2A Deana Simmons World History Timeline

  • Period: 5000 BCE to 3500 BCE


    Located on the Eastern Mediterranean, between the Zagros mountains and the Arabian Plateau.
  • Period: 4000 BCE to 1700 BCE


    Located in what is known today as Pakistan and northwest India, along the Indus river.
  • Period: 3100 BCE to 30 BCE


    Located in northeast Africa, along the Nile river.
  • 2580 BCE

    The Pyramid of Cheops

    The Pyramid of Cheops
    Located in Cairo, Egypt. It's a part of a complex of 3 large pyramids.
  • 1754 BCE

    Hammurabi's Code

    Hammurabi's Code
    The first known law code. Made by King Hammurabi in Babylonia.
  • Period: 1550 BCE to 300 BCE


    From the coast of the Mediterranean sea through what is now Syria, and northern Israel.
  • Period: 1400 BCE to 586 BCE


  • 1066 BCE

    Democracy Begins in Athens

    Democracy Begins in Athens
    An Athenian leader introduces a system of political reforms that he called demokratia (rule by the people).
  • Period: 1046 BCE to 256 BCE


    Located along the Yellow and Yangtze rivers.
  • Period: 1000 BCE to 330 BCE


    Expanded from Egypt to Turkey, Mesopotamia, and to the Indus river.
  • Period: 507 BCE to 323 BCE


    In East, Middle East, and Southwest Asia.
  • 483 BCE

    Siddhartha/Buddha Dies

    Siddhartha/Buddha Dies
    He died in the city of Kushinagar. Siddhartha was said to have died of natural causes at 80 years old.
  • 480 BCE

    The Battle of Thermopylae

    The Battle of Thermopylae
    This battle was between the Persians and the Greeks.
  • 334 BCE

    Alexander the Great Defeats Darius

    Alexander the Great Defeats Darius
    Alexander defeats Persia.
  • Period: 323 BCE to 31 BCE


  • 221 BCE

    Qin Rule Begins

    Qin Rule Begins
    The Great Wall of China is built and China becomes unified.
  • Period: 27 BCE to 1453 BCE


    Expanded over Europe, Britain, Western Asia, Northern Africa, and the Mediterranean Islands.
  • 330

    Constantinople Is Made Capital

    Constantinople Is Made Capital
    Constantinople was the capital of the eastern roman empire. When Rome fell it became the heart of the empire. It was named after Constantine.
  • 476

    Fall of Rome

    Fall of Rome
    Romulus was overthrown by a barbarian, which caused the city of Rome to come to an end.
  • 537

    The Hagia Sophia is Built

    The Hagia Sophia is Built
    The Hagia Sophia was built in Constantinople under the direction of Emperor Justinian.
  • 632

    Schism of Sunni and Shia

    Schism of Sunni and Shia
    Muhammad dies and Sunni and Shia dispute over the succession to Muhammad as a caliph.
  • 662

    Hegira Begins

    Hegira Begins
    This began with the migration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina.
  • 732

    Battle of Tours

    The Frankish leader Charles Martel defeats a large army of Spanish Moors.
  • Period: 793 to 1066


    They used the Norwegian and Baltic seas for travel in the south.
  • 1054

    The Great Schism

    The Great Schism
    This was the separation of of the Roman Catholic church and the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  • 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    It means "Supreme Law of the Land" it was signed by King John of England.
  • 1280

    Mansa Musa Hajj

    Mansa Musa Hajj
    Emperor Mansa Musa elaborated pilgrimage in Mecca.
  • 1325

    Tenochitlan is Founded

    Tenochitlan is Founded
    It is an Aztec capital located on lake Texcoco in the valley of Mexico.
  • 1337

    The Hundred Years War

    A series of wars between England and France.
  • 1453

    The Fall of Constantinople

    The Fall of Constantinople
    The Ottoman army invades Constantinople. This is marked as the end of the Middle Ages.
  • Decree of Milan

    Decree of Milan
    It was issued to enforce the Berlin decree by Napoleon I of France.