The way history is taught in most parts of the world does not paint a full enough picture of the past. For example, the early Middle Ages are often referred to as the “Dark Ages” because the period was marked by economic, intellectual, and cultural decline. However, this was only the case in Europe. On the opposite side of the planet, Asian and Middle Eastern civilizations were thriving. This proves that historical information should be imparted with context so people can be made aware of the fact that some of the events we learned about separately may have happened around the same time. This would make it easier to knit together world history and fully grasp how the entire globe worked at a certain point in time. Keep on reading to learn more about history.
The University of Oxford is older than the Aztec Empire
It is odd to think that before 1492, Europeans had no idea that there was an entire continent on the other side of the globe with its own civilizations and settlements. One of the most significant powers in the new continent was the Aztec Empire.
It was founded in 1428, although the Nahuatl people that made up the Empire had established themselves in the area many centuries earlier. By comparison, the University of Oxford was first founded in 1096, and it is still functioning as an esteemed university today.