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8000 BCE

Beginnings of agriculture

3000 BCE

Beginnings of Bronze age and early civilizations

1300 BCE

Iron Age

6th century BCE

Beginnings of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism

5th century BCE

Greek Golden Age

323 BCE

Alexander the Great

221 BCE

Qin unified China

32 CE

Beginnings of Christianity

180 CE

End of Pax Romana

220 CE

End of Han Dynasty

333 CE

Roman capital moved to Constantinople

4th century CE

Beginnings of Trans-Saharan trade routes

476 CE

Fall of Rome

527 CE

Justinian rule of Byzantine Empire

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