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What is the main difference between the Paleolithic Age and the Neolithic Age?

The Paleolithic Age was a time of food gathering while the Neolithic Age was a time of systematic agriculture

Who were the Indo-Europeans?

A group of nomadic peoples that spoke from a single parent tongue

What is the Old Testament?

A set of religious texts written after the Neolithic Age

Who established the Persian Empire?

Cyrus the Great

What is the main belief of Zoroastrianism?

The belief in one supreme deity

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  • The Paleolithic Age (“old stone”) was a time when groups of 20-30 people followed animal migration and vegetation cycles.
  • The Neolithic Age (“new stone”) began when people shifted from food gathering to food gathering by systematic agriculture.
  • Marriage was first introduced during the Neolithic Age.
  • During the Paleolithic Age, people worshiped gods that ruled the cities. However, by the Neolithic Age, people had developed their own religions.
  • The Indo-Europeanans were a group of nomadic peoples that spoke from a single parent tongue. They spread throughout Europe and Asia.
  • The Hebrews were one of the groups of people that developed during the Neolithic Age. They were believed to have originated in the Middle East.
  • The Old Testament is a set of religious texts written after the Neolithic Age. It is made up of the Hebrews' Old Testament and the Jews' New Testament.
  • The New Testament was written after the Old Testament and is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ.
  • The Jews are the people that follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. They are the only people that are allowed to worship God in the same way that he did.
  • Kingdom was first established during the Neolithic Age. It was later ruled by Saul, David, and Solomon.
  • Jerusalem is a holy city located in Israel that is mentioned in the Torah.
  • The Persian Empire was founded by Cyrus the Great. He was known for his military conquests and for his contributions to the development of civilization.
  • Darius the Great was the third ruler of the Persian Empire and is known for his military campaigns;
  • Zoroastrianism is a religion founded by the prophet Zoroaster, which believes in one supreme deity, Ahura Mazda, and a sacred book known as the Zend Avesta;
  • Zoroastrianism stresses the importance of Heaven and Hell, the concept of dualism, good and evil, and is believed to have been practised by ancient Persia's royal family;
  • The religion is currently practised by a small minority of people in Iran.

Test your knowledge of ancient civilizations and historical events, from the Paleolithic to the development of religions and empires. Learn about the transition from the Paleolithic Age to the Neolithic Age, key figures such as Cyrus the Great and Darius the Great, as well as the establishment of the Persian Empire and the impact of Zoroastrianism.

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