What Had Gone Wrong With History? Part I
Welcome to my first historical summary of what I have learned or remember.
I remember learning a little about a prehuman figure named Lucy. Believed to have died at 12 years old but do to little data on species and time period, it is hard to be certain. Newer research and excavations though have found older remains. About the time humanoids started leaving the caves, the started living like nomadic tribes. They followed their source of food, mammoths and fowl. Occasionally obtaining berries and nuts. Where the first existence of humans was is still not entirely determined but out result led to the fall of all other humanoid forms. However it is said we came from the African continent.
The earliest of civilization is believed to be Mesopotamia in the bordering region on Iraq, Iran and Syria. Around the same time the Egyptians also began. The started with farming and irrigating. Native Americans at this point have settled through the Northern and Southern American Continents. The Mesopotamian s developed a base form of writing called uniform. Egyptians used Hieroglyphics. The Worshiped gods and even sacrificed people and animals. Egyptian slaves built temples and pyramids for pharaoh's(early royal heritage). As the people began to spread other civilizations formed. Phoenicia developed around the eastern Mediterranean coast. And later the language would shape into Greek and rise unusual culture.
Greece was still a wild land but eventually create a huge leap in understanding human nature, art, architecture, literature…etc. During this period the Mesopotamia began to form a large empire. Greece was a home to many different shapes of culture. The country was divide into states, almost like a confederacy. Each state tended to its own people, laws, gods and sport. Some ruled with a monarchy, oligarchy and even democracy. Just before the Persians marched into the Greek borders, council was summoned to bring all of the best soldiers stop the invasion. Sparta was forbidden to fight do to a ceremony period that to be recognized. Athens led an attempt to stop Darius but had to fall back and started to fail. Leonidas (Spartan King)moved North to a mountain pass with his personal guards and some various men. They fought in a unison in which caught the Persians off guard. The battle lasted a few days before the Spartans fell. At this point, they dealt heavy blow to the est. 2 million Persian army. This boosted the morale and force the rest of the country to unit drive the Persians out. This was considered on of the most historical battles do to the odds. Later the Greece started to become like an empire. Alexander the Great became a conqueror of southern Asia and Egypt before falling ill in Babylon. This caused anarchy in Greece.
Slavery existed in Greece by usually POW’s. The serve 10–20 years, they were usually then free. The one thing that the Greeks were most know for were their tales, philosophy and astrology. The inventions were vast. Cranes, gum, aspirin, flamethrower and calculators(not the electronic kind).
Where as Greece fell, a new empire began in Rome. They conquered almost all of what Alexander did but they expanded North where the Germans, Spaniards, and Gauls lived. The enslaved they conquered and had the fight as gladiators in arena’s. This was a very popular entertainment. This is where the dirty politics became prominent. Rumors were made to topple senators and the wealthy. Empires were murdered, some generals end with a knife in their back. Rome began their long and rough invasion of Britannia, this result in many lost lives and the destruction of the Ninth Legion. Rome halted the invasion and built a wall from end to the other. Soldiers were forbidden to pass for fear it would stir the Pict's. Rome began to become divide and little battle were fought over territory. Jews were being persecuted in Jerusalem. Christ was born and died. Catholicism was born. Rome Continued to fade. When an emperor became the first to adopt Catholicism, it sparked a new flame for the empire.
This is my summary of the B.C.E period.
Note: This is only summarized, and not to be overly detailed. Please do leave notes if you have additions of missed periods of ancient history. It covers mostly Europe, some Middle East and Northern Africa. The next part will include The rest of Ancient Asia, America’s and the rest of Africa.