World History

Mesopotamia

Early Summerian Dynastic Period

2800 BC - 2370 BC

Babylonian Kingdoms Fall

1600 BC

Hittites

1400 BC - 1200 BC

Second Assyrian Empire

911 BC - 612 BC

Also known as the "Neo-Assyrian" Empire

Neo-Babylonian Period

612 BC - 539 BC

Persian Empire

539 BC - 331 BC

Egypt

Early Dynastic Period (Egypt)

3100 BC - 2700 BC

Old Kingdom (Egypt)

2700 BC - 2200 BC

Middle Kingdom (Egypt)

2052 BC - 1630 BC

New Kingdom (Egypt)

1550 BC - 1075 BC

Ptolemaic Egypt

332 BCE - 30 BCE

Ancient Greece

Greek Bronze Age

2800 BC - 1150 BC

MInoans

2600 BC - 1150 BC

Mycenaean

1650 BC - 1200 BC

Greek Dark Ages

1150 BC - 750 BC

Archaic Greece

750 BC - 480 BC

Hellenic Period (Classical Age)

510 BC - 323 BC

The Persian Wars

499 BC - 449 BC

Peloponnesian War

431 BC - 404 BC

Alexander the Great's Conquest

334 BC - 332 BC

Hellenistic Period

323 BC - 31 BC

The Great Persecution

303 AD

Diocletian's persecution of Christians

Ancient Rome

Etruscans

800 BC - 300 BC

Founding of Rome

753 BC

Roman Republic

509 BC - 27 BC

Founding of Roman Republic

509 bc

Ptolemaic Egypt

332 BCE - 30 BCE

Seleucid Empire

312 BCE - 63 BCE

Julius Caesar Assassinated

44 BC

Israel/Biblical History

Abraham

Approx. 1700 BC

The Exodus

Approx. 1550 BC - Approx. 1250 BC

The Judges

Approx. 1100 BC

King David

Approx. 1000 BC - 961 BC

King Solomon

961 BC - 922 BC

Israel Conquered by Assyria

722 BC

Judah conquered by Babylonians

586 BC

Rebuilding of Temple

520 BC - 515 BC

Intertestamental Period

Approx. 420 BC - Approx. 30 BC

Africa

Specifically for African History Course

Age of Pastoralism in Sahara

4000 BC - 2500 BC

Egyptian Dynastic Periods

2700 BC - 1075 BC

Nubian Kingdoms

2500 BC - 350 AD

Iron Age in Chad/East Africa

1000 BC - 600 BC

Copper Work in West North Africa

1000 BC - 500 BC

Carthage est.

814 BC

Phoenecian Carthage

814 BC - 146 BC

Conquered by Rome in 146 BC

Kushitic Dynasty in Egypt

730 BC - 670 BC

Iron Working in Egypt

670 BC

Brought by the Assyrians when they invaded

Aksum

500 BC - 600 AD

Iron Working Spreads Across Africa

400 BC - 400 AD

Ptolemaic Egypt

332 BC - 30 BC

Rome in North Africa

146 BC - 420 AD

Nubia Expands Into Egypt

100 BC - 0 BC

Meroe Kingdom

30 BC - 350 AD

The high point was under King Netakamani, 12 BD to 12 AD

Rapid Spread of Iron Age

50 AD - 400 AD

Iron Age in East Africa (Urewe Ware)

100 AD - 400 AD

Iron Age in East Africa (Kwale Ware)

200 AD

Kalambo Falls

300 AD - 1300 AD

A continuously inhabited community between Lake Tanganyika and Malawi.

Iron in Southern Africa

300 AD - 400 AD

Iron working skills move along the East African coast down to Southern Africa by this point

Era of Specialized Iron Production & Trade

400 AD - 1000 AD

Iron Age: Consolidation & Adaptation

400 AD - 700 AD