Emma Marriott

Emma Marriott is a freelance writer and editor whose previous works for Michael O'Mara Books include I Used to Know That: History, Bad History: How We Got the Past Wrong and The History of the World in Bite-sized Chunks.



Lacivərd Məmmədovahas quotedlast year
Though the date of the Buddha’s death is uncertain, we know that his body was cremated and his ashes placed in eight urns buried in earth mounds. Two centuries later the Maurya Emperor of India, Ashoka (see here), would excavate these urns and subdivide them to create 84,000 memorial shrines to Buddha.
Nicolas Palacioshas quoted2 years ago
The first known system of writing originated in Sumer: at first pictographic, it gradually evolved into a series of simplified wedge-shaped signs formed using reed stalks on clay tablets (the script came to be called ‘cuneiform’, meaning ‘wedge-shaped’ in Latin
Nicolas Palacioshas quoted2 years ago
The earliest period of Ancient Egypt, known as the Old Kingdom (c. 2575–2130 BC), was ruled by a number of powerful pharaohs


Ahmedamirshared an impressionlast year
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