In the course of human evolution, at a certain point in time, the idea of living in a group with mutual understanding and dependency became a very useful and practical lifestyle.
From such small isolated groups, communities were formed.
Even the story behind the foundation of the ancient Rome is something of a legend, it’s full of myths.
But at the height of its power, the Romans ruled over the biggest chunk of land in that era – all the present day counties surrounding the modern day Mediterranean sea were a part of ancient Rome.
To correctly map the oldest of the civilizations in a chronological order, it becomes necessary to go the very cradle of civilization.
Having said that, here is a list of top 10 oldest civilizations to ever exist in the world, starting with the most recent one first.
Civilization Name: Aztecs Civilization Period: 1345 A. DOriginated Location: South-central region of pre-Columbian Mexico Current Location: Mexican Major Highlights: Nahuatl became the major language The Aztecs came upon the scene pretty much around the time when the Incas were appearing as the powerful contenders in South America.
The city of Tenochtitlan was the military power, which spearheaded the conquest of new territory.
The Incas had their societies pretty well established, and the empire was in a rapid bloom since it’s beginning.
The Incas were devout followers of the Sun God Inti.
In the early 1500s, the Aztec civilization was indeed at the height of its power.
But then, the Spanish arrived with their expansion plans.