River Valley

Events

Egypt

5000 B.C

Early civilization emerged in the Nile River Valley

Mesopotamia

3500 BC

The first civilization emerges in the Fertile Crescent, Sumer, and Akkad

Mesopotamia

3200 B.C

Sumerians invent writing

Egypt

3200 B.C

The first civilization in Nubia emerges

Egypt

3150 B.C

King Menes unites Upper and Lower Egypt

Egypt

2575 B.C

The Old Kingdom begins

Mesopotamia

2500 B.C

Writing is simplified into cuneiform

Indus River Valley

2500 B.C

Height of the civilization in Harappa and Mohenjo - Daro

China

2000 B.C - 1700 B.C

Xia legendary period

Egypt

1800 B.C

Egypt expands its borders into Nubia

China

1760 B.C - 1500 B.C

Shang Dynasty

Mesopotamia

1754 B.C

Hammurabi controls all of Mesopotamia

Egypt

1660 B.C

The Hykos invade Egypt and took power

Egypt

1570 B.C

The New Kingdom begins

Indus River

1500 B.C

Aryan migration begins

China

1027 B.C - 221 B.C

Zhou Dynasty

Mesopotamia

668 B.C - 627 B.C

The Assyrian empires is at its height

Mesopotamia

605 B.C

Nebuchadnezzar II becomes King of Babylon

Indus River Valley

550 B.C

The Persian Empire spreads to the Indus River Valley

China

221 B.C - 206 B.C

Qin Dynasty

China

206 B.C - 220 A.D

Han Dynasty