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Definition of ancient world in English:


The region around the Mediterranean and the Near East before the fall of the Western Roman Empire in ad 476: cuneiform was used throughout much of the ancient world
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  • Just why hunters and gatherers in this region of the ancient world turned to agriculture is difficult to say.
  • A country known in the ancient world as Mesopotamia, it became part of the Ottoman Empire in 1638.
  • In the ancient world, the region of Tyre and Sidon was the capital of the purple dye industry.
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