Throughout the history of mankind, human technology and culture has experienced many advancements, and setbacks. The dark ages lasted for hundreds of years, as many generations of individuals lived and died in these terrible conditions. Then in the middle C.E. 1300s things slowly began to improve. People began again to discover the arts, and technologies of the Romans and Greeks, makinga life a little easier. With call this period of time the Renaissance. The Renaissance began around C.E. 1350 in Italy, and continued until about C.E. 1600.