Ancient Civilizations

  • WorldDid ancient civilizations know the secrets of levitation

    Did ancient civilizations know the secrets of levitation?

    (ORDO NEWS) — What technologies could make it possible to build the temple of Jupiter in the Lebanese Baalbek? This ancient structure is a gem of ancient engineering. In the foundations of the temple of Jupiter lie three of the most massive stones ever mined and moved by mankind. In total, these three stones weigh an average of 3,000 tons. Imagine transporting something like this in today’s world. Is it…

  • News HeadlinesScientists have found that the cause of the death of ancient civilizations could be bacteria that cause plague and typhoid fever

    Scientists have found that the cause of the death of ancient civilizations could be bacteria that cause plague and typhoid fever

    (ORDO NEWS) — Bacteria caused the death of several civilizations four thousand years ago. Such conclusions were made by a group of scientists who discovered the DNA of bacteria that cause typhus and plague in the remains found during excavations. In particular, scientists examined 32 DNA samples from the dental pulp of ancient people who died between 2290 and 1909 BC. As a result, DNA from the bacterium Yersinia pestis,…

  • News HeadlinesMystery of the death of ancient civilizations revealed by scientists

    Mystery of the death of ancient civilizations revealed by scientists

    (ORDO NEWS) — Four thousand years ago, three of the most important civilizations of the Eastern Mediterranean died out almost simultaneously. Recent findings from archaeogenetic studies show that infectious disease epidemics have played a major role in this. Scientists have discovered the DNA of bacteria that cause plague and typhoid fever in ancient graves. In a short time from 2200 to 2000 BC, the two largest empires of the Bronze…

  • ScienceScientists believe that extinct pathogens led to the decline of ancient civilizations

    Scientists believe that extinct pathogens led to the decline of ancient civilizations

    (ORDO NEWS) — Thousands of years ago, in the Eastern Mediterranean, several Bronze Age civilizations declined around the same time. The ancient kingdom of Egypt and the Akkadian empire collapsed, and a wide-ranging social crisis occurred in the ancient Near East and the Aegean, manifesting itself in population decline, destruction, reduced trade, and significant cultural changes. Previously it was believed that the culprits of the decline were climate change and…

  • News HeadlinesDid ancient civilizations know the secrets of levitation

    Did ancient civilizations know the secrets of levitation

    (ORDO NEWS) — What technologies could make it possible to build the temple of Jupiter in the Lebanese Baalbek? This ancient structure is a gem of ancient engineering. In the foundations of the temple of Jupiter lie three of the most massive stones ever mined and moved by mankind. In total, these three stones weigh an average of 3,000 tons. Imagine transporting something like this in today’s world. Is it…

  • News HeadlinesEvidence of close contact of ancient civilizations found in Tibet

    Evidence of close contact of ancient civilizations found in Tibet

    (ORDO NEWS) — Scholars have long known that the ancient Tibetan peoples were active in trade with central China at the turn of the seventh and eighth centuries AD. However, until recently there was no material evidence of this contact. It became known that archaeologists from the Tibet Autonomous Region of China found artifacts in the tombs proving trade relations between the Tibetan kingdom of Tubo and the Chinese Tang…