PinkMonkey Online Study Guide-World History
1.6 Dates & Events
5000 BC - Development of Civilizations begin in
the Nile river valley.
Sumerians establish their first agricultural settlements
in the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.
4500 BC - Metal Works begin in both Egypt and Sumer.
4000-3500 BC - Sumer : First towns are established.
3760 BC - Early use of bronze is recorded in Egypt
3500 BC - Two kingdoms of Upper Egypt and Lower
Egypt flourish side by side.
The earliest known numerals and Hieroglyphic script
Development of the Mastaba, a burial pit covered
by a brick platform. It was the forerunner of the pyramid.
3200 BC - Sumerians begin to develop cuneiform
writing, the oldest writing system.
2690 BC - Indus valley civilization
2630 BC - Step Pyramid in Egypt.
2600 BC - Papyrus used in Egypt. Before this the
Egyptians wrote on stone
2575 - 2134 BC - The Old Kingdom.
2551 BC - Khufu becomes Pharoah and builds the
Great Pyramid at Giza.
1500 BC - End of Indus Valley civilization.
The beginning of the Shang Dynasty in China.
2040-1640 BC - The Middle Kingdom.
1550-1070 BC - The New Kingdom. People from Palestine
1200 BC - Aryans in India.
1140 BC - First Phoenician colony in Africa at
1116 BC - Assyrians conquer Babylon.
1000 BC - Rig Veda compiled in India.
800 BC - Development of India’s caste system.
752 BC - Foundation of Rome.
612 BC - End of Assyrian empire.
563 BC - Birth of Buddha.
551 BC - Birth of Confucius.
507 BC - Democracy is established in Athens.
279 BC - Asoka founds the first Indian Empire.
27 BC - Augustus becomes the first Roman Emperor.
306 AD - Constantine I becomes the emperor of the
Eastern Roman Empire.
320 AD - Chandragupta founds the Gupta dynasty
324 AD - Constantine reunites the Roman Empire.
330 AD - Constantine founds Constantinople, on
the sight of the Greek city of Byzantium, as the capital of his