Explore the Ancient World

Explore the Ancient World

Learn about the world’s great civilizations. Read profiles of cultures across the continents including the Africa, Americas, Europe, Asia & Oceania, and the Near East.

Egyptians Royalty via Costumes of All Nations (1882)

Ancient Mexico

The Aztecs, Toltecs, Mayans, Olmecs, and the other people of Mesoamerica developed the first great city states of North America in ancient times, in places such as Teotihuacan.
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Ancient Greece

Anyone living in the western world can trace the influence the ancient Greek world had on their modern day society, from democracy to philosophy and the classical arts.
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Ancient Egypt

When the Romans conquered Egypt, the Pharaohs had already ruled for almost 4,000 years, and created marvels that still inspire wonder today.
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Ancient China

With the unification of China under the Qin Emperor in the 3rd Century BCE., a great nation rose to become a center of artistic and technological knowledge.
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