I love the proverb that what's old becomes new again. In the fitness world we are currently witnessing a revival of kettlebells, climbing ropes, Indian clubbells and other tools used for hundreds of years. It makes me wonder what the Greeks, Phoenicians, and Persians were doing that we have yet to rediscover.
The following video illustrates the parallels between dance across the world and time. There is much to learn from these athletes/martial artists/dancers.