What is the oldest known calendar?
The oldest known calendars are lunar based, and the oldest of these discovered thus far comes from the Aurignacian culture, a Paleolithic society that existed in central and southern Europe and southern Asia. Aurignacian culture existed between 47,000 to 41,000 years ago. Alexander Marshack, a paleolithic archeologist, studied and published on several bone carvings and cave drawings discovered in France and Germany depicting a rudimentary lunar calendar.
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Answers from various contributors: Oldest Known Religion: Religion goes back at least as far as human civilizations. Nobodyknows what the first religion was. The Egyptians predate the Jews,The Mesopotamians predate them. The Chinese predate them... Religions with a creation story often claim …to be the oldest, sincethe world began with that creation and with the god or gods of thatreligion. Hinduism: Since Sanskrit is the oldest writtenlanguage, as far as religion being written down, and as far asorganized religion is concerned, it would be Hinduism. It is saidthat when Rama appeared, according to our calendar, was a millionor so years ago (not sure of the exact date, but it's a long time!)And Krishna, God himself according to the Vedic scriptures,appeared here 5,000 years ago. Buddha, about 500 B.C., Jesus, about2,000 years ago. If you go through the different religious book andstudy this question deeply, you will find out that Hinduism is theoldest religion of the world. There are no dates and facts, but itshistory is about more than 50000 thousands years ago. Additional input from our users: . Others say that animism would be the oldest known type ofreligion. This is a primitive religion, which sprang upindependently in many areas of the world, but in most countries hasmainly been replaced by more formal religion. . Remnants of animal worship survived in Judaism andChristianity. Satan was a serpent; Jehovah, like Osiris, wasworshiped as a bull; Christ was the lamb of God, and the Holy Ghostappeared in the form of a dove. However, these are only symbols ofthe worshiped object, and are not worshiped in themselves. . The Egyptian religion can also be considered the oldestreligion. Its origins date back beyond 3000 BCE. . First off, this is a very general question. Religion comes from"religare," which is to bind, or have union with, etc. so humansthroughout our history have been seeking this union. Yoga, inSanskrit, means union. This longing for connection to God, toworship God, is innate in most all human beings. . Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are all Abrahamic religions.Abraham dates back to 1800 BC. . This also depends on religion - my personal belief is Judaism,since Adam and Eve, and then through Noah. Many people don'tbelieve that nature or sex worship, solar worship, or worship ofelements or forces of nature are technically religions. Most suchpeople believe that a polytheistic worship of gods that representthe values of the people was the first religion (gone from today'sworld). . From a Biblical perspective, undoubtedly many of the religionsof the world are very ancient, and no doubt included what is knowntoday as various 'animistic' elements. Such worship is, accordingto the Biblical view, the worship of the creature rather than theCreator who made the particular object, whether it be the sun, or atree etc. It would be akin to us worshiping and adoring atechnological invention, instead of praising the inventor, as weknow that everything has a maker. In the same way the Bible recordsthese religions as a degeneration from the original monotheism wefind in the beginning. The Bible also records the first type ofreligious ceremony in Genesis 3:3-6 where Cain and Abel both madeofferings unto the Lord, the Creator of all. According to theBiblical view, all other religions would have come after this timeand developed from it, essentially as creations of man. Genesis4:3-5 (King James Version) "And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of thefruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. And Abel, he alsobrought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. Andthe LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cainand to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth,and his countenance fell." . Even before this religious ceremony of the offering of thesacrifice, it is recorded that Adam had a form of open fellowshipwith God as He had spoken to him and received and understood God'sinstructions. This simple understanding and fellowship betweenpersons, which in a sense transcends all religious practice as manmeets personally with His maker, is what is restored to a degreewhen a person becomes a "new creation" in Christ and receives thein-dwelling Holy Spirit. This requires no religious ceremony, canoccur anywhere and anytime, and is open to everyone who wishes toworship "in Spirit and in truth." It also has the assurance thateverything has already been done and completed through the finishedwork of Jesus Christ, not through any amount of religious workswhich the devotee can do. . Worship of Animals and Plants - In the infancy of the worldanimals were deified and adored, and trees and plants were regardedas sentient beings and received the homage of man. Nearly everyanimal has been an object of worship. This worship flourished forages in Egypt and India. In Egypt the worship of the bull (Apis)was associated with that of Osiris (Serapis). The cow is stillconsidered sacred in India. Serpent worship has existed in everypart of the world. . Australian aboriginal religion began about 60,000 years ago.The age of ancient religions predate Christianity's claim of ayoung earth. . According to AFROL.com: "Archaeologists have