Have we changed much in 50k years?
If you look at your Instagram feed, what do you see?
It’s a collection of memories. You post what you like, what you want to remember, so other people can see it on their feed too.
If we look back 50,000 years ago it’s basically the same concept you have stick man figures drawn with bat faeces upon the walls of caves. You have the men and then you have the beasts.
According to history, kids would gather around a pitch-black cave and the elders would point a flame towards each painting and tell a story around it. ‘This is where we started the hunt, we went on and killed the Beast here’. etc.
Now moving on to 3300 BC which was the start of the Egyptian hieroglyphics which was their way to communicate and record data. Modern-day WhatsApp. This was also during the Neolithic era, 3200 BC which was when Newgrange was built.
Newgrange is a passage tomb in Co. Meath, Ireland, that on the shortest day of the year, during the winter solstice, the sun illuminates the entire chamber which is just an incredible feat of engineering for something that long ago.
The first Chinese dynasty started between 2000 BC and 1600 BC but before I talk about Jie Xia, who was the 17th ruler of his dynasty, let’s talk about an Instagram influencer of today’s age and let’s say for example, Dan Bilzerian.
If you look at him you might think it’s all full of sex, entertainment, and luxury and that’s exactly what Jie Xia was all about, plus some.
He went a bit overboard, you see, he liked to kill people for no reason but he also had a concubine who was incredibly into her drink, alcoholic, over the top where she ordered a lake to be made full of wine. A large lake was dug up and filled with wine, they sailed around in this lake. Their friends had orgies around them and they could drink wine as they pleased but when they got sick of it and they’re like you know what would be a good idea, let’s get three thousand people in here and make them drink the wine until they can drink no more, let’s try to make them drink the lake dry, and then they just laughed hysterically when they all drowned. It gets better, when their dynasty then was taken over by the Shang Dynasty this one ruled for 600 years and it had 30 leaders.
The last of them was a guy called Di Xin or King Zhou and he had a similar idea to make a lake of wine, his wife was big encouragement there as well and basically what he did was innovate on the previous idea, he put an island in the centre of the lake, so he could paddle around, drink some wine, have an orgy and then he’d pick off ham that was hanging off trees above him. He hunted the animals himself, with his bare hands.
When King Zhou heard that his army had been defeated by Wu of Zhou, he gathered all his most valuable possessions & art pieces around him in his palace and set fire to the building, ultimately committing suicide.
Maybe it’s a coincidence that the last ruler of each dynasty were both finished after such a long reign when the ruler obsessed over wine and sex. When they went a bit overboard.
I guess we’ve learned a lot since then…or have we? :P
Thanks for reading guys, hope to see you here again 😊
The next article will be about a guy called Nero from the Roman ages. This guy wasn’t too popular, let’s just say that.
See you next week :D