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Bill Cosby
10-31-2011, 01:43 PM
You define "greatest" to suit yourself.......

While there were certainly some great ones, w/ vast holdings, wealth accumulation etc I would have to say Rome or better said Grecco~Roman..

For many reasons including advancements in agriculture, architecture, arts, techno advances, organizational & military control, citizen rights etc..

Thoughts???

Telos
10-31-2011, 09:49 PM
Two comes to mind....

Gobekli Tepe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6bekli_Tepe), and Dwarka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarka)


Little is known about Gobekli Tepe. However, it's more ancient than Stonehenge, and 6000 years older than the Pyramids, being built by a culture barely out of caves...

Darmosiel
10-31-2011, 10:34 PM
I'd have to say ancient China or Babylon.

Bill Cosby
11-01-2011, 12:25 AM
Two comes to mind....

Gobekli Tepe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6bekli_Tepe), and Dwarka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarka)


Little is known about Gobekli Tepe. However, it's more ancient than Stonehenge, and 6000 years older than the Pyramids, being built by a culture barely out of caves...

OK, there is no right or wrong here, but in what way were they an empire=the greatest empire???

Bill Cosby
11-01-2011, 12:25 AM
I'd have to say ancient China or Babylon.

Could you say why you believe that??

Telos
11-01-2011, 09:36 AM
OK, there is no right or wrong here, but in what way were they an empire=the greatest empire???


For Tepe, it was a hunter gather culture that existed for over a thousand years, had mastered the use of not only stone, but the ability to use geometry still waiting in the wing for the Greeks to discover it in the far distance future, being used to build amazing pre Stoneage structures. They in effect invented it all. They had no other tradition, or cultures to borrow from. Those who created this site were the first masters of their enviroment, the ground zero for all human technology to follow.

For Dwarka, they were already ancient by the time the Druids begin building Stonehenge. Dwarka was an advance civilization at the height of the Stone Age...indoor plumbing, road works, building codes, high levels of mathmatics, a government that could control resources for a high standard of living, the use of pre Roman concrete, metalurgy, etc., etc....

Darmosiel
11-01-2011, 11:38 AM
Could you say why you believe that??

You want a thesis? :hi:

http://www.sccfsac.org/feats_accomplishments.html

The world of mathematics and astronomy owes a lot to the Babylonians and the zodiac was a Babylonian invention.

The Babylonian system of mathematics was sexagesimal, or a base 60 numeral system. From this is derived the modern-day usage of 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, and 360 degrees in a circle.

Other than that I hear they had some nice gardens. :p

Bill Cosby
11-01-2011, 01:57 PM
No, but a two page essay, single spaced would be nice...........lol

Many ingenious & creative advancements were made by them.........

One thing I find amazing it the quality of building etc made by the Grecco-Romans, & the improvements they made in many of the conquered lands........

We can't even make a good sidewalk here......... Arena's & stadiums don't last a fraction of the time & they did all that w/out a ZERO..........