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
Mesopotamia divided into Northern Assyria and Southern Babylonia
introduction of the camel into western Asia
Kassites in Southern Babylonia
1500 B.C.E. - 1150 B.C.E.
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 Hittite kingdom
Dark Age for Middle East and Mediterranean region
1200 B.C.E. - 1100 B.C.E.
destruction of Mycenaean centers
end of New Kingdom
rise of Neo-Assyrian Empire
BCE Assyrian conquest of Egypt
fall of Assyria