Ancient History Timeline

Timeline created by DMM71948
In History
  • 3,500 BCE

    Mesopotamia

    Mesopotamia
    Mesopotamia became the first civilization to create a form of writing. this would of course become an extremely valuable tool that could be used to store information and communicate with others.
  • 3,300 BCE

    Indus River Valley Civilization

    Indus River Valley Civilization
    The Indus River Valley Civilization was the first civilization to have carefully planned and well organized cities. Their drainage systems, wells, and water storage systems were some of the most sophisticated of their time.
  • 2,500 BCE

    Norte Chico

    Norte Chico
    Norte Chico is believed to be the oldest known civilization to have existed in the Americas. It is known by it's complex and monumental works of architecture. They created massive ceremonial pyramids and complex irrigation systems.
  • 2,000 BCE

    Ancient Egyptians

    Ancient Egyptians
    The Egyptians revolutionized agriculture when they invented the ox-drawn plow. This invention harnessed the natural strength of the ox to pull a plow that would till their farm lands.
  • -500 BCE

    Ancient Greece

    Ancient Greece
    Ancient Greece created the first ever system of democracy. Though democratic ideals did not survive in ancient Greece, they have been influencing politicians and governments ever since, most notably the United States.
  • -300 BCE

    Ancient Romans

    Ancient Romans
    The Romans invented the aqueduct, one of the most advanced constructions of their time. This gave the Romans easy access to clean water and required no external energy, just gravity.
  • 250

    Teotihuacan

    Teotihuacan
    Teotihuacan was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas and was the 6th largest city in the world at the time. Teotihuacan was a wealthy trade metropolis in its prime that is best known for The Pyramid of the Sun, a large structured used for rituals.
  • 500

    Mayans

    Mayans
    The Mayans greatest feat was their knowledge of astronomy. Maya astronomers were very accurate and way ahead of their European counterparts. They calculated the length of the year, lunar month, and the day cycle of Venus all to almost being perfect results.
  • 800

    The Islamic Golden Age

    The Islamic Golden Age
    During the Islamic Golden Age Math, Science, and Art progressed significantly. They made the practice of Medicine a central part of their culture and developed math to the point where they could calculate the circumference of the earth and create an accurate map of the earth.
  • 904

    Golden Age of China

    Golden Age of China
    Chinese Taoists invented gunpowder by accident while attempting to create an elixir of life. Gunpowder then spread throughout the entire world and would be used to create weaponry that would drastically shape the world.