Popular for not only being the cradle of humanity but that of democracy, civilization, and nudity is the ancient kingdom of Greece. Greece has been in existence since antiquity and these are some interesting facts about its history; The oldest democracy in the world is the Athenian democracy. At every political gathering held in ancient times, about 6,000 citizens would be in attendance. Votes were usually cast by raising of hands. The word democracy was coined from the Greek word ‘demokratia’ which means ‘rule by people’. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!