2017 Ray Lee Dalat World History

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In History
  • 12,000 BCE

    3.1: Fertile Crescent: First humans arrive

    3.1: Fertile Crescent: First humans arrive
    The first hunter-gatherer groups settled in Mesopotamia 12,000 years ago.
  • 12,000 BCE

    4.1: Egypt: Hunter Gatherers arrive

    4.1: Egypt: Hunter Gatherers arrive
    Ancient hunter gatherers, like the ones from Mesopotamia, moved to the Nile Valley around 12,000 years ago. They learned how to farm and made small villages. It was also they who formed the Lower and Upper Egypt.
  • 7,000 BCE

    3.1: Mesopotamia: Hunter gatherers FARM

    3.1: Mesopotamia: Hunter gatherers FARM
    Around 7,000 BC, the hunter gatherers use silt from the floods to farm crops.
  • 7,000 BCE

    6.1: First civilizations begin in the Huang He

    6.1: First civilizations begin in the Huang He
    Almost all ancient civilizations began along rivers. China is no exception, for they're civilization starts in the Huang He river, meaning Yellow River. They started farming along the river, because of the silt deposits.
  • 3,500 BCE

    3.2: Mesopotamia-First city

    3.2: Mesopotamia-First city
    Due to food surpluses and division of labor, cities were made as a place for trading. Cities also provided leaders. One of the more known cities was Sumer.
  • 3,100 BCE

    4.1: Egypt: Unification of Upper and Lower Egypt

    4.1: Egypt: Unification of Upper and Lower Egypt
    A century after Upper and Lower Egypt were formed, a man called Menes became leader of Upper, his goal now is to finish what the previous king, Scorpion failed to do: unify both parts of Egypt. Menes succeeded in doing so when he attacked Lower Egypt. He was the first pharoh of Egypt and wore the double crown.
  • 2,700 BCE

    4.2: Rise Of The Old Kingdom

    4.2: Rise Of The Old Kingdom
    As the Third Dynasty rose to power, so came the Old Kingdom. It lasted for around 5 centuries. It lasted from approximately 2700BC to 2200BC.
  • 2,300 BCE

    5.1: India: Harappan Civilization

    5.1: India: Harappan Civilization
    The Harappan Civilization was the first civilization to thrive. It was named after the modern day Harrapa, the city where it's ruins were found. The greatest sources of this civilization are the remains of it's to greatest cities, Harrapa and Monhenjo Daro.
  • 2,000 BCE

    3.3: Mesopotamia: The Epic of Gilgamesh was written

    3.3: Mesopotamia: The Epic of Gilgamesh was written
    The Epic Of Gilgamesh is currently the oldest epic in the world. It was carved in stone tablets, and the actual Gilgamesh, king of the city Uruk, lived 700 years before the epic.
  • 2,000 BCE

    5.1: India: Aryan's arrival

    5.1: India: Aryan's arrival
    After the collapse of the Harrapan civilization, the Aryans came in from the North and became the dominant group in India for that time.
  • 1,800 BCE

    3.4: Babylon: Rise of the Babylonians

    3.4: Babylon: Rise of the Babylonians
    After Ur was destroyed in 2000BC, the Babylonians took over by 1800BC. Their ruler was Hammurabi, who was the cities greatest monarch.
  • 1,595 BCE

    3.4: Asia Minor: Development of the chariot

    3.4: Asia Minor: Development of the chariot
    The Hitties master ironworking and therefore were able to create wheels and, soon after, chariots. It allowed Hittite soldiers to move quickly in battle. After this, they used the chariots to take over Babylon.
  • 1,550 BCE

    4.3: The New Kingdom of Egypt

    4.3: The New Kingdom of Egypt
    The New Kingdom brought a whole new world of trade. It was also the longest lasting kingdom: it had been around for 500 years! It was ruled by many pharaohs, but the most famous one is Queen Hatshepsut.
  • 1,400 BCE

    5.2: India: Sikhism founded

    5.2: India: Sikhism founded
    Sikhism was formed centuries after Jainism. Founded by Guru (teacher in Sanskrit) Nanak, Sikhism is monotheistic. Nanak was raised Hindu but didn't the way they did things, so he travelled to many places and got in contact with many religions, including Islam.
  • 1,200 BCE

