01. They found the ruins of an [ancient] civilization while digging for oil.
02. He did his doctoral thesis on the marriage customs of slaves living in [ancient] Rome.
03. My grandmother is [ancient], almost 100 years old.
04. The origins of the custom are unknown, lost somewhere in [ancient] history.
05. The native people have lived here since [ancient] times.
06. It is believed that Stonehenge held some kind of great religious importance to the [ancient] beliefs of the Druids.
07. Anthropologists have found the ruins of an [ancient] civilization under the city.
08. Graffiti discovered from [ancient] Rome described a gladiator as the heartthrob of all the girls.
09. Half of the 88 constellations known to astronomers were named in [ancient] times.
10. In the year 43 A.D., Ovid said, "Let others praise [ancient] times; I am glad I was born in these."
11. In [ancient] Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
12. In [ancient] Greece, women counted their age from the date on which they were married, not from the day they were born.
13. The roots of the English language can be traced back to an [ancient] language spoken by tribes living in Asia and Europe.
14. Yoga is an [ancient] health practice that focuses on the mind-body connection.
15. [Ancient] man attempted to change the weather by using magic.
16. [Ancient] Koreans believed a mountain to be a meeting place between heaven and earth.
17. The [ancient] mountaintop temple of Machu Picchu was built by an Incan king.
18. [Ancient] Iraq was called Mesopotamia, or "land between the rivers."
19. The [ancient] city of Byzantium was the seat of government and the center of a flourishing culture blending Oriental and Hellenistic elements.
20. The Bible states that with the [ancient] is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

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