ancient HISTORY

Timeline created by shawn_awesome360
  • 5,000 BCE

    5000 BCE

    5000 BCE
    5000 BC - The Sumer form the first towns and cities. They use irrigation to farm large areas of land.
  • 5,000 BCE

    rising of cities

    rising of cities
  • 4,000 BCE

    4000 BCE

    4000 BCE
    4000 BC - The Sumer establish powerful city-states building large ziggurats at the center of their cities as temples to their gods.
  • 3,300 BCE

    3300 BCE

    3300 BCE
    3300 BC - The Sumerians invent the first writing. They use pictures for words and inscribe them on clay tablets.
  • 3,000 BCE

    3000 BCE

    3000 BCE
    3000 BC - The Sumerians start to implement mathematics using a number system with the base 60.
  • 2,400 BCE

    2400 BCE

    2400 BCE
    2400 BC - The Sumerian language is replaced by the Akkadian language as the primary spoken language in Mesopotamia.
  • 2,100 BCE

    2100 BCE

    2100 BCE
    2100 BC - After the Akkadian Empire crumbles, the Sumerians once again gain power. The city of Ur is rebuilt.
  • 2,000 BCE

    2000 BCE

    2000 BCE
    2000 BC - The Elamites capture Ur.
  • 2,000 BCE

    elimites capture Ur

  • Period:
    3,050 BCE
    to
    -332 BCE

    egypt

  • Period:
    2,700 BCE
    to
    2,055 BCE

    old kingdom

  • Period:
    2,030 BCE
    to
    1,650 BCE

    middle kingdom

  • Period:
    1,600 BCE
    to
    1,050 BCE

    shang Dynasty

    Capitals: near present-day Zhengzhou and Anyang
  • Period:
    1,550 BCE
    to
    -712 BCE

    new kingdom

  • Period:
    1,100 BCE
    to
    1000

    Blessings and songs

    such as the song of Miriam
  • Period:
    1,100 BCE
    to
    -500 BCE

    Ancient Greece

  • Period:
    1,046 BCE
    to
    -256 BCE

    zhou Dynasty

    Capitals: Hao (near present-day Xi'an) and Luoyang
  • Period:
    1,000 BCE
    to
    -600 BCE

    the torah -j source

    Ruth, job, first isaiah
  • Period:
    1,000 BCE
    to
    600

    Torah

  • Period:
    -800 BCE
    to
    500

    ancient Greece

  • Period:
    -586 BCE
    to
    -539 BCE

    second isaiah

    Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Deuteronomy is expanded, Psalms
  • Period:
    -500 BCE
    to
    -300 BCE

    The rest of the torah

    Third Isaiah, Later Prophets, chronicles re-writes story of David to make it sound louder
  • Period:
    -221 BCE
    to
    -206 BCE

    qin Dynasty

    Capital: Chang'an, present-day Xi'an
  • Period:
    -206 BCE
    to
    220

    han Dynasty

    Confucianism officially established as basis for Chinese state by Han Wudi (r. 141-86 BCE)