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Forgotten Civilizations

Egypt. Greece. Rome.

Everyone knows about the great civilizations of antiquity. Everyone knows a little about mummies, philosophers and gladiators. Most people can recognize the Pyramids, the Parthenon and the Colosseum.

These civilizations and other major cultures like them are depicted time and time again on cable television, in motion pictures and popular history literature, and even in history-themed strategy games like the Civilization series.

But what about the rest of the world… the civilizations that everyone forgets? Our history is filled with dozens of fascinating cultures that are overlooked despite their great monuments, advanced technologies and the truly colossal impact they’ve had on the rest of the world.

This blog will highlight some of these forgotten civilizations. They’ve never been featured in a Civilization game or a major Hollywood picture, but we can still learn a great deal from them.

Each post will feature a Civilopedia-style entry describing an overlooked culture’s history and achievements, and perhaps a few of these civilizations won’t be quite so forgotten in the future.

Who would you like to see featured on Forgotten Civilizations? Leave your suggestions in the comments section.

  1. Forgotten Civilizations: The Tibetans

    Egypt. Greece. Rome.

    Everyone knows about the great civilizations of antiquity. Everyone knows a little about mummies, philosophers and gladiators. Most people can recognize the Pyramids, the Parthenon and the Colosseum.

    These civilizations and other major cultures like them are depicted time and time again on cable television, in motion pictures and popular history literature, and even in history-themed strategy games like the Civilization series.

    But
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    Updated 13-02-13 at 00:22 by Alexander

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  2. Forgotten Civilizations: The Bactrians

    Egypt. Greece. Rome.

    Everyone knows about the great civilizations of antiquity. Everyone knows a little about mummies, philosophers and gladiators. Most people can recognize the Pyramids, the Parthenon and the Colosseum.

    These civilizations and other major cultures like them are depicted time and time again on cable television, in motion pictures and popular history literature, and even in history-themed strategy games like the Civilization series.

    But
    ...

    Updated 04-02-13 at 20:58 by Alexander

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  3. Forgotten Civilizations: The Sabaeans

    Egypt. Greece. Rome.

    Everyone knows about the great civilizations of antiquity. Everyone knows a little about mummies, philosophers and gladiators. Most people can recognize the Pyramids, the Parthenon and the Colosseum.

    These civilizations and other major cultures like them are depicted time and time again on cable television, in motion pictures and popular history literature, and even in history-themed strategy games like the Civilization series.

    But
    ...

    Updated 09-02-13 at 04:49 by Alexander

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