discovered what seems to be remains of theworld's earliest religious worship site in the remote Ngamilandregion of Botswana. Here, our ancestors performed advanced rituals,worshiping the python some 70,000 years ago. The sensationaldiscovery strengthens Africa's position as the cradle of modernman. ... While, up until now, scholars have largely held that man'sfirst rituals were carried out over 40,000 years ago in Europe, itnow appears that they were wrong about both the time and place.Associate Professor Sheila Coulson, from the Oslo University,however claims to have proof that modern humans started performingadvanced rituals in Africa 70,000 years ago. She discoveredmankind's oldest known ritual in Botswana.' . No doubt it's Islam. The first man also the the first prophetwas Adam on the Earth, Adam(Peace be upon him) taught that Allah isthe name of the God and follow the commands of Allah was thereligion. . Vedic Hinduism and Zoroastrianism are considered the oldestorganized religions. . I would place Hinduism as the first known religion, although itis not strictly a religion in the formal sense of the word, but aspiritual Tradition. The origins of Hindu tradition have been traced as far as theancient Vedic civilization (2nd and 1st millenia BCE up to 6thCentury BCE) and ancient Indus Valley civilization (c3,000- 1500BC) although there are archaeological indications that stronglysuggest such spiritual Traditions whether Hinduism or not existedlong before that - into pre-history . I'm sure neolithic man and even earlier Species of Mankind hadtheir form of Ritualistic Worship or Traditions. It's possible wemight never discover the first true religion and still others maywish to express their points of view or further this question basedon their knowledge or expertise on the subject. . The practice of seeking and sharing (or hoarding) scarceresources, or alternately, practices and traditions thatstrengthened clan loyalty. . The oldest documented religion still in existence today is aform of paganism, believing in a god and goddess, it is over 40,000years old, and was once practiced everywhere, though loosely, byNative Americans, Celts, and ancient Romans and tribal Africans.However, it is not as strong because of conviction and genocide bythe catholic church. . The oldest known religion is shamanism, examples of this dateback to when Neanderthals still accompanied us on the planet. Thewisest and usually the oldest of a tribe would be appointed theShaman. Responsible for guidance and medical treatment the Shamandefined religious rites and practices for his tribe. This is onlyone step away from the family unit which is usually not describedas a religious group. Shamanism is found in the all parts of theworld. An interesting note, a tribe that was expelled due toreligious persecution from Egypt, migrated west and carried theirreligious practices and some Egyptian traditions with them, theystill practice that same religion to this day in Mali. The Dogon?worship Ama, a god who came down on an ark and a wave of fire andlanded in a storm who came from the Star Sirrus B, a star that istoo far for the naked eye to see, yet they know exactly where it isusing a special tool and information given to them by their godmore than a thousand years ago. . This is easy to answer, Sumerians have the oldest KNOWNreligion.Known is the key point, Sumerians have the OLDEST form ofcommunication that told about their religion. Therefore, Sumerianshave the oldest KNOWN religion. . Animism is believed to be the oldest religion on earth. Animismhas been practised by Australian aborigines for at least sixtythousand years. There is also early evidence of animism in Europeancave art. . One thing that researchers agree upon is that mankind hasalways believed in a Higher Power. Archaeology has shown that noancient society ever existed that did not believe in thesupernatural. Based upon a massive worldwide study of the most ancientinscriptions and the earliest levels of civilization, Dr. WilhelmSchmidt (in his twelve-volume Der Ursprung Der Gottesidee)concluded that the original belief was monotheistic (see note 1,below). It was a simple belief in the Creator (Sky-Father) with noimagery of any kind. It gave way relatively quickly to polytheismand idolatry. Notes: 1) Albright, "From the Stone Age," p.170; and J.A. Wilson,"The Culture of Ancient Egypt," p.129. Also Baron, "A Social and Religious History," vol. I, p.44 and 311. Also James Meek, "Hebrew Origins," p.188, quoting Langdon, Lagrangeand John Ross. Also Martin Nilsson, Handbuch der Altertumswissenschaften, 2nd ed.,p.61, 141, 220 and 394. Another Answer from our community: Some say that Islam, in its general sense, is the oldest religionas it started by universe creation. Some say that Hinduism is the oldest religion (that evoloved fromSanatan Dharma- eternal religion). ( Full Answer )
A Holstein is the oldest cow owned by Bill and Carol Hegstrom from Brooks Maine. The cow's name is Nonny and she is 20 years old Dec. 18th 2007 There is currently a mixed Holstein/Hereford cow in Sevierville, Tennessee named Blossom that was born in 1980 making her 27 years old as of February 8th… 2008. My housemate is a vet and she treated a cow today whose owner swears black and blue that the cow is 30 years of age. i have a cow that is 33 yrs old and was born in 1977 . she has had 32 calves with 3 sets of twins. she has been in the local paper before .we live in new zealand .her name is Quincy and she is Ayrshire.Our names are ken and Ruth Vincent and we live in 57 kaiwie road ,kaitaia . ( Full Answer )
The Masons, also Cain formed in ancient times a secret society between him and Satan and he and his succesors were called Master Mahan tell the flood. All high in power secret societies are controlled by satan.
