How Civilizations Rise and Fall: On their Paperwork

We do know who built the pyramids, the government scribes kept payroll records.
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Egypt, Rome and Greece are the best understood of the ancient world because they are the only three that developed government writing – legalese and contract – propaganda and cultural media in the form of Pubic Works (roads, major structures and Statuary.
This required a mass co-ordination of people, all looking out for their own interests as best as they could – and the goal of everyone was to attain skills in trades or educational skills. The cultural monuments were built by the citizens during the off harvest season, civic duty and pride – lodgings, beer and salary paid in grain.
China and India are the longest operating continuous bureaucracies.
Egypt, like China – kept tight control over technology and innovations so as to maintain the social order and status quo, eh?
Primarily, do not displace your workforce with machines and not give them something other than being hungry and rebel-y?
When I first heard that there was not a shred of evidence discovered in the Sinai Desert that a large number of Jews had wandered for 40 years, I thought that wasn’t such a big deal. I mean, it’s a desert, right?
Arab news outlet “Elaph” responds to “Jerusalem Post” report on allegations that Jews were fabricating Egypt’s past.
Eygpt Positioned

Note: Aryan Invasion is pointing to India

 The Romans built a spa village in the 200s, the 3rd century of the Current Era…
Actually I think it’s Common Era now.
“Nazareth has many wonderful sights … Our facilities can accommodate visitors and conventioneers alike … an outstanding destination for visitors from all over the world …”
Not everyone learned to read and write in ancient Egypt. Only one group of people called scribes was allowed to have this knowledge.
In the early 3000 B.C.E. civilianization had to come up with ways to communicate by using visual art. These ways helped early civilianizations communicate with people from different countries. Also, visual art was a…
The Ancient Egyptian scribe, or sesh, was a person educated in the arts of writing (using both hieroglyphics and hieratic scripts, and from the second…
Rock art is generally divided in two categories: carving sites (petroglyphs) and paintings sites (pictographs). Pictographs are paintings that were made by applying red ochre or, less commonly, black, white or yellow dye.|By Joan M. Vastokas
Indigenous Australian art or Australian Aboriginal art is art made by the Indigenous peoples of Australia and in collaborations between Indigenous Australians and others. It…
Aboriginal elders and Parks Canada archaeologists have just completed a two-year project to photograph and interpret several ancient pictograph sites along the foothills and mountains in Alberta and B.C.
Lascaux (Lascaux Caves) (English /læsˈkoʊ/,[1]French: [lasko][2]) is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. The original caves…
The Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc Cave in the Ardèche department of southern France is a cave that contains the earliest known and best preserved figurative cave paintings in the world,[1] as…

The rise and spread of writing allowed a greater range of cultures to express and ideas to be spread.

The sun set on the Golden Era of Heros and the age of Europe’s Colonize for Novel Resources arose from the Dark Ages of Christianity.

The Monastics had taken over much of the texts outside of government and over-influenced the arts; during the Global Age of Europe and Colonization

Today’s blog is a guest post from Thijs Porck, a lecturer in the Department of English Language and Culture, Universiteit Leiden. Adam scriveyn, if ever it thee bifalle Boece or Troilus to wryten …
When we speak to visitors or students about our medieval manuscripts, we frequently find ourselves spending a significant amount of time talking about how such books were created. We discuss the ways that scribes worked and artists painted, and quite often we will then be asked just how it is…
There was no sharp break between classical and medieval map making. Contributions by thirteen scholars offer fresh insight that demonstrates continuity and adaptation over the long term. This work reflects current thinking in the history of cartography and opens new directions for the future.
A brief history of paper, from the time of payrus to the invention of paper by Ts’ai Lun, to the spread of papermaking in the West, and the invention of the
Writing has existed since the 4th Century BC. However, its evolution beyond a basic counting method into a structured language was the preserve of religious institutions and the ruling elite. Books …
KOAT's photo.

Chester Nez, the last of the original Navajo Code Talkers, passed away this morning:

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