During the Middle Ages Asia had become home to some of the most advanced civilizations on Earth. These civilizations flourished while much of Western Europe was swallowed up in chaos, war, and poverty. As Europe declined, Asia excelled.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
The oldest man-made structure still existing is the central edifice of the 4,600-year-old tomb built at Sakkara, Egypt.