Ancient Civilisation

Events

Old Kingdom

2700 BC - 2200 BC

This time was known as the “age of pyramids”. They built these pyramids as tombs for themselves for burial. During this time, they established a strong centralized government

Pharaoh Khufu

2551 B.C.E - 2528 B.C.E

Pharaoh Khufu ruled from 2,2551 - 2,528 B.C.E. and was known as the architect of a famous pyramid. This pyramid was located in Giza. Some historians consider him to be a harsh ruler. He controlled all of the grain supply and created a centralized government.

Akkadian Empire

2300 B.C.E - 2100 B.C.E

The Akkadians conquered the Sumerian city at around about 2300 B.C.E. Their first leader was Sargon. The Steele represents the Akkadian military achievement of having great war strategies. This achievement was important because this helped Sargon and his army to conquer territory and expand his empire. This Steele represents the Akkadian cultural achievement of their own language and #3 D sculpture. This was important because eventually their language took the place of the Sumerian language and their sculptures created steeles to document history.

The Middle Kingdom

2000 BC - 1800 BC

is also known as “Period Of Unification” because it followed years of chaos and disaster.

Pharaoh Senusret

1971 BC - 1926 BC

Pharaoh Senusret's biggest achievements were in religious architecture, with many great monuments built, like the white chapel. During his ruling, arts and jewelry thrived.

Babylonian Empire

1792 B.C.E - 1595 B.C.E

The next king to unite Mesothelioma after the fall of the Akkadian empire was Hammurabi and his capital city was Babylonia. The stele represents the babylonian achievement of being the first person to set laws that apply to everyone. This achievement was important because these codes kept more people united and in line. This stele represents the babylonian economic achievement of trade in grain and woven cloth for wood, gold, silver, precious gems, livestock, etc. This achievement was important because this helped them build the empire’s economy and connected them with distant land.

The New Kingdom

1600 BC - 1100 BC

Also known as “The Golden Age” because it was the time that Egypt’s power grew to its heights during this time of peace and stability.

Assyrian Empire

900 B.C.E - 612 B.C.E

The Assyrian Empire conquered lands from the East Zagros Mountains to the West Nile River in Egypt and to the North Taurus Mountains. This steele represents the assyrian military achievement of perfecting the use of gorse, iron weapons for battle, and siege warfare. This achievement was important because they came up with new ways to push people out of lands they wanted to conquer. This steele represents the cultural achievement of art and architecture. This achievement was important because they created palaces and sculptures to honor their kings that they treated like gods. The Empire lasted about 300 years. The Assyrian empire fell because they had too much territory to control and their army was stretched too thin.

Neo-Babylonian Empire

605 B.C.E - 539 B.C.E

The babylonians regained control of the lands of Mesopotamia after the Assyrians. Their most favorite king was Nebuchadnezzar the second. This steele represents the Neo-Babylonian military achievement of building walls around Babylonia. This achievement was important because it kept the capitol safe from invaders. This steele represents the Neo-Babylonian cultural achievement of mathematics and astronomy. This achievement was important because they created the sundial that allowed them to tell time.

Mauryan Empire

321 bc - 185 bc

Was ruled by Candragupta Mayrya and used an army of mercenaries to seize control of the northern half of india

Gupta Empire

320 CE - 550 CE

Gupta Society hits its high point during Candra Gupta 2 took the throne

Today

2017 - 20,000 AD

Donald J. Trump is president