15 Legendary Cultures That Left a Mysterious Mark on History
There’s a lot of history out there. Plenty of it is extremely well-documented — we know a lot of incredibly unexciting details about European royalty and tediously worded bylaws — but there’s a lot that isn’t. Odd, mysterious artifacts that raise a lot more questions than they answer, intriguingly complex objects from an era nobody would expect and indecipherable texts missing any sort of keystone to translate them for modern eyes.
It’s all a reminder that, however important any of us think we are as individuals, or occasionally feel on a big birthday, we’ll all be forgotten. Time moves in a way that we’re powerless against. Names are forgotten, monuments crumble.
Like, imagine if there was a king ages ago who thought he was really important, and made statements like “Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair!”, but like, as time went on he was just forgotten? Imagine that. Someone should write a poem about that as an idea, it would be really good. Then… forgotten.