Outline of ancient history

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to ancient history:

Ancient history – study of recorded human history from the beginning of writing at about 3000 BC until the Early Middle Ages. The times before writing belong either to protohistory or to prehistory. The span of recorded history is roughly 5,000 – 5,500 years, beginning with Sumerian cuneiform, the oldest form of writing discovered so far. Although the ending date of ancient history is disputed, currently most Western scholars use the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AD or the coming of Islam in 632 AD as the end of ancient history.

Nature of ancient history[edit]

What type of thing is ancient history?[edit]

Ancient history can be described as all of the following:

Essence of ancient history[edit]

Periodization[edit]

Periods in the Ancient Western world

Ordinal periods[edit]

Ancient history by region[edit]

Ancient geographical regions[edit]

Ancient Africa[edit]

Ancient African history

Ancient Asia[edit]

Ancient Asia

Ancient Europe[edit]

Ancient Europe

Ancient Mediterranean region[edit]

Cradles of civilization[edit]

Ancient political entities[edit]

Ancient states[edit]

Ancient states, by era[edit]
Ancient states, by ordinal period[edit]

Ancient sites[edit]

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Ancient government and politics[edit]

Ancient law[edit]

Ancient culture[edit]

Ancient culture

Ancient architecture[edit]

Ancient architecture

Ancient art[edit]

Ancient art

Ancient cuisine[edit]

Ancient language[edit]

Ancient language

Ancient literature[edit]

Ancient literature

Ancient people[edit]

Ancient philosophy[edit]

Ancient philosophy

Ancient religion[edit]

Ancient religion

Ancient history by subject[edit]

Ancient economics and infrastructure[edit]

Ancient agriculture[edit]

Ancient education[edit]

Ancient science and technology[edit]

Slavery in ancient times[edit]

Ancient sport[edit]

Ancient warfare[edit]

Ancient warfare

Wonders of the ancient world[edit]

History of ancient history[edit]

Ancient history scholars[edit]

Ancient historical societies[edit]

Ancient themed festivals and recreational events[edit]

Notable people from ancient history[edit]

Leaders from ancient times[edit]

Ancient philosophers[edit]

Ancient mathematicians[edit]

Ancient scholars[edit]

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