Timeline of early civilizations

Events

City States Rise in Sumer/Mesopotamia

Approx. 4000 BCE

Indus Valley Civilization

Approx. 3300 BCE - Approx. 1700 BCE

Upper and Lower Egypt Unite

2686 BCE

Assyrian Empire begins

Approx. 2500 BC

Xia Dynasty begins

Approx. 2070 BCE

Middle Kingdom Begins in Egypt

2040 BC

Minoans

2000 BC - 1400 BC

Shang Dynasty begins

Approx. 1600 BCE

Egypt New Kingdom established

1550 BC

Trojan War

1260 BC - 1180 BC

Phoenicians

1200 BC - 332 BC

Zhou Dynasty

1046 BCE - 256 BCE

Nubian Kingdom of Kush conquers Egypt

727 BC

Cyrus Founds the Persian Empire

559 BC

Rome Becomes a Republic

509 BC

Greece Wins the Persian Wars

Approx. 490 B.C - Approx. 479 B.C

Golden Age of Athens

475 B.C. - 430 B.C.

Chandragupta Maurya Founded the Mauryan Empire in India -

321 B.C

Qin Dynasty

221 BCE - Approx. 206 BCE

Han Dynasty

202 B.C - 9 A.D

Julius Caesar Takes Control of Rome

44 B.C

Pax Romana

27 BC - 180 AD

Jesus of Nazareth

4 BCE - 30 CE

Diocletian Divides the Roman Empire into East and West

284 AD - 305 AD

Constantine converts to Christianity

Approx. 312 CE

Gupta Empire forms in India

320 AD

Fall of Western Rome

476 CE