history chronology

Events

Start of the Neolithic Revolution

10000 BCE

Farming villages like Jericho and Çatal Hüyük appear in the Near East

9,000 BCE - 7,000 BCE

Horse domestication, wheel and axle in Eurasian steppe

4,000 BCE

Bronze metallurgy in the Near East

3,500 BCE

Sumerian City-States

3,300 BCE - 2,350 BCE

Writing first appears in Mesopotamia (and shortly afterward in Egypt)

3,300 BCE

Egypt - Early Dynastic Period

3000 BC - 2686 BC

Egypt - Old Kingdom

2686 BC - 2160 BC

India - Early Indus/Harappan Civilization

2600 BC - 1600 BC

Akkadian Empire

2340 BC - 2110 BC

Egypt - First Intermediate Period

2160 BC - 2055 BC

Third Dynasty of Ur

2110 BCE - 2000 BCE

China - Xia Dynasty

2070 BC - 1600 BC

Egypt - Middle Kingdom

2055 BC - 1650 BC

Indo-Europeans arrive in Anatolia (modern Turkey) and Greece

2000 BC

Minoan Palatial Periods (Crete)

1900 BC - 1400 BC

Babylonian Empire

1792 BCE - 1595 BCE

India - Invasion of Aryans

1700 BC - 1500 BC

Egypt - Second Intermediate Period

1650 BC - 1550 BC

Hittite Era (Anatolia)

1600 BC - 1178 BC

China - Shang Dynasty

1600 BC - 1046 BC

Mycenaean Era (Greece)

1600 BC - 1100 BC

Egypt - New Kingdom

1550 BC - 1069 BC

Start of Bronze Age Collapse

1200 BC

India - First Publication of Upanishads

600 BC