Ancient civilizations form the basis of the world as we know it today, built on the ruins of 10,000 years of many advanced cultures such as Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, and so on. There are many others that we know of, primarily through archaeology and written records.
It would though be fair to say that a fundamental difficulty of studying ancient history and by definition civilisation, for it is fact the study of history, is that recorded records cannot document the entire catalogue of human events, and of those that do, only a fraction have survived to the present day. Historians furthermore claim that the reliability of such records is in many cases questionable, being very much open to interpretation, and often written long after the events that they describe.
It would also be fair to say that there is an increasingly fine line between what we call myth and actual historial fact. Although many interesting discoveries have been made within the last century, large swathes of these have been designated as myth simply because they do not adhere to the accepted notion of acceptable ideology. We tend to disregard folklore as myth, yet myth is often seeded from fact and should therefore not be completely disregarded in whatever form it takes.
Some of the articles contained within this section may to many seem like myth, but I encourage you to open your mind and explore. Take a risk and be willing to embrace that which is different. What have you got to lose?