Ancient world history is full of mysteries. Though many of us consider ancient as backward, there are few facts about these times which prove to be more modern than today. From weird kings to weird rituals, ancient history has a lot to offer. Nevertheless, you won’t find most of these facts In any of your history textbooks. It seems that our history books have mentioned the names of numerous kings but barely mentioned their everyday life instances. History is a hidden beauty, the more we dig, the more we know. Therefore, here are some unknown facts from ancient world history that nobody wished to tell you. If you are traveling to one of these places, you need to know about their history.
Glorification Of Dwarfs In Ancient World History Of Egypt
Egyptian civilization entails a long history. There are scriptures and paintings that depict higher respect treatment of the dwarfs. The dwarfs were respected immensely, as well as, were believed to have some celestial power. Due to this, they were given higher social positions. There are instances of dwarf gods in Egyptian history. Namely, the God of arts called Ptah and God of dreams- Bes were dwarf Gods. They were recruited as jewelers, tailors, and entertainment along with higher official positions.
The Practice Of Sati
This might be a known fact to many people. The practice of Sati involved the widow sacrificing her life by burning her alive on her dead husband’s funeral pyre. A Hindu custom symbolizes Sati as a practice where a wife shows devotion to her husband by following him to his afterlife. It depicted closure to the marriage. Few parts of India, mainly the western province practiced this from 320 AD to 1829 AD. Though this was believed to be a voluntary act there were instances where women were drugged and burnt alive when they objected to Sati.
Kushim Is The First Person From Ancient World History
History has given the names of many people from thousands of years. But do you know who was the first person to named in our ancient history? His name was kushim and he lived in Mesopotamia. He lived in 3200 BC and no name before this date that history can recall. A tablet discovered from this century decodes a script saying some measures of Barney were received and were signed by Kushim. This is evidence of the above fact.
The Mayans Ate Chocolate As Early As 600 BC
The Mayans lived in the region of Belize. Some vessels found from the archaeological excavations contain Theobroma Cacao. The knowledge of these seeds must have come from their prior generations but it was the Mayans who used it as a delicacy. Moreover, they mixed this chocolate with water, honey, pepper, and cornmeal. This resulted in a foamy drink that would taste sweet.
History remains a big mystery and there are always new findings in this regard. Similarly, there are more facts that are unknown from ancient world history. The more you desire to know, the more amazement you will find.