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Events

Beginnings of Agriculture

8000 BC

Beginnings of Bronze Age - Early Civilizations

3000 BC

Hammurabi's Code

1772 BC

Early alphabetic script

1500 BC

Iron Age

1300 BC

Assyrian Empire

900 BC - 600 BC

Life of Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tzu (Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism)

500 BC

Alexander the Great

323 BC

Qin unified China

221 BC

End of Pax Romana

180

End of Han Dynasty

220

Beginning of Trans-Saharan Trade Routes

300

Roman capital moved to Constantinople

333

Fall of Rome

476

Justinian rule of Byzantine Empire

527

Rise of Islam

632

Battle of Tours (end of Muslim move into France)

732

1st Schism in Christian Church

1054

Norman conquest of England

1066

Battle of Manzikert (Seljuk Turks defeat Byz)

1071

1st Crusade

1095

Mongols sack Baghdad

1258

Marco Polo travels

1271 - 1295

Mansa Musa's pilgrimage

1324

Travels of Ibn Battuta

1325 - 1349

Bubonic plague in Europe

1347 - 1348

End of Zheng He's Voyages/Rise of Ottomans

1433

Periods

Period 1

8000 BC - 600 BC

Period 2

600 BC - 600

Period 3

600 - 1450

Period 4

1450 - 1750

Period 5

1750 - 1900

Period 6

1900