained.

    Apart from his bravery on the battlefield of cross-cultural Blache king was highly esteemed for Iran. Balash the beginning of the reaction to the influence of Iranian culture was Greek. Balash did much to their ancient ceremonies of the Achaemenid Iranians who had gone to oblivion life. Balash command line to slow the Achaemenid era had forgotten to replace the line after Greece. Most importantly, he first ordered to disperse Avesta texts were collected.

     4. Fourth Ardavān battle with the Romans:

    Ardavān quarter after a long period of turmoil and unrest and rebellion against his brother after Vologases V was on the throne. The Roman emperor Caracalla domestic insurgency in Iran was seized greed and his army crossed the Tigris and came to Erbil.

    Sasanian period and their general policies against the Romans:

     Sasan his son Artaxerxes the descent to the Achaemenid kings Ardashir. And so one of the motives eliminating the influence of Greek culture and the revival of old traditions.the institutions of religion and government. Arthur Christensen famous researcher Sasanian Iran in his famous book “Iran under the Sassanids,” writes the historian Roman properly understand the deep changes that have occurred in the Sassanid era. In the course of Iranian nationalism was the extent of the movement and a strong central government with coherent Iran and Iranians could have the upper hand over to the Romans. Sassanid during the four hundred years of defeats to the Romans so that they could in Roman history was unparalleled and never reappeared.

    5. War of Ardashir:

     Artaxerxes in the year 230 AD as the first move against the Roman army into Mesopotamia (Mesopotamia) was. He seized Nusaybin but conquered the castle after the city could not implement strong. At the same time another part of his army was insert Syria and Cappadocia. As a result of these conquests that Artaxerxes did not and he wanted to go again next year border were attacked. It attacks the Roman Emperor Alexander Severus forced to confront the army to come around Antioch. But Alexander’s campaign saw nothing. After the war it was not until a few years until it was conquered by Artaxerxes in the year 237 AD Mesopotamia again.

    6. Shapur I Sassanid victories against Rome and cultural measures:

    Great in 242 AD by Ardeshir Irani passed away and left a very strong and proud for Iranians. His first act as battles against the Romans and then completely took over his father Ardashir Nisibis and Harran and then marched towards Syria. Here was a series of wars with Rome and the Roman emperor Shapur managed to defeat Grdyanvs. Later Shapur conflict with the Romans and Germanic tribes sought again began the war against Rome. This time he was able to seize Armenia, then to Syria, where he also conquered and then went to Antioch. When the Roman emperor Valerian, Shapur’s conquests were threatened that he came to war. The defeat in Roman history up to that time was unprecedented for the Romans and then also remained unrivaled. Roman Emperor Valerian is only the external enemy is captured and Sassanid empires that have only their own captive Roman Empire. His victory in the time of the ancient world with the horror of the Sassanid Empire sparked respect. The statue of Shapur on the horse, and while Valerian, so he ran to kneel against a horse that shows robe shook in the wind. The petroglyphs are also different categories Sassanid nobles and dignitaries who participated in Chshn this unique achievement and a great tribute to the king.taken.

    Shapur addition to individual bravery and military talent was highly educated and many cultural activities carried out in order to advance knowledge and culture. At the time of Shapur and his command most of the texts were translated from Persian Other languages ​​such as Sanskrit. Great Shapur also very individual worthy of respect for Iran’s Jews to the extent that his name repeatedly as King Shabvr in the book “Talmud” to come. His friend and companion at the time of Shapur Shmuel is one of the largest Jewish Mvrayym.

    7. Shapur II wars with Rome:

    After a period of Shapur I, the great warrior top Iranian victories against the Romans at the time of Shapur II, respectively. Iran at the time of Shapur and Shapur II was somewhat weak, especially at the time of the Romans was closed Nursi peace treaty that granted concessions to the Romans. His best and the invading Arabs in the lower age (about 16 years) and also drove domestic insurrections quench. So get rid of internal problems in 337 AD Shapur after a peace treaty with Rome broke and Armenia and Mesopotamia captured. The long wars of conquest introduction (a total of about 18 years) between the two empires were the superpowers of the ancient world. According to Gibbon wrote, in one of the wars Shapur Roman military camp under the command of Emperor Constantine attacked at night and defeated him out.Mhmajmyn suppress the invasion and even forced the corps to provide for their future wars with Rome. However, Shapur in 358 AD, Rome was fighting for the second round. Great battles many victories against the Romans. Shapur in 359 AD invaded southern Armenia. Here Shapur Amida was faced with a very strong castle.Iranian lancers was wounded and died the same night.were. After the death of Julian, Yvvyanvs successor was forced to escape from the risk of war with Iran signed a peace treaty with Shapur’s very humiliating. Under the treaty lands beyond the Tigris, as well as Sinjar, Nusaybin, was handed over to the Persians and Romans Caucasus and Albania pledged not to interfere in the affairs of Armenia. This great victory has been recorded in petroglyphs in Bishapour. In this painting, the body beneath the horse’s hooves Emperor Julian the Emperor Shapur has fallen into a state of submission Yvvyanvs against Shapur Shapur II broke the actions of the Kushan other Myknd.az begging for peace and to seize control of Afghanistan and Pakistan Bvd.az cultural practices that gathered under Shapur II Avesta collection of scripts that I have called since it was started.

