Rise of Old World Civilizations

OVERVIEW

Early Bronze Age

3200 BC - 2000 BC

Sumerians, Archaic & Old Kingdom Egypt, Minoan & Mycenaean beginnings

Middle Bronze Age

2000 BC - 1600 BC

Old Babylonian Era, Middle Kingdom Egypt, Minoan Palace phase

Late Bronze Age

1600 BC - 1200 BC

Hittite Empire, New Kingdom Egypt, Mycnaen rise, Minoan Destruction

Post

900 BC - 800 BC

Assyrian & New Babylonian Eras, Persian & Greek, Roman

East Africa

"Shadow of Egypt"

3500 BC - 2100 BC

Kerma: Lords of Kush

2500 BC - 1528 BC

Kings Son of Kush

1528 BC - 1100 BC

ShadowofNubia

1100 BC - 730 BC

Nubian Pharaohs

730 BC - 66 BC

Meroe

350 BC - 300 AD

Aksum

100 AD - 1100 AD

Ancient Rome

Roman Republic

510 BC - 31 BC

Punic Wars

264 BC - 146 BC

Early Roman Empire

31 BC - 235 AD

Vesuvius erupts

79 AD

Late Roman Empire

235 AD - 400 AD

Meditteranean

Aegean Early Bronze Age

3200 BC - 2100 BC

Minoan: Palace Period

2100 BC - 1450 BC

Neopalatial Period

1700 BC - 1350 BC

Mycenaean Greece

1600 BC - 1050 BC

Postpalatial Greece

1200 BC - 1050 BC

"Dark Ages"

1000 BC - 750 BC

still lots of arts and culture simply less centralized in states

Phoenicians&Carthaginians

1000 BC - 750 BC

Greece

Greek Colonies

800 BC - 600 BC

1st Olympics

776 BC

Archaic

750 BC - 480 BC

Classical

480 BC - 323 BC

Alexander the Great

336 BC - 323 BC

Hellenistic

323 BC - 30 BC

East Asia

Western Zhou Period

1027 BC - 771 BC

decentralized after Shang dynasty

Eastern Zhou

770 BC - 221 BC

first time actual "true" cities

Warring States

458 BC - 221 BC

22 independent kingdoms warring, only 5 major kingdoms survived

Coins

400 BC

most kingdoms minting own coins

1st Chinese Empire

221 BC - 206 BC

Emperor Qin Shihuangdi, destruction of political and historical books, consolidation with roads, built 3,000 mile wall

Han Empire

206 BC - 220 AD

tomb of Liu Shang (6,000 terracotta soldiers), population censuses

Japan

100 AD - 700 AD

Yamato: 1st known Japanese state

Korea

220 AD - 700 AD

South East Asia

Rise of States

2000 BC - 150 AD

Dong Son Culture

1000 BC - 43 AD

Vietnam's Red River Delta, known for bronze artifacts, drums represent high status

Angkor State

802 AD - 1430 AD

Angkor="holy city," overlords of Tonle Sap tried to establish hegemony, rise of god-kings

Indravarman I

877 AD - 889 AD

built large reservoir, temple, mausoleum, Bakong