Best Ancient Civilizations

The Top Ten

1 Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece is the most influential civilizations in the world. They created everything what we believe in today and what we do today.
Language, typography, philosophy, architecture, history, science, geography to astronomy, art, beauty and much more.

53.000 words in this world is Greek of origin. And Greeks invented so many things most people don't even know.

-53.000 words in the world is Greek of origin. (Greek language today is the richest in the world with over 800.000 words. The number 2 in the world has only 250.000)
-The musical notation system that we use everywhere in the world
-Typography (line length, leading, tracking, point size, typefaces
-Epic poetry
-The science of philosophy
-Humanism
-Democracy
-Development of Mathematics
-Automatic doors
-Diving bells
-First alphabet with vowels
-Hippocratic Oath
-Science of history
-Logic
-Mythology
-Science of Anthropology
-Coined money
-The Olympic ...more

Greece is the founder of Western civilization and also the most influential one, they invented so many things its impossible to write them in a paragraph. Romans copied everything from the Greeks the Romans were deeply enamoured with Greek culture they regarded Greece as the mother of all knowledge, they adopted their religion, architecture, philosophies even the rich aristocrats hired Greek teachers for their kids

A lot of Ancient Greek influence can be found all over the world. Democracy started in Greece, Theatre was created there and trade played a big part during that time period, which influenced our trading strategies.

So much of the world's culture, language & technologies has its origins in ancient greece - giga

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2 Ancient Georgia

Its very old nation and very old country

The bravest nation in the world

The oldest in the country, state and the ancient tradition.

Georgia was the first country to have the technology of gold mining!

Georgian Amiran (Prometheus in other languages) had stolen fire from the Gods and brought it to the Humanity. While this is a legend, Georgia is in fact the first country in the world which made wine from grapes and started winemaking tradition.

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3 Ancient Egypt

Simply the best ancient civilization.
For the pyramids only Egyptian civilization will forever be known as the pinnacle the ancient peoples' achievement.

I think Egyptians are one of the great people and have the most good civilization. They've been good with everything and I believe they deserve this vote considering.

The Norse were evolved from the barbarians who sapped away at Rome. Rome stole from Greece when it came to culture, architecture, and even land. Greece, of course, stole from Egypt- which was been a continually habitable nation for nearly six thousand years. While each of these peoples have drawn inspiration from others, only Egypt stands by itself- it is the foundation that holds up all Western civilization. It is a civilization that made unparalleled progress in a land that was not even able to provide any wood, let alone provide nourishment to a civilization that would stand for millennia. The last of the standing Wonders of the World belong to Egypt- and, it is considerably older than all of the ones that rose and fell after it. Most of their achievements are a mystery to people even today, to attest to their creativity and unending ingenuity.

Egypt is clearly the most advanced civilisation, even today we still don't know how to build the pyramids

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4 Ancient Rome

The roots of Western Civilization developed from histories longest lived civilization (500BC-1493AD). The decline and fall of the western part of the empire in 476AD, and the 1000 year chaos which followed (i.E. the dark ages) exemplify the importance of this once great empire. The Romans adapted foreign customs, ideas and people into their own. The were the first republic, and model for every republic to follow. With Rome lay the roots of western language, government, architecture and religion.

The history of modern nations such as the United States, mirrors Rome to a "T". Rome was founded as a result of resistance to the opposition and tyranny of their Etruscan overlords. The Roman's in founding their new nation swore never again to have a king. The government they established for their fledgling nation was named SPQR (latin translation: The Senate of the People for the People of Rome) was to serve that purpose. Sound familiar?

Ultimately national security ...more

Rome: 753BC-509BC: kingdom, 509-27BC: republic, 27BC-395AD: united empire, 395-480AD: western roman empire, 395-1453: Eastern roman empire.

