MesopotamiaMesopotamia became the first civilization to create a form of writing. this would of course become an extremely valuable tool that could be used to store information and communicate with others.
Indus River Valley CivilizationThe Indus River Valley Civilization was the first civilization to have carefully planned and well organized cities. Their drainage systems, wells, and water storage systems were some of the most sophisticated of their time.
Norte ChicoNorte Chico is believed to be the oldest known civilization to have existed in the Americas. It is known by it's complex and monumental works of architecture. They created massive ceremonial pyramids and complex irrigation systems.
Ancient EgyptiansThe Egyptians revolutionized agriculture when they invented the ox-drawn plow. This invention harnessed the natural strength of the ox to pull a plow that would till their farm lands.
Ancient GreeceAncient Greece created the first ever system of democracy. Though democratic ideals did not survive in ancient Greece, they have been influencing politicians and governments ever since, most notably the United States.
Ancient RomansThe Romans invented the aqueduct, one of the most advanced constructions of their time. This gave the Romans easy access to clean water and required no external energy, just gravity.
TeotihuacanTeotihuacan was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas and was the 6th largest city in the world at the time. Teotihuacan was a wealthy trade metropolis in its prime that is best known for The Pyramid of the Sun, a large structured used for rituals.
MayansThe Mayans greatest feat was their knowledge of astronomy. Maya astronomers were very accurate and way ahead of their European counterparts. They calculated the length of the year, lunar month, and the day cycle of Venus all to almost being perfect results.
The Islamic Golden AgeDuring the Islamic Golden Age Math, Science, and Art progressed significantly. They made the practice of Medicine a central part of their culture and developed math to the point where they could calculate the circumference of the earth and create an accurate map of the earth.
Golden Age of ChinaChinese Taoists invented gunpowder by accident while attempting to create an elixir of life. Gunpowder then spread throughout the entire world and would be used to create weaponry that would drastically shape the world.