To 600 C.E.

Transformation & Organization of Human Society

Classical Times

3,500 BCE - 600 CE

Mesopotamia

3500 bc

Austronesians migrate to New Guinea

3000 bc

Egypt

3000 bc

Cuneiform Writing Begins

2900 bc

First writing

Indus Valley Civilization

2500 bc

Start of Bantu migrations

2000 bc

Code of Hammurabi

1750 bc

Shang China

1700 bc

Austronesians migrate to Pacific Islands

1500 bc

Vedas are written

1400 bc

Hittites invent iron

1300 bc

Phoenicians

1250 bc

Meso and South America

1200 bc

Trojan War

1200 bc

Aryans migrate to India

1000 bc

Aryans migrate to Ganges River Valley

1000 bc

First Greek Alphabet

850 bc - 700 bc

Classical Greece

800 bc - 300 bc

Classical India

700 bc - 350 bc

Lao-tzu; creates Daoism

604 bc - 531 bc

Confucius; creates confucianism

551 bc - 479 bc

Cyrus the Great conqueres parts of Pakistan

528 bc

Classical China (Zhou & Han)

500 bc - 600 ce

Bantu Migrations Reach S. Africa

500 bc

Aryans migrate to Deccan Plateau

500 bc

Mahavira Jains; creates Jainism

500 bc

Classical Rome

500 bc - 476 ce

Greco-Persian Wars

499 bc - 488 bc

Battle of Marathon

490 bc

Battle of Salamis

480 bc

Battle of Thermopylae

480 bc

Socrates; Creates Dialectic

469 bc - 323 bc

Siddhartha Guatama; creates Buddhism

460 bc

Bubonic Plague in Athens

430 bc

Alexander The Great

356 bc - 323 bc

Battle of Chaeronea

338 bc

Darius III was defeated by Alexander the Great.

333 bc

Roman capital of Constantinople

330 bc

Qin Shi Huangdi unifies China (first emperor)

221 bc

Buddhism reaches China

213 bc

Gaozu establishes the Chinese Civil Service Exam

207 bc

Establishment of Indo-Greek kingdom

180 bc

Establishment of Indo-Scythian kingdom

80 bc

Pax Romana

27 bc - 180 ce

Establishment of the Indo-Parthian kingdom

10 bc

Jesus; creates Christianity

5 bc

Antonine plague

161 ce - 181 ce

Sack of Rome

410 ce

Justinian; Built the Hagia Sophia

483 ce - 565 ce

Justinianic plague

541 - 542