Events Through the Ages

School project.

Europe

Bronze age in Greece

3000 bc - 1100 bc

Stonehenge built in Britain

2500 bc - 1500 bc

The city of Troy is founded

2500 bc

The Dark Ages

1100 bc - 800 bc

The state of Sparta is founded

900 bc

First Olympic Games held

776 bc

Monarchy in Rome is replaced by a republic

510 bc

Classical Period in Greece

500 bc - 336 bc

The great age of Greek civilization.

Publication of the list of Roman laws known as the Twelve Tablets

450 bc

The Peloponnesian War, fought between Athenes and Sparta

431 bc - 404 bc

The Long Wall is dismantled, the Delian League is dissolved, and Athens is forced to adopt an oligarchic government, known as the Thirty Tyrants.

Democracy is reinstated in Athens

403 bc

First plebeian consul is elected

366 bc

The Hellenistic Period

323 bc - 30 bc

Wars of the Diadochi

323 bc - 281 bc

Expansion of Roman Empire

133 bc - 31 bc

Rome burns down;

64 bc

Nero begins persecution of Christians, blaming them for the fire

Octavian defeats Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium

31 bc

The Colosseum in Rome, one of the empire's largest amphitheaters, is opened

79 ad

The volcano Vesuvius erupts, destroying the towns of herculaneum and Pompeii

79 ad

on the west coast of Italy

Migration Period in Europe

200 AD - 700 AD

Roman citizenship granted to all free people throughout the empire

212 ad

Short reigns of many emperors. Barbarians threaten the empire's borders.

235 ad - 284 ad

Plague and famine sweep through Europe

Rule of Diocletian (East)

284 ad - 305 ad

Diocletian takes power and splits empire into two parts, East and West

284 ad

Rule of Maximinian (West)

286 ad - 305 ad

Rule of Constantine. Empire is reunited from 324 ad

312 ad - 337 ad

Vandals invade Italy from Africa and destroy Rome

455 ad

Medieval

500 ad - 1500 ad

Early Middle Ages

500 ad - 1000 ad

Viking Age (Scandinavia)

793 ad - 1066 ad

European Military Expansion (Feudalism)

1000 ad - 1450 ad

Crusaders

1100 ad - 1200 ad

Ottoman Empire

1299 - 1923

The Renaissance Period

1300 ad - 1500 ad

Age of Discovery (or exploration)

1400 - 1600

The Protestant Reformation

1500 - 1600

Elizabethen period (United Kingdom)

1558 - 1603

Jacobean Era (United Kingdom)

1603 - 1625

Petrine Era (Russia)

1689 - 1725

The Age of Enlightenment (Or reason)

1700 - 1800

Industrial Revolution

1700 - 1800

georgian Era (Uniked Kingdom)

1714 - 1830

Napoleonic Era

1799 - 1815

Victorian era

1837 - 1901

Romantic era

1850 - 1920

Gilded Age (United Kingdom)

1850 - 1900

Machine age

1900 - 1920

Age of Oil

1901

Edwardian period (United Kingdom)

1901 - 1910

World War 1

1914 - 1918

Interwar period

1918 - 1937

Wolrd War 2

1939 - 1945

Atomic age

1945

Post-war era

1946 - 1962

North America

Classic and Postclassic Eras

200 ad - 1519 ad

Spanish hegemony

1500 - 1820

Progressive era ('MERICA)

1880 - 1920

Cold War

1945 - 1991

Information age

1970 - 2025

this goes to the future...

South America

Sub Sarahan Africa

Rome invades Africa

204 bc

Asia

Yanshao culture in China

5000 bc

Indus Valley Civilization

3300 BC - 1300 BC

Farming communities are established in NW India

3000 bc

Longshan culture in China

2500 bc

Xia Dynasty (China)

2205 bc - 1766 bc

Dynasty XIII

1781 bc - 1640 bc

Shang Dynasty (China)

1700 bc - 1046 bc

Bronze Age

Dynasty XVIII

1552 bc - 1305 bc

The Vedic period in India; the Hindu religion is gradually established

1500 bc - 600 bc

Groups of Indo-Europeans known as Aryans arrive in India

1500 bc

Western Zhou Dynasty (China)

1046 bc - 771 bc

Jomon Period (Japan)

800 BC - 400 BC

Eastern Zhou Dynasty (China)

771 bc - 256 bc

The life of Buddha

560 bc - 483 bc

Death of Siddhartha Gautama, founder of buddhism

486 bc

Death of the Chinese religious teacher Confucius

479 bc

Yayoi Period (Japan)

400 BC - 300 AD

Asoka the Maurya Dynasty unites most of India under his rule.

