Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters. --African Proverb
Where I come from, we believe all sorts of things that aren't true. We call it history. A man's called a traitor or liberator. A rich man's a thief or philanthropist. Is one a crusader or ruthless invader? It's all in which label is able to persist.
--The Wizard Of Oz, Wicked -The Musical by Stephen Schwartz
What if I told you that great civilizations thrived before the Greeks and Romans? In India, the Aegean, Africa. Everywhere really. Lost cities that you’ve never heard of and a way of life that you probably never dreamed existed.
--Faye, The Granite Key
A very long time ago, human beings lived in harmony with one another and with the other creatures of the earth. There was no warfare, no slavery, and no poverty. Women were respected. Then everything changed--
History, real solemn history, tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars or pestilences, in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all -- it is very tiresome: and yet I often think it odd that it should be so dull, for a great deal of it must be invention.
--Catherine Morland, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
A new social order emerged. Chronic warfare, slavery and the subordination of women were its legacy all around the globe. Mythology and history conspired to declare that this state of misery was basic to human nature and had existed since the beginning of time. But that was a lie...
Archaeology is lifting the veil of history to reveal humanity as it once was. Civilized, cooperative, peaceful, and prosperous. Who we once were, we might yet be again. Enter the world of the Arkana and discover our lost past!
History is a myth that men agree to believe. --Napoleon