Early Civilizations in India and China

  • 750 B.C

    750 B.C
    Nubia conquers Egypt and gains control of the Nile Valley.
  • 2700 B.C

    2700 B.C
    The pyramid age begins in Egypt.
  • 2500 B.C

    2500 B.C
    The first Indian civilization arises in the Indus River valley. Mohenjo-Daro, a principal city, is shown here.
  • 2000 B.C

    2000 B.C
    Chinese cilvilization emerges along river valleys and the east coast of Asia.
  • 1650 B.C

    1650 B.C
    The Shang dynasty, known for fine bronzeworks such as this cauldron, gains control of territory along the Huang He.
  • 1500 B.C

    1500 B.C
    The Aryans cross into India from the north and overrun existing cities and towns.
  • 1400 B.C

    1400 B.C
    The Olmecs develop the first civilization in the Americans.
  • 1027 B.C

    1027 B.C
    The Zhou overthrow the Shang Richly adorned artworks reflect Zhou power and wealth.
  • 500 B.C

    500 B.C
    In India, people begin to write down Hindu sacred texts, called Vedas. The Vedas reflect Aryan belief in many deities, including Lakshmi, shown here.
  • 509 B.C

    509 B.C
    The Roman republic is established.
  • 3000 B.C

    3000 B.C
    River valley civilizations begin to emerge.