World Civilizations

This chart attempts to track the ages of major Empires, Kingdoms and Dynasties of the world. Civilization lengths are rarely precise and not meant to indicate importance or power. The age of Civilizations are valuable in this chart to track relative simultaneous existences, important historical dates and synergistic relationships. -- Rules to define the age of a Civilization: Move of Capital. Example: Move of Roman Capital from Rome to Byzantium. Change in government type. Example: Transition of Ottoman Caliphate to Republic of Turkey. Occupations resulting in permanent structural changes to administration of cities/region. Example: Korea Significant transitions in geographic location. -- Maps provided attempt to show maximum sphere of influence. However these are obviously highly debatable and are just meant to emphasis regional distribution and cultural impact. -- The Anatolian Peninsula is considered to be part of the Middle East.

World Events

850 AD
1492 AD
1522

African Civilizations

2686 BC - 2181 BC
2055 BC - 1650 BC
1550 BC - 1077 BC
1070 BC - 350 AD
814 BC - 146 BC
322 BC - 30 BC
100 AD - 940 AD
830 AD - 1240 AD
1060 AD - Present
1180 AD - 1897 AD
1230 AD - 1600 AD
1270 AD - 1974 AD
1400 AD - 1896 AD
1464 AD - 1591 AD
1600 AD - 1924 AD
1600 AD - 1904 AD
1670 AD - 1902 AD

American Civilizations

1400 BC - 350 BC
200 AD - 900 AD
250 AD - 950 AD
496 AD - 1122 AD
700 AD - 1521 AD
1300 AD - 1530 AD
1438 AD - 1533 AD
1776 - Present

Asian Civilizations

2600 BC - 1700 BC
322 BC - 185 BC
221 BC - 1912 AD
209 BC - 93 AD
500 AD - 1345 AD
600 AD - 1500 AD
660 AD - Present
676 AD - 1910 AD
734 AD - 1949 AD
848 AD - 1279 AD
1206 AD - 1687 AD
1238 AD - 1932 AD
1526 AD - 1858 AD

European Civilizations

800 BC - 600 AD
509 BC - 1453 AD
330 AD - 1204 AD
481 AD - 843 AD
1415 AD - 1974 AD
1474 AD - 1931 AD
1526 - 1867
1583 AD - Present
1721 AD - 1917 AD
1792 AD - Present

Middle Eastern Civilizations

2500 BC - 605 BC
2334 BC - 2154 BC
1600 BC - 1178 BC
1500 BC - 1155 BC
1200 BC - 539 BC
1185 BC - 547 BC
940 BC - 556 BC
678 BC - 549 BC
626 BC - 539 BC
550 BC - 651 AD
312 BC - 63 BC
224 AD - 651 AD
661 AD - 750 AD
750 AD - 1517 AD
1299 AD - 1923 AD