Ancient Civilizations timeline

  • Period: 250 to Dec 9, 900

    Mayan classical period

    During this period the maya bulit spectacular cities such as Tikal.
  • Dec 9, 700

    Maya downfall

    Warfare breaks out between many mayan city-states. Many Mayans fled the city and took refuge in the jungle.
  • Period: Dec 9, 800 to Dec 9, 925

    Maya abandonment

    The Maya abandon the great cities of the central Maya area.
  • Period: Dec 8, 1250 to Dec 8, 1400

    Incan Civilization

    The first several Inca rulers stayed in the territory around Cuzco. the rulers started to refer to themselves as the Inca.
  • Dec 8, 1376

    Aztec first king

    the Mexica chose Acamapichtli as their first king, or tlatoani.
  • Dec 9, 1428

    Triple Alliance

    The Aztecs form an alliance with Texcoco and Tlacopan, they became the leading power in the Valley of Mexico.
  • Dec 9, 1438


    Pachacuti takes the Incan Throne. Under his leadership the inca expanded quickly conquering all of Peru.
  • Oct 8, 1521

    Aztec downfall

    the Spaniards conquer the once mighty Aztec Empire
  • Dec 8, 1532

    Inca downfall

    Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro captured Atahualpa in 1532 bringing the great Inca Empire to its knees.