Let's not forget the Pax Romana, a 200 year golden age of Europe (27BC-180AD), where the roman empire brought peace on a never seen before scale to the world. During this time, justice and law was brought to Europe. Almost all of the provinces never experienced war, except for Britain, Judea and Syria. And even then, Romans quickly brought things back under control. They also expanded the known world, trading with the Irish, all the way to the Chinese.

Not only that, but women in the empire also had a new power. They were able to own businesses, lead shipping companies, and pretty much everything else but the military and politics, (and even then several wormed their way into them.) we even have a few records of female surgeons!

The roman empire brought technology to a new levels. They had aqueducts dozens of kilometers long, ...more

Rome was the greatest civilization of all time; Rome greatly increased technological levels in Europe and made European empires possible. Art flourished, Rome nearly united the known world, and we still feel the influence of Roman Christianity today. Heck, Rome CONQUERED Greece and Egypt. 'enough said.

Look at the goddman civilization

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5 Ancient China

The ancient Chinese were ahead in the game in virtually all aspects of civilization. They were one of the only prominent civilizations in ancient history that elected government officials through merit instead of wealth/family background.

It is essentially the only ancient empire that still survives in its near full prominence and cultural diaspora that influenced and stimulated the culture of the largest/most populous continent on the planet. No other empire has survived the test of time besides China because their 1.4 billion people truly believe they are one culture and ethnic group which took thousands of years of integrations to achieve (the English have been trying to convince the Irish and Scottish people that they are one culture for a thousand years and still have not accomplished it). For most of ancient and modern history, around 1/4 to 1/2 of the human population lived and died in the Chinese Empire. While in modern times, high birth rates/high populations might ...more

They were ahead of the europeans in astronomy and science, invented paper, gunpowder, seismograph, printing, silk and many other things. They had lots of infrastructure, the forbidden city looked so grand. They developed caligraphy, painting, literature, was advanced in metallurgy and pottery. They left the best pottery that the word china also means pottery. They also invented chopsticks and make their language written words look like pictures.

Ancient China has a big influence on the modern world. They had writing systems, agriculture and empires. Many historical sights are in China. They invented paper, printing, gunpowder, and the compass. They also discovered fire. Much of what is today has to do with Ancient China. Many places, things, and even buildings are related to the Ancient Chinese.

Confucius' way of Philosophy has helped many people understand a lot more about the world.

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6 Ancient India

World's oldest university takshashila (700 bce) was in india

Will Durant, American historian: "India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all".

Mark Twain, American author: "India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only."

Albert Einstein, American scientist: "We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made."

Max ...more

Ancient india must be the first because world's first planned cities were built in india (mohenjadaro and harappa), world's first sanitation system is found in india(3000 because). World's first dockyard is found in india(3000 bce, whereas trignometry (modern sine and cosine were stated by aryabhata nearly before 1500 years and he formulated the world's first sine table ), algebra (al khwarismi whop is credited for inventing modern algebra himself has stated it is the work of arjehir-aryabhat in arabic, many india books were translated to arabic since greece was in dark age during this period)), numeral system(ancient indians developed it and aryabhata perfected it),0(0 existed before millenias in india pingala stated the binary system with 0 but aryabhata and bhramagupta completed the work on 0), binary system(pingala), astronomical models(aryabhata, bhramagupta, bhaskaracharya all stated several helio centric models, nilakantha somayaji formulated tycho brahe model nearly 3 ...more

World's oldest dam was built in India.. By our ancient engineers.. It's name is Kallanai.. India was much better before Britishers.. Even

INDIA is the best

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7 Persia

Persians started the worlds first largest empire which was founded by morals. Persian kings did not believe in slavery and created the first declaration of human rights. They contributed so much to our world by creating the worlds first gardens, inventing wine, alcohol for medical use, and was the main influence for mediterranean food. They invented the kabob, birthday parties, the first monotheistic religion, the first feasts, domestication of horses, backgammon, their architectural influences spread to Europe, and etc. They have a history that dates back to almost 9, 000 years!

