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Homo sapiens replace early neandarthals

30000 BCE - 29999 BCE

Venus of willandorf

24000 bc - 22000 bc

The Venus of Willendorf, now known in academia as the Woman of Willendorf, is an 11 cm high statuette of a female figure estimated to have been made between 24,000 and 22,000 BCE

Cave paintings at lascus caves in france

15000 bc - 14999 bc

Lascaux (Lascaux Caves) is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings.

Neolithic period

10000 bc - 9999 bc

Primitive farming and early village life

Jericho - First built town

8000 bc - 7999 bc

Jericho is a Palestinian city located near the Jordan River in the West Bank. It is the administrative seat of the Jericho Governorate.

Irrigation

5000 bc - 4999 bc

Rice farming in china

Dolmens

4500 bc

First great monuments of europe

Earliest pictographic writing

3250 bc

Stonehenge

2200 bc

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks.

Abraham

2000 bc

First leader of the hebrews

Kingdom of isreal under king david

1000 bc

First olympic games

776 bc

Rome is built

753 bc

First written laws

621 bc

buddhism in india

500 bc

Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to Insight into the true nature of reality. Buddhist practices like meditation are means of changing yourself in order to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, and wisdom. The experience developed within the Buddhist tradition over thousands of years has created an incomparable resource for all those who wish to follow a path — a path which ultimately culminates in Enlightenment or Buddhahood. An enlightened being sees the nature of reality absolutely clearly, just as it is, and lives fully and naturally in accordance with that vision. This is the goal of the Buddhist spiritual life, representing the end of suffering for anyone who attains it.

Alexander great conquers

26 bc - 4 bc

Alexander the Great was born at the right time, with the right genes, and the right personality. By the time he died, he had conquered over 2 million square miles. Few men have changed the world as much as he.

Taught by Aristotle, the young prince had other advantages. After his father's death, he inherited a great army. Propelled by ambition, and aided by brilliant strategy, he became a military genius. Thousands of years after his death, he was still a role model for people like Napoleon Bonaparte.

Completion of mishnah

200

The Mishnah is Judaism's first major canonical document following the Bible.

Height of mayan civilsation

600

The Maya are probably the best-known of the classical civilizations of Mesoamerica. Mayan history starts in the Yucatan around 2600 B.C., Mayan history rose to prominence around A.D. 250 in present-day southern Mexico, Guatemala, western Honduras, El Salvador, and northern Belize.

Building on the inherited inventions and ideas of earlier civilizations such as the Olmec, the Maya developed astronomy, calendrical systems and hieroglyphic writing. The Maya were noted as well for elaborate and highly decorated ceremonial architecture, including temple-pyramids, palaces and observatories, all built without metal tools. Mayan history shows that they were also skilled farmers, clearing large sections of tropical rain forest and, where groundwater was scarce, building sizeable underground reservoirs for the storage of rainwater. The Maya were equally skilled as weavers and potters, and cleared routes through jungles and swamps to foster extensive trade networks with distant peoples.

Many people believe that the ancestors of the Maya crossed the Bering Strait at least 20,000 years ago. They were nomadic hunter-gatherers. Evidence of settled habitation in Mexico is found in the Archaic period 5000-1500 BC - corn cultivation, basic pottery and stone tools.

Islam in persia

642

Islam is a monotheistic religion based on revelations received by the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century, which were later recorded in the Qur'an (Koran), Islam's sacred text. The faith spread rapidly and today Islam is the second largest religion in the world. The Arabic word islam means "submission," reflecting the religion's central tenet of submitting to the will of God. Islamic practices are defined by the Five Pillars of Islam: faith, prayer, fasting, pilgrimage and alms.

First crusade begins

1096

Traditionally, the First Crusade deals with those who left after that official start date. As with the People's Crusade, these crusaders did not form one unified army. Though he required oaths of fealty and the return of any formerly Byzantine lands, Alexius refused leadership of the Crusade and did not take an active role; Stephen of Blois was the leader for a short time until he deserted; Adhémar of Le Puy was able to coordinate the different factions until his death in 1098.

The crusaders first gathered in Constantinople in fall 1096. They besieged Nicaea while Kilij Arslan was away (the city surrendered to Alexius), and later defeated an army commanded by Kilij Arslan at Dorlyaeum. On their progress to Jerusalem the crusaders (or a faction of them) also seized Edessa (which became the first Latin settlement) and Antioch. After Antioch, the crusaders waited out the summer heat and disorder from Adhémar's death. Eventually, the rank and file soldiers forced the crusade to continue. After unsuccessfully besieging `Arqah for three months, the crusaders continued to Jerusalem which they seized on July 15, 1099. The Christian armies defended their conquest in August 1099 by defeating an Egyptian relief army. Pope Urban II died on July 29, 1099, without hearing the news.

Zen buddhism in japan

1191

Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to Insight into the true nature of reality. Buddhist practices like meditation are means of changing yourself in order to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, and wisdom. The experience developed within the Buddhist tradition over thousands of years has created an incomparable resource for all those who wish to follow a path — a path which ultimately culminates in Enlightenment or Buddhahood. An enlightened being sees the nature of reality absolutely clearly, just as it is, and lives fully and naturally in accordance with that vision. This is the goal of the Buddhist spiritual life, representing the end of suffering for anyone who attains it.

Industrial revoloution

1700

The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes that occurred in the period from about 1760 to some time between 1820 and 1840.

British colony of new south wales

1788

Berlin wall taken down

1889

berlin wall split berlin into two parts; Communist and non communist. This caused a major change to religion in berlin

Civil war

1895

American civil war over slavery

First world war

1914 - 1918

Jesus christ crucified

33

The crucifixion of Jesus is an event that occurred during the 1st century AD. Jesus, who Christians believe is the Son of God as well as the Messiah, was arrested, tried, and sentenced by Pontius Pilate to be scourged, and finally executed on a cross. Collectively referred to as the Passion, Jesus' redemptive suffering and death by crucifixion represent the central aspects of Christian theology, including the doctrines of salvation and atonement.

Spanish civil war between communists

1936 - 1940

Berlin wall

1961

Romans seize jeruselem and destroy the temple

70

Pope resigns

2013

Pope resign from the head of the catholic curch

Earliest chinese city

3500

Mesapotians invent wheels and ploughs

weat and barley

8000 - 9000

in jordan and syria