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8000 bce

Beginnings of agriculture

3000 bce

Beginnings of bronze age

1300 bce

Beginnings of iron age

6th C bce

Life of Buddha, Confucius

5th C bce

Greek golden age

323 bce

Alexander of Macedonia dies

221 bce

Qin unifies China


Beginnings of Christianity


End of pax romana


End of Han dynasty

4th C

Trans Saharan trade begins


Constantinople established


Fall of rome


Justinian rule of Byzantine Empire

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