Rome. Not op Rome actually was a badass town... Rome the best civilization that existed and then came the dark ages we lost na unbelivable amount of progress durring those times rome
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#1 - unihov (03/11/2013) [+] (13 replies)
Rome the best civilization that existed and then came the dark ages we lost na unbelivable amount of progress durring those times
#5 - seenenoughhentai (03/12/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Whenever I read about the amazing technological advancements of the Greeks and Romans, I always get really angry. If the Catholic church hadn't prohibited and banned the culture and technology of the ancient world during the dark ages, we'd be hundreds, maybe even thousands of years ahead in terms of intellect and technology. I'm not bashing on Christians as a whole, since I'm a Catholic myself, I'm just saying that banning all this awesome stuff and preaching that the poor man is the better man was a really dumb move.
User avatar #2 - mitchthehugeman (03/11/2013) [-]
If I had a time machine, this would probably be my first stop
#17 - littlemanchild (03/12/2013) [-]
>implying progress
>still believing in human superiority over nature and cultural arrogance
>le meme face
#16 - Ken M (03/12/2013) [-]
Rome also had a massive amount of mineral resources, producing ~82,000 tons of iron, 15,000 tons of copper, 80,000 tons of lead, 200 tons of silver and 9 tons of gold each year, many of which were the largest amounts collected by any society preindustrially.
User avatar #13 - wildmythos (03/12/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Pretty cool
Here's a small history lesson: (This is mainly from memory of books I read whilst re-searching, If i missed any details or got any wrong, corrections are appreciated.)
fun fact: Christmas was a Catholic attempt to cover up the worship of Sol Invictus' birthday (the unconquerable sun god)
fun fact: Eratosthenes calculated the circumference of the earth using sticks and shadows in the 3rd century BC.
fun fact: Aristarchus of Samos (3rd century BC.) was the first to propose evidence of our heliocentric solar system.
Enter the Dark Ages shortly after everyone gets ****** by barbarians:
Holy Roman Empire is created
Religious oppression
Fast forward to the Middle ages
Crusades: people from Western Europe wanting to join in travel through Constantinople and the surrounding Byzantine Empire (the remnants of the Eastern Roman Empire)
knowledge is gained once again and is taken back to Western Europe by veterans and the like.
this knowledge kick-starts the early stages of the Renaissance.
people begin to question things again
fast forward to the 16th century:
Copernicus says "What if the earth orbits the sun?"
Church says "what if your wife orbits my dick?!?" (or something else with hostility)
User avatar #9 - thepastryistrue (03/12/2013) [-]
The population fact is partly wrong. Baghdad had 1 million residents in the 12th century.
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