The Middle Ages

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The Middle Ages or as some may call it the Dark Ages and for good reason, because this was the fall of the mighty Roman Empire. What this did was stop the rate of advancements that the Romans were doing especially in technology. 

Something that did arise from the Dark Ages is the mass increase in the amount of religious beliefs, particularly Christians. People would spend a lot of time in churches reading the Bible and praying to their God(s) which left hardly anything to be recorded hence why it is called the Dark Ages because there was no evidence that anything amazing happened.

As a mass amount of the people were going to Churches the people who owned the Churches became very wealthy, so there was still a lower and higher class in Dark Ages, another thing which let the increased rate of intelligence and evolvement slow down dramatically was that there was a lack of education as everyone was only being educated by the Bible. 

So what did advance, well the same thing that has been increasing since Cavemen, art and culture the churches were decorated beautifully and the arts in general improved dramatically.

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Then we get to the terrible Black Death caused by the plague which was from the world being ridiculously unhygenic causing a virus which caused death. This crossed throughout the world and it is said over 33 MILLION people died in Europe and 100 MILLION worldwide, an estimate of 30-60% of the worlds population gone.

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So what caused the plague to stop, well the amount of people to spread it was decreased from the amount of deaths, but it is said that the great London fire caused all the virus in that area to be  vaccinated. How? Well the fleas and other rodents were a massive cause of diseases and as the fire exterminated a huge amount of the Rats and Fleas died. Also not to mention the fire caused all of the waste in the streets to be burnt. It was like a new beginning a second chance for humanity.

 

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The Roman Empire

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So here come the Romans, what did they give us? Paths/roads, military, money(coins) formalised alphabet(simplified) aqueducts.

‘All roads lead to Rome’ thats the saying and for good reason, Romans were the first to create paths which outstandingly still stand today. Romans created the roads so that it would be easier to transfer goods but more importantly to move their military quicker and more efficiently, this allowed them to go on and dominate and control a vast amount of land from Britain, Egypt, Asia Africa and so on before eventually falling in 430 AD.

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The Roman military, what did they do for us? They were the first army to use tactics and strategies to win wars. By doing that they managed to become the most powerful force in that era. They used the latest technology such as steel armour, swords and shields.

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Romans gave us the first type of money with the Roman ‘king’ engraved into the coins which would let the Roman king constantly be remembered by his people. There were also messages on the coins which some say were for reassurance to the people.

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The Romans did a very great deal for us, but one of the most important things they did was simplify the alphabet, they gave us an easier understanding alphabet compared to the old Egyptian hieroglyphics. In fact now days we still use the Roman language to an extent, for instance the French, Italian and Spanish languages known for their sexy and attractive accents comes from the Romans hence ‘ Romance’ language.

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The Romans gave us an efficient source of clean water by building these huge water transportation systems called Aqueducts, what this did was give them more time to build on their military and empire also I am sure that the rate of illness caused from dirty water dropped dramatically.

 

In conclusion the Romans were the point where the human race’s intelligence and abilities to create was increasing at an amazing rate, this is because now that there was some kind of Empire that meant the people who would normally be defending themselves from bandits, walking miles for water and spending more and more time trying to find food would have this all given to them, they would of course have their role in this empire such as someone might be told to be in charge of the food but overall they had less to do, also they were being educated and from this they used this extra time to evolve as a race and start creating amazing things.

Ancient Greece 500-300 BC

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Ancient Greece gave us amphi-theatres , sculpture art and the ancient Greek Gods.

Amphi-theatres were created by the Greeks to use for their entertainment, it was created in a way that all of the sound would stay in side the area. You will see this in the picture.

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As you can see, they were MASSIVE and guess what? This exact format is still being used to date, that is because the format is extremely clever and will be continued to be used for years to come.

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Sculpture! The amazing detail that the Greeks could put into these amazing statues was incredible, but what and why did they do this? To tell a story, to tell their story and mostly to be remembered.

They believed that if you make a very accurate representation of that person through sculpturing that person would be at peace after death and would not haunt anyone.

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Gods, Greek Gods; like the Egyptians they had their own not just one god, but many.

They used the skills in sculpturing to create huge creations of Gods that they believed in, they believed doing so would keep them safe.