As the name implies, this field involves studying the world during ancient times. Ancient history includes the recorded study of culture, geography, development and personalities related to the time period. The study of ancient history usually includes earliest written records of mankind through the early Middle Ages.
The study of ancient history opens a variety of professional opportunities. The general study may lead to a career as an educator, museum curator, librarian, archivist, lecturer or conservationist. When studying ancient history, a person might specialize in a specific culture such as the Romans or Egyptians, or in a certain field including anthropology or archaeology.
Professions related to ancient history may also lead to travel and field work, especially if studying cultures, artifacts, geography or archeology.