World History Timeline

  • Mesopotamia

    In 3300 BC the Sumerians were introduced as settlers seeking good soild to farm. They created new technology and tools.
  • Mesopotamia

    In 3300 BC the Sumerians went through a lot of weather problems and natural disasters. They had floods and little no no rain.
  • Mesopotamia

    The Sumerians built 5 new city-states that were the beginning of civilization. Among these city states were Uruk, Kish, Langash, Umma, and Ur.
    -3000 BC
  • Mesopotamia

    The Many times the Sumerian city-states went to war formed a sense of leadership.
    -3000-2000BC
  • Mesopotamia

    Preists became responsible for their own gov, military leaders were responsible for the city. Kings and priests were at the top of the social class.
    -3000BC
  • Mesopotamia

    Arithmetic, geometry, architectural innovations, and Cuneiform were formed by Sumerians.
    -2500 BC
  • Mesopotamia

    Many people traded and gathered in the city states. Cultural dissfusions helped other cultures develope different traditions based on other cultures.
    -2500BC
  • Mesopotamia

    The Sumerian people built ziggurats to impress the many gods that they beleived.
    -2500BC
  • Mesopotamia

    The city states were ruled by dynasties. The city states were held together by leadership.
    -2500BC
  • Mesopotamia

    Sargon defeated the city states of Sumer. He lead the Akkad army. HE spread culture and created an empire.
    -2350BC
  • Mesopotamia

    Cunieform was created. A form a writing on tablets made of clay.
    -2300BC
  • Mesopotamia

    Sargon's Empire fell due to invasions, famine, and violence. The first empire came to an end.
    -2150BC
  • Mesopotamia

    282 laws were created by Hammarabi. They were named Hammarabi's code. These laws were created to unify the diverse groups within his empire.
    -1792 BC
  • Mesopotamia

    The babylonian empire fell. Hammarabi became famous for the code of laws he made.
    1792-1750BC
  • Eygpt

    Farmers are the lowest on the social class, under the landowners and merchants who are under the Kikngs and Queens.
  • Eygpt

    Acres of new farm land was created by the Egyptians. They did this by draing the swamps of lower Egypt. They also trapped and channeled the Nile's by building huge dikes for irrigation.
    2040-1640 B.C.
  • Egypt

    The Middle Kingdom's existance ended. The Hyskos migrated from Palestine to Egypt.
    1640 B.C.
  • Egypt

    Egyptian's "literature" (hieroglyphics) was created. It was written on papyrus reeds, unlike the cuneiform.
  • Egypt

    End of Old Kingdom. Reason being is that the power of the pharohs decreased.
    2180 B.C.
  • Egypt

    Egyptians dug a canal from the Nile to the Red Sea to improve trade and transportation. The Middle Kingdom restored law and order.
    2040 - 1640 B.C.
  • Egypt

    Calender was created by the Egyptians with 365 days. The Egyptians needed a way to keep track of the floodings to see when the best time is for planting.
  • Egypt

    Hyskos became the new rulers of Egypt. They were known as the "rulers of foreign lands."
    1630 - 1523 B.C.
  • Egypt

    The Egypt villages were controlled by lower and upper Egypt. The villages were known to be under control of Narmer.
    3200 B.C.
  • Egypt

    A system of written numbers for counting, adding, and subtracting was developed by the Egyptians. They also used this system to collect the taxes.
  • Egypt

    Pyramids of this time were to reflect the strength of Egypt and to show the economic strength and technology. This time was also the start of the Old Kingdom.
    2660 B.C.
  • Egypt

    Theocracy was developed. Egypt's kings were the pharohs of Egypt; pharohs were then viewed as Gods.
    2660 B.C.
  • Indus Valley

    Indus Valley had very flat and fertile land formed by the Indus River and the Ganges River. The civilization of the Indus Valley rose in parts of Pakistan and India.
    2500 B.C.
  • Egypt

    Egyptians upgrated to building larger pyramids. The pyramids were built by the Egyptians as burial sites for pharohs.
    2500 B.C.
  • Indus Valley

    India's climates were dominated by the monsoons of the area. The climates suffered from anything of blowing air to blowing rain and great moisture.
  • Indus Valley

    The Indus River was effected by any rainfall. The river flooded most of the year, either by little rain. too much rain, or none at all. The flooding of the river was unpredictable.
  • Indus Valley

    Indus Valley had a wonderful and impressive city plan in mind. They then decided to create/lay it on a precise grid plan.
    2500 B.C.
  • Indus Valley

    Not only did the people of Indus create a sewage and a plumbing system, they also flooded the streets with buildings. These buildings were made of oven baked bricks.
    2500 B.C.
  • Indus Valley

    Harappan developed a 400 word language. Unfortunetly, the language cannot be deciphered to this day.
  • Indus Valley

    People of Indus began to farm along the Indus River. These people were the first people to do so.
    7000 B.C.
  • Indus Valley

