The Emergence of Human Communities

  • Period: 2500 BCE to 2000 BCE

    The Emergence of Human Communities

  • Period: 2350 BCE to 2230 BCE

    Akkadian

    RED
  • Period: 2112 BCE to 2004 BCE

    Third Dynasty of Ur

    RED
  • Period: 2040 BCE to 1640 BCE

    Middle Kingdom reigns in Egypt

    GREEN
  • 2000 BCE

    Spread of Horses

    YELLOW
  • 2000 BCE

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

    PURPLE
  • Period: 2000 BCE to 1500 BCE

    The Emergence of Human Communities

  • Period: 1900 BCE to 1600 BCE

    Old Babylonian

    RED
  • 1800 BCE

    Abraham migrated to Canaan

    PINK
  • Period: 1750 BCE to 1045 BCE

    Shang dynasty

    YELLOW
  • Period: 1700 BCE to 1200 BCE

    Hittites dominant in Anatolia

    PURPLE
  • Period: 1640 BCE to 1532 BCE

    Hyksos dominate northern Egypt

    GREEN
  • 1600 BCE

    Rise of Mycenaean civilization in Greece

    PURPLE
  • 1532 BCE

    Beginning of New Kingdom

    GREEN
  • 1500 BCE

    Hittites develop iron metallurgy

    RED
  • Period: 1500 BCE to 1150 BCE

    Kassite ruled in Mesopotamian

    RED
  • Period: 1500 BCE to 1000 BCE

    The Emergence of Human Communities

  • 1450 BCE

    Destruction of Minoan palaces in Crete

    PURPLE
  • Period: 1250 BCE to 1200 BCE

    Israelite occupation of Canaan

    PINK
  • 1200 BCE

    Destruction of Hittite kingdom

    RED
  • Period: 1200 BCE to 1150 BCE

    Destruction of Mycenaean centers

    PURPLE
  • 1150 BCE

    Philistines settle southern coast of Israel

    PINK
  • Period: 1045 BCE to 250 BCE

    Zhou dynasty

    YELLOW (continues to 221BCE)
  • 1000 BCE

    Iron metallurgy reaches the Mediterranean

    PURPLE
  • 1000 BCE

    Origin of Celtic culture in Central Europe

    BLUE
  • 1000 BCE

    Initial development of pastoral nomadism

    YELLOW
  • 1000 BCE

    Jerusalem made Israelite capital

    PINK
  • Period: 1000 BCE to 500 BCE

    The Emergence of Human Communities

  • 969 BCE

    Hiram of Tyre comes to power

    PINK
  • 960 BCE

    Solomon builds First Temple

    PINK
  • 920 BCE

    Division into two kingdoms of Israel and Judah

    PINK
  • 911 BCE

    Rise of Neo-Assyrian Empire

    RED
  • 814 BCE

    Foundation of Carthage

    PURPLE
  • 750 BCE

    Kings of Kush control Egypt

    GREEN
  • 721 BCE

    Assyrian conquest of northern kingdom

    RED
  • Period: 712 BCE to 660 BCE

    Nubian kings rule Egypt

    GREEN
  • 701 BCE

    Assyrian humiliation of Tyre

    RED
  • 701 BCE

    Assyrian humiliation of Tyre

    RED & PINK
  • 700 BCE

    Scythians drive out Cimmerians and settle area north of Black Sea

    YELLOW
  • 671 BCE

    Assyrian conquest of Egypt

    RED & GREEN
  • Period: 626 BCE to 539 BCE

    Neo- Babylonian kingdom

    RED
  • 612 BCE

    Fall of Assyria

    RED
  • 600 BCE

    Iron metallurgy in China

    YELLOW
  • 587 BCE

    Capture of Jerusalem

    PINK
  • Period: 551 BCE to 479 BCE

    Life of Confucius

    YELLOW
  • Period: 550 BCE to 300 BCE

    Rivalry of Carthaginians and Greeks in the western Mediterranean

    PURPLE
  • 515 BCE

    Deportees from Babylon return to Jerusalem

    RED
  • 500 BCE

    Celtic elites trade for Mediterranean goods

    PURPLE
  • Period: 500 BCE to 300 BCE

    Migrations across Europe

    BLUE
  • 450 BCE

    Hanno the Phoenician explores West Africa

    GREEN
  • 450 BCE

    Completion of Hebrew Bible

    PINK
  • 440 BCE

    Greek historian Herodotus reports on nomadic Scythians

    PURPLE
  • 390 BCE

    Celts sack Rome

    BLUE
  • Period: 356 BCE to 338 BCE

    Lord Shang brings Legalist reforms to Qin state

    YELLOW
  • 300 BCE

    Ruler of Chinese state of Zhao equips troops like nomad horsemen

    YELLOW
  • Period: 300 BCE to 250 BCE

    Kingdom of Meroë

    GREEN
    (contines until 350 CE)