Hunter-gartherers settle Nile River Valley
The City of Jericho founded
Iceman found in the Alps
Summerians in Mesopotamia develop writing
The Egyptians of the Old Kingdom built huge stone pyramids as tombs for their pharaohs.
Sargon conquers Mesopotamia
The Middle Kingdom was a golden age of peace, prosperity, and advances in the arts and architecture.
Babylonian King Hammurabi
Hammurabi introduces code of laws
Leaders - Numerious Kings with large Armies
Developed social classes
Influenced Chinese religion Culture
Created Chinese written language
Druing the New Kingdom, Egypt acquired new territory and reached the height of its power.
Ruled as Egypts 1st Female Pharaoh during this time,
Regned for 66 yrs and was best remembered for being a military leader who expanded and restored Egypt
Leader - WU
Longest lasting dynasty
Mandate of Heaven
Developed irrigation and flood control, this allowed farmers to grow more crops for the growing population
Assyrians controlled Mesopotamia
Thinker and teacher " Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think" The Budda
Great thinker during Chinese History
Pericles was a powerful Greek leader during the golden age
United all of Chinese States and became 1st Emperor
Started the construction of the Great Wall
Had a entire lifelike tomb built for the afterlife
Leader - Qin Shihuangdi
Created A money system
Started the great wall
Leader - Liu Bang
Population and territory expanded
Silk Road allowed trade to expand
Created Civil Service
Major Inventions - paper, acupuncture
Advanced Sea Travel
Life of Jesus led to rise of Christianity
During the Middle Ages, Western Europe built a new civilization based on Christian, Roman, and Germanic ways.
The disease swept across Europe and Asia. Most scientists think the Black Death was bubonic plaque - a disease caused by a type of bacteria carried by fleas. These fleas infested black rats , and in the Middle Ages, these rats were everywhere.