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Indus Valley civilization flourished

c. 2500 B.C.

Buddha lives & founds his religion in India

560-483 B.C.

Homer's epics written (probable time period)

c. 800 B.C.

King David reigns (over Judah then all Israel)

1011-971 B.C.

Trojan War (probable dates)

c. 1250 B.C.

Mayan Civilization: Classical Period

250-900 A.D.

Greek Dark Ages

c. 1100-800 B.C.

Approximate start of Hinduism

c. 1400 B.C.

Time of the Judges (probable dates)

c. 1375-1059 B.C.

Confucius lives & teaches in China

c. 551-479 B.C.

Greek Bronze Age

c. 2900-1100 B.C.

Mycenaeans capture Crete (destroy & rebuild Knossos)

c. 1450 B.C.

Saul becomes king over Israel (probable date)

c. 1050 B.C.

Lao-Tzu founds Taoism

c. 600 B.C.

Unification of China under first Ch'in emperor (Shi-huang-ti)

221 B.C.

Aryans arrive in the Indus Valley

c. 1500 B.C.

Yangshao culture (farming) flourishes in China

c. 5000 B.C.

Hsia (Xia) Dynasty (traditional dates)

c. 2205-1766 B.C.

Shang Dynasty in China

1766-1027 B.C.

Chou (Zhou) Dynasty in China

1027-221 B.C.

Hostile tribes from north invade China

c. 700 B.C.

Warring States period in China

481-221 B.C.

North American people flourish without a central government

c. 3500 B.C.

Olmecs settle in Guatemala (Mayan ancestors)

c. 1200-200 B.C.

Mayan lowlands completely settled

c. 800 B.C.

Troy founded

c. 2500 B.C.

First sails used on Aegean Sea boats

c. 2000 B.C.

Dorians invade Mycenaeans; Dark Ages begin

c. 1100-1000 B.C.

Creation (one possible time period)

c. 4006 B.C.

Abraham lived in Canaan (probable time)

c. 2100 B.C.

Probable time of the Exodus

c. 1446 B.C.

North American Mound Builders

c. 700 B.C.- 1700 A.D.

First Mayan pyramids

c. 600-400 B.C.

Cliff Dwellers

1000-1300 A.D.

Possible arrival of first Greek speakers in Greece

c. 2100 B.C.

Early Cretan palaces built (rise of Minoans)

c. 1900 B.C.

Mycenaean culture arises

c. 1600 B. C.

Knossos burned down and NOT rebuilt

c. 1400 B. C.

Israelites enter Canaan

1406 B. C.

Menes unites Upper and Lower Egypt

c. 3100 B.C.

Hammurabi rules in Mesopotamia

1792-1750 B. C.

Hittites conquer Babylonians

1595 B. C.

Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II divide Syria with Hittites

1269 B. C.

Sea Peoples conquer Hittites

c. 1200 B. C.

Canaanites settle in in the region

c. 2000 B.C.

True iron working begins in Asia Minor

1500-1000 B.C.

Israelite kings conquers four TransJordan people groups

900s B.C.

Persians conquer last king of Lydians

c. 545 B.C.

Sargon II (Assyria) captures last of Hittite city-states

717 B.C.

Edom's most prosperous time

1200-700 B.C.

Hebrews bring monotheism to southern Syria

late 1200s B.C.

Assyrians conquer most of Syria

732 B.C.

Babylonians conquer Assyrians in southern Syria

612 B.C.

Persians defeat Babylonians (in southern Syria)

539 B.C.

Alexander the Great conquers Persians

331 B.C.

Philistines arrive in southern Canaan

1100s B.C.

Height of Philistine power in Palestine

1150-1000 B.C.

Egypt and Phoenicia estabtablish regular trade

2052-1786 B.C.

Phoenicia becomes a province of Egypt (~100 years)

1400s B.C.

Phoenician cities gain independence & prosperity peaks

1100-850 B.C.

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