When I think of ancient China, I can’t help but feel awe and reverence towards it. China has a mystical aura surrounding it. What probably brings out this feeling, is the tremendous amount of art and culture that can be found in china. The stories of morality and also immorality are told throughout china: of good … Continue reading #9 China Part 1 – A to Ying Zheng
“Come here boy,” said the old wrinkly man leaning on a pillow. “I will tell you a story that my father once told me, I am old and might not have the chance again. Come here and listen to what I have to tell you.” He said it in a very authoritative manner which made … Continue reading #8 Babylon – Outside of the Library
"I can't remember how I got here." On the floor of a magnificent library lay a young man bruised and burned. His bright uniform in ruins, covered in blood. His conical helmet (huliam) lay somewhere amidst the piles of broken clay tablets on the ground. He tried to gather his thoughts as smoke slowly started … Continue reading #7 Assyrian Empire – In the Library.
Dear Cyrus 'Shah of Persia', First of all, I want to say that I am a great fan of your work. Dude, you built the biggest and richest empire the world has ever seen. You built it from basically nothing. Generally, rivers are awesome for starting civilizations, but your people managed to bring the water … Continue reading #6 Achaemenid Empire – Letter to Cyrus, King of Persia
When looking through history we stumble upon the same concept over and over again. The concept of good and evil. Right and wrong. Them and us. People are obsessed with these distinctions. But this, again, is a manmade concept, same as the concept of time and borders are made to benefit the people administering these … Continue reading #5 Ancient Greece : Alexander, I Like That Guy.
“Let me introduce myself, my name is Ptah; I pronounce my name Pitaḥ. I am an Egyptian god… I have been around since, like, forever and my superpower is creating things. I know it's not as cool as Zeus’s or Thor’s, but I did take part in creating pretty much everything. This is my wife; … Continue reading #4 Ancient Egypt – Told By Mr. Ptah
Sometimes it feels like we know history. Yeah, we understand what comes from what, which things happened when, and to whom, and who did what and so on... But imagine writing a history about what is happening today. It would be quite different from what would be written if a historian would try to create a … Continue reading #3 Indus River Civilization -The Mysterious Bath
Civilization. It is a manmade concept. A concept which tries to divide people into what we call civilized and savage. In our minds the distinction is very clear but in reality it gets a little tricky. Strictly speaking a civilization must possess certain attributes for us to call it a civilization: Surplus production / cities … Continue reading #2 Mesopotamia – Hammurabi is Da Boss
I am going to write about history. Not of a particular country or people. But a history of humanity in general. From the beginning of known history, to our day and age. This will be difficult because I am not a historian and do not possess a tremendous knowledge of these things, but they do … Continue reading #1 Neolithic Revolution- Because Cows are Best