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The ancients had abilities that have fallen into near-complete disuse in the modern age.

Consider memorization. The average peasant of 1,000 years ago had 10x more memorized than you ever will. They cultivated the skill in the ars memoriae, who were living databases of information.

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Plus they were infinitely more handy than us. Can you sew your own clothing? That one is easy. What about making your own shoes, butchering an animal, removing its skin, tanning the leather, then rending the fat to make candles? If you can answer ‘yes’ to all those things, then you are merely average for a medieval peasant.

 

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"#28: (Q&A) Were Ancient People More Advanced Than Us?" History on the Net
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