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The 10 Common Misconceptions about the Ancient World

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The 10 Common Misconceptions about the Ancient World

History is loved by everyone and is very strong about which everyone wants to know. From last thousands of years, humans have been working to do their best to record different historical events and the happening that happened to them. Humans are working to preserve the past incidents which are based on the knowledge and lessons which happened a long time ago and also tells about the past culture prevailing there in different parts of the world. Some stories also create misunderstandings among the people which later come with different agendas and different blur misconceptions. Sometimes the stories of the ancient world are completely misunderstood, and people started believing them. All these misconceptions have created a big hype in the world and made headlines due to these interesting stories which are still known by the people. But people should believe that these stories are only stories, not any true incident which is the main thing about the past stories related to different events and cultures as well.
The following are top common misconceptions about the ancient world:

10. The Library of Alexandria was quickly destroyed in a giant fire:

List of Top Ten Common Misconceptions about the Ancient WorldMost of the people have heard the story of destruction of the famous Library of Alexandria which the was considered as one of the biggest tragedies in the world. It was the library which was very ancient and was the source of best knowledge for future. The invaders have orders to destroy this library and burn it. Very little portion of this library was saved in the end. But the truth of this whole story is that it was completely a false story which was made popular without any reason. It was subjected to several fires at the time of war but was then saved. But after some years, it was destroyed in reality.

9. We have fully discovered the pyramids at Giza:

Top Ten Common Misconceptions about the Ancient WorldThe famous amazing wonder pyramids of Giza are one of the most popular monuments in the whole world which are also included in wonders of world. There are many documentaries made on them which especially focus on them which depict the true and historical culture of Egypt. Now many theories are being made on them. But in reality, all the new sights were not discovered there which surely exist there but are not discovered till now. It is said that these pyramids have some hidden places there which are still untold and unknown mysteries for the people.

8. The Hanging gardens of Babylon were built by King Nebuchadnezzar:

Top Ten Common Misconceptions about the Ancient TimeMost of the people in the world are familiar with the name of hanging gardens of Babylon. It is considered as one of the wonders of the ancient culture. It is located in the beautiful city of desert area which is full of beautiful gardens all around the city. It has special irrigation system for watering all these gardens. Many people believe that there are no hanging gardens in the world. After many years, it was discovered that these hanging gardens were made by the Assyrians of Nineveh. They have given the name Babylon because Nineveh was considered as Babylon.

7. Napoleon and his men shot off the sphinx`s Nose:

Top 10 Common Misconceptions about the Ancient WorldThe known Sphinx has no nose for a very long time which was considered a big historical loss. Once Napoleon and his fellows are gone for a tour of Egypt where they camp at the pyramids. All the efforts done by Napoleon and his team have destroyed the nose of Sphinx which was quite a stupid reason. It is not a true story, which was only created by people. It has no historical background related to it as it was completely false.

6. Da Vinci dropped iron balls from the tower of Pisa:

List of Top 10 Common Misconceptions about the Ancient WorldA theory proposed by Aristotle was that objects wall at earth with different speeds and weights. Then Da Vinci went to drop objects from the famous tower of Pisa which have different weights. The whole story was basically false and made interesting by Da Vinci for the interest of people. He has already performed different experiments to prove different theories. His inventions were quite new but this one was totally wrong only to create interest among the people.

5. The Ancient Amazons were man Haters:

Top Five Common Misconceptions about the Ancient WorldMost of the people know that ancient amazons were basically a woman only group with best and perfect skills. They were great fighters and very brave. This entire woman used to do sex with the men from the village from which they gave birth to male children. It is said that their stories were further exaggerated by the people were not true. These women were capable of killing men but they believe in love and did not increased hatred in the society and the world.

4. The Ancient Egyptians visited the Grand Canyon:

Top 5 Common Misconceptions about the Ancient WorldIt is the story which was published in newspaper which claimed that a team of archeologists has been checking out the caves of Grand Canyon and they have discovered something different and interesting. It was shown on media and made it famous all over the world. But later it was discovered that there was no evidence of this whole story. It was completely denied by that team as well. It is said that all these was in news because of lack of knowledge not due to any other reason.

3. The Placement of the Easter Islands heads in an impossible mystery:

Top Three Common Misconceptions about the Ancient WorldEaster Islands is the place which has many constructed structures of heavy rocks which are very ancient and are placed on the shore. Some people gave this thought that these rocks were placed by using latest technology which was not possible without that. But later it was known that they were placed naturally not by using technology and some of them were placed only by using ropes which have denied this story completely for all the believers.

2. The Romans salt Carthage so nothing would grow there again:

Top 3 Common Misconceptions about the Ancient WorldIt is the story when Romans defeated Carthage and finished everything which should not be grown again. It was very easy to believe for everyone which has destroyed the civilization and made them slaves. It was published in the 19th century which revealed that is was not true and was not occurred as well.

1. The Vikings use human skulls as mugs:

Top Common Misconception about the Ancient WorldThe Vikings were considered as the performing daring raids all around the European coastline and villages as well. They have different resources and slaves for their safety. They were also considered as brutal and great warriors as well. They have defeated all their enemies in wars, and they used to drink alcohol in human skulls which were then said it was completely false new spread about them.

Common Misconceptions about the Ancient World – Ten Things

Sr.No.Names
1The Vikings use human skulls as mugs
2The Romans salt carthage so nothing would grow there again
3The Placement of the Easter islands heads in an impossibly mystery
4The Ancient Egyptians visited the Grand Canyon
5The Ancient Amazons were man Haters
6Da Vinco dropped iron balls from the tower of pisa
7Napoleon and his men shot off the sphinx`s Nose
8The Hanging gardens of Babylon were built by King Nebuchadnezzar
9We have fully discovered the pyramids at Giza
10The library of Alexandria was quickly destroyed in a giant fire

Conclusion:

History is full of different stories which are spread according to different cultures, but some of the stories are considered as completely false which are spread by the people only. All these stories belong to those who are totally false, but people have made them famous all over the world but were later revealed that they are false.

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