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  • 3300 BCE

    Mesopotamia - Sumerians invented cuneiform

    The Sumerians made one of the greatest cultural advances in history. They developed cuneiform, the world's first writing system. (pg65)
  • Period: 3100 BCE to 2500 BCE

    Egypt - Menes

    Around 3100BC, Menes rose to power in Upper Egypt. He was named as Egypt's first pharaoh. (pg91)
  • Period: 3000 BCE to 1800 BCE

    Mesopotamia - Sumerians Society

    By 3000BC, several hundred thousand Sumerians had settled in Mesopotamia, in a land called Sumer. (pg60)
  • Period: 2500 BCE to 2200 BCE

    Egypt - Khufu

    The most famous pharaoh of the Old Kingdom was Khufu, who ruled in the 2500sBC. (pg90)
  • 2300 BCE

    Mesopotamia - Sargon built a new capital (Akkad)

    In 2300sBC, Sargon extend to Akkadian territory. He built a new capital, Akkad, on the Euphrates River, near what is now the city of Baghdad. Sargon was the first ruler to have a permanent army. (pg61)
  • 2200 BCE

    China - Xia Dynasty

    According to ancient stories, Yu the Great at around 2200 BC founded the Xia Dynasty. But, archaeologists have not yet found evidence that the tales about Xia are true. (pg163)
  • Period: 2050 BCE to 1750 BCE

    Egypt - Mentuhotep II

    Mentuhotep II's rule began the Middle Kingdom. (pg96)
  • Period: 2000 BCE to 1400 BCE

    Greece - The Minoans

    Two of the earliest cultures were the Minoans and Mycenaens. (pg230)
  • Period: 1800 BCE to 1200 BCE

    Mesopotamia - Babylon Society

    The Babylonians conquer Mesopotamia. (pg72)
  • 1700 BCE

    India - Harappan Society

    Harappan civilization ended by early 1700s BC, but no one know why. (pg128)
  • 1700 BCE

    Egypt - Hyksos Invaded

    In the mid-1700s BC, a group from Southwest Asia called the Hyksos invaded. The Egyptians did not like them. Eventually, the Egyptians fought back. (pg97)
  • Period: 1500 BCE to 1100 BCE

    China - Shang Dynasty

    Strongest in the Huang He Valley, Shang ruled a broad nation of northern China. (pg163)
  • Period: 1400 BCE to 1200 BCE

    Greece - The Mycenaeans

    Two of the earliest culture were the Minoans and Mycenaeans. (pg230)
  • 1200 BCE

    Egypt - Ramses the Great

    Ramses the Great came to power, whose reign was one of the longest in Egyptian history. (pg98)
  • Period: 1200 BCE to 652 BCE

    Mesopotamia - The Assyrians Society

    In the late 1200sBC, the Assyrians from Northern Mesopotamia briefly gain control of Babylon. (pg74)
  • Period: 1100 BCE to 221 BCE

    China - Zhou Dynasty

    In the 1100s BC, Zhou ruled over a kingdom in China. The Zhou Dynasty lasted longer than any other dynasty in Chinese history. (pg166)
  • Period: 1100 BCE to 1000 BCE

    Israel - Saul

    Saul became the first king of Israel.
  • 1000 BCE

    Israel - Philistines

    In the mid-1000s BC, the Philistines invaded the Israelites' lands. (pg205)
  • 800 BCE

    Greece - Homer

    The greatest poet of the ancient world. He wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey. (pg246)
  • Period: 751 BCE to 716 BCE

    Egypt - Piankhi

    Piankhi was among Kush's most successful military leaders. (pg109)
  • Period: 652 BCE to 626 BCE

    Mesopotamia - Chaldeans Society

    In 612BC, they destroyed Nineveh and the Assyrian Empire. (pg75)
  • 630 BCE

    Greece - Sappho

    Most famous lyric poet was a women named Sappho. Most of her poems were about love and relationships with her friends and family. (pg247)
  • 612 BCE

    Mesopotamia - Nebuchadnezzar rebuild Babylon

    The most famous Chaldean king, Nebuchadnezzar, rebuild Babylon into a beautiful city. His grand palace featured the famous Hanging Gardens. (pg75)
  • Period: 585 BCE to 529 BCE

    Persia - Cyrus the Great

    Cyrus was successful as emperor was the way he treated conquered people. (pg261)
  • Period: 551 BCE to 479 BCE

    China - Confucius

    Confucius was a dedicated student in his teenage years. His teachings influenced the Chinese life and thought. (pg169)
  • Period: 500 BCE to 400 BCE

    China - Laozi

    The most famous Daoist teacher. (pg170)
  • Period: 460 BCE to 429 BCE

    Greece - Pericles

    He led the government from about 460 BC until his death in 429 BC. (pg240)
  • 334 BCE

    Greece - Alexander the Great

    Alexander's empire was the largest the world had ever seen. (pg275)
  • Period: 270 BCE to 233 BCE

    India - Asoka

    Around 270 BC, Asoka became king, he was one of the strongest ruler of all the Mauryan emperors. (pg143)
  • Period: 221 BCE to 207 BCE

    China - Qin Dynasty

    In 221 BC, Qin King Ying succeeded in unifying China , and gave himself a title " Shi HuangDi ". (pg172)
  • 213 BCE

    China - Shi HuangDi

    Shi HuangDi demanded everyone to follow his policies. The Emperor responded to the opposition by burying 460 scholars alive. (pg173)
  • Period: 207 BCE to 220 BCE

    China - Han Dynasty

    Liu Bang became the first emperor of the Han Dynasty. This Chinese dynasty lasted for more than 400 years. (pg178)
  • 200 BCE

    India - Buddhism spreading

    The spread of Buddhism increased after Asoka became Buddhist. (pg140)
  • 170 BCE

    Egypt - Queen Shanakhadakheto

    Historians believe that the first women to rule Kush was Queen Shanakhadakheto. (pg113)
  • Period: 170 BCE to 150 BCE

    Egypt - Queen Shanakhadakheto

    Queen Shanakhadakheto ruled from 170 BC to 150 BC. (pg113)
  • Period: 140 BCE to 87 BCE

    China - Wudi

    In 140 BC, Emperor Wudi took the throne. Under, Wudi, Confucianism became China's official government philosophy. (pg179)
  • 100 BCE

    China - Silk Road

    The most famous route traders use was The Silk Road, is was 4000-mile long and stretched westward from China across Asia's deserts and mountain ranges, through the Middle East, until it reached the Mediterranean Sea. (pg187)
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    Israel - The Zealots

    The Zealots was the most rebellious of the Jews. They think they shouldn't listen to God. (pg214)
  • Period: 350 to 356

    Egypt - King Ezana

    In about AD 350, King Ezana destroyed Meroe and took over Kush. (pg113)
  • Period: 375 to 500

    India - Candra Gupta II

    In 375 Candra Gupta II took the throne in India. (pg144)
  • Israel - Dead Sea Scrolls

    The Dead Sea Scrolls was found not until 1947, when few young boys discovered while trying to find their lost sheep. (pg212)