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1 Asparagus was a highly prized delicacy in ancient Rome. History > Ancient 01/12/09
2 Citizenship within a Greek polis was limited to free adult males. History > Ancient 01/29/09
3 Confucius taught respect for elders and a code of politeness, both of which are still in use in Chinese society today. History > Ancient 01/26/09
4 Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine Empire until 1453 when the Ottoman Empire took over. History > Ancient 01/29/09
5 Early Christians were persecuted by the Romans. History > Ancient 01/29/09
6 Early humans were hunters and gatherers. History > Ancient 01/26/09
7 Homo sapiens emerged in Africa 100,000 to 400,000 years ago. History > Ancient 01/26/09
8 In China, the Huang He Valley in East Asia gave rise to the Shang Dynasty. History > Ancient 01/26/09
9 In the 8th century, Charlemagne stated that 240 pennies should be minted from a pound of silver. History > Ancient 02/12/09
10 In the Roman Republic, the patricians were the powerful nobility. History > Ancient 01/28/09
11 Of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, only the Pyramids survive. History > Ancient 10/19/08
12 People of the Neolithic Era developed agriculture and domesticated animals. History > Ancient 01/26/09
13 River valley civilizations developed around 3500 B.C. and lasted until about 500 B.C. History > Ancient 01/27/09
14 Rome collapsed in 476 A.D. for several reasons; one such reason was the cost of defense and devaluation of Roman currency. History > Ancient 01/29/09
15 Slaves in Ancient Rome made up about 40% of the population. History > Ancient 01/12/09

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