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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ancient historynoun

    a history of the ancient world

  2. ancient historynoun

    knowledge of some recent fact or event that has become so commonly known that it has lost its original pertinence

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  1. ancient historynoun

    That which happened a long time ago and not worth discussing any more.

  2. ancient historynoun

    A period of history generally seen as occurring before the Middle Ages, that is, before the fall of the Roman Empire. Includes Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.

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  1. Ancient history

    Ancient history is the aggregate of past events from the beginning of recorded human history to the Early Middle Ages. The span of recorded history is roughly 5,000 years, with Sumerian Cuneiform script, the oldest discovered form of coherent writing, from the protoliterate period around the 30th century BC. The term classical antiquity is often used to refer to history in the Old World from the beginning of recorded Greek history in 776 BC. This roughly coincides with the traditional date of the founding of Rome in 753 BC, the beginning of the history of ancient Rome, and the beginning of the Archaic period in Ancient Greece. Although the ending date of ancient history is disputed, some Western scholars use the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AD, the closure of the Platonic Academy in 529 AD, the death of the emperor Justinian I, the coming of Islam or the rise of Charlemagne as the end of ancient and Classical European history. In India, the period includes the early period of the Middle Kingdoms, and, in China, the time up to the Qin Dynasty is included.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ancient history in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ancient history in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of ancient history in a Sentence

  1. Yishai Fleisher:

    In essence it’s a massive smear campaign in which Israel’s ancient history in this land is systematically erased and replaced with an invented Palestinian narrative. The main target of this campaign are young westerners who are simply too ignorant to fight back with facts.

  2. Alex Acker:

    I really love the aroma and flavor, there is definitely a cross over to the hunjiu that we brewed with the farmer. This is a beer that I'd enjoy drinking Alex Acker, and I think beer fans are really going to have fun tasting a bit of ancient history.

  3. King Herod:

    In lieu of defeating Israel on the battlefield, the Jihad has initiated a war of delegitimization intended on erasing international support for Israel, in essence it’s a massive smear campaign in which Israel’s ancient history in this land is systematically erased and replaced with an invented Palestinian narrative. The main target of this campaign are young westerners who are simply too ignorant to fight back with facts.

  4. Raghad Hammoudi:

    An entire city with a glorious past and ancient history lost its heritage and culture: the tomb of the Prophet Jonah, the minaret of Al-Hadba which is older than Iraq itself. It is great that we were able to save a part of this heritage.

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    established or prearranged unalterably
    • A. indiscernible
    • B. appellative
    • C. eloquent
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