Which history would you visit?

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  1. brian

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    Here's a question – which periods of history would you most like to visit?

    For my own part I would have love to experience something of the Roman Empire under the Julian-Claudian line – very possibly Gaius Caligula, just to see how much of his image is based on satirical reports.

    But the 4th century Roman world also has it's calling – it would be fascinating to follow Constantine more closely and see the reality of the process of doctrine formation and canonisation – not least have a seat at the first Council of Nicaea, just to see how heated thngs were.

    Of course, it would also be intriguing to visit Galilee around 30 AD just to see the reality of the situation there, and see the objective reality in detail. :)

    Aside from those – perhaps seem something of life in Ancient Egyptian – but definitely no later than Third Dynasty – perhaps Akhenaten or Ramases II. It would also be absolutely fascinating to visit Babylon in it's hey-day and see that fabled city in detail – else the earlier standing ziggurats of the first lasting dawn of civilisation in ancient Sumer.

    There are other periods of interest as well, but that would make for a good start. :)

    Now, over to anyone else, if you will...
     
  2. dwndrgn

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    I can't define a specific period but there are many events at which I would love to have been a fly on the wall!

    First American Constitutional Convention (I can't imagine, maybe because I have never been in politics, how so many people can get together and end up with one document.)
    Any and all peace talks, ending major conflicts (I would like to see what they actually wanted from each other and what they ended up asking for - plus how they went about it all)
    A lecture/speech/conversation with Aristotle, Plato, Freud, Abraham Lincoln, Henry VIII, Thomas Jefferson and so on...
     
  3. Dave the Web

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    I would like to have seen all of the life of Jesus first hand to see the truth of the event in every detail. Then I would know everything for sure.
     
  4. The Mysterious

    The Mysterious The Mystical Shadow

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    I shall say mine as well...

    Absolutely Ancient Greek -Hellenistic , Egypt -Kleopatra's empire,
    The Dark Ages - Life of Jeanne D' Arc and... ah, that's probably it.

    I'v always interest in mythology, knights and pyramids.
    Thanks.
     
  5. The Mysterious

    The Mysterious The Mystical Shadow

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    Which age i would never like to visit...

    Well, the future... if things continue like this,
    it'll be pollutated world with such worthless techinique and
    machines and stuff, i would like to see the world turn into
    a wonderful nature and wildlife continents; as well as number of Wicca increasing and Mythology worshipping too.
    AH, i said too much, but thanks for listening.
     
  6. juantoo3

    juantoo3 ʎʇıɹoɥʇnɐ uoıʇsǝnb

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    Kindest Regards!
    All of these are good, but I think I would include the lifetimes of Lao Tzu, Kung Fu Tze, and Buddha. Possibly even Mohammed, just to get the genuine scoop on what he was really all about. I am not sure who to credit with the first Vedas, but that would be interesting as well.

    But my first pick would have to be the Garden of Eden, pre-fall.
     
  7. suanni

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    Being the coward that I am can I stand at a safe distance, invisible? ;)
    Would love to see the real truth behind ancient Egypt, that must have been a fascinating society to observe. No particular dynasty, just to observe....oh, at one of the Pharoah's internments would have been a spectacle to behold
    Camelot (if it ever existed)...forget the invisible bit there, I have always wanted to meet Merlin.
    Mmm oooh, there's so many periods of history that I would like to have been a fly on the wall to see the real story and not what the historians have told us, which must be well censored to suit the period of time in which it is written.
    Can we add who we would have also liked to have met during this fantasy?
    Merlin (obviously); Cleopatra (was she as beautiful as the scribes portray her), equally Julius Caesar who must have been an awe inspiring man; Charles II, William Wallace, Shakespeare (do not fancy the period in history much, but the man deserves attention)....probably many more
     
  8. Zazen

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    gong fu

    Tang dynasty, China..henan province, shaolin temple

    amitabha
     
  9. samabudhi

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    Well I guess I'm the odd one out here. I'd like to visit the Devonian Era where primitive reptiles ruled the earth. The animals couldn't run too fast, so I'd stand some chance, and it would be great to see the swamps and many active volcanoes. Simple and raw survival before man started complicating things.

    Either that or the times of the Buddha (500BC) and also when the Mahasiddhas were prominent in India. About 900AD.
     
  10. Avinash

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    For me it used to be also the age of the Dinosaurs that attracted me very much, later it was the time of Jesus but now I would very much like to visit the time when Shiva (circa 7000 years ago) was around or otherwise when Krishna was on the earth (circa 3500 years ago).
     
  11. Quesocoatl

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  12. PersonaNonGrata

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    definitely would like to have a word or two with sophocles... on the streets of ancient greece
     
  13. Covelo

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    I guess I would like to visit any time in history where there were many great changes taking place within the minds of people for the better, or when people were becoming more "enlightened" or aware of who they really are. These would be so intersting to me because I would probably be having the same experiences as well and be learning the process that allows people to open up to themselves and each other. :)
     
  14. alexa

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    Well, there are so many stories about Atlandida and I don't know what to think about it any more. I would be nice to go back in time and see what really happended out there. ;)
     
  15. aquaris

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    ....Atlantis.....


    have a facination for it.......rumour is ....it was one of the most advanced civilization of its time....and all the subsequent civilization we see are offshoots of it.......
     
  16. cosmo

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    I would like to have traveled with Abraham.

    I would like to have seen the actual Hebrew exodus from Egypt.

    cosmo
     
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  17. PersonaNonGrata

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    i would likely be the one that wrote'em ;)
    so which year that was? b.c. 2462 or something? do you guys believe in reincarnation ?
     
  18. mirrorinthefog

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    Aw do I have to pick just one :( Because I'd like have been through it all actually. lol. Plus it'd be fun to stir things up a bit at crucial times *evil grin*
    Reincarnation is possible, but I don't think it's something we all experience. (I don't think I was-or will be-reincarnated.)
     
  19. aladdin

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    I would like to visit the time period either late Medieval or right before the Reformation in Europe. (Bosch is one of my favorite artists

    This is a neat time--crusades, black plague, the monasterys, there's a lot to experience. knights & castles & all that
     
  20. Bandit

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    I would have like to have been there when they were translating the bible to English. Like somewhere from 1400 to 1600 AD.

    It would also be neat to have been there sometime between 100 and 400 AD, when Rome was instituting beliefs and see how they came up with some of there ideas. Except for I would probably be one of those people who was murdered for not agreeing with them.

    I rest in the middle with reincarnation. I think it is possible and sometimes it may happen, but not in the common teaching of it where everyone keeps coming back over and over...
     

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