Who invented the glass?

Some suggest it was Phoenician merchants cooking a meal by the camp fire and some of their manifest spilt into the fire and mixed with the sand (silica) and noticed that a glassy material formed. I'm unsure if this is

Is the TV show Ancient Aliens in any way credible?

These are two separate questions.Question #1 - Is the television series, Ancient Aliens credible? - The answer is almost certainly no. No compelling evidence from a credible source (or sources) has ever been presented that alien lifeforms ever visited the Earth, much less interacted and influenced any

Why were the ancient people more predisposed to believe in miracles than us?

I wouldn't say that the ancient people would have been more predisposed to believe in miracles than people nowadays are. Even now there are a very large number of people who believe in horoscopes, mediums calling spirits, fortune tellers etc, that are essentially the same as in

Does Ancient aliens seem demeaning to humans since it assumes most leaps in technology are due to interaction with ETs?

What kind of crazy aliens would come to a planet to teach people how to build a pyramid but not complex algebra, advanced physics or kinematics. Ancient civilizations recorded everything in hieroglyphs-yet they recorded nothing of space fairing aliens!Aliens never came.

What do you think the future ruins of our civilization will look like?

If humans vanish very little of our civilisation will exist after 500 or even 100 or so years.This is because when we build things we build them at a cost. I mean sure we can use concrete that will last forever

What real proof is there of advanced ancient civilizations?

It depends what you mean by advanced? If it's harnessing the atom to produce power, a jet engine, or light bulbs then NO.This said some ancients technology seems to be rather good and in some cases cannot be explained. Some unknown are how were the casing stones of the pyramids

Were ancient people more advanced than today's people?

Each stage of human history had its pros and cons but they are not comparable in absolute terms. If we single out just one achievement of a historical period without considering other aspects we might be drawing wrong conclusions.For instance, Greeks and then Romans constituted formidable schools of

Did the ancients consider apes a kind of humans?

I don't know how earlier ancient people in Europe and the Mediterreanean saw apes and monkeys, but I know Saint Augustine, who lived in the fourth century AD, considered at least monkeys to be animal and not human. It was in The City of God, there he discussed the borders of humanity,

Have alien bodies, ruins, ancient civilizations been found in Antarctica?

As an alumnus of Miskatonic University, we don't like to talk about what the Pabodie Expedition discovered down there in 1931. The whole thing was such an embarrassment that the only account of it is a rather fantastic story by a certain Mr. Lovecraft of Providence RI. There they were doing important meteorological and geological research, and

Did the ancients consider apes a kind of humans?

I don't know how earlier ancient people in Europe and the Mediterreanean saw apes and monkeys, but I know Saint Augustine, who lived in the fourth century AD, considered at least monkeys to be animal and not human. It was in The City of God, there he discussed the borders of humanity,

Were people more gullible in the past?

No. People have always been and remain gullible. It is the nature of mankind that we are easily led and trusting. That is why people allow themselves to be conned cheated and taken advantage of.

Which is more plausible; ancient aliens visiting Earth or ancient humans leaving Earth?

I'd say the former would be more likely by far, since 'ancient times' could refer to any stage in Earth's 4.54 billion year history. As such, the evidence would be long since lost to geological activity. Although, IMHO, there is one intriguing prospect which

Is there any proof of aliens found in artifacts from ancient civilizations?

Original Question: Is there any proof of aliens found in artifacts from ancient civilizations?No, none whatsoever.There's a huge amount of conjecture and wishful thinking, totally unsupported by any form of credible evidence, that some ancient artefacts and structures have alien origins, usually by those who want to believe in fiction rather than fact, but in reality such a belief

What real proof is there of advanced ancient civilizations?

It depends what you mean by advanced? If it's harnessing the atom to produce power, a jet engine, or light bulbs then NO.This said some ancients technology seems to be rather good and in some cases cannot be explained. Some unknown are how were the casing stones of the pyramids

Who is the greatest scientist in the Ancient Times?

