SS Timeline Project

  • 3200 BCE

    End of Prehistory

    End of Prehistory
    Prehistory is the period of time from when humans existed to when history was recorded. The main source of research for prehistory is archaeology. There were three sub periods of time in Prehistory. The Stone Age, the Bronze age, and The Iron Age.
  • 2560 BCE

    Pyramid of Giza built

    Pyramid of Giza built
    Standing 455 ft tall (Contemporary) the pyramid, built in 2560 B.C. was the tallest structure built for 3800 years. The Pyramid has a 51 degree slope and is 2.58 million cubic meters in volume. The pyramid was believed to be built as a toumb for the fourth dynasty pharaoh Khufu.
  • 2000 BCE

    Epic of Gilgamesh Written

    Epic of Gilgamesh Written
    The epic of Gilgamesh, written in 2000 B.C., is an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia. There are only a few surviving copies of it. There are six versions of the epic.
  • 1627 BCE

    Minoan Civilization is Destroyed

    Minoan Civilization is Destroyed
    The Minoan Civilization, a Bronze age civilization, was destroyed by a volcanic explosion three and a half thousand years ago. This happened 100,000 miles from the island of Crete
  • 1600 BCE

    Shang Empire Established

    Shang Empire Established
  • 1260 BCE

    The Trojan War (start)

    The Trojan War (start)
    The Trojan War was against the city of Troy by the Greeks. The Trojan War is one of the most important wars in Greek Mythology. The Trojan War has been narrated through many works of Greek Literature.
  • 1180 BCE

    Trojan War (end)

    Trojan War (end)
  • 753 BCE

    Roman Empire Rise

    Roman Empire Rise
  • 559 BCE

    Persian Empire Rise

    Persian Empire Rise
  • 509 BCE

    Roman Republic Founded

    Roman Republic Founded
    The Roman Republic Started with the overthrow of the Roman Kingdom. The Roman Republic Ended in 27 B.C. with the establishment of the roman empire.
  • 497 BCE

    Confucius Dies

    Confucius Dies
    Confucius, a Chinese philosopher, born in 551 B.C. Confucius studied the spring and autumn period of Chinese history. He emphasized personal and governmental morality.
  • 431 BCE

    Peloponnesian Wars (start)

    Peloponnesian Wars (start)
    Peloponnesian War was fought by Athens and its empire, also an Ancient Greek war. The Peloponnesian War was fought by "Athens and its empire against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta"
  • 404 BCE

    Peloponnesian Wars (end)

    Peloponnesian Wars (end)
  • 336 BCE

    Philip II is Murdered

    Philip II is Murdered
    Philip II (Philip the second) of Macedonia, was assassinated during 336 B.C. in Vergina. Philip was killed by one of his body guards, Pausanias of Orestis.
  • 221 BCE

    Construction of Great Wall of China (started)

    Construction of Great Wall of China (started)
    The great wall of china, is fortifications made of stone, built along an east to west line across the northern boarders of china. The wall, built by Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, is getting smaller and smaller every year.
  • 206 BCE

    Construction of The Great Wall of China (ended)

    Construction of The Great Wall of China (ended)
  • 44 BCE

    Julius Ceasar Killed

    Julius Ceasar Killed
    Gaius Julius Caesar known as Julius Caesar, was a roman politician. He led a critical role in the fall of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. Julius Caesar, born in 100 B.C., was assassinated by a group of people (Gaius Cassius Longinus, Marcus Junius Brutus, Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus and over thirty other Senators of the Roman Republic)
  • 330

    Persian Empire Fall

    Persian Empire Fall
  • 379

    Christianity Becomes the Official Religion of Rome

    Christianity Becomes the Official Religion of Rome
    Christianity, a "Abrahamic monotheistic" religion is the worlds largest religion, became the Official religion of Rome in 379 A.D.
  • 379

    Hannibal Invades Italy

    Hannibal Invades Italy
    Hannibal Barca was a military commander from carthage. Invading Italy in 397 A.D., Hannibal was the leader of the invasion.
  • 534

    Hagia Sophia is Built

    Hagia Sophia is Built
    The Hagia Sophia was a Greek Orthodox Christian church. Now a museum in Istanbul Turkey the Hagia Sophia started with construction in 537 and finished in 1453. the Hagia Sophia served as a church between 1204-1261.
  • 541

    The Plague of Justinian (start)

    The Plague of Justinian (start)
    The Plague of Justinian was a pandemic that hit the Eastern Roman Empire. It also effected ports and cities around the entire Mediterranean Sea. The Plague of Justinian was considered "One of the greatest plagues in history"
  • 542

