Originally Posted by MarkV
Don't forget the Parthians folks - had and maintained a civilisation and empire despite Rome's opposition
200BC-200AD has always been a very interesting time to talk about superpowers - Rome, Parthia, Kushan India, the Han Chinese and the Olmecs.
The latter were of course the most important at this period of time, because of their Tabasco sauce.
This remains far superior to that overly salty Han Soya, curdled Parthian Kashk, Roman fermented fish, or boring Kushan raita rubbish sauces.
They also made much bigger heads proving their superior intellect.
This is true.