Human Community Events: 2500 B.C.E. - 500 B.C.E.

  • Period: 2500 BCE to 2000 BCE

    2,500 B.C.E. - 2,000 B.C.E.

  • Period: 2350 BCE to 2230 BCE

    Akkadian (Mesopotamian)

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  • 2134 BCE

  • Period: 2112 BCE to 2004 BCE

    Third Dynasty of Ur (Mesopotamian)

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  • Period: 2040 BCE to 1640 BCE

    Middle Kingdom Reigns in (Africa)

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  • 2000 BCE

    Horses in use spreads all over western (Asia)

    Horses in use spreads all over western (Asia)
  • 2000 BCE

    Rise of Minoan civilization on Crete; early Greeks arrive in Greece (Mediterranean)

    Rise of Minoan civilization on Crete; early Greeks arrive in Greece (Mediterranean)
  • Period: 2000 BCE to 1500 BCE

    2,000 B.C.E. - 1,500 B.C.E.

  • Period: 1900 BCE to 1600 BCE

    Old Babylonian (Mesopotamian)

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  • 1800 BCE

    Abraham migrated to Canaan (Middle Eastern)

    Abraham migrated to Canaan (Middle Eastern)
  • Period: 1750 BCE to 1045 BCE

    Shang dynasty (Asian)

  • Period: 1700 BCE to 1200 BCE

    Hittites dominant in Anatolia (Mediterranean)

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  • Period: 1640 BCE to 1532 BCE

    Hyksos dominate northern Egypt (African)

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  • 1600 BCE

    Rise of Mycenaean civilization in Greece (Mediterranean)

    Rise of Mycenaean civilization in Greece (Mediterranean)
  • 1532 BCE

    Beginning of New Kingdom (African)

    Beginning of New Kingdom (African)
  • 1500 BCE

    Hittites develop iron metallurgy (Mesopotamia)

    Hittites develop iron metallurgy (Mesopotamia)
  • Period: 1500 BCE to 1150 BCE

    Kassite ruled in (Mesopotamia)

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  • Period: 1500 BCE to 1000 BCE

    1,500 B.C.E. - 1,000 B.C.E.

  • 1450 BCE

    Destruction of Minoan palaces in Crete (Mediterrean)

    Destruction of Minoan palaces in Crete (Mediterrean)
  • Period: 1250 BCE to 1200 BCE

    Israelite occupation of Canaan (Middle East)

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  • 1200 BCE

    Destruction of Hittite kingdom (Mesopotamian)

    Destruction of Hittite kingdom (Mesopotamian)
  • Period: 1200 BCE to 1150 BCE

    Destruction of Mycenaean centers in Greece (Mediterranean)

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  • 1150 BCE

    Philistines settle southern coast of Israel (Middle Eastern)

    Philistines settle southern coast of Israel (Middle Eastern)
  • Period: 1045 BCE to 221 BCE

    Zhou Dynasty (Asia)

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  • 1000 BCE

    Iron metallurgy reaches the (Mediterranean)

    Iron metallurgy reaches the (Mediterranean)
  • 1000 BCE

    Origin of Celtic culture in Central (Europe)

    Origin of Celtic culture in Central (Europe)
  • 1000 BCE

    Initial development of pastoral nomadism (Asian)

    Initial development of pastoral nomadism (Asian)
  • 1000 BCE

    Jerusalem made Israelite capital (Middle Eastern)

    Jerusalem made Israelite capital (Middle Eastern)
  • Period: 1000 BCE to 500 BCE

    1,000 B.C.E. - 500 B.C.E.

  • 969 BCE

    Hiram of Tyre comes to power (Middle Eastern)

    Hiram of Tyre comes to power (Middle Eastern)
  • 960 BCE

    Solomon builds First Temple (Middle Eastern)

    Solomon builds First Temple (Middle Eastern)
  • 920 BCE

    Division into two kingdoms of Israel and Judah (Middle Eastern)

    Division into two kingdoms of Israel and Judah (Middle Eastern)
  • 911 BCE

    Rise of Neo-Assyrian Empire (Mesopotamian)

    Rise of Neo-Assyrian Empire (Mesopotamian)
  • 814 BCE

    Foundation of Carthage (Mediterranean)

    Foundation of Carthage (Mediterranean)
  • 750 BCE

    Kings of Kush control (African)

    Kings of Kush control (African)
  • 721 BCE

    Assyrian conquest of northern kingdom (Mesopotamian)

    Assyrian conquest of northern kingdom (Mesopotamian)
  • Period: 712 BCE to 660 BCE

    Nubian kings rule Egypt (African)

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  • 701 BCE

    Assyrian humiliation of Tyre (Mesopotamian)

    Assyrian humiliation of Tyre (Mesopotamian)
  • 701 BCE

    Assyrian humiliation of Tyre (Mesopotamian and Middle Eastern)

    Assyrian humiliation of Tyre (Mesopotamian and Middle Eastern)
  • 700 BCE

    Scythians drive out Cimmerians and settle area north of Black Sea (Asian)

    Scythians drive out Cimmerians and settle area north of Black Sea (Asian)
  • 671 BCE

    Assyrian conquest of Egypt (Mesopotamian and African)

    Assyrian conquest of Egypt (Mesopotamian and African)
  • Period: 626 BCE to 539 BCE

    Neo- Babylonian kingdom (Mesopotamian)

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  • 612 BCE

    Fall of Assyria (Mesopotamian)

    Fall of Assyria (Mesopotamian)
  • 600 BCE

    Iron metallurgy in China (Asian)

    Iron metallurgy in China (Asian)
  • 587 BCE

    Capture of Jerusalem (Middle Eastern)

    Capture of Jerusalem (Middle Eastern)
  • Period: 551 BCE to 479 BCE

    Life of Confucius (Asian)

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  • Period: 550 BCE to 300 BCE

    Rivalry of Carthaginians and Greeks in western (Mediterranian)

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  • 515 BCE

    Deportees from Babylon return to Jerusalem (Mesopotamian)

    Deportees from Babylon return to Jerusalem (Mesopotamian)
  • 500 BCE

    Celtic elites trade for (Mediterranean) goods

    Celtic elites trade for (Mediterranean) goods
  • Period: 500 BCE to 300 BCE

    Migrations across (Europe)

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  • Period: 500 BCE to 1 BCE

    500 B.C.E. - 1 B.C.E.

  • 450 BCE

    Hanno the Phoenician explores West Africa (African)

    Hanno the Phoenician explores West Africa (African)
  • 450 BCE

    Completion of Hebrew Bible (Middle Eastern)

    Completion of Hebrew Bible (Middle Eastern)
  • 440 BCE

    Greek historian Herodotus reports on nomadic Scythians (Mediterranean)

    Greek historian Herodotus reports on nomadic Scythians (Mediterranean)
  • 390 BCE

    Celts sack Rome (European)

    Celts sack Rome (European)
  • Period: 356 BCE to 338 BCE

    Lord Shang brings Legalist reforms to Qin state (Asian)

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  • 300 BCE

    Kingdom of Meroë (African) ------->

    Kingdom of Meroë (African) ------->
  • 300 BCE

    Ruler of Chinese state of Zhao equips troops like nomad horsemen (Asian)

    Ruler of Chinese state of Zhao equips troops like nomad horsemen (Asian)