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Middle Ages the period of European history between ancient times and the Renaissance, from A.D. 500 to A.D. 1500.
mummy a dead body that has been preserved with special chemicals and wrapped in cloth. The ancient Egyptians are famous for their mummies.
Norse of or having to do with ancient Scandinavia, or its people or languages; Scandinavian.
olden of or having to do with ancient times.
Olympus a mountain in northern Greece, believed in ancient times to be the place where the gods lived; Mount Olympus.
papyrus a kind of paper that was made in ancient Egypt from the crushed and pressed stems of this plant. [1/2 definitions]
Passover a Jewish holiday that celebrates the escape of the ancient Hebrews from Egypt.
Persia an ancient empire in southwestern Asia, centered in what is now Iran; Persian Empire. [1/2 definitions]
Persian a native of ancient Persia. [1/4 definitions]
pharaoh a king of ancient Egypt.
Roman having to do with modern or ancient Rome or its people. [1/4 definitions]
Roman Empire the lands ruled by ancient Rome, stretching from Britain to North Africa and the Middle East.
Roman numeral a letter used as a number in the ancient Roman number system. The letter I equals 1, V equals 5, X equals 10, L equals 50, C equals 100, D equals 500, and M equals 1,000. In this system, a letter followed by one of equal or lesser value means the two are added; seven is VII, or 5+1+1. A letter followed by one of greater value means that the first is subtracted from the second; four hundred is CD, or 500-100.
Tigris a river of southwest Asia. It flows through Turkey and Iraq. It joins the Euphrates River in a valley where some of the most ancient civilizations were located.
tunic an article of clothing that is loose and hangs to the knees. Tunics sometimes do not have sleeves and are sometimes belted. The ancient Greeks and Romans wore tunics. [1/2 definitions]