Ancient Civilization. Alex Baggett

Events

Old Kingdom

2700 bc - 2000 bc

The Old Kingdom Lasted from 2700-2000 B.C.E It had a strong centralized government .This time period was known as the “Age of the Pyramids”. They built these tombs for themselves for burial.

Pharaoh Khufu

2,551 B.C.E. - 2,528 B.C.E.

Pharaoh Khufu was known as the great pyramid builder. He established a centralized government that controlled the grain supply. He declared himself to be a god. He was the architect of the great pyramid of Giza

Akkadian Empire

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

The Akkadians conquered the Sumerian city-states around 2300 B.C.E, Their first leader was Sargon.

Middle Kingdom

2000 BC - 1780 BC

The middle kingdom lasted about 2000 to 1800 B.C.E. is sometimes called “Period of Reunification because it followed years of chaos and disunity. During this era, Egyptians enjoyed many great achievements in literature, art and architecture

Pharaoh Senruset |

1971 bc - 1926 bc

The Pharaoh Senusret | greatest accomplishments were in religious architecture. His achievement is the White chapel. The White chaple had decorated pillars carved into it. Then the White chaple was taken down over time.

Babylonian Empire

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

Next king to unite Mesopotamia after the fall of the Akkadian Empire is King Hammurabi. Also the is capital city is at Babylon.

New Kingdom

1600 bc - 1100 bc

The New Kingdom lasted about 1600 to 1100 B.C.E. is often called “Egypt’s Golden Age”. During this time of peace and stability, ancient Egypt’s power reached its height. Pharaohs increased trade and had massive monuments built. Rulers, like Thutmose |||, expanded the empire far up the nile river into modern-day Sudan and into the Levant, Which in the coastal region at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea .

Pharaoh Hatshepsut

1473 bc - 1458 bc

Pharaoh Hatshepsut Greatest accomplishment was her rise to power since few women had ever become Egyptian pharaohs. Initially, she shared power with her male relatives. However she soon achieved sole leadership.

Pharaoh Ramses

1290 bc - 1224 bc

One of Ramses’s greatest projects was the temple complex at Abu Simbel. The main temple was carved into the side of a cliff that was on a bank of the Nile River. A smaller temple honored his favorite wife, Nefertari. Also he and Hittites signed the world’s first peace treaty.

Assyrian Empire

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

Empire lasted about 300 years, 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 most famous king is Nebuchadnezzar 2, The Neo-Babylonian Empire lasted 75 years, A new conqueror named cyrus swept in can took over the land.

Candragupta Maurya

320 B.C.E - 185 B.C.E

Founded the Mauryan empire.
Gave up his throne to become a Jainist monk.

Candragupta Maurya

320 B.C.E - 301 B.C.E

Chandragupta Maurya rose to power in northern India. He seized control of the entire northern part of India. 301 BC Chandragupta decided to become a Jainist monk. To do so he gave up his throne.

Asoka

270 BC - 232 BC

Chandragupta's grandson Asoka became king. For many years he watched wars, a few years later he converted into Buddhism. He swore to never fight again. After converting he help his people to live better .

Candra Gupta I

320 A.D. - 375 A.D.

The first Gupta emperor was Candra. His army invaded and conquered neighboring lands.

Candra Gupta II

375 A.D - 400 A.D

Candra Gupta II took the throne in India. As time past his empire grow and strengthened. Gupta believed that strict social order of the Hindu caste system would strengthen their rule. Also he thought it would keep the empire stable.