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-40000 Malta. Ancient stone complex of buildings, similar to Stonehenge add image add link
-36410Date of Creation as calculated by Mayan calendarsadd image add link
-35000 Sumerian society, marking the beginning of human civilization, develops in the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Agricultural tribes settle in communities and evolve an administrative system governed by priests. add image add link
-35000Invention of wheel & plow in Mesopotamiaadd image add link
-310002nd king of 1st Dynastyadd image add link
-31000 First Pharaoh of 1st Dynasty, united Upper & Lower Egypt add image Link
-31000Pictographic writing invented in Sumeriaadd image add link
-23000Semites from Arabia migrate to Mesopotamia to found Assyrian and Babylonian empires Image add link
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-21000Built by Ur-Nammu; possible basis for the Babel legend.add image add link
-20000Great migrations east and south from west Africaadd image add link
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-20000Climax of Mohenjo-daro and Harrapa culturesadd image add link
-20000Invented in China -- soft milk & rice mixture solidified by packing in snowadd image add link
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-20000Use of sail on seagoing vessels in the Aegeanadd image add link
-20000Mesopotamian farmers use horses to pull vehicleswith spoked wheelsadd image add link
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-19600 Oldest novel, written in Eygpt add image add link
-19500Work begins on the Temple of Amon Image add link
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-14000Hittites smelt & forge iron.They learn how to add carbon to harden it.add image add link
-14000Mycenaeans occupy Creteadd image add link
-14000Temples at Luxor under constructionadd image add link
-14000 |Clepsydra|, in use in Egypt add image add link
-13500Tribe defeated by Hittitesadd image add link
-13500 Hittite Kingdom, founded by Shuppiluliumashin Syria & Mesopotamia add image add link
-13000Tomb of Ramses II; flooded by Aswan dam Image add link
-13000Arcadians settle in central Peloponnese Image add link
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-12000 Phrygians from Greece, invade Anatolian plateau.Overthrow Hittites & sack capital at Hattusas add image add link
-12000Used on Saharan trade routes Image add link
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-11800Capture of Babylon by Shutruk-Nakhunte makes Elamites masters of Mesopotamia Image add link
-11400Gideon destroys a large raiding forceadd image add link
-10000Horse riding first appears in pictures of mounted warriors. Probably arose among nomads of the steppesadd image add link
-10000Iberian tribes migrate to the future Spainadd image add link
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-10000First prepared in Chinaadd image add link
-10000China establishes rule in Vietnam that will last 2000 yearsadd image add link
-9000Assyrians use metal tires (copper or bronze) to strengthen their war chariots Image add link
-6500earliest inscriptions Image add link
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-6500Golden pagoda built in Burma Image add link
-6090Egyptians under Neco defeat Josiah of Israeladd image add link
-5000Chinese inventionadd image add link
-5000Hanno of Carthage explores west coast of Africaadd image add link
-4960Rome|s territorial expansion begins with thisbattle Image add link
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-4500First Roman Lawadd image add link
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-3000 Prepared in Roman kitchen as a sauce of vinegar,oil, pepper & anchovies add image add link
-3000 Parisi tribe founds Lutece, a fishing villageon an island in the Seine add image add link
-3000First Greek to visit Britainadd image add link
-3000Temple of the Sun built in Mexicoadd image add link
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-6314 Gaius Octavius, becomes emperor, -30. Image add link
-630Judea is subject to Rome after conquest by Pompeyadd image add link
-6321Geographeradd image add link
-600 Image add link
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-530Parthians defeat Crassus Image add link
-520Caesar besieges Alesia and destroys Vercingetorix|s rebellionadd image add link
-470Library of Ptolemy in Alexandria destroyed by fireMuch ancient literature lost foreveradd image add link
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-420Elimination of Brutus and Cassius Image add link
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-30124Pantheon built in Romeadd image add link
-3045 Platonic, Jewish philosopher add image add link
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-434 Actual birth date unknown: cf, Herod|s Death, Completion of the Temple, Quinirius| census add image add link
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-365Lucius Annaeus Senecaadd image add link
60 local Judean census ordered by Quirinius, Governor of Syria Image add link
90Germans ambush & destroy 3 Roman legions of Varus Image add link
280John the Baptist imprisonedadd image add link
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790Eruption of Vesuviusadd image add link
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1000Cultivated in Far Eastadd image add link
1050Paper is invented in ChinaMade from mulberry bark & hempadd image add link
1320Seismograph invented in China Image add link
2000Compilation of earliest rabbinic writingsadd image add link
2000New Testament fixedadd image add link
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5680Invade Italy Image add link
6100Heraclius becomes Emperor in Constantinople as the Persian Empire is attempting the takeover of Byzantine civilization.add image add link
6420Caliph Omar orders destruction of the surviving books in the Library of Alexandriaadd image add link
6770The Arabs attempt to conquer Constantinople but failadd image add link
6870 Pepin of Heristal, a Merovingian ruler, unites the Frankish territories and builds the center of his kingdom in Belgium and other Rhine regions. He is succeeded by his son, Charles Martel, who forms an alliance with the Church which helps the Merovingiaadd image add link
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7000Benedictine missionaries complete the conversion of England begun by St. Gregory the Greatadd image add link
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7170 The Arabs attempt to conquer Constantinople for the second time. Byzantine Emperor Leo the Isaurian, who reigns until 741 CE, counters the Arab attempt with Greek Fire (a liquid mixture of sulfur, naphtha and quicklime which is released from bronze tuadd image add link
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7320Arabs defeatedadd image add link
7350 Venerable Bede, an Anglo-Saxon Benedictine scholar, writes the History of the English Church and People in Latin, perhaps the best historical writing of medieval history. add image add link
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7780Frankish defeat. Song of Rolandadd image add link
8500 Discovered by Arabian goatherd, Kaldi add image add link
18610First major battle of the war Image add link
186205 Federal vesselsadd image add link

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