Ancient World Timeline (Kush, Egypt, Greece, and Mesopotamia)

Events

Sumerians Create Cities

3500 BC

Foundation of Egyptian State

3100 BC - 2950 BC

Sumerians Utilize Cuneiform

3100 BC

Founding of Egyptian Capital at Memphis

2950 BC - 2575 BC

Early Aegean Culture

2900 BC - 2000 BC

Gilgamesh Rules from Uruk

2700 BC

Old Kingdom

2575 BC - 2150 BC

Great Minoan Civilization

2500 BC - 1200 BC

Settlement of Kerma

2450 BC - 2050 BC

Sargon Conquers Mesopotamia

2300 BC

Egypt Splits into Upper and Lower Egypt

2125 BC - 1975 BC

Fortification of Kerma

2050 BC - 1750 BC

Sumer is Conquered by Invaders

2000 BC

Middle Kingdom

1975 BC - 1640 BC

Hammurabi Controls Mesopotamia from Babylon

1792 BC - 1750 BC

Expansion of Kerma and its Defence System

1750 BC - 1480 BC

Hyksos Invasion of Lower Egypt

1630 BC - 1520 BC

Babylon is Invaded by the Hittites

1595 BC - 1157 BC

New Kingdom

1539 BC - 1075 BC

Conquest of Kush by Egypt and Destruction of Kerma

1480 BC - 1080 BC

Assyrian Empire Begins in Northern Mesopotamia

1300 BC

Trojan War

1200 BC

Egyptians Abandon Kush

1080 BC - 730 BC

3rd Intermediate Period

1075 BC - 715 BC

Greek Dark Age

1050 BC - 750 BC

Ashurnasirpal Rules Assyria

883 BC - 859 BC

Developement of Linear B

850 BC - 700 BC

Homer Writes the Illiad and Odyssey

750 BC - 700 BC

Spartans Conquer Southwest Peloponnesia

730 BC - 710 BC

Napatan Period

730 BC - 400 BC

Egypt Conquered Briefly by Assyrians

715 BC - 332 BC

Kushites Rule Egypt During the 25th Dynasty

713 BC - 656 BC

Sennacherib Rules Assyria

704 BC - 681 BC

Nineveh is Destroyed

612 BC

Nebuchadnezzar Rules Babylon

605 BC - 562 BC

Democracy Introduced in Athens

505 BC

Greek Classical Period

500 BC - 323 BC

Greek-Persian War

499 BC

Construction of the Parthenon and Acropolis

449 BC - 432 BC

The Peloponnesian War

431 BC - 404 BC

Meroitic Period

400 BC - 400

Alexander the Great Conquers Persia

333 BC

Alexander the Great Occupies Egypt

332 BC - 395

The Hellenistic Period

323 BC - 31 BC

First Roman Victory over Greece

200 BC - 196 BC

Meroe Conquered and Destroyed by Axum

400 - 600

Persians Conquer Babylon

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