Our friend Ario displays European ''chauvinism'', thinking Europe is the most superior place on Earth and that they needed no help from non-Europeans. He continues to deny facts on Ancient Greece (ignoring the influence the Eastern civilizations had on Greeks especially the Archaic period and even the Minoans through trade) and accusing other people of being "Anti-European" because we disagree with the idea of Greece and Europe in general as being the greatest civilization on Earth, and saying that Greeks and most Europeans were influenced by the early Near East and Egypt is somehow, an "SJW ideology" [facepalm].It's pretty well accepted that China, the Indus River Valley Civilisation, Mesoamerica etc. developed civilisation independently. For civilisation to grow you need Agriculture and agriculture developed in areas suitable for it, particularly the great river valleys. I genuinely don't see how Mesopotamia (A place in the Middle East.) corresponds to European ''chauvinism''. (I doubt you know the meaning of this word.) Why is Mesopotamia called the ''Cradle of Civilisation''? While I believe that this term is somewhat outdated Mesopotamia was indeed the first place to develop agriculture and complex society, with the first ''state'' (Sumer.) being in it. That's it really, to my knowledge no one has ever denied that China, Mesoamerica etc. developed independently.