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The Middle East - 3500 BCE The first civilizations in world history are emerging, Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt - 3000 BCE
2575 - 2465 BCE - The Pyramids of Giza are built
30 BCE - Cleopatra dies and Ancient Egypt is conquered by the Romans
Ancient India - 2800 BCE The Indus Valley Civilisation begins to emerge.
800 BCE - The use of iron and alphabetic writing begin to spread into Ancient India from the Middle East
327 BCE - Alexander the Great conquers the Indus Valley
Ancient China - 1766 BCE the traditional date for the founding of the first historic dynasty in China
220 CE - the fall of the Han dynasty in China marks the end of the ancient period of Chinese history
776 BCE - the first ever Olympic games are held, an international tradition that is still practiced today.
447 BCE - work begins on the Parthenon in Athens, Greece
594 BCE - Solon gives Athens a new constitution; this is the start of the rise of democracy in Greece
338 BCE - Ancient Greece meets its demise from King Phillip II of Macedon defeating the city-states and imposing his rule over them.
Ancient Greece - 800 BCE
Ancient Roman Civilisation - 753 BCE 753 BCE is the traditional date for the founding of Rome
117 CE - the Roman empire had reached its largest extent
476 CE - the last Roman emperor in the West is deposed
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