Troy Inhabited

3000 B.C

Mycenae (Greece) flourishes

1600 B.C.

Mycenae dominates Aegean

1450 B.C.

Mycenae reaches its peak

1320 B.C.

Trojan War (between Troy and Mycenae

1190 B.C.

1100-800 B.C. Age of Darkness in Aegean area

1100 B.C

Mycenae falls to invaders

1100 B.C.

Homer writing

750 B.C.


Sumerians divide hour into 60 minutes

3000 B.C.

Sumerians divide minute into 60 seconds

3000 B.C.

Sumerians divide day into 24 hours

3000 B.C.

Sumerians divide circle into 360 degrees

3000 B.C.

Egyptians use calendar with 365 days

2773 B.C.


Fired-clay pottery

7000 B.C.

Egyptians have mirrors of metal

3500 B.C.

Bread in Egypt

3500 B.C.

Chinese make silk

2700 B.C.

First zoo has opening day, in China

2000 B.C.


Simple bows common in northern Europe

6000 B.C.

Chariots in Mesopotamia

3000 B.C.

Sumer has military that can stand in lines

2700 B.C.

Copper helmets common in Sumerian army

2500 B.C.

Sargon's army of 5,300

2300 B.C.