Ancient Civilizations Archive

Power hungry humankind has always been searching for the perfect arsenal. Empires carved out in history were often a result of strategic planning, political ingenuity and the most sophisticated warfare of their times. The selection of weapons at times proved to be the extra edge to win the battle or be slaughtered on the field. The lands of the earth have been bleeding from one century to another, the only difference has been the styles and choice of the weapon wielded. Note: This article has few modern weapons. We decided to use both Ancient and Modern Weapons to make it more interesting.  10. Roman Scissor Specification of the Weapon Length: 18 in Weight: 5 Lbs Configuration: Hardened Steel Used by: Roman Gladiators The Scissor is a rather [&hellip

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People in the ancient times weren’t the best when it came to maintaining a sanitary and clean environment for living. With lack of sanitation came infections and some infections inevitably led to diseases. Thus began the long shared history between human civilization and illness. Surprisingly, our great, great ancestors were actually far less exposed to infections and diseases. But around 10,000 years ago, people started living in major settlements primarily based on agriculture. As pivotal and revolutionary these settlements were in shaping the future of human civilization, they also brought new diseases and epidemics with them. People were now living in close and unsanitary communities – a perfect medium for some of them prevalent animal diseases to jump species and cause an outbreak of epidemics. Here [&hellip

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War was fought for several reasons throughout history. Blood was spattered, kingdoms were destroyed, and people were slaughtered. Some battles played a significant role in history and are memorable. Some battles created new legends that were appreciated for many generations. Some of the efficient military tactics that originated on the ancient battlefields are still followed today. Ancient military commanders like Alexander the Great, Hannibal proved with their brilliant strategies that nothing was impossible on the battlefield. 14. Battle of Platea (479 BC) Battle Between: Persian and Greek Greek’s Leaders: General Pausanias and Aristides Persian’s Leader: Mardonius Date: August 479 BC Victory:  Greece Location: Plataea, Greece Greek Army: 40,000 men Persian Army: 70,000-120,000 men In the summer of 479 BC, the large Persian force lead by [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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