Ancient Civilizations

The Top Five Ancient Civilizations of the World

The world is filled with mind-blowing things to see both of which are natural and man-made. There are so many breathtaking and incredible historical sites which are built by ancient civilizations, it is sometimes hard to narrow down which are the best. There are so many breathtaking as well as incredible historical sites which were said to have been built by ancient civilizations; you will certainly have a difficulty in narrowing down which is best for you. Think of all the lists of historical wonders out there and ho different they are sometimes.

Scholars who study these ancient civilizations are still putting pieces of the puzzle together as they uncover various information from the past. Each new excavation uncovers some important facts that help to decipher the facts from myths. Here are some exclusive favorite historical sites which every traveler should try to visit at some point. The story these ruins tells you is part of humanity’s story.

Some Ancient Civilizations Are

The Mayans
  • Existing period: Pre-Classic 2000 BC to AD 900
  • Location: The southern Pacific highlands, northern and southern lowlands

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The Mayans were known for creating the first comprehensive writing system for the pre-Columbian people. They made great contributions in the fields of astronomy, math and architecture. Today Mayans make up several parts of Mexico and all of Belize but you can feel their influences in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.  It is said that the Mayan People created pyramids very similar to the ones built by the Egyptians. They have often been credited with predicting the end of the world based on the calendar.

Ancient Atlantis
  • Existing period: 350 BC to 1500 AD
  • Location: The Atlantic Ocean

 Ancient Atlantis

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A mystery always revolves around the city of Atlantis. Many people believe that it was real while others think it was a myth. One of the persons closely associated with the famous Greek philosopher Plato. As per mythology, it is said that god Poseidon lived in Atlantis who is said to have divided into 10 portions because he had 10 children. As per mythology, the residents of Atlantis were aware and is said to have been living with electric rifles, air conditioning and an airplane that levitated. It was said that the people became so greedy and misused that their powers that Atlantis finally destroyed.

Ancient Mu or Lemuria
  • Existing period: 22,500 BC to 24,000 BC
  • Location: In the Southern Pacific in between Australia and North America

Ancient Mu or Lemuria

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The ancient civilizations with a sketchy evidence about its existence is undoubtedly Ancient Mu or Lemuria. As per records Mu also known as Lemuria was the first recorded civilization. The large continent was said to be in existence 78,000 years ago and lasted for near about 52,000 years. History states that this place met its demise by major earthquakes which came due to pole shift. The residents of Mu were known for their indestructible buildings some of which surely made it through earthquakes.  They said to have a better government and spoke one language. They were highly educated and prosperous with their compulsory education for everyone until they turned 21 years old.

Indo-Greeks
  • Existing period: 180 BC to 10 AD
  • Location: Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

Indo-Greeks

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This Hellenistic civilization was overseen by nearly more than 30 kings throughout its existence. One of the kings, Menander became a Buddhist although the influences of the Greek People were evident in every aspect of the culture. In fact at some point it was found that the Buddhists practiced the religion wearing Greek Tunics rather than robes and turbans which were usually worn. The Indo-Greeks enjoyed popular and thriving trade industry with a special type of coin created by the people and used in trading with China.

Mauryan Empire
  • Existing period: 322 BC to 185 BC
  • Location: India

Mauryan Empire

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Founded in 322 BC by Chandragupta Maurya, this empire was one of the largest of its kind right during this time period. This civilization was a successful one with import export trade business. There were one system government which provided security for the residents. Nearly 50 to 60 million people lived in this empire but there were different rulers with different strengths and weaknesses. There were shifts in religious orders with the main religions being Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.

All of these civilizations ruins are surely a must visit for you taking you one step closer to history bringing and gathering sweet memories.

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