272 bc - 231 bc

Qin Dynasty (China)

221 bc - 208 bc

The great wall of China is built

214 bc

to keep out hostile tribes, the Hsiung-Nu

Han Dynasty (China)

202 bc - 220 ad

paper is invented in China

100 bc

Period of Division

220 ad - 589 ad

India

280 - 1323

Gupta Empire
Pala Empire
Rashtrakuta
Hoysala Empire
Kakatiya Empire

Kofun Period (Japan)

300 AD - 600 AD

Asuka period. Nara period, Heian period, Kamakura period, Muromachi period

538 ad - 1603 ad

Asuka period. Nara period, Heian period, Kamakura period, Muromachi period, Azuchi Momoyama period

Japan

538 AD - 1603 AD

Asuka period
Nara period
Heian period
Kamakura period
Muromachi period
Azuchi-Momoyama period

Sui Dynasty (China)

590 ad - 617 ad

Tang Dynasty (China)

618 ad - 907 ad

Five Dynasties Period (China)

907 ad - 960 ad

Sang Dynasty (China)

960 ad - 1279 ad

Yuan Dynasty (China)

1279 ad - 1368 ad

Ming Dynasty (China)

1368 ad - 1644 ad

Mughal Empire (India)

1526 - 1857

Tokugawa shogunate (Japan)

1603 - 1868

Qing Dynasty (China)

1644 ad - 1912 ad

Meiji period

1868 - 1912

Middle East

Early settlers

5000 bc

-Farmers established on riverbanks.
-Increase in agriculture.
-Increase in settlements and independent city states.

Sumer

5000 bc - 3000 bc

Uruk phase

4000 bc - 2900 bc

-New advances in writing (3000 BC), legal systems, mathematics, and astronomy.
-Oxen drawn plow with metal blade.

Hieroglyphic writing develops in Sumer.

3500 bc

Mesapotamia

3500 BC - 559 BC

The wheel is invented in Sumer

3500 bc

Archaic period (Egypt)

3100 bc - 2649 bc

Early dynasties develop in Sumer

2900 bc - 2400 bc

Old kingdom (Egypt)

2649 bc - 2150 bc

First intermediate period (Egypt)

2150 bc - 2040 bc

The Middle Kingdom (Egypt)

2040 bc - 1640 bc

Middle bronze age in Canaan

2000 bc - 1500 bc

The Assyrians

2000 bc - 1450 bc

Second intermediate period (Egypt)

1640 bc - 1552 bc

Early New Kingdom (Egypt)

1552 bc - 1069 bc

Late bronze age in Canaan

1550 bc - 1150 bc

Jewish religion begins

1200 bc

Third Intermediate period (Egypt)

1069 bc - 664 bc

Reign of Saul

1030 bc - 1010 bc

First king of the Israelites.

Kingdom of Israel

1010 bc - 926 bc

greatest Assyrian time

1000 bc - 612 bc

The new Assyrian empire; the greatest period of conquest and expansion

The Archaic Period (Egypt)

800 bc - 664 bc

Late period (Egypt)

664 bc - 332 bc

The first coins are introduced in Lydia

650 bc

Alexander the great conquers the Persian empire.

334 bc - 331 bc

he is accepted by Egyptians as a Pharaoh.

reign of Cleopatra VII of Egypt

51 bc - 30 bc

Birth of Jesus Christ in bethlehem, Judaea

5 bc

Constanttine moves his court to Byzantium.

330 ad

Where he founds the city of Constantinople

Rule of Anastasius I, traditionally thought of as the first Byzantine emporer

391 ad - 518 ad

First Latin version of the Bible (known as the Vulgate) is completed

404 ad

Islamic Golden Age

700 ad - 1300 ad

Constantinople is conquered by Sultan Mehmet II

1453 ad

Australia and Pacifica

Spanish hegemony

1525 - 1898

World Events