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Ancient Civilizations

The history of civilization is a long one. This sites take you way back into history to see human civilization as it first looked.


Ancient Civilizations in General
Ancient civilizations arose all over the world. Find out about these cultures and their peoples in a survey of history from "way back when."

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Learn more about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: The Great Pyramid at Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Pharos Lighthouse near Alexandria, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, and the Colossus of Rhodes.

Ancient America
Civilizations began in the Americas long before Europeans thought they did. The Olmecs and the Mayas were two of the first. Other peoples lived in North and Central America. Find out more about their stories here.

Ancient China
Chinese civilization began along the Yangtze River and grew into one of the world's most powerful yet inward societies. Learn how.

Ancient Egypt
The Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Pharaohs, Cleopatra, Alexandria--all these things come alive in this study of the ancient civilization along the Nile.

Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece was a fascinating time and place. Visit it again or for the first time with these links, your gateway to the ancient past.

Ancient India
Civilization arose in India a very long time ago. Like other early civilizations, it began along rivers. Discover more about these ancient Asian people.

Ancient Middle East
The Middle East was the setting for many ancient civilizations, including Sumeria, Babylon, and Israel. Find out all about these civilizations and much more.

Ancient Rome
The might of the Roman Empire was unparalleled. The scope of the Empire was massive. And yet, Rome began as a small city in the middle of a war zone. These links trace the development of ancient Rome, from the Republic to the Empire to the Fall.

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