Ancient Earth for Kids

Scientists may never discover everything about our past. More is learned every year. Many more mysteries remain to be solved.

Ancient History

Ancient civilizations: Egypt and the pyramids, the Mayans and their pyramids, Mesopotamia and the first writing, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.

From about 3,000 BC, humans have had writing. They recorded what they did and what they thought. They built buildings and organized towns and cities. But have there been earlier histories that are now lost or buried in myth? There is some evidence that at least one prior history may have existed — Atlantis Info Atlantis The name given by Ancient Greek philosopher, Plato, to a large island empire in the Northeast Atlantic which supposedly sank about 9600 BC..

Human Prehistory

Before our current history, humans have been busy — surviving, discovering, exploring and building.

Humans have even built carved structures at Göbekli Tepe, Turkey, 9500 BC — 6,000 years before our current history began. Civilization may be far older than we think. More to come...

Before Humans

Humans have been around for at least 200,000 years, and possibly longer.

Before humans, Earth has seen many kinds of life. Ten million years ago, giant mammals roamed the world, far larger than modern elephants. More than 60 million years ago, dinosaurs ruled the Earth. And complex life may have begun more than 500 million years ago. More to come...

More to Come...

Future articles will include "Geology," "Climate," "Myth and Legend" and more.

Title image is made of 3 pictures. Earth from space is courtesy NASA. Giza pyramid and Sphinx is courtesy Hamish2k (CC BY-SA 3.0). Pyramid at Chichen Itza, Mexico courtesy Cristine Zenino (CC BY 2.0). Both pyramid pictures are via

"Human Prehistory" image of chipped stone implement courtesy Guyassaf (PD), via "Before Humans" image of stegosaurus skeleton is courtesy EvaK (GNU 1.2), via


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