ancient history

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ancient history

n.
1. The history of times long past.
2. Informal Common knowledge, especially of a recent event that has lost its original impact or importance.

ancient history

n
1. (Historical Terms) the history of the ancient world from the earliest known civilizations to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in 476 ad
2. informal a recent event or fact sufficiently familiar to have lost its pertinence

an′cient his′tory


n.
1. the study of study of history before the end of the Western Roman Empire A.D. 476.
2. information or an event that is common knowledge or no longer pertinent.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ancient history - a history of the ancient worldancient history - a history of the ancient world  
account, chronicle, history, story - a record or narrative description of past events; "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead"
2.ancient history - knowledge of some recent fact or event that has become so commonly known that it has lost its original pertinence
common knowledge - anything generally known to everyone
Translations

ancient history

n (lit)Alte Geschichte; (fig)graue Vorzeit; that’s ancient history (fig)das ist schon längst Geschichte; he’s well-known in the field of ancient historyer ist ein sehr bekannter Altertumsforscher
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This story has to do with the hidden city, and tells of the ancient civilization of those who lived in the Copan valley thousands of years ago.
Papa was presumed to entertain some wondrous theory of an unthinkably ancient civilization, the remains of which lay buried somewhere in the Congo valley.
The anthropological studies reveal that water symbolized the very essence of life in the ancient civilization.
He said, their visit to Sindh is to visit the ancient civilization of Moen-Jo-Daro.
The articles are also about ancient civilization of Moenjodaro.
Khartoum, 4 May (SUNA) - The American global movie mega-star, Angelina Jolie, will fly to Sudan on May 25th to get a firsthand information about historical sites in Kosh, Karma and Bejrawiah area, the cradle of Sudan's ancient civilization, as part of shooting a film about the women who ruled the ancient Sudanese kingdoms known as "the Kandakah", the President of the Union of the African Arab Digital Media, Engineer Azza Awad Al Karim revealed on Thursday.
The Iranian foreign minister welcomed an initiative by China and Greece to hold Ancient Civilizations Forum, and said, "The international community needs dialogue among countries with ancient civilization.
On the other hand, the Iraqi Air Force, in cooperation with the national cell of psychological processes dropped thousands of leaflets on the northern city of Mosul, where these leaflets focused on the city's history and ancient civilization and what the terrorists Daesh did, who destroyed the city's heritage in an attempt to obliterate its ancient civilization, though Daesh phenomenon will end soon after the liberation of the city of Mosul in the upcoming operations.
Italian Ambassador welcomed choosing Manama, Capital of Asian Tourism 2014, and praised Bahrain ancient civilization and cultural and tourism experience and his country's participation the Ministry of Culture's visions and programs for 2014.
JEDDAH: ARAB NEWSRemnants of an ancient civilization dating back 450,000 years, including a mass grave, have been found in the southern Jazan region, said Faisal Al-Tumaihi, an archaeologist at Jazan University.
Both Pakistan and Thailand have age-old histories of ancient civilization and were connected by a common cultural linkage through Gandhara civilization that flourished in the city of Taxila.
Summary: Archaeologists in Peru have discovered a burial site from ancient civilization that predates the Incas.

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