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It was also about this time in the mid-7th century BC that the Etruscan kings conquered Rome and ruled it for 150 years. They were the first to build in a monumental way on the Capitoline Hill, a small but steep prominence surrounded by the six other hills. It was at the northern end of the valley that would become the Forum Romanum. (Figure 3.009) Their reign spanned the 6th century. During this time, the Latin town, which was actually 3.007: Rome in the imperial era 3.008: archaic Rome 5 a conglomeration of small villages, was gradually transformed into a real city along Etruscan lines. It was under the new kings that, according to tradition, the first public works such as the walls of the Capitoline hill and the Cloaca Maxima were constructed. The Cloaca Maxima or Great Drain is a sewer that drains all the waste from the Forum Romanum into the Tiber.It is still functioning.
"A person should put aside some part of the day for the care of his body. He should always make sure that he gets enough exercise especially before a meal." Celsus.
"When building a house or farm especial care should be taken to place it at the foot of a wooded hill where it is exposed to health-giving winds. Care should be taken where there are swamps in the neighbourhood, because certain tiny creatures which cannot be seen by the eyes breed there. These float through the air and enter the body by the mouth and nose and cause serious disease." Marcus Varro.
"We must take great care in searching for springs and, in selecting them, keeping in mind the health of the people." Vitruvius, a Roman architect.
"Compare such important engineering works carrying so much water with the idle pyramids and the useless though famous buildings of the Greeks."
"Water is brought into the city through aqueducts in such quantities that it is like a river flowing through the city. Almost every house has cisterns and water pipes and fountains." Strabo, a Greek geographer.
Surgery: The surgery of ancient Rome set an early example for surgery of modern times offering a model to improve upon. Roman surgery was very strict as to the position that the surgeon had to be in.
When in a sitting position, the surgeon's: knees were slightly separated and above the groin
elbows were never to pass the front of the knees or go behind the chest
two hands were to be used at all times
hands never were to be over the breast
forearms were to be kept at right angles to the arms
When standing all of the above were kept the same with the addition of both feet needing to stay level on the ground at all times.
This scene from Rome, the recent ancient drama, depicts the medical procedure of trephination. A hole is cut in the bone to relieve pressure. Amazingly enough, many people survived this surgery, and was in common use up until the early 19th Century.
Numbers were invented in India
Originally posted by gypsygem
Thank you for starting this thread, and I am fully convinced there were advanced human cultures all over the world 10-20,000 years ago including the North American continent. I just have a few questions - Does anyone know if it was possible that Noah's Ark might have been constructed with a keel (for river navigation) and could the impression of a keel still be visible in the earth after thousands of years? Also, could their language have been closer to ancient Hindu than Hebrew, and did they have a written language based more on symbols than letters? Last thing, could the site where the Ark landed have been used as a place of religious ceremony and reverence for thousands of years and perhaps even into the present day by Native tribes?
Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by CaptainLJB
Aliens wouldn't be able to come to Earth and make hybrids. You can't just press a button and mix java with C++. that's not how life works.
Nobody would survive off the Earth who was on the earth and then come back secretly. You would come back and ask for help.
God doesn't look like man unless he chooses to. It is the spirit of man that the image is there of God.