Foundations/Classical Timeline

China

Xia

2070 BC - 1600 BC

Shang

1600 BC - 1046 BC

Fu Hao

1250 BC

Zhou

1046 BC - 400 BC

Book of Songs

600 BC

Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tse

600 BC - 500 BC

Sun Tzu

500 BCE

Mencius

360 BC

Qin Shi Huang

221 BC - 210 BC

Qin

221 BC - 206 BC

Han

206 BC - 220 AD

The Analects

150 BC

Han Wudi

141 BC - 87 BC

Invention Paper

105 AD

Yellow Turban Rebellion

184 AD

Fall of Han

220 CE

Americas

Mayan Calendar

3372 BC

Vulcanization Rubber

1600 BC

Olmec

1500 BC - 400 BC

San Lorenzo

1200 BC - 900 BC

Chavín

900 BC - 200 BC

Popol Vuh

300 BC

Teotihuacan

200 BC - 750 AD

Pyramid of the Sun

100 AD

Maya

250 AD - 900 AD

Chichen Itza

500 AD

Middle East/South Asia

Mesopotamia

5000 BC - 332 CE

Bhagavad Gita

4000 BC

Harappa/Mohenjo Daro

3300 BC - 1300 BC

Sargon of Akkad

2334 BC - 2279 BC

Zarathustra

2000 BC

Hammurabi's Code

1750 BC

Rig Veda

1500 BC

Aryan Migration

1500 BC - 1300 BC

Epic of Gilgamesh

1150 BC

Upanishads

600 BC

Siddharta Gautama

563 BC - 483 BC

Cyrus

559 BC - 530 BC

Persia

550 BC - 330 BC

Persepolis

550 BC

Darius I

522 BC - 486 BC

Xerxes

486 BC - 465 BC

Chandragupta Maurya

340 BC - 298 BC

Mauryan Empire

322 BC - 185 BC

Ashoka

268 BC - 232 BC

Lawbook of Manu

200 BC

Gathas

240 AD

Gupta Empire

320 CE - 600 CE

Chandragupta I

320 AD

Mediterranean

Egypt

3100 BC - 332 BC

Menes I

3100 BC

Pyramids at Giza

2560 BC

Akhenaten

1353 BC - 1336 BC

Greece Polis Period

800 BC - 337 BC

Roman Kingdom

753 BC - 509 BC

Roman Republic

509 BC - 27 BC

Persian Wars

500 BCE - 479 BCE

Golden Age Athens

480 BC - 404 BC

Delian League

478 BC

Peloponnesian War

431 BC - 404 BC

League of Corinth

338 BC

Hellenistic Empire

323 BC - 311 BC

Death Alexander the Great

323 BC

Gracchi Brothers

290 BC

Punic Wars

264 BC - 146 BC

Death Julius Caesar

44 BC

Pax Romana

27 BCE - 180 CE

Augustus Caesar

27 BC - 14 AD

Roman Empire

27 BC - 476 AD

Death Jesus of Nazareth

37 CE

Edict of Milan

313 AD

Constantinople

333 CE

Fall Western Rome

476 CE

Global

Agricultural Revolution

8000 BC - 2000 BC