Q&A Friday #49: Where Would You Vacation In History?

by John Hawkins | September 15, 2006 9:31 am

Question: “If you had to pick a particular era in the past to live in what would it be?” — karensp9

Answer: The richest man on the planet a hundred years ago lived a life that was relatively uncomfortable compared to most poor Americans today. I mean, once you’ve had TV, microwaves, computers, air conditioning and all the other modern conveniences that we take for granted, going back in time would be brutal.

So, let’s talk vacationing in time. Let’s assume that you could go back in time and watch key historical events unfold without getting killed. There would be a lot of interesting places to go. For example…

— It would be great to actually meet Jesus.

— It would be fascinating to watch the Constitution being debated by the Founding Fathers.

There are also lots of historical battles that would be incredible to watch like….

Rourke’s Drift: Where 4000 Zulus took on less than 150 British soldiers and lost.

Thermopylae: Watching the last stand of the 300 Spartans against the entire Persian Army.

Gaugamela: Where Alexander defeated Darius and his enormous Persian Army, which included elephants, chariots, and other Greeks in a battle that was, in effect, for control of the Persian Empire.

The Battle Of Otumba: Where Hernando Cortes and his men defeated the Aztecs in a battle in which they were outnumbered 100 to 1 or more.

Of course, there are plenty of other battles worth watching, too. However, those are some that immediately come to mind.

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