The word Persia itself invokes the ancient world. In terms of their contribution to civilization, their ancient civilization contributed more to humanity than any ancient civilization, including human rights, law, travel, culture, architecture, governmental system, commerce, art and music.

The concept of loving the motherland in a multiracial country was started in Persia. Persian ancient patriot myths are outstanding. People from different ethnic groups who get together and scarify themselves for each other are seen in Persian stories. But regardless of these things, Persian poetry is outstanding. Just do some research about it...

The west doesn't like us so we are 7th lol

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8 Aztec Empire

The Aztec empire had are among some of the most advanced native american civilizations they were particularly good in the fields of Architecture and Agriculture. Their capital city, Tenochtitlan, Had a population of approximately 200,000 and was much cleaner and healthier than most European cities of the time, also they didn't have rivers of feces running through their streets like that of London

European disease practically wiped out all the grandeur of this highly civilized society which had not reached its peak when the Spaniard invaders destroyed it. Many criticize it for its practice of human sacrifice but the truth is most countries in Europe were killing more of their own people on a statistical level. Tenochtitlan was an enormous city that stunned the Europeans when they first saw it. It had public schools, universities, hospitals, a high level of social structure, education was free, it was bigger than any European city of its time. It was filled with botanical gardens none existing in Europe. Streets were clean unlike European cities with ankle deep sewage. Aztec poetry and philosophy was even more abundant than the better know Greek productions. It is also a myth that it was European superior technology that defeated the Mexica Empire. It was disease. 95 percent of the 80 million natives people of the Americas were wiped out in a few years after the arrival of the ...more

The Spanish conquistadors destroyed what could have become one of the most incredible empires of all time, actually they did that with a few, damn them classless conquistadors!

Just imagine how amazing central america could look today...

The Aztecs were savages and that's a fact. the're history should be destroyed not houred.
the aztecs should have been Hindu or a reilgion that was civilized.

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9 The Spartans

Small yet mighty, no warriors in history ever did or ever will outmatch the men of Sparta. Having trained since the age of seven, their military career ended either when they reached an old enough age that they could not fight too well (most likely their mid-sixties), or it simply ended when they died. In their daily lives, they took up no other work except being soldiers everything they did was geared towards warfare, even the music they listened too. They trained every day from when the sun rose in the East to when it set in the West, and the training was the harshest known to man to this day from he youngest of ages, the boys were beaten near to death, flogged to test endurance and in most cases were killed during training. Once training was complete (after some 15 years of none-stop surviving) only then would they be given citizenship. And then there's the legacy of Leonidas and the 300 at Thermopylae which has become legend, an almost unbelievable story of courage, duty and ...more

This world was forged upon warfare, and who else to better represent the title "Best Ancient Civilization" than the greatest ancient military minded civilization? SPARTA

This is the most awesome civilization ever! Constantly striving for military excellence and their women enjoyed some of the best rights of any ancient civilization as well! I wish I could have seen what it was like!

Vikings would smash the puny little Spartans any day of the week

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10 The Huns/Mongols

Although Mongols and Huns are considered by some to be barbaric without influential cultural artifacts etc. they should be considered VERY INFLUENTIAL in world history by the fact that they had huge impact on the forming of nowadays Great Nations (Such as China, Russia and so on. ) Also if we consider Military to be a achievement, the military of Mongols and Huns should be considered the "Tour de force" of Human kind.
And Yes they were mass killers, they threatened the So called Cultured civilizations
But it was what they did to survive with their land of harsh, the leftover lands of cold and hot. Seriously People been choosing to live in Hawaii rather than anchorage.

I like Greece. I have been there few years ago during the Christmas. It was really amazing there. Even though people were in winter clothes I was walking in only my suits. The air, the place, just amazing. And I have seen Acropolis. But for me, the place where it was built was more interesting than the temple itself. But my points is that they managed to do something that many great civilizations wanted to do but couldn't. Even though they have bad reputation but they contributed many things to human history. Also they left traces of their culture all over Eurasia. So I vote for Mongols and the Huns.