    The Plague of Justinian (end)

    The Plague of Justinian (end)
  • Oct 10, 732

    Battle of Tours

    Battle of Tours
    The Battle of Tours, also called the Battle of Poitiers, fought by Charles Martel and the massive invading Islamic Forces. The battle was fought near the city of Tours, France.
  • Dec 25, 800

    Charlemagne Crowned as Emperor

    Charlemagne Crowned as Emperor
    Charlemagne or "Charles the great" born on April 2, 747, was "The King of the Franks". He became the King of Italy in 774. He united a large part of Europe during the middle ages.
  • Aug 15, 1096

    The First Crusade (start)

    The First Crusade (start)
    The First Crusade was the first attempt to capture the holy lands, called "Pope Urban II". It started as a pilgrimage in western Christendom. It ended as a military expedition by the Roman Catholic to regain holy lands.
  • Sep 8, 1099

    The First Crusade (end)

    The First Crusade (end)
  • Jan 1, 1206

    Mongol Empire Rise

    Mongol Empire Rise
  • Sep 7, 1324

    Mansa Musa Makes Pilgrimage to Mecca

    Mansa Musa Makes Pilgrimage to Mecca
    Mansa Musa, a medieval African ruler, was a fourteenth century emperor of the Mali Empire. In 1324, he made a pilgrimage to the Muslim holy city of Mecca. Mansa Musa was most known outside of Africa
  • Jan 1, 1325

    Tenochtitlan is Founded

    Tenochtitlan is Founded
  • Oct 1, 1347

    The Black Death (Europe)

    The Black Death (Europe)
    The Black Death, killed 50 million in the 14 century and almost 60 per cent of Europe's population.
  • Jan 1, 1440

    Kingdom of Benin Established

    Kingdom of Benin Established
  • Jan 1, 1453

    Roman Empire Fall

    Roman Empire Fall
  • Apr 6, 1453

    Turks Capture Constantinople (start)

    Turks Capture Constantinople (start)
    Constantinople was captured by an invading army of the ottoman empire. The ottomans (Turks) were commanded by "Mehmed the Conqueror". The capture Constantinople was marked as the "end of the roman empire"
  • May 29, 1453

    Turks Capture Constantinople (end)

    Turks Capture Constantinople (end)
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus Discovers the new World

    Columbus Discovers the new World
    Christopher Columbus, born before october 31, 1451, discovered the new world on October 12, 1492. After sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, sights of the Bahamas came into view.
  • Jan 1, 1503

    Mona Lisa Created (start)

    Mona Lisa Created (start)
    The Mona Lisa, a half length portrait of a woman created by Leonardo da Vinci, was a masterpiece like no other. Known as "The "Best Known" painting in the world. The Mona Lisa is thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini.
  • Sep 7, 1504

    Mona Lisa Created (end)

    Mona Lisa Created (end)
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Martin Luther King Writes 95 Thesis

    Martin Luther King Writes 95 Thesis
    Martin Luther King, a civil rights activist in the 1500's, wrote the 95th thesis attacking the Catholic Church. Martin Luther King was attacking the church for its corrupt practice of selling "indulgences".
  • Sep 7, 1547

    Ivan the Terrible crowned Cezar

    Ivan the Terrible crowned Cezar
    Ivan the Terrible (or Ivan IV), was crowned first czar of Russa. Ivan the Terrible, crowned in 1547, ruled with "deep-seated paranoia and ruthlessness" .
  • Shakespear's Globe Theater Built

    Shakespear's Globe Theater Built
    The Globe theater was a theater in London built in 1599. The theater was destroyed by a fire on the 29th of June 1613. A modern reconstruction of the globe opened in 1997.
  • First Shogunate Established in Japan

    First Shogunate Established in Japan
  • The Olmec Colossal Heads are Built

    The Olmec Colossal Heads are Built
    The Olmec Colossal Heads are at least 17 human heads dating from before 900 B.C. The bolders that the heads were made of were brought from the Sierra de los Tuxtlas mountains in Veracruz.
  • Don Quixote is written

    Don Quixote is written
    Don Quixote, written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Is a Spanish novel. Don Quixote's considered one of the most influential works of literature from the Spanish golden ages.
  • Galileo is put on Trial

    Galileo is put on Trial
    Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer. Born on Feb. 15 1564, he was called the "father of observational astronomy". Galileo's thought that the sunspots on the sun proved the earths revolving around the sun and not the sun revolving around the earth. This theory got him in trouble with the church and eventually the law
  • Mongol Empire Fall

    Mongol Empire Fall