The oldest known use of the wheel was on a potter's wheel used inUr in Mesopotamia in 3500 BC. Chariots in Egypt had wheels withspokes around 2000 BC.
Didn't find the current oldest turtle.. The most famost turtle, Adwaita, is known and recorded as the oldest (250 years) died in 2006 in Calcutta.
The oldest man on earth I heard was 113 years old. Then there's the oldest woman and she was 114 years old.. The oldest man is 120 and woman was 114
It is believed by scientists that the oldest city in the world isJericho which is located in the Palestinian Territories. It hasbeen continuously inhabited since 9,000 BC. Damascus is considered by many to be the oldest city. . JÂ·rixo/IerikÃ²/-ÅijkhÃ (see Jericho),PÂ·lÃ¨shÃ¨qht/…PalÃ¦stina/Filasqhtijn, JÃ rden/-urdunn/West Bank: 9600BCE; 9500 BCE; 9400 BCE . GÂ·bal/BÃ½blos/Dzhubajl/Giblet (see Byblos), LÂ·banon,CÃ nqhÃ n/PpÅnicÃ¨: 6230 BCE; 4500 BCE; 3000 BCE . Eridug/Iritu/Tall -Ã bu ShÃ hrajin (see Eridu),Cengir/Shumeru/Sumr, Calam/CÃ qhsum/QhirÃ Ã q: 5400 BCE; 4000 BCE;2900 BCE . Tamhsequ/DÅmÃ¨sÃ¨q/Damascos (see Damascus), -Ã shshur/SÃ½ria: 9000BCE; 1800 BCE; 1500 BCE . Turta/TartÃ¨ssos/DoÃ±ana, Andalusia, IbÃ¨ria/Hispania: 6000 BCE;1500 BCE; 750 BCE As a place of human habitation, the term city is a bitflexible. There is no reliable definition when consideringhabitation sites with ancient roots. An ancient "city" could havehad 10,000, 1,000, 100, or 10 inhabitants. With this in mind, thetraditional ideas of "Old World" and "New World" gets a bitmuddled. There is archeological evidence that identifies sights ofhuman habitation over extended periods in the western hemisphere.Three of the oldest are below: . Cactus Hill, Virginia: 15,000-14,000 BCE . Topper, South Carolina: 14,000 BCE . Monte Verde, Chile: 12,850 BCE Many cities claim to be the world's oldest continuously inhabited city. However, Jericho is the only one of these cities to have evidence to support its claim, as Jericho was inhabited as far back as 9,000 BC. Many cities claim to be the world's oldest continuously inhabited city. However, Jericho is the only one of these cities to have evidence to support its claim, as Jericho was inhabited as far back as 9,000 BC. 100% Damascus the capital of Syria100% Damascus the capital of Syriahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damascus the uncovered city of atlantice. Heh-heh, he's just joking; actually, it's Damascus, Syria, founded 7000 BC. Many cities claim to be the world's oldest continuously inhabited city. However, Jericho is the only one of these cities to have evidence to support its claim, as Jericho was inhabited as far back as 9,000 BC. Many cities claim to be the world's oldest continuously inhabited city. However, Jericho is the only one of these cities to have evidence to support its claim, as Jericho was inhabited as far back as 9,000 BC. ( Full Answer )
There are two cities which claim to be the oldest in existence.These are the city of Damascus and Varanasi.
Photosynthetic bacteria in the form of stromatolites (essentially sedimentary rocks formed of them) found in Australia. They date back to 3.5 billion years..
The Code of Hammurabi is the first physical set of codified lawknown to man. It's an ancient Sumerian/Babylonian document.