Under the rule of Attila the Hun the Barbarian group called the Huns could quickly sweep through towns in just a matter of minutes. Attila and the Huns conquered most of Europe and weakened Rome. Genghis Khan the ruler of the Mongols conquered more than twice as much land as Rome in only a few decades. Rome on the other hand took almost 1000 years to conquer only a fraction of the land the Mongols could.

The war tactics of the Mongols far surpassed the strategies of any civilization at the time.

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The Contenders

11 Inca Empire

A culturally rich empire because assimilated many cultures, their socioeconomically and political system was very developed making the Inca empire very organize for their time. In times where in other parts of world suffered from starvation, the Incas had food reserves for the bad times making their population virtually impervious to hunger or famine. They had a tax system called the "mita" which was a labor tax system. The Inca empire covered a very large geographical area, in fact the largest in the Americas and included countries such Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. They had a very develop system of canals and aqueducts that provided with irrigation and filtered water to their population. They probably were one of a very few develop ancient civilizations that did not communicate with writing (because they did not know it) but an alternative way to store communication called the "Quipus". Their constructions are (still standing) are out fo this world.

Should be higher up! Their roads rival that of Rome's and built many famous cities today, like Machu Picchu.

Created bases for community and kindness, ingenuity and problem solving. These people cared less about wealth systems and more about their communities.

Great engineering advances. The intercommunication between their principal cities it's quite admirible even today. They could unite different cultures under one empire, and they had an interesting method for that.

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12 Scandinavia in Viking Times

The Norse civilization should be number 1. The Norse people were Germanic people who settled in Scandinavia they had to live in one of the hardest places to farm and back then if you had a poor crop harvest you would starve but they got past that by raiding and trading with other European settlements to get food. The Vikings were also very good explorers and sailors being the first Europeans to discover Greenland and Canada. The Vikings could also navigate with the using the stars. Also The Viking's civilization never fell like Greece, Egypt and Times did they just stopped being Vikings when they were converted into Christians.

Vikings led fleets of longships throughout Europe in a campaign to invade and ransack other civilizations to obtain there resources. The vikings also discovered America before any other easterners, but due to lack of resources and personnel, left it and returned home. People may think of vikings as mindless savages, but in reality, their civilizations produced an enormous change in technology, seafaring abilities, and many other advancements.

Scandinavia includes Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland.

Not Finland they have more in common with cavemen than Scandinavians.

its cool

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13 Ancient Japan

Not very well known because of its cut-off trade system, but filled with knowledge, logic, and brilliant ideas. There were emperors, samurais and geishas. Fantastic paintings and art were created.

Japan should be higher on the list because it has more to offer. I literally looked up how is Japan the most influential civilization and this appears and what does Japan get, NUMBER 9! I think it should at least be in the top 5. So reconsider what you have done. :T

I'm voting Japan because we are always forgotten by people from the west...
Ancient Greece was pretty great but EVERYTHING came from them!?!? Western-centralized thinking...

I think you forgot about *ahem Asia ahem*; Japan was the only civilization that the Mongols tried to attack TWO times and gave up. During this time Europe had the dark ages.. such a collapse that the Mongols didn't even think it was worth invading.

The Japan are a ancient country with great buildings and innovation, such the ironclad, and, in have a great population in a little land, even in the XI/XII century the Japan have most peoples than the all Europe countries, and have a impressive urbanism in the greats cities, such Edo. The japanese people have the Murasaki Shikibu, she is the most ancient literatury book writer, have write the Genji Monagatari, the more old romance in the world.

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14 Vikings Vikings The Minnesota Vikings are an American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings joined the National Football League as an expansion team in 1960, and first took the field for the 1961 season.

The Minnesota Vikings are the best ancient civilization. They built amphitheaters to rival the Romans! A lot more comfortable too. Just sad they never figured out how to do gladiator fights. Maybe they don't have enough slaves. - virtuallyvirtuous

Vikings created Thor one of the best avengers and Loki the sexiest villain lol

It a pirate and they usually sail steal people staff

Gooo Vikings!

