To know nothing of what happened before you were born, is to forever remain a child — Cicero
History is written by the victors, the strongest, the most determined.Truth is found most often in silence, in the quiet places — Kate Mosse
History of History
Pre-history is the era before recorded history. History truly begins when writing and tools to record history emerged. Prior to that, it was mostly passed on from generation to generation in the form of stories and narratives. In between prehistory (period of human activity between the use of the first stone tools c. 3.3 million years ago and the invention of writing systems, the earliest of which appeared c. 5,300 years ago) and history is an era called proto-history in which involved early Jiahu (Chinese) symbols on turtle shells
Then came the ancient Sumerian civilization which introduced the Cuneiform script. The Bronze Age also saw many civilizations such as Egyptian and Indian civilization develop hieroglyphs and Indus scripts to document and record history.
Most scripts involved painting, etching or engraving messages on stone or metal to the ensure durability. The first modern writing surface is the papyrus which was used in Egypt.
The Incomplete Argument
I hate to take sides in most arguments about world affairs. Not because I am afraid but because I am afraid that others will be victims of my half-truths. Truths that are based on the winners history of the world. I truly believe that the more I know, the more I understand that I know very little. Therefore, to argue from a point of ignorance is to…