I would say that Archimedes is the best scientist in the Ancient Times. I chose him because he is considered the greatest mathematician ever and without maths, our lives would probably be more difficult. He also anticipated modern calculus and analysis by applying concepts of infinitesimals, and the method of exhaustion to derive and rigorously prove a range

Is the TV show Ancient Aliens in any way credible?

I find the Ancient Aliens series amusing and thought provoking. I do not subscribe to much that is presented here, as I feel there are many alternative explanations for much of the phenomena associated with so-called alien interference on Earth. Plus some of the material offered on

Why were the ancient people more predisposed to believe in miracles than us?

I wouldn't say that the ancient people would have been more predisposed to believe in miracles than people nowadays are. Even now there are a very large number of people who believe in horoscopes, mediums calling spirits, fortune tellers etc, that are essentially the same as in

What is the legacy of ancient Rome to modern civilization in the U.S.?

Rome's legacy is huge, including but not limited to our ideas of law, art, and warfare. (please comment more if you think of them).Law:The idea of a trial by jury is Roman in origin. It was not a jury of one's peers, but a jury of nobles.

What do you think the future ruins of our civilization will look like?

If humans vanish very little of our civilisation will exist after 500 or even 100 or so years.This is because when we build things we build them at a cost. I mean sure we can use concrete that will last forever

Were ancient people more advanced than today's people?

Each stage of human history had its pros and cons but they are not comparable in absolute terms. If we single out just one achievement of a historical period without considering other aspects we might be drawing wrong conclusions.For instance, Greeks and then Romans constituted formidable schools of

What real proof is there of advanced ancient civilizations?

It depends what you mean by advanced? If it's harnessing the atom to produce power, a jet engine, or light bulbs then NO.This said some ancients technology seems to be rather good and in some cases cannot be explained. Some unknown are how were the casing stones of the pyramids

Which is more plausible, the gods of religion or ancient aliens?

God is independent of any religion; It is the religion(s) which have sought support of God. That is why different religions define God in different manner. Some religions e.g. Buddhism do not have concept of God. Hindus concept is of several gods each in charge of different

Why were ancient people taller and bigger?

This question asks for an answer that is not as of yet been supported. On what basis are we to accept that ancient people where taller, as most current evidence, actual evidence, would indicate that people are getting taller and wider than their ancestors.

Weren't ancient Greeks and Egyptians aliens?

Of course not. Both were offshoots of the original pattern of city life that began in Mesopotamia. And had a peculiar forebear at Çatalhöyük. All very slow and messy.Aliens would also have known how to smelt iron, and probably aluminium also.

Why were the ancient people more predisposed to believe in miracles than us?

I wouldn't say that the ancient people would have been more predisposed to believe in miracles than people nowadays are. Even now there are a very large number of people who believe in horoscopes, mediums calling spirits, fortune tellers etc, that are essentially the same as in

Is the TV show Ancient Aliens in any way credible?

I find the Ancient Aliens series amusing and thought provoking. I do not subscribe to much that is presented here, as I feel there are many alternative explanations for much of the phenomena associated with so-called alien interference on Earth. Plus some of the material offered on

Why are Artifacts important to civilization?

Artifacts give us a look into the past and how people lived. It isn't just the artifacts that give the archaeologists information it's the context that they're in. Which is why, for example, a large effigy pipe made of a traded stone was gifted to the University of Mississippi by its finder in the 19th century but they

What do you think the future ruins of our civilization will look like?

If humans vanish very little of our civilisation will exist after 500 or even 100 or so years.This is because when we build things we build them at a cost. I mean sure we can use concrete that will last forever

Does Ancient aliens seem demeaning to humans since it assumes most leaps in technology are due to interaction with ETs?

What kind of crazy aliens would come to a planet to teach people how to build a pyramid but not complex algebra, advanced physics or kinematics. Ancient civilizations recorded everything in hieroglyphs-yet they recorded nothing of space fairing aliens!Aliens never came.

Why ancient people were more creative than modern people?

I'm going to take a contrary stand to what has been written thus far. I do not believe that ancient people were more creative than modern people.The major result of creativity is change. Archeological evidence shows that ancient people groups changed more slowly than do people groups

Who is the greatest scientist in the Ancient Times?

