History of the World

Middle East

Agriculture and Neolithic Towns

6000 BCE - 3100 BCE

Sumerian Civilization

3000 BCE - 1700 BCE

Hebrew Civilization

1100 BCE - 600 BCE

Assyrian Empire

750 BCE - 700 BCE

Persian Empire

600 BCE - 200 BCE

Hellenistic Kingdoms

200 BCE - 100 BCE

Roman Empire expands into Middle East

100 BCE - 300 CE

India

First Agricultural Settlements

6000 BCE - 5600 BCE

Harappan Civilization

3000 BCE - 1500 BCE

Invasion of Aryans

1500 BCE - 1450 BCE

Life of Gautama Buddha

560 BCE - 480 BCE

Mauryan Dynasty

200 BCE - 105 BCE

China

First Settled Agriculture

5000 BCE - 4750 BCE

Beginnings of Chinese Civilization

1800 BCE - 1750 BCE

Shang dynasty

1700 BCE - 1200 BCE

Zhou Dynasty

1200 BCE - 300 BCE

Qin Dynasty

180 BCE - 150 BCE

Han Dynasty

150 BCE - 410 CE

Egypt and the Mediterranean

Agriculture in the Nile Valley

6000 BCE - 3150 BCE

Flowering of Egyptian Civilization

2910 BCE - 1100 BCE

Minoan Civilization

2000 BCE - 1350 BCE

World of the Greek city-states

725 BCE - 450 BCE

Early Rome and the Republic

700 BCE - 0 CE

The Roman Empire

0 CE - 480 CE

India and the Middle East

Gupta Dynasty in India

325 CE - 605 CE

Life of Muhammad

570 CE - 630 CE

Foundation of Abbasid caliphate

730 CE - 735 CE

Arrival of Islam in Northern India

900 CE - 1100 CE

Conquest of Baghdad by the Mongols

1250 CE - 1255 CE

Ottoman Turks seize Constantinople

1450 CE - 1455 CE

Africa

Conquest of Kush by Axum

300 CE - 405 CE

First states appear in West Africa

390 CE - 592 CE

Spread of Islam across North Africa

595 CE - 697 CE

Arab Takeover of lower Nile Valley

625 CE - 630 CE

Kingdom of Zimbabwe

1302 CE - 1445 CE

Portuguese ships explore West African coast

1450 CE - 1480 CE

East and Southeast Asia

Rise of Yamato state in Japan

492 CE - 595 CE

Tang Dynasty in China

612 CE - 905 CE

Golden Age of the Silk Road

690 CE - 900 CE

Rise of the Kingdom of Ankor

785 CE - 900 CE

Spread of the Mongols across East Asia

1201 CE - 1310 CE

Beginning of Ming dynasty in China

1340 CE - 1345 CE

Americas

Teotihuacan Civilization

300 CE - 810 CE

Moche culture in South America

300 CE - 808 CE

Decline of the Mayas

785 CE - 905 CE

Civilization of Chimor

1098 CE - 1440 CE

Kingdom of the Aztecs

1400 CE - 1510

Europe

The Germanic kingdoms

500 CE - 690 CE

Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire

730 CE - 820 CE

Growth of Feudalism

790 CE - 1010 CE

Rise of European kingdoms

1005 CE - 1300 CE

The Black Death

1360 CE - 1370 CE

The Renaissance in Italy

1400 CE - 1510 CE