ancient history

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ancient history (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) That which happened a long time ago and not worth discussing any more.
    Who cares if he said those things at the beginning of the year? That's ancient history now.
  2. A period of history generally seen as occurring before the Middle Ages, that is, before the fall of the Roman Empire. Includes Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.

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