Ancient Civilizations

Caral-Supe: A place without war

A mysterious culture of great builders.

Shang: China’s first dynasty

The oldest of the great Chinese dynasties.

Rome: The end of the ancient era

The first great world military power, who shaped Europe forever.

Indus Valley: A place without kings

An early culture of highly skilled craftsmen.

Egypt: History’s greatest builders

The first truly great empire.

Olmec: The ball playing priests

An early South American superpower.

Sumer: The dawn of civilization

The oldest known civilization.

Minoa: The bull leapers of Crete

Europe's first great civilization.

Phoenicia: Lords of commerce

Adventurous, seafaring colonizers.

Greece: The home of philosophy

The cradle of modern culture, and the birth of an intellectual tradition.