Baseball has been around since the late 1860's and so have baseballpennants, since they were a popular and easy way to show supportfor ones team. There are very few pennants left from those days andit is more common to find them from the first part of the 1900's.
The Rig Veda , compiled around 1000 BCE in an archaic form of Sanskrit, is the oldest and most important of the Vedas, and the basis of much Hindu thought. The oldest veda is Rigveda
Damascus, Syria is the oldest continuously occupied city. Evidence exists that a settlement in the Barada Basin dates back to 9000 BC. Hamoukar, located in a remote part of Syria located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, is one of the oldest cities of ancient times. It was destroyed around… 3500 BC. ( Full Answer )
The oldest known musical composer is from the 8th century and is Armenian and her name is Khosrovidukht.
The oldest known civilization was believed to have formed inMesopotamia near the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. This was believedto have happened around 4000 B.C. and that is a fact!
The first civilization was said to arise 78,000 years ago on thegiant continent known as Mu or Lemuria. Coming in second would bethe ancient civilization of Atlantis.
alchemy is the oldest known science which shows scientific backing. their purpose is to create new compounds and to change other metals into gold which was impossible.. Another old science which has little or no known scientific proof is magic or sorcery
Define machine. By my definition, it's the wheel. If you are going by the normal definition it's probably something like the Antikyhera Mechanism or the ancient Greeks coin operated urn that dispensed holy water.
The oldest known and simplest organisms are part of theArchaebacteria kingdom. Members of this kingdom are one celledorganisms and are also the most ancient organisms.
The oldest known and simplest organism is bacteria. Most of theorganisms in the archaebacteria kingdom are believed to be theoldest organisms with a single cell.
the pea because that's what all the old folks from a long time ago had for there dinners and such
Hydrogen and helium were both produced in the Big Bang and are older than other elements.
Graffiti has been around forever. Just depends on what you mean by graffiti ... for example, the Egyptians drew elaborate pictures on their walls. However, graffiti in the common sense (i.e. spray painted pictures and words on walls) really developed in the early 70's in New York.. So ... in summar…y, your answer depends on what you mean by "graffiti". But, suffice it to say, the current style of graffiti took off in the 70's and got really big in the late 70's / early 80's.. Peace ... www.buygraffiti.net ( Full Answer )
The oldest known mineral on Earth is zircon, minute grains of which have been found in Australia and dated at over four billion years old.
There are pictures of what we now recognise as UFOs drawn on cave walls from the earliest humans on earth. Those drawings are the first recorded accounts of visitors from other places.
\nIf you mean the calandar that contains January February etc, it is the Gregorian Calandar, named after Pope Gregory XIII.
It is a flute that was made out of bones. The bones were mostly the bones from a bird. The oldest flute is estimated to be about 35,000 years old so it is really old.
The Book of Deuteronomy is believed to be the Book of Law that was said to have been found in the Temple during the reign of King Josiah - around 622 BCE. Many scholars believe that the book was actually written at this time, but placed in the Temple, to be found, so as to lend antiquity to it. The …author of Deuteronomy , now known as the Deuteronomist, also put together material from the ninth and eighth centuries BCE, to form the earliest version of the Book of Genesis. However, scholars say that Genesis did not reach its present form until redaction in the sixth century BCE. Other books of the Old Testament were written even later, while the New Testament was written during the first and second centuries CE. Compared to this, some of the writings of the ancient Egyptians, Hittites and Assyrians are many centuries older. ( Full Answer )
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The oldest person w should know is a man named Davie Bragger Chanez Lingolnberry. he died by drowning in the ocean while driving a jetski. his coach was right in front of him while a baby wave came and made Davie fall. Davie was an adopted man who's real name was Roger Frestist Jud. Davie or as you …can say Roger died in 1997 at age 133. He lived in Madagascar and basically only the Lingolnberry family knew. Daughter-76 years old and son-87 years old. The oldest verifiable age for a man is 114 years for Mr Yukichi Chuganji from Japan.The oldest woman was French.She had a verifiably recognised age of 122 years. ( Full Answer )
As of 2008, the oldest known farming village was found in Egypt.The site is over 7,000 years old and raised sheep, goats, pigs,wheat, and barley. The site is fifty miles west of Cairo.Faiyum Oasis is the oldest known village. This is located in Egypt.
The origin of toys is prehistoric ; dolls representing infants, animals, and soldiers, as well as representations of tools used by adults are readily found at archaeological sites.
The oldest known iconographic representation of an instrument displaying the essential features of a guitar is a 3,300 year old stone carving of a Hittite bard.
