rise of Minoan civilization on Crete
beginning of the Hittites rule in Anatolia
Hyksos dominate northern Egypt
1640 B.C.E. - 1532 B.C.E.
rise of Mycenaean civilization in Greece
beginning of New Kingdom Egypt
introduction of the camel into western Asia
Kassites in Southern Babylonia
1500 B.C.E. - 1150 B.C.E.
Mesopotamia divided into Northern Assyria and Southern Babylonia
Queen Hatshepsut of Egypt dispatches expedition to Punt
Akhenaten launches a religious reform in Egypt
reign of Ramesses the Great in Egypt
1290 B.C.E. - 1224 B.C.E.
destruction of Mycenaean centers
Dark Age for Middle East and Mediterranean region
1200 B.C.E. - 1100 B.C.E.
destruction of Hittite kingdom
end of New Kingdom
rise of Neo-Assyrian Empire
BCE Assyrian conquest of Egypt
fall of Assyria