World History Chronology

Foraging Peoples

Settled Agriculture

Primary Urbanization

Early Mesopotamian Civilizations

Expansion and Contraction of Mesopotamian Empires

Persian Empire

  • Hellenistic Kingdoms
  • Parthian Empire
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Sassanid Persia
  • Islamic Empires

    Modern Era


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    Early Mesopotamian Civilizations

    2800 to 1200 BC

    Sumerian and Akkadian Civilizations: 2800 to 1900 BC

    Babylonian Civilization and Hittite Civilizations: 1900 to 1100 BC

    c. 1100 BC: Beginning of the Assyrian Empire


    Primary Sources

    Secondary Sources

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