Epic of Gilgamesh stands out as one of the earliest known writings in the human history. It is an epic poem whose prose narrate the story revolving around the life of a man named Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh was the King of Uruk – the majestic Sumerian city that is located in present day Iraq. This historic poetic piece of literature actually predates Homer’s earliest writings by 1500 years. For this reason, many historians put it as the oldest remaining remnant of an epic in the history of western literature. Starting off the introduction of the powerful being that Gilgamesh is, the epic takes off the lead characters in an adventure where they learn the essence of life, death, and friendship. Here is a list of 10 interesting [&hellip

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The ancient Mayan civilization existed in the milieu of present day Mexico and Central America from 2600 BC till the Spanish success in the sixteenth century. Considered a piece of the Mesoamerican human progress, which included various indigenous societies in the district, the Mayans made most prestigious discoveries in sectors of science and cosmology that enabled them to make a profoundly complex date-book. They were exceptionally gifted designers and architects who constructed grand structures including royal residences; galactic observatories; sanctuary pyramids; astoundingly straight lifted streets; and reservoir conduits utilizing water weight innovation. The Mayans additionally built up the main finish-composing framework in Mesoamerica and created elastic a few centuries before vulcanization. Moreover, they made innovations of their own, creations like the immense underground repositories that [&hellip

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After plunging the Roman Republic into civil war in January of 49 BC, Julius Caesar returned to Rome triumphant. It is claimed that his legions killed almost two million people in fifty decisive battles during his campaign against the Republic. On his return, he was hailed a hero by the general public, but the Roman senate was now cast under shadows of worry and fear – a sentiment that was strong enough for them to plot Caesar’s assassination. The assassination of Julius Caesar is arguably one of most significant incidents in ancient Roman history. It led to some historic repercussions and triggered a chain of events that oversaw the transition of contemporary Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. Here is a list of top 10 [&hellip

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Born in 384 BC in Stagira, a small town on the northern coast of Greece, Aristotle’s is arguably one of the most well-known figures in the history of ancient Greece. He was a popular pupil of famous ancient Greek philosopher Plato. But unlike Plato and Socrates, Aristotle displayed an instinct to conclude about his study of nature using scientific and factual reasoning – a trait his predecessors routinely discarded in favor of their philosophical discerns. Perhaps it was his unyielding fascination for nature, logic and reason that he went on to make some pivotal contributions that are still reflected today in modern day mathematics, metaphysics, physics, biology, botany, politics, medicine and many more. He truly earns the honor of being called the “First Teacher” in [&hellip

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When we go a couple of millennia back, ancient Rome ruled over much of Europe, Africa, and western Asia. The formidable might and efficiency of ancient Roman military played a pivotal role in the rapid expansion of contemporary Roman civilization. A part of the Roman military power, the Roman legions formed the largest units in the Roman army. Each legion consisted of around 3000 well-trained men during the early republic days. This number was later expanded to adjust up to 5200 men in each legion during the Imperial era. A typical Roman legion would have 10 cohorts (about 5000 men). This changed around the second half of the first century when the number was kept at nine cohorts of standard size. Each legion was then [&hellip

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