History in the Making

  • 3000 BCE

    Athens

    Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserves sculptures, vases, jewelry and more from Ancient Greece.
  • 2686 BCE

    Egyptians

    Egyptians are an ethnic group and the citizens native to Egypt sharing a common culture and a variety of Egyptian ArabicAncient Egyptians worshiped over 1,400 different gods and goddesses.
  • 2325 BCE

    Egyptian pyramids

    The Egyptian pyramids are ancient pyramid-shaped masonry structures located in Egypt. As of November 2008, sources cite either 118 or 138 as the number of identified Egyptian pyramids.
  • 2000 BCE

    Judaism

    Judaism is the monotheistic religion of the Jews.Judaism is one of the oldest monotheistic religions and was founded over 3500 years ago in the Middle East. Jews believe that God appointed the Jews to be his chosen people in order to set an example of holiness and ethical behaviour to the world.
  • 1754 BCE

    Hammurabi code

    The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian law code of ancient Mesopotamia, dating back to about 1754 BC. It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world.
  • 1750 BCE

    Hammurabi

    Hammurabi was the sixth king of the Amorite First Dynasty of Babylon, assumed the throne from his father, Sin-Muballit, and expanded the kingdom to conquer all of ancient Mesopotamia.
  • 1428 BCE

    Aztec

    The Aztecs, who probably originated as a nomadic tribe in northern Mexico, arrived in Mesoamerica around the beginning of the 13th century. From their magnificent capital city, Tenochtitlan, the Aztecs emerged as the dominant force in central Mexico, developing an intricate social, political, religious and commercial organization that brought many of the region’s city-states under their control by the 15th century.
  • 1200 BCE

    Olmec

    The Olmecs were the first major civilization in Guatemala and Mexico following a progressive development in Soconusco and modern southwestern pacific lowlands of Guatemala. They lived in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in the present-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco.
  • 1046 BCE

    Shang dynasty

    The Shang dynasty or Yin dynasty, according to traditional historiography, ruled in the Yellow River valley in the second millennium BC, succeeding the Xia dynasty and followed by the Zhou dynasty.
  • 1045 BCE

    The Zhou dynasty

    The Zhou dynasty according to written accounts, the king of the Zhou tribe who was called Zhou Wu attacked the last king of the Shang Dynasty and became the first Zhou emperor. The Zhou Dynasty is said to have been initially strong. The ruling clan's name was Ji.
  • 776 BCE

    First olympic games

    Although the ancient Games were staged in Olympia, Greece, from 776 BC through 393 AD, it took 1503 years for the Olympics to return. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. The man responsible for its rebirth was a Frenchman named Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who presented the idea in 1894.
  • 753 BCE

    Rome

    Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire.
  • 624 BCE

    Buddhism

    Buddhism, founded in the late 6th century B.C.E. by Siddhartha Gautama which is an important religion in most of the countries of Asia.
  • 551 BCE

    Confucius

    It is believed that Confucius was born in Zou, Lu state (near present-day Qufu, Shandong Province) in 551 B.C.
    Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
  • 550 BCE

    Darius I

    Darius I was the third king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire.
  • 519 BCE

    Xerxes I

    Xerxes I called Xerxes the Great, was the fourth king of kings of the Achaemenid dynasty of Persia. He ruled from 486 BC until his assassination in 465 BC at the hands of Artabanus, the commander of the royal bodyguard.
  • 509 BCE

    Roman Republic

    The Roman Republic was the period of ancient Roman civilization beginning with the overthrow of the Roman Kingdom, traditionally dated to 509 BC, and ending in 27 BC with the establishment of the Roman Empire.
  • 499 BCE

    Persian War

    The Persian Wars were a series of conflicts between the Achaemenid Empire of Persia and Greek city-states that started in 499 BC and lasted until 449BC.
  • 431 BCE

    Sparta

    An ancient Greek city-state and rival of Athens. Sparta was known for its militaristic government and for its educational system designed to train children to be devoted citizens and brave soldiers. Sparta defeated Athens in the Peloponnesian War.
  • 356 BCE

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty.
  • 320 BCE

    Gupta

    The Gupta Empire was an ancient Indian empire, founded by Sri Gupta, which existed at its zenith from approximately 320 to 550 CE and covered much of the Indian subcontinent. The peace and prosperity created under the leadership of the Guptas enabled the pursuit of scientific and artistic endeavours.
  • 264 BCE

    Punic wars

    The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage from 264 BC to 146 BC. At the time, they were probably the largest wars that had ever taken place.
  • 206 BCE

    Han

    The Han Dynasty was the second imperial dynasty of China. Founded in 206 BC when the rebel leader Liu Bang successfully ended the Qin Dynasty, the Han Dynasty lasted for four centuries and is considered a golden age in Chinese history.
  • 100 BCE

    Kingdom of Axum

    The Kingdom of Axum, also known as the Aksumite Empire, was a trading nation in the area of Eritrea and Northern Ethiopia.It existed from approximately 100–940 AD. It grew from the protoAksumite Iron Age period by the 4th century BC to achieve prominence by the 1st century AD, and was a major player in the commercial route between the Roman Empire and Ancient India.
  • 7 BCE

    Christianity

    Christianity is the religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its beliefs and practices.Christianity is a monotheistic religion founded by the followers of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus, a Jew, was born in about 7 B.C. and assumed his public life, probably after his 30th year, in Galilee.
  • 1 BCE

    Paul the Apostle

    Paul the Apostle commonly known as Saint Paul, and also known by his native name Saul of Tarsus was an apostle who taught the gospel of the Christ to the first century world.
  • 1 BCE

    Vikings

    Contrary to some popular conceptions of the Vikings, they were not a “race” linked by ties of common ancestry or patriotism, and could not be defined by any particular sense of “Viking-ness.” Most of the Vikings whose activities are best known come from the areas now known as Denmark, Norway and Sweden, though there are mentions in historical records of Finnish, Estonian and Saami Vikings as well. The vikings were not Christian.
  • Jun 8, 629

    Muhammad

    Muhammad is the central figure of Islam and widely regarded as its founder by non-Muslims. He is known as the "Holy Prophet" to Muslims, almost all of whom consider him to be the last prophet sent by God.
  • Jan 1, 1337

    Mansa Musa

    Mansa was the richest man in history he died on an uknown date but the year is 1337. He was the king of the Mali empire which is also the richest empire.
  • Jan 1, 1346

    The Black Death

    The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people and peaking in Europe in the years 1346–1353.
  • Dec 14, 1520

    Montezuma

    Montezuma was the ninth tlatoani or ruler of Tenochtitlan, reigning from 1502 to 1520.