beginning of agriculture
beginnings of Bronze Age; early civilizations
6th century BCE
lives of Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tsu (beginnings of Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism)
5th century BCE
Greek Golden Age - philosophers
Alexander the Great
Qin Dynasty unifies China
beginnings of Christianity
End of the Pax Romana
End of the Han Dynasty
Roman capital moved to Constantinople
4th century CE
Beginnings of Trans-Saharan trade routes
Fall of the Roman Empire
Rule of Justinian over the Byzantine Empire
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