Chapter 3 Section 1


rise of Minoan civilization on Crete

2000 B.C.E.

beginning of the Hittites rule in Anatolia

1700 B.C.E.

Hyksos dominate northern Egypt

1640 B.C.E. - 1532 B.C.E.

rise of Mycenaean civilization in Greece

1600 B.C.E.

beginning of New Kingdom Egypt

1532 B.C.E.

introduction of the camel into western Asia

1500 B.C.E.

Kassites in Southern Babylonia

1500 B.C.E. - 1150 B.C.E.

Mesopotamia divided into Northern Assyria and Southern Babylonia

1500 B.C.E.

Queen Hatshepsut of Egypt dispatches expedition to Punt

1470 B.C.E.

Akhenaten launches a religious reform in Egypt

1353 B.C.E.

reign of Ramesses the Great in Egypt

1290 B.C.E. - 1224 B.C.E.

destruction of Mycenaean centers

1200 B.C.E.

Dark Age for Middle East and Mediterranean region

1200 B.C.E. - 1100 B.C.E.

destruction of Hittite kingdom

1200 B.C.E.

end of New Kingdom

1070 B.C.E.

rise of Neo-Assyrian Empire

911 B.C.E.

BCE Assyrian conquest of Egypt

671 B.C.E.

fall of Assyria

612 B.C.E.