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15 Babylonian Empire

Wow calm down Persia was inspired by Babylon and it was older plus Babylon did well without one great King

They invented so much that helped modern ideas

First civilized civilization in recorded history.

I learned about Mesopotamia in class and they were very advanced, should be #1

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16 Ancient Mayan

Smartest because of their knowledge of the stars and their hieroglyphs, also their pyramids were very complex

They may have told the end of the world also they were very smart civilization it basically came up with math they also lasted for a long time I don't know how long but they stayed a civilization for a long time.

That's not one of the top ten.

Latest lydar maps show the Mayan world probably had upwards of 20 million people and an agricultural capability rivaling what California produces today. They Mayans were not a city state but a megalopolis connected by causeways and canals. Couple this with the language, art, math and astronomy and the Mayans belong with the Chinese, Egyptians, etc. Amazing stuff really.

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17 Ancient Armenia

Ancient Armenia was a rocky land of ravines, rivers, rugged cliffs, and hundreds of stone monuments and churches.

De Morgan has said there are signs which show that the Armenians, as their other Aryan relatives, were nature worshipers and that this faith in time was later changed to the worship of national gods, of which many were the equivalents of the gods in the Roman, Greek and Persian cultures. The main proto-Armenian (Aryan) god was Ar, the god of Sun, Fire and Revival.

Ancient Armenia is one of the oldest civilizations on earth - with over 5000 years of history, with unique cultural heritage and language. It is an amazing country today as well!

The Christian faith has preserved the nation of Armenia

The greeks considered Armenia the cradle of civilisation!

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18 Ancient Israel

Introduced free healthcare in the form of hospitals, Baghdad was once the largest city in the world, famous for astrology, mathematics (where algebra came from), and knowledge with the first public libraries. Welcomed religions from all over the world to live as one. A city ahead of its time

One of the most incredible nations in the world especially the tale of its fall and its establishment as a independent nation.

It was a great civilization by the fact that it oppressed by so many other civilizations and is doing well today.

Created Christianity and Islam, introduced monotheism, wrote the BIBLE. Enough said. plus, they're still alive and super successful in all fields today!

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19 Ancient Mesopatamia

They have such an interesting variety of inventions because of the war

It is very civilised and had the first written language half a millenium before heiroglyphics

It is spelled Mesopotamia not mesopatamia - lbelle0527

awesome

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20 Ancient Macedonia

Ancient Macedonia was Greek.

Macedonia was greek go vote for ancient Greece instead

There is no Ancient Macedonia as a civilization, there is Ancient Greece. Great Alexander was Macedonian his father Philip the second united all ancient Greek states to one. so Macedonian and sparta are parts from Greece

"AHEIRAH"! shouted the Spartans as the charged into battle!

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21 Roman Republic

Like the Roman Empire and all of its accomplishments, but way better because of the freedom its citizens and allies enjoyed. The Roman Republic was all about liberty and were very isolationist at heart but by policy, were protectorates of its allies. Most people believed that the Empire and the Republic were the same warmongering states but they would be wrong. For example, the Greeks attacked, asked for aid and were extremely ungrateful to the Romans. The Romans defeated the armies of Pyrrus, Antiochus, Philip and many others who threatened the security of the Romans or the Greeks. After beating down the enemy, Rome allowed them to live and offered friendship and freedom. 5 times they declared all conquered Greeks cities free! And did not demand any compensation for the hard fought wars the Romans fought in. Would War mongers do this? No. Its because the Roman Republic was an Empire of Trust (Thomas F. Madden) not of Conquest! That is why the Roman Republic is the greatest ...more

For hal a Milaniom this war machine had the most professional army of its time.

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I like cats

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22 Ancient France

Why is France here?

France isn't a civilization its called GAUL!

France isn't a civilization at all its called GAUL!

This should be #1!

It should be 200!

