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10 Ancient Civilisations Your Child Should Know About

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10 Oldest Civilizations

Here is a list of top 10 oldest civilizations: 1. Mesopotamian Civilization 2. Indus Valley Civilization 3. Ancient Egyptian civilization 4. Mayan Civilization 5. Chinese Civilization 6. Ancient Greek Civilization 7. The Persian civilization 8. Th...

1. Mesopotamian Civilisation

Mesopotamia (from the Greek, meaning 'between two rivers’) was an ancient region in the eastern Mediterranean bounded in the northeast by the Zagros Mountains and in the southeast by the Arabian Plateau, corresponding to today’s Iraq, mostly, but ...

2. Indus Valley Civilisation

Indus Valley Civilization was an ancient civilization that thrived in the Indus and Ghaggar-Hakra river valleys, now in Pakistan, along with the northwestern parts of India, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. The civilization, which is also known as Ha...

3. Egyptian Civilisation

Under Ahmose I, the first king of the 18th dynasty, Egypt was once again reunited. During the 18th dynasty, Egypt restored its control over Nubia and began military campaigns in Palestine, clashing with other powers in the area such as the Mitanni...

4. Mayan Civilisation

The Classic Period, which began around A.D. 250, was the golden age of the Maya Empire. Classic Maya civilization grew to some 40 cities, including Tikal, Uaxactún, Copán, Bonampak, Dos Pilas, Calakmul, Palenque and Río Bec; each city held a popul...

5. Chinese Civilisation

The period of the Han dynasty was not only known for its emphasis on unification and expansion of the Chinese kingdom, it was also famous as an era of cultural and technological advancements. Their kingdom at that time rivaled that of the Romans i...

6. Ancient Greek Civilization

Ancient Greek civilization, the period following Mycenaean civilization, which ended about 1200 bce, to the death of Alexander the Great, in 323 bce. It was a period of political, philosophical, artistic, and scientific achievements that formed a ...

7. Persian Civilisation

The civilization on the Iranian plateau is very ancient; copper was smelted there about 5500 BC, and Elam in the lowlands lagged only slightly behind Sumer in the development of hieroglyphic writing 5,000 years ago. However, the Elamites adopted t...

8. Roman Civilisation

The great, ancient civilization of Rome is without a doubt one of the mightiest and most influential of all the cultures that came before and after. There were few things the Romans did not master. Today we look back and marvel at how, in fields r...

9. Aztec Civilization

The Aztec Empire flourished between c. 1345 and 1521 CE and, at its greatest extent, covered most of northern Mesoamerica. Aztec warriors were able to dominate their neighbouring states and permit rulers such as Motecuhzoma II to impose Aztec idea...

10. Inca Civilization

The Inca Empire, or Inka Empire (Quechua: Tawantinsuyu), was the largest empire in pre-Columbian America. The administrative, political and military center of the empire was located in Cusco in modern-day Peru. The Inca civilization arose from the...

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