8000 B.C.E to 600 C. E


development of sumerian civilization

4000 B.C.

Living along the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates, Sumerian farmers were able to grow an abundance of grain and other crops, the surplus of which enabled them to settle in one place.


3500 BCE

It is considered the most significant among the many cultural contributions of the Sumerians and the greatest among those of the Sumerian city of Uruk which advanced the writing of cuneiform

indus valley civilization

3300 B.C.E

it was one of three early civilizations of the Old World, and of the three the most widespread It flourished in the basins of the Indus River, one of the major rivers of Asia, and the Ghaggar-Hakra River, which once coursed through northwest India and eastern Pakistan.

bronze metallurgy

2800 BC

Mesopotamia used iron, replaced bronze b/c bronze was too expensive. It a material made from copper and tin used for weapons and agricultural tools.

unification of egypt

2686 BCE

During the first dynasty dualistic royal titles emerge, including the King of Upper and Lower Egypt title which combines the plant representing Upper Egypt and a bee representing Lower Egypt.

hammurabi's code

1754 BC

It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world.The Code of Hammurabi was one of several sets of laws in the ancient Near East and also one of the first forms of law

rise of olmec

1200 BCE

Olmecs had their own type of artwork, characterized by the colossal heads, as they’re known right now. When the Olmec historic artifacts started being found at the end of the 19th century, they were considered to be the most beautiful out of what the old America had to offer.

zhou kingdom

1046 BCE

Shang Dynasty ruled for 700 years from the fall of the Xia Dynasty until about 1000 BC when the Zhou Dynasty conquered the area. Their small empire was centered along the Yellow River. The dating is only approximate because historians don't agree on the dating.

bantu migration

1000 B.C.E

The primary evidence for this expansion has been linguistic, namely that the languages spoken in Sub-Equatorial Africa are remarkably similar to each other.The linguistic core of the Bantu family of languages, a branch of the Niger–Congo language family, was located in the adjoining region of Cameroon and Nigeria.

iron metallurgy

1000 BCE

The topic Iron metallurgy in preindustrial sub-Saharan Africa encompasses both studies of the technology and archaeology of indigenous iron production, and also an understanding of the role that iron production played in African societies before European colonization of the subcontinent.

chavin civilization

900 BC

It extended its influence to other civilizations along the coast.The chief example of architecture is the Chavín de Huantar temple

babylonian conquest of jerusalem

605 BC

Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon defeated Pharaoh Necho at the Battle of Carchemish, and subsequently invaded Judah. To avoid the destruction of Jerusalem, King Jehoiakim of Judah, in his third year, changed allegiances from Egypt to Babylon.

life of confucius

551 BC

Confucius's principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong family loyalty, ancestor veneration, and respect of elders by their children and of husbands by their wives.

athenian empire in greece

478 BC

was an association of Greek city-states, members numbering between 150 173, to 330 under the leadership of Athens, whose purpose was to continue fighting the Persian Empire after the Greek victory in the Battle of Plataea at the end of the Second Persian invasion of Greece.

peloponnesian war

431 BC

The Peloponnesian War reshaped the ancient Greek world. On the level of international relations, Athens, the strongest city-state in Greece prior to the war's beginning, was reduced to a state of near-complete subjection, while Sparta became established as the leading power of Greece

ptolemy rule in egypt

323 BC

The era of Ptolemaic reign in Egypt is one of the most well documented time periods of the Hellenistic Era; a wealth of papyri written in Greek and Egyptian of the time have been discovered in Egypt.

mauryan empire

322 BCE

Chandragupta embarked upon an aggressive expansion policy. Seleucos I Nicator, who was Alexander's satrap for the eastern Macedonian conquests, was defeated and had to cede the entire territory under him to Chandragupta, along with a daughter and considerable money.

seleucid kingdom

312 BC

Seleucid expansion into Anatolia and Greece was abruptly halted after decisive defeats at the hands of the Roman army

silk road

207 BCE

Trade on the Silk Road played a significant role in the development of the civilizations of China, the Subcontinent, Persia, Europe, the Horn of Africa and Arabia, opening long-distance political and economic relations between the civilizations

han empire

206 BC

Spanning over four centuries, the Han period is considered a golden age in Chinese history.The Han dynasty was an age of economic prosperity and saw a significant growth of the money economy first established during the Zhou dynasty

teotihuacan founded

100 B.C.

Teotihuacan began as a new religious center in the Mexican Highlands around the first century AD. This city came to be the largest and most populated center in the pre-Columbian Americas.

roman empire

60 BCE

Between AD 406 and 419 the Romans lost a great deal of their empire to different German tribes. The Franks conquered northern Gaul, the Burgundians took eastern Gaul, while the Vandals replaced the Romans in Hispania.

life of buddha

6 B.C

The Buddha is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in world history, and his teachings have affected everything from a variety of other faiths (as many find their origins in the words of the Buddha) to literature to philosophy, both within India and to the farthest reaches of the Western world.

crucifixion of christ

33 AD

esus' crucifixion is described in the four canonical gospels, referred to in the New Testament epistles, attested to by other ancient sources, and is established as a historical event confirmed by non-Christian sources,[1] although, among historians, there is no consensus on the precise details of what exactly occurred.

jewish revolt quelled by rome

66 C.E.

originating in the Greek and Jewish religious tensions, and later escalated due to anti-taxation protests and attacks upon Roman citizens.

sassanid empire

224 CE

The Sasanian Empire was founded by Ardashir I, after the fall of the Parthian Empire and the defeat of the last Arsacid king, Artabanus V.

third century crisis

235 AD

The Crisis resulted in such profound changes in the empire's institutions, society, economic life and, eventually, religion, that it is increasingly seen by most historians as defining the transition between the historical periods of classical antiquity and late antiquity.

reign of diocletian

284 CE

He reorganization of the fiscal, administrative, and military machinery of the empire laid the foundation for the Byzantine Empire in the East and temporarily shored up the decaying empire in the West.

constantinople founded

330 AD

Constantinople built because it lay on the European side of the Strait of Bosporus, the Emperor Constantine understood its strategic importance and upon reuniting the empire in 324 CE built his new capital there -- Constantinople.

fall of western roman empire

476 C.E.

Romulus, the last of the Roman emperors in the west, was overthrown by the Germanic leader Odoacer, who became the first Barbarian to rule in Rome.