The Ancient Scribe

Examining ancient culture's status in the modern era

HBO’s Rome: Historical Inaccuracies

| June 6, 2010

HBO’s Rome is a TV series based on the historical accounts of the Roman Empire. Bruno Heller, John Milius, and William J. MacDonald are the creators of this British Italian historical show set against the backdrop of 1st century B.C Rome. This TV series primarily focuses on the scenario of transformation of ancient Rome from a Republic to an Empire.

Ancient Mayan Culture: Unearthing the Golden Era

| May 26, 2010

Among the Mesoamerican conventional civilizations, Mayan culture is possibly the most talked about civilization. The Mayan culture originated in Yucatán during 2600 B.C. They emerged as a powerful force during A.D. 250 in their present location of northern Belize, in southern Mexico, Guatemala and western Honduras.

Africa Before Slavery: A Deeper Look Into African History

| May 13, 2010

African history doesn’t revolve around slavery only, though the duration of slavery in Africa seems to occupy almost 120,000 years of the history of the land! Currently, different views about the pre-slavery times era have emerged to combat the views raised by historians to justify the aspects of Transatlantic Slave Trade. Historians like Hugh Trevor-Roper openly claim that Africa has no history of its own.

Two Largest Pharaonic Tombs Uncovered in Saqqara

| March 26, 2010

Egyptian history is full of mysteries and secrets related to the pharaohs and their pyramids and tombs. Each of the tombs have their own different story to tell, and the recent discovery of a pair of Pharaonic tombs here have an exciting story to tell as well. This pair of tombs was discovered at Saqqara, and date back to at least 4300 years ago. This stunning discovery reveals that the Egyptian rule had spread to the south of Cairo, and its extent was much more than it was expected to be.

Cultural Aspects of the Ancient Celts

| March 24, 2010

One of the most dynamic aspects that one will notice about the Celtic culture is their ever-changing tradition and belief. Their age-old belief and practices have not been wiped out from the face of the earth; instead, they are still present among us in a new form, expressing a new thought process. The Celtic culture has managed to change its appearance and presentation in accordance to the needs and requirements of modern society.

Celtic History: Looking Back At the Golden Era of Myth and Belief

| March 16, 2010

The Celtic culture draws its name from the ancient Greeks. The Celts were a cultural linguistic group in the broader sense of the term. In fact, they were never a nation with a government. They were more like a group of tribal nations. The Celts draw their roots from the people belonging to the Urnfield culture, who believed in burying their deceased in the flat grounds in vaults. Celtic culture spread from its origin from western European lands into modern Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and France between 1200 and 700 BC.