Reading this book opened up a lot of doors to the past for me. A past just as complicated as our present maybe. It is easy to forget how long we humans have possessed the abilities of present mankind - our intelligence and inventiveness. This book made atleast me question how ancient societies really was formed and functioned, just by putting forward some facts and comparing them with old myths/tales. To me this is a sensible book not leaping off into fantasy, but at the same time it does evoke my fantasy and imagination.