A growing timeline from the dawn of man to the death of Alexander the Great and beyond.
Monte Verde in Chile, which was occupied some 14,500 years ago, provides a slightly different view of life for the early inhabitants of South America. Due to the quality of preservation at Monte Verde, natural materials such as wood, fiber, and cordage remain. Even a human footprint has been found there (metmuseum.org).
Japan, c. 5,000 BCE - 2,500 BCE
The volcanic eruption on Thera (modern Santorini) in c. 1630 BCE that leveled the complex Minoan civilization on this island in the Cyclades.
This was the volcanic event that hit Pompeii.
a.k.a., The Persian Empire
Although the Western Roman Empire fell in 476 CE, the Eastern Empire continued in Constantinople until the Ottoman Turks took it.
The exact end of the British Empire is difficult to pinpoint, as the process of decolonization was long and fraught with political issues. The end was a long one, taking up much of the 20th century.
This refers to Tsarist Russia and does not include the Soviet Union.
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
The "milestones" listed here are based on their fame and overall influence on the history of mankind. There is obviously a Western bias inherent in this grouping.
Although cave painting and rock painting in Tassili–n–Ajjer continued for thousands of years, the first seems to have appeared around 8,000 BCE and represents a Sahara much different from today's.
This corresponds basically with the traditional Jewish belief concerning the creation of the world.
Several people in history have had major impacts on all that comes after them. This grouping is not exhaustive, of course, but it helps put all of history into some kind of chronological context.
This estimated lifespan is based on scholars' best current understanding of the historical Jesus. This is not a doctrine-based statement.