17 Answered Questions for the topic Ancient History
How did environment transformations caused by humans (such as irrigation) affect the great river Valley civilizations, both positively and negatively?
Ancient History European History
Which group of people did the Roman religion adapt the gods and goddesses from?
Did ancient/medieval armies have music/chants to march to?
During battles or marching into battles did armies (like the Spartan or Eastern European armies) have music/chants to march to?
Ancient History World History
Who were the Mayans? What was their culture like? What innovations did they have that made them different from other indigenous cultures?
What was the first known war in history?
Not the first instance of *warfare*, which surely predates recorded history, but of an organized war between civilizations. For the purposes of this question I'll define a war as: - Defined... more
Were there any wars in ancient Greece where religion played a major part?
From Andrew Roberts’ *Napoleon: A Life*, on the 1803 outbreak of war between Britain and France, after Britain demanded Malta and Napoleon then wanted to know whether this demand was an ultimatum... more
What was the origin of the Classical Antiquity culture?
I many times heard a version that the advances of the Ancient Greek culture were in fact borrowed from Egypt or the Middle East. I will not buy this. Classical Antiquity civilization had a lot of... more
What kind of musical instruments were used in ancient barbarian tribes?
I am a member of a reenactment group in Romania, and we mostly do Roman, Dacian tribes and other barbarian tribes (allies of Dacians). Some other members including myself want to form a band, and... more
What impact did the migration of Germanic tribes have on languages in the rest of Europe?
I am currently looking for information about the migration of the Germanic tribes, and especially it's effects on European languages, or other languages. Google Search provided me information... more
Why did Sun Tzu believe you shouldn't wait beside a river when eager to fight?
In Sun Tzu's Art of War, Chapter 9 (The Army on the March), Verse 5, Tzu says > If you are anxious to fight, you should not go to meet the invader near a river which he has to cross. My... more
Are there any existing foreign language teaching texts from the Ancient Near East?
The various cultures of the Ancient Near East spoke a wide array of languages and we know that there was plenty of communication between cultures. We even have a language like Akkadian that served... more
Is it true that Proto-Ukrainians conquered Europe and India?
I am a Ukrainian high school student. Recently we were told by a teacher that Proto-Ukrainians, the people who lived in the modern territory of Ukraine and ancestors of modern Ukrainians, once... more
Who were the pre-Celtic inhabitants of Western Europe?
I've heard it said that the Basque are conjectured to be the last remnant of Pre-Celtic Western Europe. When would have these people existed? What evidence do we have for their culture and... more
Kurds and their relation to the start of civilization?
Is there a relationship between these folks and the start of civilization? Mehrdad Izady suggests that they started civilization via establishing the agricultural production. How can this be... more
What were the thoughts of the Celts, Romans and other ancient European people about the standing stones which survive from prehistoric times?
All over Europe, there are monuments of stone such as stonehenge, although many are not so grand as stonehenge is. Contra *Asterix*, the Celts didn't carve out menhirs and things like that. The... more
What triggered the movement from the late archaic to the early classical/severe era?
Most art historians say the movement resulted from the Persian Wars. I've also read that the rejection of Persian ideals and culture triggered the movement into the classical style art. Does anyone... more
Why did Hawaii become a dependent state of USA after USA was born 300 years ago?
I’m asking this because, I know that Hawaii is a very ancient civilization because it has an unique language, and you can’t find anywhere on Earth except in Hawaii, and when USA was born 300 yers... more