    The people of Indus Valley came up with an idea to keep water out of the city. The Indus people than began to lay bricks to create earthen walls.
    2500 B.C.
  • Indus Valley

    The civilization of Indus Valley was named Harappan Civilization. The largest cities of the civilization were: Kalibangan, Mohenjo-Daro, and Harappa.
    2500 B.C.
  • Indus Valley

    Trading had begun in Indus. The trading happened along the Indus River. The Indus people traded with Mesopotamians and they also brought luxury goods to Sumer.
    2600 B.C.
  • Indus Valley

    The Indus civilization started to end. This was triggered by the quality of the buildings starting to decrease.
    1750 B.C.
  • Indus Valley

    All of the cities close to the Indus River had suffered from tragic disasters. The people who had survived had no way in farming or trading, so they died.
    1750 B.C.
  • China

    The higher class people lived in houses made of clay which had a timber frame. Where the people of the lower class lived in huts.
    1700BC
  • China

    The monarch of Zhou was targeted from nomads from the north and west. Goverment failed and choas occured.
    771BC
  • China

    The first Dynasty of China rised, The Shang Dynasty.
    1700-1027BC
  • China

    The Zhou Dynasty overthrew the Shang Dynasty and set up their own dynasty.
    1027B
  • China

    People Started to settle in China creating the first cities of China. The Xia Dynasty later forms.
    2000BC
  • Greece

    Mycenean people did not like the spartans rule. Mycenean turned into a City-state.
    650BC
  • Greece

    Myceneans later met know tribes through trading. This expanded trade and opened the Myceneans to new idea.
    1500BC
  • Greece

    Athens was later founded and was in the Delian league. There were 200 city-states.
    470BC
  • Greece

    Draco, a nobleman that was democratic took power, he made and established a legal code.
    621BC
  • Greece

    A democratice name Solon made demcratice reforms. making no one have more power over another.
    594BC
  • Greece

    Many city states were showing up and being created. They were the political unit of Ancent Greece.
    750BC
  • Greece

    From 1600-1100BC the Myceneans had the strongest military out of the people that attacked them.
    1600-1100BC
  • Greece

    A 10 year war between Troy and the Myceneans.The war was called the Trojan War.
    1200BC
  • Greece

    The athenian leader Cleisthenes broke power of the nobility and organized people into 10 groups where they lived on their wealth.
    500BC
  • Greece

    The Illiad contained homers methods which were epics and narrative poems.
    750BC
  • Greece

    The greek and persian empire went to war. This war was the Persian War. The Persians conquered the area.
    546BC
  • Greece

    The persian fleet of 25,000 men heaed to the land of north east Athens.
    490BC
  • Greece

    Mycenean cities were attakced by sea riders. The started to weaken because of these attacks.
    1200BC
  • Greece

    Sparta conqured the neighboring city state. The people of this city stae were then slaves.
    725BC
  • Greece

    The Spartan Army was the strongest of all. A powerful military is thought to be a powerful aspect.
    600-370BC
  • Rome

    In 494 invaders threatened Rome. The plebians left Rome.
    494BC
  • Rome

    The First Triumph occured in history. Pompey, Ceasar, and Crassus all took over the Roma Republic.
    60BC
  • Rome

    Crassus Dies and Pompey and Ceasar go to war. Ceasar gains full control over the Roman Republic. A senate later declares him as dctor for life.
    44BC
  • Rome

    The law of the Twelve Tables, this was a thing sometime around 450 BC, was rome's first written law code. The laws protected both the lenders and borrowers
    450BC
  • Rome

    The plebians forced the patricrians to write all the ;aws down.
    450BC
  • Rome

    the Romans had defeated the Etruscans and the Greek Cities in the Southern italy. As the Romans conquered Italy they generally imposed few conditions on their subject peoples.
    256BC
  • Rome

    The Romans revolted in 509 BC and threw out their last king. The Etruscans no longer ruled.
    509BC
  • Rome

    the Romans began to elect magistrates called praetors. When Rome began to spread the consuls and praetors were usually given military commands.
    300BC
  • Rome

    Conflict rose between these two cities. There was
    a series three wars, they were called the Punic wars.
    246-146BC
  • Rome

    The First Punis war began in 264BC. It was between Rome ad Carthrage.
    246BC
  • Rome

    Scipio rerouted Hanibbles forces away from the city and that ened the 2nd punic war.
    202BC
  • Rome

    Rome decided to defeat theri enemy for the last time. They delcared war on them for the 3rd time. Beginning the 3rd Punic War.
    149BC
  • Rome

    Hannible led an army and war elefants across the Pyrenees and the Alps to invade Italy. He dominated the western countryside for years.
    218BC
  • Rome

    One of the most powerful men in the Roman public around 50BC was Juilus Ceasar. He was the Governor of the province of Gaul the winner of dozen of battles, a charismatic leader, and a powerful public speaker.
    50BC
  • Rome

    When Gaius Marius was elected consul the socila unrest was at another level.
    107BC