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@Lohoris As for the Mayan calendar I will do some digging into my material. Please note my previous comments "My reasoning for providing this answer was to jumpstart the thought process of others to hopefully provide other answers." I had no idea that others would accept this as a primary answer. I would have assumed there would be many more answers as well as suggest proper citations should be used. :-) thanks again
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@Lohoris An editing error. The beginning of the sentence was supposed to be down below in the General medicines. "Researchers have commented that the medicine of Ancient Egypt..." Thanks for catching that. I have since made the change in the answer.
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Comments for any downvote are appreciated. My reasoning for providing this answer was to jumpstart the thought process of others to hopefully provide other answers. If contents of my answer are not deemed suitable or are not accurate I will gladly edit my answer by either providing a notation or a complete cut of that content (as I already have).
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+1 Thanks for posting your comment as an answer.
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Answers do not need to be in list form nor do they need to be more than just one example.
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@MichaelF Thanks, +1 for the extra research. :–)
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@mgb I agree money money money... Thanks for the comments.
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@mgb Would it be true to say that another reason for the lack of mega-projects was the lack of reinforced building techniques (E.g. Roman Cement)? As for the Roman Arch I am creating a notation in my post. Would you agree that the Roman Vault and Dome should still be included?
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Great point. It is my understanding that the Roman Arch was still in use in previously built structures. However, I was under the impression that specifically in Europe the Roman arch was not implemented in new structures for years until the Gothic Arch was invented. I do not hesitate to suggest that I may be incorrect in regards to this topic. If you have any further information on the Roman Arch please comment. I will be glad to update my answer. Thanks again. :–)
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Possibly the Science of Language (Linguistics).?. Some argue that currently language is regressing. However, I am not convinced. Though it may be true that a larger percentage of people (including myself) don't utilize proper grammar, I am not finding evidence to suggest the actual Science has weakened/regressed. Has anyone found examples of Linguistic regression further back in human history?
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All Hypatia's work is lost except for its titles and some references to it. It appears she was murdered for her charismatic teaching of mathematics and science which may have been viewed negatively by religious leaders (415 AD). Soon after her murder many scholars departed which marked the beginning of the decline of Alexandria as a major centre of ancient learning. @Sardathrion +1 for your comment and +1 if this were to be an answer. :–) I had to look this up, and I am glad I did. Very interesting. Thanks again.