Hum 110 Timeline

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Egypt

The Middle Kingdom

2040 BCE - 1640 BCE

During this period the Tale of Sinuhe and the Teaching of Khety were written. (MO)

New Kingdom

1550 BCE - 1069 BCE

The New Kingdom was the last major dynastic period in Egyptian history. The Egyptian lyric poems we have were written in this period.

Reign of Hatshepsut

1508 BCE - 1458 BCE

Hatshepsut was the fifth pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. We studied the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut Temple of Deir el Bahari

Israelites

Reign of King David in Israel

1000 BCE - 961 BCE

According to the Hebrew Bible King David was the second king of Israel who brought the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. (MO)

First Temple Period

930 BCE - 587 BCE

Greece

Battle of Marathon

490 BCE

The Athenians and Plataeans defeat the Persians. Was the culmination of the first attempt of King Darius I to subjugate Greece. (MO)

Persia and Babylon

Cyrus conquers Media

550 BCE

This is considered as the starting point for the Achaemenid Empire.

Cyrus issues the Cyrus Cylinder

539 BCE

He issues the cylinder after taking over Nabonidus of Babylon to legitimate his authority.

Reign of Cambyses

530 BCE - 522 BCE

Cambyses, the son of Cyrus, takes over the throne after the death of his father.

Reign of King Darius I

522 BCE - 486 BCE

King Darius I was the third "king of kings" of the Achaemenid Empire of Persia. (MO)

Rule of the Magi

522 BCE

Smerdis, one of the Magi brothers pretended to be the son of Cyrus the Great, ruled for a short period of time. (Joan Wang)

Darius builds Bisitun monument

521 BCE

During the time of his reign, Darius authored a multi-lingual inscription on Mount Bisitun. The inscriptions mainly detailed his efforts to put down many rebellions and to propagandize his the legitimacy of his rule. (Joan Wang)

First Persian War

490 BCE

Persia attacks Greece and loses.

Battle of Marathon

490 BCE

The Athenians and Plataeans defeat the Persians. Was the culmination of the first attempt of King Darius I to subjugate Greece. (MO)

Reign of Xerxes

486 BCE - 465 BCE

Xerxes took over the Persian empire after his father, Darius the Great, died. (Joan Wang)

Second Persian War

480 BCE - 479 BCE

"Persia attacks Greece again and loses and this also marks the end of Persian expansion in Europe."

Roman Empire

Christianity