WHAT'S INSIDE: ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS

Many of the things we take for granted in our daily lives, such as mathematics, democracy and even macaroni, date all the way back to ancient times. Look closer at the ancient world on the Ancient Civilizations Channel.
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome
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Colosseum, or Coliseum, a huge amphitheater of ancient Rome. Its name, from the Latin colossus,meaning "gigantic," was given to it either because of its vast size or because of the colossal statue of Nero that originally stood nearby.

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Ancient Greece

Greece, Ancient. The civilization of the ancient Greeks grew up around the Aegean Sea and spread through the Greek mainland.

Caesar

Caesar, a title that came from the name of a Roman family. The first important member of the family was the soldier and statesman Gaius Julius Caesar.

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