Do you know everything of the epoch in which the ancient Greeks and Romans lived? This time is called antiquity. It lasted from 3000 BC to 500 ad.
Did you know that democracy is not at all modern is? The ancient Greeks 2500 years ago gave the people the chance to talk to about important decisions.
Netherlands is in history in Roman hands been? Some places though. The Romans could only conquer the southern Netherlands.
Nowadays almost every village has a church. Can you imagine that the Church was once banned? In the epoch of the Romans if you are not a Christian.