  103. zola

    how about Ethiopia…….you completely forgot nubia the ancient city of ethiopia

  104. Count de St.Germain

    My sisters and brothers ! Stop this pissing contest, if you are a descendent of some ancient tribe that created great civilization, it doesn’t mean shit. Very poor ethics to inherit credits for something you personally didn’t do ! As for historical fact, when you discover, if you ever discover, you’ll be very surprised . My dear nerdy friends. Everything is a lie! Enjoy your journey , become a living God. Love is universal law, but to grasp it , become free first, I mean really free of everything , starting with stripping yourself off your national pride, lol, you understand it constitutes your absence, my best regards , love you all

    • Aravindan

      Well said Germain.

  105. Aravindan

    Dear all,

    I really worried that we all fighting with each others like who is superior among us.
    Whatever might be the arguments regarding oldest civilisations, race, religion or any sort of divisions that we have with in us.
    Throw out all these complexities and just think a while that we all are same (humans).
    We all are the sons and daughters of this mother Earth. Only we created borders and territories between nations and not God nor our mother Earth.
    Whether it is Africa or Europe or Asia or North America or South America or Australia, all these continents are been seen as diversity of land masses but in reality all comprises within this globe.

    If there is a quarrel between siblings in a home they will fight with each other, but assume if there is a quarrel between their neighbours do we think that these two will keep fighting each other?
    Absolutely no, they will become allies and now the fight will starts between their house and neighbouring house. The same concept will apply for street, area, province or state, then nation. Then????? Beyond to this point with whom do we fight yet?
    If we get a life threat from aliens, do we still continue to fight among each other or else will take a remedial action to save our entire man kind along with other living creatures?
    Life is very beautiful to love and live it but we all losing the same.
    I believe whatever might be the number of religions that exist but all the religions preach us to live a harmonious life and to keep peace within us.

    Last but not the least, just imagine what we all can able to do if a huge meteor strikes our mother Earth and costs all the lives. Who else will be left out to make quarrels?

    Only we humans can make this Earth either a Heaven or a Hell.

    I believe that I’ve not hurt anyone. If still there is a one or more been hurt, for them here is my sincere apologies.

    Thanks & regards,

    INDIAN (TAMIL)

    • Mark

      Tamil, I like and appreciate what you have to say. I carry the same ideals. If you truly speak from the heart, no one has any right to judge.

  106. sanjiv

    over all conversation made by all of you is touching
    who is god for this all of you read ishoupnishad
    what all of you know it is only truth is bigger than your imagination
    civilisation depends on geographical condition so all of you think about this . this gives about idea how civilisation get vanished

  107. Asiim

    This is all interesting; some of it funny, and some of it insulting. Anyway, here goes a curve ball to you all: The Mayan calendar (the long-count calendar – there are other shorter ones) covers a period of about 1,200 years of the modern, Gregorian calendar. In 2012 of these counts ended and a new one started. I have to check my records, but I believe this is the 3rd or 4th cycle that is being kept track of. So, if you do your math, you get a civilization of 3×1200 or 4×1200. How old is that??? Yet archeologists and historians only place the Mayan civilization about 1500BC; this has been changing over the years, one of the latest ones says about 3000BC.

    Anyway, how long does it take for an educated person to realize that the phases of the moon repeat monthly? Does it take one month? Of course not, it takes quite a few months. Now, how long does it take to figure out the phases of the moon and the sun? Does it take one year? Of course not! Now, how long does it take to be aware and figure out a period of 1,200 years???

  108. Sara Lang

    There are so many errors in your post and it seems very biased. You need to do a bit more research (perhaps looking at some primary sources) before publishing such nonsense.

  109. manilal rai

    Discovery of human civilization in chronological order can give us information about human society. opinion of people gives us a lot of information that can help us to conclude our past history and go deep for the researcher and reader as well.

  110. Soheil

    it was an awesome article but i want to say that new research shows that ancient Mesopotami is not the oldest any more ,now ُShahr-e-Sukhte (the burnt city) is known as the oldest one where is located in Iran

  111. saeed naeemaei

    first civilizations is Iranian place by jiroft you can serach it on the google
    jiroft or ancient jiroft
    before Mesopotamian Civilization

  112. duane wirdel

    Minoan Crete deserves more than a mere mention under the heading for ancient Greece.

  113. Ravi Shankar N

    Very informative article! I have in fact used this article to introduce ‘Civilisations’ to my 10-year old! Keep it up!!

  114. Donnie Darko

    The oldest we know for now is Vinca culture and Starcevo… Old Arian European civilization that you hide from the all charts of this kind…

  115. Hermanus Potgieter

    Wow! Great written shortened history thesis. Thank you for your trouble in doing so. I printed it out, so I can keep it in my bookshelf. This is a summary of very much studying and research. Well done. As for the fools (looking at the comments) who does not understand the word civilization in the context you try to depict it, I feel sorry.

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  117. Federico

    Good work on the effort and followers, but you should go over what you wrote, at least out of respect to yourself.
    Your compilation is saturated with errors, right from the start.

    ´The Incas was the largest Empire in North America´ ???’
    ´This eventually led to a huge battle between the Incas and Hernan Cortes´What??
    … and the list goes on.

    Take ten minutes to adjust the senselessness, so readers can learn the real facts.

  118. Arthur

    What about the Armenian Civilization? Pay attention that first leather shoes (7500 y.o.) and first winery (6100 y.o.) were discovered in the caves of Armenian highlands.

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