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23 Ancient Carthage

This should be number 1 in Africa, Carthage is situated in the coast of North Africa, in what is now Tunisia. It developed into a significant trading empire throughout the Mediterranean, and was seen as home to a wealthy and brilliant civilization. After a long conflict with the emerging civilisation of Ancient Rome, known as the Punic Wars, during which advantage shifted from one side to the other and Hannibal conducted a campaign in Italy after first crossing the Alps

The tactical genius of Hannibal still studied in our time.

Best Civilization Ever it should be number 1

24 Ancient Turkey

Turks have established 18 empires throughout their history, have conquered all of the known world, and the west has had to make up alternative narratives to curtail Turkish nationalism from reemerging in its greatness and dominating Middle East and Europe in the 20th century. The most significant legacy in most of Central Asia, Black Sea and Eastern Europe is of Turkish origin. The world has never known more powerful and benevolent conquerors than the Turks, and the Turks will soon rise again in their ferocious glory.

To conquer other countries, appropriation of other cultures and history, destruction of other nations can not be proud of the nation, which claims to be civilized.

Hello I like Turkey and uh.. TurkeyS

Only brough death and destruction nohing,else.They are selfish people.Wait for erdogan to start WW 3 and this time there will be more thena billion people dead on earth.

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25 Ancient Persia
26 Indus Valley Civilization

The Indus Valley was extremely advanced with their water and sewer systems. They learned to trap the water every year during the flood and use it all year for drinking water and to water crops. They mysteriously disappeared and still no one knows what happened to them. Pretty cool.

I love this civilization. It was one of greatest civilized place.

Part of Ancient India.

It is the oldest civilision in the world

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27 Umayyad Caliphate

Well the end of the Umayyad caliphate was that they were living like kings instead of religious leaders

One of the most great era of Muslims. They have the great scientist, philosphers, warriors, docters, tecnology of that time like manginiac. They ruled about aone thousand year at entire world.

28 Assyrian Empire

Known to have been one of the first civilizations to follow Christianity, most technologically advanced with more than one world wonder in their history

I'm learning about the Assyrian Empire in school. The Assyrians used ziggurats to worship their gods and held religious ceremonies to make food sacrifices. Note- they did not make human sacrifices- that's good!

Very influential civilization, recent archeology shows that the hanging gardens may actually have been Assyrian not Babylonian

They did invent Libraries

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29 Ancient Spain (Andalusia)

The country's soil is fertilized because the crops of that time are still grown today

Spain was one of the conquistadors of the world. HEHEHEHEHEHE. Its true. It had many colonies. Even near the American borders.

30 Ancient Maurya
31 Ancient Atlantis

Atlantis is real don't cha know?!?

Atlantis is the 49th state

Atlantis was the most advanced civilization EVER to exist, current included - you don't even know...

Dude, bruh... Ancient aliens. Can't be more advanced than that.

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32 Ancient Han Dynasty
33 The Huns

The huns was good in hunting they were winner where when they versus ancient egypt

34 Ancient Syria

Lebanon should be above Syria

35 Ancient Scotland

I think they should actually be number 5 because back then in mid-evil time they were doing really awesome!

This is not an ancient civilization

36 Songhai Empire

I bet most of you added Civilization 5 civilizations - SirSkeletorThe3rd

37 Ancient Lebanon

Phoenicians, from the country that was called Phoenicia, were the first people to create tone alphabet, they named "Europe", invented transparent glass, had the first human rights and freedom political regime (similar to democracy, and Byblos (a city in Lebanon) is the oldest city in the world. Enough said.

I honestly think that the Phoenicians should have been in the top 10 because of the great things they have achieved. Thank you for adding it to the list

Phoenicia should be more rated, they created important things as alphabet that we use in most languages( English, arabic, French, German...), the first boat, glass, purple... And actually discovered America because we can find on old Phoenicians, drugs, who were only found in America.

