When it comes to learning about ancient history, most high school teachers stick to the basics; you’ve got your Greeks, your Romans, your Phoenicians and the Egyptians. But considering there’s plenty of land out there to be had, and evidence of civilizations roaming the earth starting 7,000 years ago, there have got to be a lot of gaps in our knowledge.
In fact, it’s amazing that we even know what we know about ancient cultures, given that everyone spoke different languages and didn’t necessarily write their shit down. These few forgotten cultures I’ve got down below, are just the tip of the iceberg of the multitude of Kingdoms and Empires that rose and fell since the dawn of time.
And these ones were badass.