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What was the ancient Greek center of the universe?



What ancient Uruk king had an epic story written about him c. 2500 b.c.?



What Central American civilization flourished on the Yucatan Peninsula from 200 to 900 a.d.?


What British Isle Archaeological site was built as an astronomical observatory around 1800 b.c.?


What Tunisian city was destroyed at the end of the 3rd Punic War?

Ancient History

  • Ages of prehistory

  • 3,000,000 to 8,000 B.C. Paleolithic (Early Stone Age)
  • 8,000 to 2,700 B.C Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age)
  • 2,700 to 1,900 B.C. Neolithic (Late Stone Age)
  • 1,900 to 500 B.C. Bronze Age
  • 500 to 51 B.C. Iron Age
  • Four earliest centers of civilization

  • Nile River valley
  • Indus River valley
  • Yellow River valley
  • Tigris and Euphrates Rivers region
  • Human relative, extinct for 24,000 yearsNeanderthal
  • Human relative found on Indonesian islandFlores Man (the Hobbit)
  • Earliest known walled city, c. 9,000 B.C Jericho
  • Ancient Sumerian city Ur
  • Ancient North African city Carthage
  • Ancient Sicilian city Syracuse
  • Ancient empire of the Tigris River Valley Assyrian Empire
  • Ancient people of Tigris-Euphrates regionSumerian
  • Capital of the Assyrian Empire Nineveh
  • School formally founded by Aristotle in 334 b.c Lyceum
  • Earliest known writing system (Sumerian) Cuneiform
  • Ancient city of Crete Knossos
  • Ancient city in Asia Minor Troy
  • Ancient land “between two rivers” Mesopotamia
  • Ancient Mesopotamian city Babylon (on Euphrates River)
  • He created Hanging Gardens of Babylon Nebuchadnezzar II
  • Uruk king, 2500 B.C Gilgamesh
  • Legal code giver of Babylon, c. 1780 B.C. Hammurabi
  • Indo-European chariot warriors of Turkey, c. 1900 B.C. Hittites
  • Astronomical site in Britain, c. 1800 B.C. Stonehenge
  • Ancient mariners from Tyre Phoenicians (founded Carthage)
  • Civilization of Crete Minoan


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