Ever hear somebody say, “They passed it down from generation to generation, an oral tradition”? That old nugget makes me laugh, Chinese whispers, say something about a cat that got lost on a Monday, by Friday the story has turned into a dog was shot by terrorists.
The printing press was supposedly invented in the 1400’s. Prior to this books we are told were hand written, usually one off manuscripts.
What is considered a primary source?
A primarysource is an account of something that happened by someone involved in the event, or someone directly affected by the event. Creative literature, depending on the author and time period the work was produced, can be consideredprimary.
What if I told you that there are no primary sources for ancient history, when you try to trace a primary source you always end up hitting a wall. That wall is located in the period of 2-300 years ago.
The Viking religion goes back to 1795.
Pliny the Elder the famous Roman creator of the first encyclopedia to the 1800’s.
The oldest book in English supposedly printed in the 1400’s traces back no further than 1936.
The examples go on and on, the ancient Egyptians, ancient Greeks and of course ancient Rome itself are all a hoax in my opinion.
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Did you ever wonder why it is that our super amazing technological civilisation produces surface coatings (paint) for cars yet only guarantees it for 8 years on average and if it lasts longer than 20 you will be one lucky guy/gal, yet ancient Egyptian paint jobs apparently last for thousand’s of years, don’t you think that is a little odd?