Ancient Western History: Mesopotamia and Egypt Circa. 5500 BC - 1202 BC

Main body and subject of the timeline is the time period of 5500 BC to 1200 BC. The events outside this time period were added for context.

Mesopotamia

Expands to encompass Asia Minor after 1790 BC

Copper age of Sumer

5500 BC - 3000 BC

Uruk Period

4000 BC - 3200 BC

(Canaan) Early Bronze Age I

3300 BC - 2850 BC

Jemdat Nasr Period

3200 BC - 2900 BC

Atab
Etanah
Balih

Early Dynastic I

2900 BC - 2800 BC

Meskiaggasher ruled Uruk

2800 BC

Early Dynastic II

2800 BC - 2600 BC

Gilgamesh's reign begins

2700 BC

Enmebaragesi's reign begins

2700 BC

Early Dynastic III

2600 BC - 2350 BC

Gilgamesh Becomes Legend

2600 BC

Lugulannemundu's reign begins

2500 BC

Sargon builds an empire

2334 BC - 2279 BC

Akkadian Period

2334 BC - 2100 BC

Sargon
Rimush

Gutian Invasion

2278 BC - 2154 BC

Naram-Sin's Death

2218 BC

Shar-kali-sharri's death

2190 BC

Traditional dating of Abraham's lifetime

2166 BC - 1991 BC

Fall of Agade

2150 BC

Third Dynasty of Ur

2112 BC - 2004 BC

Ur-Nammu

Tales of Gilgamesh

2100 BC

Written at the direction of King Shulgi of Ur.

Ur-Nammu's death

2094 BC

Third Dynasty of Ur Destroyed by famine, invasion, and rebellion.

2037 BC - 2004 BC

Shulgi's reign

2029 BC - 1994 BC

Elamites revenge on Ur (Fall of Ur)

2004 BC

Newly united and lead by King Kindattu.

Protopalatial Period

2000 BC - 1720 BC

Fifth king of Larsa, Gungunum takes the throne

1930 BC

Rim-Sin's reign

1822 BC - 1763 BC

Ruled Larsa

Start of Shamshi-Adad's reign

1813 BC

May not be accurate but serves as one of the benchmarks of ancient history.

Shamshi-Adad's reign

1813 BC - 1781 BC

Ruled Assur

Hammurabi's reign

1792 BC - 1750 BC

Ruled Babylon

Hittites expand into Asia Minor

1790 BC - 1560 BC

Hittites enter history with written records

1790 BC

The chief of Kussara kept his own records.

Anittas

1790 BC

Hammurabi takes Isin

1787 BC

Hammurabi seizes Ashur and Eshunna

1764 BC

Samsuiluna's reign

1749 BC - 1712 BC

Neopalatial Period

1720 BC - 1550 BC

Minos

Death of Samsuiluna

1712 BC

Hattusilis I reign

1650 BC - 1620 BC

Eruption of Thera

1628 BC

Mursilis I reign

1620 BC - 1590 BC

Hittites conquer Babylon

1595 BC

Hantili's reign

1590 BC - 1560 BC

Final Palatial Period

1550 BC - 1350 BC

Telepinus's reign

1525 BC - 1500 BC

Sharrum-kin (Sargon from Isa. 20:1) Sargon II

700 BC

Ashurbanidal becomes king

668 BC

Death of Ashurbanidal

626 BC

By this time he had collected 22,000 clay tablets into the worlds first library.

Egypt

Badarian Period

5000 BC - 4000 BC

Naqada Period

4000 BC - 3000 BC

The Scorpion Kings first attempt to conquer

3200 BC

Scorpion King AKA Narmer AKA Raging Catfish
(There's a reason history mainly remembers the name Scorpion King.)

Archaic Period

3100 BC - 2686 BC

Dynasty I

3100 BC - 2890 BC

Old Kingdom

2696 BC - 2181 BC

Dynasty 3

2686 BC - 2613 BC

Djoser

Djoser's reign/pyramid built

2630 BC - 2611 BCE

Dynasty 4

2613 BC - 2498 BC

Snefru
Khufu

Sneferu's reign/pyramid(s) built

2612 BC - 2589 BC

Khufu's reign/pyramid built

2589 BC - 2566 BC

Djedefre's reign/pyramid built

2566 BC - 2558 BC

Khafre's reign/pyramid built

2558 BC - 2532 BC

Menkaure's reign/pyramid built

2532 BC - 2504 BC

Dynasty 5

2498 BC - 2345 BC

Userkaf's reign/pyramid built

2494 BC - 2487 BC

Sahure's reign/pyramid built

2487 BC - 2477 BC

Neferirkare Kakai's reign/pyramid built

2477 BC - 2467 BC

Nyuserre Ini's reign/pyramid built

2416 BC - 2392 BC

Dynasty 6

2345 BC - 2184 BC

Dynasties 7 & 8

2181 BC - 2160 BC

First Intermediate Period

2181 BC - 2040 BC

Dynasties 9 &10

2160 BC - 2040 BC

Dynasty 11

2134 BC - 1991 BC

Intef I-III
Metuhotep I-III

Middle Kingdom

2040 BC - 1782 BC

Dynasty 12

1991 BC - 1782 BC

Amenemhet I
Amenemhet III
Amenemhet IV
Queen Sobeknefu

Amenemhat I reign/pyramid built

1991 BC - 1962 BC

Senusret I reign/pyramid built

1971 BC - 1926 BC

Senusret II reign/pyramid built

1897 BC - 1878 BC

Amenemhat III reign/Pyramid built

1860 BC - 1814 BC

Second Intermediate Period

1782 BC - 1570 BC

Dynasty 13

1782 BC - 1640 BC

Khendjer's reign/pyramid built

1764 BC - 1759 BC

Dynasty 14

1700 BC - 1640 BC

Hyskos takeover

1663 BC

Dynasties 15,16, & 17

1663 BC

New Kingdom

1570 BC - 1070 BC

Dynasty 18

1570 BC - 1293 BC

Ahmose I reign

1570 BC - 1293 BC

Hatshepsut-Tuthmosis III reign

1504 BC - 1483 BC

Tuthmosis' reign (Alone)

1483 BC - 1450 BC

The Exodus

1446 BC

(Most conservative date)

Tuthmosis IV reign

1419 BC - 1386 BC

Amenhotep III reign

1386 BC - 1349 BC

Akhenaten's reign

1349 BC - 1334 BC

Tutankhamun's reign

1333 BC - 1325 BC

Ay's reign

1325 BC - 1321 BC

Tutankhamuns tomb remains unrobbed

1323 BC - November 1922

Horemheb's reign

1321 BC - 1293 BC

Dynasty 19

1293 BC - 1185 BC

Rameses II reign

1278 BC - 1212 BC

Ramses II fights the Hittites to a draw

1275 BC

Merneptah's reign

1212 BC - 1202 BC

Piye's reign/pyramid built

721 BC

Taharqa's reign/pyramid built

664 BC