Timeline Two



668 BCE - 551 BCE

Zoroaster was an ancient Iranian prophet who was the founder of Zoroastrianism. He was either born in the Northern parts of Iran. He is credited with the authorship of the Yasna Haptanghaiti as well as the Gathas, which are some of the main hymns in the Zoroastrianism. Zoroaster created a religion that people embraced with ease.

Siddhartha Gautama

563 BCE - 479 BCE

Siddhartha Gautama was born Lumbini in modern day Nepal and raised in the small kingdom or principality of Kapilavastu .Gautama was a spiritual teacher from Indian. He is known worldwide for his finding in the Buddhism religion, also known as the supreme Buddha. Gautama Greatly changed the world with the founding’s in Buddhism, they are still practiced regularly on a large scale.


551 BCE

Confucius was born in 551 BCE near the city of Qufu, in the Chinese state of Lu. Confucius comes from a warrior family, his father a great military leader died when Confucius was only 3; he was raised in poverty for the rest of his childhood. Confucius is the founder and starter of the Confucianism religion. Confucianism is still a great religion today in china as well as a base for many other religions.

Hellenic Period

500 BCE - 300 BCE

The Hellenic Period of Greece was considered to be the “classic” period of Greek Culture. The Hellenic Period is in the peaceful time between the defeats of the Persian army, and the conquest of Alexander the Great. This allowed the Greeks to focus more on their economy and arts such as drama, philosophy, and sculpture. The Hellenic period greatly influenced the aspect of art that came out of Greece as well as the government style they had for many more years.


469 BCE - 339 BCE

Socrates was one of the greatest Greek Philosophers; he was also one of the first public philosophers on ethics. Socrates is greatly known for his writings on Plato and Xenophon. He had many influences on science all over the world and his philosophies were very widely known. However the Romans believed that he was corrupting the youth he was found guilty and put to death by poison

Mauryan Dynasty

323 BCE - 185 BCE

Mauryan was an Indian Dynasty in the fourth- third centuries. This dynasty unified the sub- continent for the first time and contributed to the spread of Buddhism across the rest of East Asia. After the death of Alexander the Great, Maurya decided to train the army and in return, they seized Magadha.

Reign of Qin Shih Huang-di

259 BCE - 210 BCE

Qin Shih Huang was the first emperor of the unified empire of China. He ultimately called himself the first Emperor after China's unification. Qin ruled until his death at the age of 49 years old. In his 35-year reign, he managed to create magnificent and enormous construction projects. He also caused both incredible cultural and intellectual growth, and much destruction within China.

Buddhism Arrives in China

221 BCE - 206 BCE

The most early resent accounts of Buddhist missionaries is around 221 BCE. Buddhist missionaries 1sst reached China in the Qin Dynasty via the Silk Road, maritime, and overland routes. Buddhism moved quickly through China due to the easy way of travel and trade routes. Buddhism changed the culture of Chain from their art to their food choices.

Han Dynasty

206 BCE - 220 AD

The Han Dynasty was the 2nd imperial dynasty of China proceeding Qin Dynasty. The Han Dynasty is considered to be one of the greatest and most durable dynasties to rule over ancient China. The Han Empire was divided into areas that were directly controlled by a central government, and a number of semi-autonomous kingdoms. The Han Empire contributed greatly to the later production of steel and later forms of governments.

Pax Romana

27 BCE - 180 AD

This is one of the only time were Rome experiences complete and utter peace and prosperity. The only reason for this is because of the 5 emperors that Rome had in this time period. The words Pax Romana literally mean peace in Roman. The Roman empires also had great trade routes, farming, and industry in this time period.


6 BCE - 68 AD

Jesus was the so called son of God and was put on this earth to spare the work of the Christian faith; ultimately die for everyone’s sins. However the Romans saw this man as a threat to their Empire, so they decided to crucify him on a cross. Jesus disciples and other follows still carried out the will of Jesus and spread the word of Christianity. Jesus had a great impact to the world spreading and expanding the word of Christianity to many parts of the world.

St. Paul

5 AD - 67 AD

Paul was a very important man for the spread of Christianity around Europe and Asia. He belived that the word of God should be spread no matter what race or ethnic background you come from. He is responsible for creating and putting Christian communities all around Europe and Asia. St. Paul made a major contribution to the spread of Christianity around the world .

Zhang Qian Establishes Silk Road

60 AD

The Silk Road was open in 60 CE by Zhang Qian and more routes were added all throughout the Han dynasty. The establishment of the Silk Road made it very easy for China and many other Asian Empires to trade with one another. Many new settlements are made by all the Empires on the Silk Road for protection. The Silk Road made major contributions to trade and made the worlds culture more diverse in many ways.

Destruction of Second Temple in Jerusalem

70 ad

The Temple in Jerusalem is where Jesus spent some of his last days on earth. He predicted that the temple would be destroyed in the future. In 70 CE the Roman General Titus with 4 legions of solders of Roman troops, marched to the city of Jerusalem and destroyed the city as well as the temple just as Jesus predicted. The Jewish religion was greatly impacted by this, due to the fact of all the history they had stockpiled in the temple.

Edict Milan

313 AD

The Edict Milan was issued to the Western and Eastern parts of Rome in the name of Constantine, and Licinius. The Edict of Milan granted religious freedoms for all of the Roman Empire. This document also order the restitution of property confiscated from Christians. The Edict of Malian led to the spread of many religions to Rome, Greece and all of Europe.

Gupta Dynasty

320 AD - 600 AD

The Gupta Dynasty is considered to be the golden age of Indian. This dynasty is marked with extensive inventions and discoveries in science and technology. The Gupta Dynasty was very advanced in agriculture which played a big part in the Gupta’s economy. The Gupta Empire developed many inventions, and made very big leaped in the fields of science and the arts which impacted how we understand many things in the modern world.

Alexander the Great

323 - 336

Alexander the Great was king of Macedon, which was a state in northern Greece. By the age of 13, he had created one of the largest empires in ancient history. He was undefeated in battle and was considered one of the most successful commanders of all time. Alexander the Great was a great commander and his tactics are still used in military today. He didn't only influence others with military, his philosophies, and medicine practices also influenced many.

Germanic Invasions of Roman Empire

403 AD

The Roman Empire was one of the greatest empires of the ancient world when there were whole, when Rome broke into 2 that made them weak. The Germanic took advantage of this and started to attack the western half of the empire. The western Empire was eventually defeated by the Goths a Germanic eastern Tribe.

Attila the Hun

406 - 453

Attila the Hun succeeded his uncle, and took leadership of the Huns at the age of 28. Attila originally ran the Huns with his brother Bleda, but murders him to gain complete control over the Huns. Attila the Hun unexpectedly die at the age of 48 on his wedding night, he was allegedly murdered by his bride. Attila the Hun had such an impact on Europe that he appeared many times in many Epic poems.

Rein of Justinian

527 AD - 565 AD

Justinian was considered one of the greatest rulers of the Byzantine Empire. He made major contributions to the Roman laws through his own code of laws. He is credited with the rebuilding of Constantinople, which became one of the largest cities in the empire. The way Justinian ran his Empire is still used in common practice today.