RC Timeline

Timeline created by sdibiase
In History
  • 6,000 BCE

    6000 BCE: Early People Settled in the Nile River Valley (Egypt)

  • 5,000 BCE

    Beginning of Indus River Valley Civilization

    Another name is Harappan civilization
  • 5,000 BCE

    The beginning of the earliest know civilization in Mesopotamia, the Sumerians

  • 4,000 BCE

    Evidence of first farming settlements in Indus River Valley civilization

  • 3,500 BCE

    Growth of cities across Mesopotamia.

    Temples were at the center of every city.
  • 3,500 BCE

    Evidence of the use of wheels by Mesopotamians.

  • 3,300 BCE

    Invention of writing in Mesopotamia.

    Cuneiform was a wedge-shaped scripts that was carved into clay tablets.
  • 3,000 BCE

    Beginning of Urbanization and growth of Indus River Valley

    Some historians say this is the beginning of the civilization
  • 2,900 BCE

    The Great Bath was built - Indus River Valley

    First large water tank in the world
  • 2,500 BCE

    2500 BCE: Egyptians built the Great Pyramid of Giza and Great Sphinx

  • 2,500 BCE

    The biggest cities in the Indus River Valley civilization were built

    Harappa and Mohenjo-daro
  • 2,334 BCE

    Akkadian Empire ruled Mesopotamia

    Rules by King Sargon of Akkad and considered the world’s first multicultural empire with a central government.
  • 2,154 BCE

    The end of the Akkadian Empire in Mesopotamia

  • 2,100 BCE

    Epic of Gilgamesh was written.

    Considered the earliest piece of literature.
  • 2,000 BCE

    Xia Dynasty

  • 2,000 BCE

    People settled along the Chang Jiang River

  • 1,800 BCE

    Movement of Aryan groups into Indus River Valley began

  • 1,790 BCE

    The city of Babylon, under the rule of King Hammurabi, rose to power.

    A major trade hub. Babylon became the largest city in the world at the time with as many as 200,000 people living there at its peak.
  • 1,766 BCE

    Traditional date for the founding of the first historic dynasty in China, the Shang dynasty

  • 1,700 BCE

    Shang Dynasty

  • 1,595 BCE

    The Kassites conquer Babylon, ending the Babylonian Empire.

    Weak leadership following the death of King Hammurabi led to the decline.
  • 1,500 BCE

    End of the Xia Dynasty

  • 1,500 BCE

    Collapse of the Indus River Valley Civilization

    There is speculation as to whether the decline occurred because if natural disasters or the invasion of Aryan groups.
  • 1,325 BCE

    1325 BCE: King Tut was mummified and buried.

  • 1,027 BCE

    End of the Shang Dynasty

  • 1,027 BCE

    Xou Dynasty

  • -770 BCE

    Ba and Shu tribes lived in the middle reaches of the Chang Jiang River

  • -700 BCE

    beginning of Canal on the Chang Jiang River

  • -612 BCE

    The second Babylonian Empire, called the neo-Babylonian Empire ruled.

  • -529 BCE

    The Persian Empire conquered Babylon.

    This led to the decline of Mesopotamia.
  • -400 BCE

    The canal along the Chang Jiang River was complete

  • -332 BCE

    332 BC: Alexander the Great invaded and conquered Egypt.

  • -256 BCE

    End of the Zhou Dynasty

  • -221 BCE

    Beginning of the Qin Dynasty

  • -207 BCE

    End of the Qin Dynasty

  • -206 BCE

    Beginning of the Western Han Dynasty

  • -180 BCE

    The Dujiangyan was built along the southern portion of the Chang Jiang River

  • -125 BCE

    The Silk Road is founded

  • 9

    End of the Western Han Dynasy

  • 105

    Paper is discovered

  • 850

    Gunpowder is created

  • Period:
    1,045 BCE
    to
    -256 BCE

    Yellow River Civilization of China