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Blehh

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#1 14 years ago

BC times are usually associated with the Mediterranean area of the world. You have Greece, Israel, Egypt, Rome, and North Africa mainly. My question is what about everybody else? Are there historical records on Western/Eastern Europe? Asia? Deep in Africa? The Pacific? The Americas? Even Antarctica? The Bible just seems to focus on Israel, its surrounding civs like Babylon, Assyria, Greece, Rome and Egypt. What about the rest of the world?




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#2 14 years ago

Well, there wasn't much of a 'civilisation' in Europe to keep historical records. I think the same could be said about North America. The Maya may have been around then, though I know little about them. Same about Africa; Mid- to South-Africa hadn't really got much of a civilisation.

Antarctica, in case you hadn't noticed, is covered with quite a deep pile of ice and snow. However, some more florrid historians such as Rand Flem-Ath believe that it could be the location of the mythical civilisation Atlantis. You could read 'Atlantis Blueprint' by Rand Flem-Ath or 'Fingerprints of the Gods' by Graham Hancock for more on that. some half-convincing theories.




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#3 14 years ago

Africa's history was wiped out and never allowed to progress due to slavery and colonialization. Not to mention the fact that Africa is composed of a multitude of different tribes each with their own unique history.




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#4 14 years ago

Yea the same can be said with North American tribes, they lacked the social progress to record their history. They passed their history orally. The South American tribes (Aztecs, Maya, Inca) advanced enough to leave elements of their civilizations behind but lacked the written history of other civilizations, much of their history was described in relief sculpture.

For Asia, there is a big difference, look at Chinese and Japanese civilizations, both had extensive histories written on early paper. The Japanese also had art and poetry through which their history could be passed. The Chinese much the same.




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#5 14 years ago

And no one as in Australia too except for the Aborigines




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#6 14 years ago

are'nt aborigines people? what do you mean by "only aborigines"




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#7 14 years ago
Petty GruntBC times are usually associated with the Mediterranean area of the world. You have Greece, Israel, Egypt, Rome, and North Africa mainly. My question is what about everybody else? Are there historical records on Western/Eastern Europe? Asia? Deep in Africa? The Pacific? The Americas? Even Antarctica? The Bible just seems to focus on Israel, its surrounding civs like Babylon, Assyria, Greece, Rome and Egypt. What about the rest of the world?

* Western/Eastern Europe: 1. a long time without knowing how to write 2. druids were forbidden to put thing down (especially rituals) 3. bad climate for keeping stuff good (Egypt has one of the best climates for conserving scrolls, bodies,...)

* Asia: rich cultures in India, China, and Mesopotamia, Mes. is - with China and Egypt - the first place where they discovered agriculture.

* Deep in Africa: 1. bad climate 2. not a lot of knowledge of writing (rich culture though, for some time)

* The Pacific: we still haven't decyphered certain languages (Paaseiland, Easter island)

* Americas: North - oral culture South - no writing, but a rich culture

* Antartica: ...

---> we can't tell as much about those cultures that didn't know how to write, no matter how rich they were




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#8 14 years ago

are'nt aborigines people?

what do you mean by "only aborigines"

Probably that they didn't keep any records, therefore their history is as well-known as that of the Moon people. I could be wrong, of course. I know little if nothing about them.




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#9 14 years ago

Africa and the Middle East are the cradle of civilization, we know so much because we all came from there.




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#10 14 years ago

It's odd that civilisation started so early there, but they were surpassed, at least on a technological and economical, arguably on a political level by the much newer civilisations. Something to do with hot countries, perhaps?