I would say that Archimedes is the best scientist in the Ancient Times. I chose him because he is considered the greatest mathematician ever and without maths, our lives would probably be more difficult. He also anticipated modern calculus and analysis by applying concepts of infinitesimals, and the method of exhaustion to derive and rigorously prove a range

What would happen if Curiosity found proof of an ancient civilization that once existed on Mars?

Why and how would NASA "cover it up?"NASA is an organization which is made up of thousands of people with differing agendas. There's simply no way that a discovery that large would have been made and that the internal rumor mills at the agency wouldn't have been turning at the discovery.Within hours or days

Were ancient people more or less honest than us?

Less by modern standards. They completely believed in nepotism (hiring your relatives even if others are better qualified) and patronage government -- handing out positions of power and influence to friends regardless of their qualifications too. It was all about leveraging personal relationships and

Did ancient Egyptians communicate with aliens?

Did ancient Egyptians communicate with aliens?alienadjective1. belonging to a foreign country or nation. unfamiliar and disturbing or distasteful.noun1. a foreigner, especially one who is not a naturalized citizen of the country where they are living."an illegal alien"Of course they did. Ancient Egypt was a major trade hub and contact with aliens would have been an everyday occurrence for many

What is the legacy of ancient Rome to modern civilization in the U.S.?

Rome's legacy is huge, including but not limited to our ideas of law, art, and warfare. (please comment more if you think of them).Law:The idea of a trial by jury is Roman in origin. It was not a jury of one's peers, but a jury of nobles.

How did people travel in ancient time?

This is really hard to believe, but people actually used what we now refer to as feet (plural for foot). Ancient peoples used these to walk. If they were rich, then they hired other people to carry them. These servants would use their feet and

What are the most disturbing facts about the Ancient Sparta that most people do not know?

The Spartans were ethnically Israelites, ostensibly of the tribe of Dan and the Judahite clan of Zarah. When the biblical family of Jacob was in Egypt, and before their enslavement, some of them set out to found colonies around the Mediterranean, such as Argos, the oldest known city in Greece. These Israelite-Greeks

How did people travel in ancient time?

This is really hard to believe, but people actually used what we now refer to as feet (plural for foot). Ancient peoples used these to walk. If they were rich, then they hired other people to carry them. These servants would use their feet and

How did ancient Indians calculated time?

When I was a kid, I did a practical of measuring time using sun's direction and a cart board. I made a clock on that cart board with proper angles that we have in watch and kept a straight stick in middle of the

Is the TV show Ancient Aliens in any way credible?

These are two separate questions.Question #1 - Is the television series, Ancient Aliens credible? - The answer is almost certainly no. No compelling evidence from a credible source (or sources) has ever been presented that alien lifeforms ever visited the Earth, much

What are the most common causes of death since the start of civilisation?

Top killers before the 20th century:Childbirth. Either being the child or the mother. Mothers typically perished in the range of 25-50 per 1000 births. Infant deaths in the range of 50-200 per 1000 births. Though some scholarship indicates as high as 300 per 1000 in Ancient

What are the most disturbing facts about the Ancient Sparta that most people do not know?

The Spartans were ethnically Israelites, ostensibly of the tribe of Dan and the Judahite clan of Zarah. When the biblical family of Jacob was in Egypt, and before their enslavement, some of them set out to found colonies around the Mediterranean, such as Argos, the oldest known city in Greece. These Israelite-Greeks

How close is the modern Pesto to the Moretum of ancient Roman origin?

About the ingredients, it's quite similar, although Roman cheese was probably goat's curd.But the Roman recipe had more herbs and vegetables. For example, the one in De Re Coquinaria calls for

How did humans first come to brew and drink beer?

I described Ancient Egyptian brewing, which was an important part of the diet of those building pyramids:How did the Egyptians survive the construction of the pyramids?It is very ancient and found in both Mesopotamia and Iran:Alulu beer receipt – This records a purchase of "best" beer from a brewer, c. 2050 BCE from the