For questions that are set in an era corresponding to a level of technology between the invention of writing and the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AD.

Ancient history typically refers to periods during or before the Classical Empires of the Axial Age: the Roman Empire, the Persian Empire, the Maurya Empire, the first Han Empire and their predecessors in Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus and Yellow River valleys, and the civilizations of pre-Columbian America.

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