Ancient history is from the period of time when writing and historical records first appear, roughly 5,500 years before the Birth of Christ. For some, the discovery of agriculture, roughly 6,000 BC is the beginning of ancient history. The most common date for an end of ancient history inEuropeis AD 476 (the fall of theWestern Roman Empire), however the exact date is still disputed among various historians. InEuropeancient history was followed by Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.
Via David Walp, David Connolly