What planet was known to ancient civilizations?

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There are five planets that were known to the ancients; Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

Why did ancient civilizations only know about six planets?

The ancients only knew about (5 planets + Earth) because to really see the other two you needed a telescope.. The planets they knew were: . Mercury . Venus . (Earth) . Mars . Jupiter . Saturn . All these are easily visible to the naked eye and of cause they can be seen to move against the (MORE)

What where the ancient civilizations?

The Aztecs in South America, Mayans in Central America, Incans in Peru, Romans in Europe, Egyptians in northern Africa , Babylonians, Assyrians, Sumerians, and Persians in modern Iraq, Greeks in Greece, Chinese in China (longest-lasting empire in the world, too), and probably many others that I did (MORE)

How many planets are known as the red planets?

Well there are many different ways to look at it. If you are just talking about in iur solar system there are only two planets. Mars and Jupiter. Mars is totally red, and Jupiter is yellow, red, brown and white.

What are the ancient civilizations?

The first civilization was Uruk, but then came Ur, Babylon, Sippur, Nippar, and Lagash. Another very ancient village that came before Uruk was Catalhuyuk. . Its a civilization that has lived long before the modern and industrial age. The person above says Uruk was the first civilization but I (MORE)

Which ancient civilization defeated the ancient Egyptian civilization?

A few Civilizations defeated the Egyptians, resulting in what are know as Intermediary periods. The Nubians, The Hyksos Kings (Isrealites), The Persian Empire all ruled in Egypt for short periods. Alexander the Great, actually liberated the Egyptians from the Persian Empire, who ruled in Egypt fo (MORE)

What six planets were known to the Ancient Greeks?

To the Greeks and Romans there were seven known planets, each presumed to be circling the Earth. They considered the moon a planet which makes seven. The moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Leave out the moon and you have six. Maybe that's what you mean.

How did ancient Egypt become an ancient civilization?

Farmers and nomads began farming there. Nobody really knows the answer but somehow it started with them and I guess the population began to grow and they set up a government established a religion and went on from there!

What planets were not known to ancient people?

Uranus was discovered by William Herschel on March 13, 1781\n. \n Neptune was discovered on September 23, 1846 by Johann Gottfried Galle and Heinrich Louis d'Arrest.\n. \nThe various dwarf planets were discovered at various times, the first one discovered being 1 Ceres on January 1, 1801 by Giuse (MORE)

Which civilization is worlds most ancient civilization?

Oldest known is Lemuria. Lemuria is the oldest civilization in the world. According to various esoteric sources, civilization first appeared 78,000 years ago in the giant continent known as Mu or Lemuria and lasted for an astonishing 52,000 years. It is sometimes said to be the oldest civilization (MORE)

Which elements on the periodic table were known to ancient civilization?

There were several elements that would have been encountered in their simple substance form and used by ancient people. They would not have been recognised as 'elements', but they were certainly exploited in the various ancient cultures Copper and gold in their native form as simple substances have (MORE)

Which planet is known as a double planet?

That would be Pluto-Charon. While Charon is usually though of asPluto's largest moon it does not actually orbit Pluto. It is closeenough to Pluto's mass that rather than Charon orbiting Pluto, thetwo objects revolve around their common center of mass, which liesbetween them, above the surface of Plu (MORE)

Which planet known as wattery planet?

Earth. Scientist were almost about to call earth "Water" instead. The earth is the watery planet because it is has 2/3 of the ratio water/land. Hoped that Helped!!

Which of the planets known to the ancients can never be seen high overhead at midnight?

It depends where you are. Some planets can be seen overhead atdifferent times at latitudes up to about 24 or 25 degrees, but athigher latitudes they are never overhead. They are highest in thesky at midnight in the winter. At that time they are passingthrough the constellations of Taurus and Gemini (MORE)

What was the ancient civilization?

There were several of them. "Ancient" usually concerns theCivilizations that existed anytime between about 4,000 BC until thefirst century AD. Most well-known are the Sumerian, Mesopotamianand Persian civilizations and the Egyptian, Greek and Romancivilizations. In the Americas, the Inca and Maya ci (MORE)

Why is ancient Rome a significant ancient civilization?

This can be seen in thelegacies of the Romans in religion, the alphabet, language, thecalendar, law, architecture and literature. Christianity developedfrom a religion among a small group of Jews (who lived in Judea,which was part of the Roman Empire) into a mass religion in theRoman days. It sp (MORE)