Language, cuisine and religious practices, including yoga, are the three most significant ways the culture of ancient India has influenced modern Western culture. Elements of ancient Indian architecture, art, dance and m... More »

Cooked rice and Roti, which is a flat, unleavened bread made from whole-wheat flour, pearl millet or corn, are the staple foods of the people in India. In typical Indian meals, these two main foods are consumed along wit... More »

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People greet each other in India with a namaste. The hands are brought together with palms touching gracefully in front of the chest, and the head is bowed slightly as the person utters the word "namaste." More »

The culture of Ancient India influenced the modern world in multiple ways, with the most notable contributions being Buddhism, yoga and the numeral system that later developed into the Arabic numerals. The ancient Indian... More »

The Aryans, who invaded northern India around 1500 B.C.E., changed the local culture in myriad ways, chielfy by introducing Indians to horses and cattle, as well as Aryan gods and language. Originally part of the large I... More »

Ancient Babylonian cuisine was rich and varied, including meat from cows, sheep, goats, pig, deer and fowl, as well as eggs, fish, shellfish and even turtles. Stews were common, with Akkadian records providing 21 differe... More »

Little is known about the oldest eras of ancient Hebrew civilization because the culture was nomadic. The most distinct and long-lasting elements of ancient Hebrew civilization lay not in its architectural, artistic or d... More »