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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    Foraging Peoples

    Settled Agriculture

    Primary Urbanization: From 6000 BC

    • 6000 BC: Jericho
    • 3500 BC: Sumerians settle in Mesopotamia

    Mesopotamian Civilizations: 3500-1400 BC.

    • 3500-2340 BC: Sumerian Civilization
    • 2340-1900 BC: Akkadian Empire
    • 1900-1100 BC: Babylonian Empire
    • 1100-1200 BC: Assyrian Empire (First Period of Ascendancy)

    Expansion and Contraction of Mesopotamian Empires: 1400-550 BC

    • ca. 1400 BC: The Large Empires of the Ancient Near East are weakened
    • ca. 1200 BC: The Era of the Smaller Civilizations.
    • ca. 750 BC: Revival of the Mesopotamian Empires.
      • 745-612 BC: Period of Assyrian dominance
      • 625-585 BC: Period of Neo-Babylonian (Chaldean) dominance

    Cosmopolitan Empires: 550 BC - AD 642

    • 550-323 BC: Persian Empire.
    • 323-146 BC: Hellenistic Kingdoms
    • c. 250 BC to AD 225: Parthian Empire.
    • 146 BC to AD 1453: Rome and Byzantium
    • 226-642: Sassanid Persia.

    Islamic Empires: 600-1900

    • 661-750: Ommayad Caliphate.
    • 750-1258: Abbasid Caliphate.
    • 1350-1918: Ottoman Empire
    • 1501-1723: Safavid Empire

    The Modern Era: From 1900

    • 1917: Balfour Declaration on Palestine
    • 1923: Republic of Turkey is established
    • 1925: Pahlavi dynasty in Iran
    • 1932: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is established
    • 1956: Nassar Nationalizes the Suez Canal.
    • 1973: The Yom Kippur War

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