Untitled timeline


Sumerians divide circle into 360 degrees

3000 B.C.

Sumerians divide minute into 60 seconds

3000 B.C.

Sumerians divide day into 24 hours

3000 B.C.

Sumerians divide hour into 60 minutes

3000 B.C.

Egyptians use calendar with 365 days

2773 B.C.

Babylonians have multiplication tables

1800 B.C.


Cave paintings in Spain show bows in use

9996 bc - 5000 bc

Fired-clay pottery

7000 B.C.

Chinese make silk

2700 B.C.

Egypt's first pyramid, at Saqqara, by Pharaoh Djoser

2630 B.C.

Khufu's Great Pyramid at Giza, 481 feet high

2550 B.C.


Mycenae (Greece) flourishes

1600 B.C.

Mycenae dominates Aegean

1450 B.C.

Mycenae reaches its peak

1320 B.C

Mycenae falls to invaders

1100 B.C.

Homer writing

750 B.C.


Troy inhabited

3000 B.C.

Copper helmets with leather liners, lessening impact of mace as a weapon

2500 B.C.

Hittites first employ iron for weapons

1300 B.C.

Trojan War (between Troy and Mycenae)

1190 B.C.

Age of Darkness