Lifes a circle and it goes around like a circle circle existance itself is a circle circle goes around human beings have ben around for millions and billions of years
The main types of calendar are solar and lunar. Some societies have special ones applicable only to themselves but they would be based on one or the other of the above.
Some of the oldest known single celled organisms can be found in the Archaebacteria kingdom. These are the most ancient organisms on earth. (the latin translation for archae is "ancient")
It is believed that the Prokaryotes or Bacteria are the oldest form of life (in the evolutionary cycle). At some early point they would have evolved a renewable energy cycle. Cyanobacteria and a few other types of bacteria are able to carry out photosynthesis. The longest living and thus oldes…t living organisms are the trees. The Bristlecone Pine trees in California/Nevada are thought to hold the current record of 4,800 years, although there are several ancient trees around the world. ( Full Answer )
The oldest known city in the Americas is Ticul, Yucatan, Mexico, founded 700 b.c. The oldest continually occupied community in the United States is Sky City, New Mexico, formed in 1000 a.d. The oldest continually occupied city in the United States of America is San Juan, Puerto Rico, founded i…n 1521. St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest continually occupied city on the continental United states, founded in 1565. . ( Full Answer )
The Vedas are the oldest known texts in Vedic scripture. These areancient texts written in India and are supposedly direct messagesfrom the gods interpreted and scribed by humans.
Oldest organized religion with at least some literary and architectural basis is Hinduism according to all available historical data. Its beginning goes back to about 8ooo years on the basis of discovery of Dwaraka, traces of Ramayana in Ceylon, then Mohenjodaro and Harappa civilizations on the bank…s of rivers Sindu and Gangetic valleys. Historical data also suggest that Egyptian/Sumerian also began around the same time. However, accordiing to historians Rigveda, the sacred books of Hindus was written about 10,000 years ago. According to Bible, genetically the first man, Adam lived about 5500 years ago, that is about the time Krishna was born in India. History however is in constant flux, so it is hard to make a statement of fact. As s student of history and digging a number of sources, this is my opinion, subject of course to revision as nes archeological or literary proof becomes available. ( Full Answer )
The ocarina is a very old family of instruments, believed to date back thousands of years (the first known ocarina-like instruments appear about 12000 years ago). The earliest predecessors of the ocarina were made of natural materials such as stone, wood, bone, shell and gourd. The Chinese made cl…ay whistles and early versions of the 'Xun' in 4000 BCE. ( Full Answer )
Cuniform is the oldest existing example of a written langage we have; it was invented by the Sumarians. Proto-Indo-European is the oldest known language, and this is not the name of it, just a label applied to it so it can be discussed; however, there are no examples of this language still in exis…tence. A partial lexicon of the language has been extrapolated and reconstructed by linguists and anthropologist by the examination of other very old languages that share this common root. ( Full Answer )
Traditionally the Romans considered this to be the house of Romulus, mythical founder of Rome. They kept a reconstruction of the hut at the sight which they believed it had been first built for centuries, well into the empire.
That is a matter of debate, but writings have been found in the ruins of ancient Babylon that are dated to six thousand years ago, one of whihc was used by Carl Sandburg in his poem "Bilbea".
My one is 230, but that has lived in captivity. In the wild they usually live to 130.
The oldest known Irish wolfhound are mentioned, as cu in Irish laws and in Irish literature which dates from the 5th century at around AD600 to AD900.
Many believe Christianity began in Jerusalem when God's HolySpirit was freely given to all mankind. This has been dated toPentecost Sunday, June 17, 31 AD. It was commonly called 'The Way'and was dubbed Christian in Antioch soon afterwards. There are atleast 12 mentions in Scripture of 'The Church o…f God' usually at aparticular location like the Church of God in Jerusalem, as thename of the first meeting places for the disciples of Christ. . Furthermore, there are many who would say the Roman CatholicChurch is the first/oldest known religion but that did not occuruntil about 300 years after the above event. By this time, many ofthe apostolic ways had been changed, as well as some of God'sCommands - in particular the 4th Command to 'Keep Holy the SabbathDay' which from the renewal of the face of the Earth (see Psalm104:30) and creation of mankind via Adam & Eve, was establishedand kept. ( Full Answer )
The oldest known song is Hurrian Hymn No.6. It dates back to theyear 1400 B.C.
The earliest knowncode of law was the Hammurabi code. It was the first laws codifiedtogether.
The oldest cave art is in El Castillo northern Spain from 41,000years ago. A new discovery in Indonesia is probably a similar age.