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38 Carthage

Despite being located in an area surrounded by savage groups, Carthage managed to domesticate elephants, take over Spain, defeat the Gauls, climb Europe's highest mountains, and nearly defeat Rome under the rule of Hannibal Barca.

Hannibal was part of it plus they had a great navy and elephants and nearly defeated Rome! And Rome only one because Scipio learned tactics off Hannibal
Go CARTHAGE!

Carthage was the strongest mediterranean civilization in termes of economy architecture military and naval navigation the port of carthage "located in tunis now" is one of the most wonderful structures ever also it's the first civilization to use showers; sewers system; heating and soap also the fisrt building to have more than one story is in carthage
Carthage was the first New York in the world

39 Mesopotamia

It is spelled right - lbelle0527

40 Ancient Iraq

12. Banking activities:

Banking originated in Mesopotamia in Babylon first temples then palaces provided a safe place for the storage of valuables. Initially deposits of grain were accepted & later other goods including cattle, agricultural implements, then precious metals.

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41 Germanic Tribes

Germanic tribes defeated rome

The Germans actually were the first astronomers look up the goseck circle and the Nebraska sky disk you will see

42 Iroquois

Peaceful, intelligent, kind, and smart with their land, the Iroquis created their own confederacy and were the strongest modern Native American power.

43 Sumerian Civilization

The Sumerian civilization is one of the greatest... We learn a lot from them, so please vote because it deserves to be on top 10.

Although Egyptian history is older researching the civilization that created a written language gives us deeper incite to Egyptian history as well as digging into the stories of the the bible.

Oldest civilization! or so my school taught us

HOW IS THIS NOT IN THE TOP 10!

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44 Ethiopia Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.

We're's Ethiopia? You basically listed the most famous countries.

I agree! Ethiopia is a great civilization!

Ancient Aksum is a great religion where you will find many answers

I am sad to see the list of Axumite Civilization 48th on this site.It must be listed on the top 4 civilizations of the world.

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45 Armenian Empire

If one looks back in ancient history, one would find that Armenia was a kingdom which encompassed most of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria among others. That gentleman was right, it's much older than France. A. Vosnian.

Ancient Turkey, France... Are you kidding me?
Armenian is much older from these civilizations! - vahaghakobyan

You don't know anything about Armenia,you are just empty.Armenia is more ancient than very very countryes you have written...

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46 Ancient Australia (Aboriginal)

The Indigenous Australians produced beautiful artworks and had a much better understanding of Australia than the white settlers. They were able to use basic tools for complex situations, such as navigation, hunting and warfare

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47 Minoan Civilization

The Minoans had a very advanced civilization for their time. Lavish palaces with the first flush toilets, plumbing very similar to our own and sewer systems in the streets. Advanced art. Advanced commerce. Many historians say they were atlantis as their island was destroyed by an eruption followed by a tsunami.

You are just supporting the greeks that is why you are down at 38 and they are at #2 which should be #1.

The Minoans were the smartest early civilization in the world

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48 Ancient Korea

Everyone! 1 Think of Gangnam Style and Gentleman!

Also, Korean history is long with many conflicts with the Chinese, and the Korean were able to defeat China and Japan!

It grew up to have the fastest internet in the world GO Korea!

The complex history between the 3 kingdoms was interesting an important to the future of Korea. Baekje, Gorgoryeo, and Silla were important, and well as the achievements of the Goryeo dynasty.

Gojoseon, Buyeo, Goguryeo, Balhae were strong empires that had territory beyond the Korean Peninsula into Manchuria and Russian Maritime Province. - Stevenloveswaffles13

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49 Ancient Illyria

Than why is it #43? If Ancient Illyria is so great? It is older than the actual greek civilization, present proof, than I will be interested?

They've had quite the wise leaders such as Agron, Teuta, etc. They were strong warriors according to several reliable websites. They are also quite mysterious due to some lack of discoveries about them which makes them even more interesting.

Reliable websites? The most reliable is if you are there, which you clearly weren't.

Is the older than "greek civilization

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50 Ancient Mesoamerica
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