Early Mesopotamia and Egypt 4000 - 1100 BC

Civilization

Akkadians

4000 BC - 2100 BC

Sumer

3200 BC - 1900 BC

Egypt

3100 BC - 1100 BC

Archaic (Early Dynastic) Period

3099 BC - 2700 BC

1st and 2nd Egyptian Dynasties

Old Kingdom

2700 BC - 2200 BC

3rd - 6th dynasties

First Intermediate Period

2200 BC - 2050 BC

nomarchs rule

Third Dynasty of Ur

2100 BC - 2000 BC

Middle Kingdom

2050 BC - 1700 BC

11th and 12th dynasties

no single dynasty

2000 BC - 1900 BC

Amorites (Old Babylonian)

1900 BC - 1600 BC

Second Intermediate Period

1700 BC - 1550 BC

Hyksos ruled

Kassites

1600 BC - 1300 BC

New Kingdom

1550 BC - 1100 BC

18th to 20th dynasties

Event

Hyksos attack Egypt

1700 BC

invaded the Nile delta

Hittites attack Old Babylonian Empire

1600 BC

Ahmose drives out Hyksos

1550 BC

founded the 18th dynasty

Amarna Period

1375 BC - 1358 BC

worshiped only Aton - the disk of the sun

People

King Sargon

2371 BC - 2316 BC

Akkadian

King Hammurabi

1792 BC - 1750 BC

greatest Amorite king

Amenhotep IV (Akhenaton)

1375 BC - 1358 BC