View Poll Results: Your favorite civilization/empire

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  • Aztecs

    2 1.61%
  • Mayans

    2 1.61%
  • Incans

    1 0.81%
  • Olmec and/or Toltec

    0 0%
  • Native American (particular Tribe or in general)

    3 2.42%
  • Babylonian

    3 2.42%
  • Sumerian

    4 3.23%
  • Akkadian

    1 0.81%
  • Indus Valley (Mohenjo-Daro, Harappa)

    0 0%
  • Ancient Egypt

    22 17.74%
  • Greece

    12 9.68%
  • Rome

    16 12.90%
  • Etruscan

    1 0.81%
  • Phoenician

    0 0%
  • Persian

    2 1.61%
  • Minoan and/or Mycenean

    3 2.42%
  • Ancient Japan

    0 0%
  • Ancient China

    2 1.61%
  • Byzantine

    3 2.42%
  • Ottoman

    0 0%
  • Norse and/or Vikings

    9 7.26%
  • Celtic

    22 17.74%
  • Legendary: Avalon, Atlantis, etc

    6 4.84%
  • Carthage

    0 0%
  • Catal Huyuk

    1 0.81%
  • Ancient Israel, Hebrew, etc

    1 0.81%
  • Nubian

    0 0%
  • Other (I probably missed some, )

    7 5.65%
  • None

    1 0.81%
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Thread: Favorite Ancient Civilization/Empire

  1. #41
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    Being of genrally European decent most folks would expect that I'd stick to that continent, but nope, I have always been fascinated by Ancient China and Ancient Japan, and not really those two but that geographical region, the early Korean city-states, and the Dai Viet.

  2. #42
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    My number one favorite ancient civilization has to be the Romans. I have to say that most of my interest are in all things military, the legions, battles and such. Very interesting stuff.

  3. #43
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    The Old Norse for me...as if it isn't obvious.

  4. #44
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    had to go with the mayans!

  5. #45
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    I think the Persian civilization is one of the firsts, if not the first civilization in the world. They were our origin, which is why I like it.

  6. #46
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    If only I could have chosen more than one, as I have TWO favourites -- Ancient Egypt and Celtic civilizations both appeal to me. I'm not entirely sure why, but I've been drawn to both of them since I was a child.



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  7. #47
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    Rome for the engineering and the political development.
    Akkadian for the religion
    Greece for philosophy and mathematics
    Spanish Empire (not listed) for the exploration of the new world.
    China/Japan for the culture.

    It's more a question of which aspects of the culture you want to study. Spain explored most of the new world on rickety boats. Of course they killed or converted anyone they met, but you gotta admire the drive to explore.

  8. #48
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    I picked Persian, because, well, i'm half Persian and am descended from a dynasty that ruled the Persian empire for a long time (even though it wasn't really ancient civilizations anymore when they ruled). I also find it interesting that the ancient Persians were actually white and blonde, and since the Persian empire took over lots of other places and there was obviously intermarrying between the Persians and the people they conquered, it got mixed and now the Persians look like everyone else in the Middle East. So it's interesting to me that the empire had so many different ethnicities in it.

    I also really like Ancient Egypt, though, simply because of all of the interesting stuff not found really anywhere else.
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  9. #49
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    I chose None because I CAN'T CHOOSE!!! haha.

    I adore early Roman culture (aside from the whole androcentric stuff).

    I study pre-Roman and Roman-Britain. This is probably my fave of the near-historical cultures.

    I love the Minoans and what they stood for and who they worshiped.

    I study proto-Indo-European culture and they are very interesting.

    Perhaps my ultimate favorite is the most mysterious -- Paleolithic cultures. They are so far removed from human memory that all we know about them comes from archaeology. I wish we could know definitively who and how they worshiped.....
    Last edited by antiquitas; March 15th, 2011 at 11:18 PM.


  10. #50
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    Of all the ancient civilizations of old that fascinate me, the culture of my ancestors the Celts has always captured my imagination and heart. Second is probably the native Siberian cultures. Soon followed by ancient Israel, The Minoans, and the Japanese.

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