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How Did the Ancients
How Did the Ancients? - Asking Questions Through Poetry
I wondered how the ancient peoples learned to harness the world around them and pass the knowledge on through the generations.
In the 21st century, we take so much for granted that was unearthed or understood in our collective human history.
Through poetry I ask the questions ... What was it like during the days of discovery?; of trial and error?; of invention? of the ancient peoples of the world? I also offer you supportive reading materials to help answer these questions.
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One of the Towers of the Ancients by Steve Hamblin - a Photographic Print
Steve Hamblin One of the Towers of the Ancients
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How did the ancients figure what to eat
To know what root was poison
And what was just a beet
Foods of the Ancients
Using poetry I bring up questions to commence our understanding of the Ancients
How did the ancients learn what was a cure
To pass it down through shamans
To keep the knowledge pure
Read about Ancient and Hidden Cures - That may yet be there
How did the ancients learn to sow and reap
To know what seed to gather
What to cull and what to keep
On the History of Agriculture
How did the ancients decide a justice fair
Keep order in the kingdom
Mete punishments with care
On the Subject of Justice
How did the ancients learn to tan the hides
Weave the wool from sheep
Protect their lengthy strides
Domestication of Animals?
How did the ancients learn to ride a horse
To raise cattle and tame wolves
Keep lions wild, of course
On the Domestication of Animals
Sailing The Seas?
How did the ancients learn to sails the seas
Be safe in times of storms
Hoist sails to catch the breeze
On the History of Sailing
Some Favorite Links
Feel free to ask a question of the Ancients and I may just put it to rhyme!