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 African History

| April 6, 2010

Human life originated in Africa, and so African history is the oldest history compared to any other place in the world. Going back at least 2 million years, there were only 2000 living souls in Africa. The people staying in Africa back then made a living by collecting wild plants, and they used to scavenge on those pieces of meat that the other animals had preyed upon. At least 1.9 million years back, these African people took to using stone tools, and approximately 800,000 years back, they learnt the use of fire. May be from the usage of fire, they learnt the art of cooking their food, and these people probably belonged to south east Africa.