|History of the Corridor
The Ancient Alliance is believed by some Federation archaeologists and historians to be an alliance of spacefaring species that existed over ten thousand years ago. Their territory included the majority of the Menthar Corridor, and vast regions of the territories belonging to the Breen, Tholians, and Cardassians', as well as several other minor powers.
For reasons unknown, they disappeared approximately one thousand years ago. It is suspected that the long-lived Kubarey may well know of at least some of the reasons behind the abrupt disappearance of the Alliance, but relations are tense between the Federation and the Kubarey and a scientific or historical exchange has not occurred.