Category: Ancient (pre BCE)

Enheduanna- Princess, Priestess, Poet

There have been authors since the first person told a story around a fire. The first in history that we can call by name is Enheduanna. Enheduanna was born the daughter of Sargon of Akkkad, the first ruler to unite central and southern Mesopotamia. For this he went down in history as Sargon the Great […]

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The Origins of the Wheel

The word wheel comes from the Old English hwēol, of Germanic origin, from an Indo-European root shared by Sanskrit cakra ‘wheel, circle’ and Greek kuklos ‘circle’.The oldest known wheel found in an archaeological excavation is from Mesopotamia, and dates to around 3500 BC, a relatively late chapter in the story of the development of human […]

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The Original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are the first known list of the most remarkable creations of classical antiquity; it was based on guidebooks popular among Hellenic sightseers and only includes works located around the Mediterranean rim. The number seven was chosen because the Greeks believed it represented perfection and plenty, and because it […]

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DRUIDS

Ah the druids. For most, the very name conjures images of white-robed, long bearded pale guys with a “special” relationship with nature and a penchant for speaking in riddles and cryptic messages. Dark druids who chant around purple bonfires at midnight and sacrifice babies on an altar of antlers and bone…. Okay, I totally ripped […]

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