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Shocking facts about ancient civilizations of the world

We will never find out what exactly life was like hundreds and thousands years ago. Still, there are some known facts about ancient civilizations – and most of them are absolutely mind-blowing.



Did these facts about ancient civilizations surprise you? Do you know any other interesting facts about the most ancient civilizations in history?


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Frank Mallory
Ancient Egypt was conquered in the 300 BC/BCE by Alexander the Great and one of his generals founded the Ptolemaic dynasty of Greek/Macedonian rulers who were conquered by the Romans about 300 years later.
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Aug 9, 2020 12:10PM
Nick Hand
Want to query the one about the ball game the Mayans played. When I visited Chichen Itza a few years ago, I was taught it was a member of the winning team that was sacrificed, to provide nothing but the best for the Gods. Amazingly, the players actually aspired to this honour. Gives a whole new meaning to the term 'sudden death goal'....
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Jul 22, 2020 6:03AM
Don Agey
#4 Ancient Greece didn't separate church, state and their everyday lives. This country would be better off if that were true here
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Jul 19, 2020 6:33PM
John New
They actually had a reservoir outside the colosseum for this very purpose.Ilias Tsiabardas,
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Jul 19, 2020 10:51AM
aserrano
God and angel gave them the knowledge.
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Jul 18, 2020 11:54PM
Susan Golebiewski
Facts I never knew. Thank you.
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Jul 18, 2020 9:27PM
feliciaacarter
The ingenuity of these ancient peoples is amazing. 🤗🤗🤗
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Jul 18, 2020 8:07PM
Darlene Davidson
Competitive spirit could cause sudden death if you were a Mayan and lost the ball game.
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Jul 18, 2020 7:24PM
Joe Ferguson
The Mayas may have been barbaric but they were also highly advanced. They had a writing system and a library with thousands of volumes which the barbaric Spaniards destroyed except for two.
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Jul 18, 2020 7:13PM
tbear
This was all interesting! I love history!
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Jul 18, 2020 6:44PM
tbear
Ilias Tsiabardas, I've read this in several books!😊👍
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Jul 18, 2020 6:43PM
Julie Allen
Dennis Oehler, As were most people and still are.
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Jul 18, 2020 5:40PM
Peter Frederick Williams
Various forms of distance measurement, including EDM and later on GPS, were created to improve warfare capabilities
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Jul 18, 2020 5:36PM
Lydia Wiley
I have read about the Colosseum being flooded for water war games.
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Jul 18, 2020 5:32PM
jch
jch
Ilias Tsiabardas, the Romans did flood the colosseum to have mock naval battles. Your lesson for today.
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Jul 18, 2020 5:19PM

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