    6.1: China: Bones and shells are used for Chinese writing

    6.1: China: Bones and shells are used for Chinese writing
    Chinese writing, although gone through many changes, originated from the Shang Dynasty. Ancient priests used to write on cattle bones and turtle shells. This was because they thought that by "reading" the cracks they could predict the future! These bones were then called oracle bones.
  • -751 BCE

    4.5: Kush: Kush's Conquest of Egypt

    4.5: Kush: Kush's Conquest of Egypt
    After being driven away by the Kushites the first time they invaded it, Egypt was very weak. That led to the Kushites capturing Upper Egypt.
  • -551 BCE

    6.2: China: Confucius was born

    6.2: China: Confucius was born
    Confucius was the inventor of the widely known philosophy called Confucianism. He is the most influential teacher in Chinese history!
  • -535 BCE

    5.3: India: The Great Departure

    5.3: India: The Great Departure
    As Prince Siddhartha Gautama turns 30, he left his home to find answers for his question of life. He went to great distances to find the answers, asking priests and people known for their wisdom, but he didn't find any. Not yet, at least.
  • -481 BCE

    6.2: China: The beginning of the Warring States Period

    6.2: China: The beginning of the Warring States Period
    When invaders came to attack the Zhou and succeeded, the lords began to fight each other for power. The Warring States period began like this. They were a bunch of Civil Wars happening, sons were killing fathers, fathers were killing sons, it was chaos.
  • -265 BCE

    5.4: India-Asoka converts to Buddhism

    5.4: India-Asoka converts to Buddhism
    After watching and fighting with his soldiers, Asoka, Candragupta's son, was traumatized. So after a few years into his reign, Asia turned to Buddhism and swore to never launch an attack ever again.
  • -221 BCE

    6.3: China: Shi Huangdi unified China

    6.3: China: Shi Huangdi unified China
    Shi Huagdi, also known as Ying Zheng, was the first ruler of the entirety of China. His name also stands for "first emperor". Shi Huangdi followed Legalistic beliefs to keep the new China under control.
  • 130

    6.4: China: The invention of the seismograph

    6.4: China: The invention of the seismograph
    Zhang Heng, born in 72AD, was the profound inventor of the seismograph, an invention that could predict earthquakes.
  • 200

    6.5: China: The Arrival of Buddhism

    6.5: China: The Arrival of Buddhism
    During the decline of the Han Dynasty (due to people ignoring laws and lots of violence), Buddhism was spreading from India to many places trading goods. While the decline was happening, Buddhism saved the day with their idea of an end to suffering.
  • 490

    5.5: India-Panchatantra was produced

    5.5: India-Panchatantra was produced
    Before 500AD, near the end of Ancient India, a group of Indian writers produced a book called Panchatantra. This book of stories was all about teaching lessons. They praise people of cleverness and quick thinking. Each story has a message about things like winning friends wagaing wars, or some other idea. Kind of like Aesop's Fables.
  • Penang, I was born!

    Penang, I was born!
    I came into the world in Island Hospital on 28 Sep. 2004
  • 4.4: Egypt: MODERN DAY EVENT: Paper and writing.

    4.4: Egypt: MODERN DAY EVENT: Paper and writing.
    The modern paper we use today we're inspired by Egypt's papyrus. They used it to write scrolls and hieroglyphics.
  • 3.4: Phoenicia: MODERN DAY EVENT: The early alphabet

    3.4: Phoenicia: MODERN DAY EVENT: The early alphabet
    Thanks to the Phoenicians, we can use the alphabets that I'm using now. These letters originated from the idea of recording their trading activities.
  • 5.2: India: MODERN DAY EVENT: Nonviolence

    5.2: India: MODERN DAY EVENT: Nonviolence
    The Jains (Jainism people) practiced nonviolence, the avoidance of violent actions. Last Sunday, a few people held up flags of peace to stop American wars in Napa. The signs would write things such as "NO JUSTICE-KNOW PEACE" and "NONVIOLENCE OR NON-EXISTENCE"
  • 6.3: China: MODERN DAY EVENT

  • Period:
    10,000 BCE
    to
    -500 BCE

    Chapter 3: Early Fertile Crescent People

    The groups that had lived in the Fertile Crescent are: Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, Hittites, Kassites, Assyrians, Chaldeans, ant the Phoenicians
  • Period:
    3,200 BCE
    to
    400

    Chapter 4: Ancient Egypt & Kush

    Old Kingdom: 2700BC to 2200BC
    Middle Kingdom: 2050BC to 1750BC
    New Kingdom: 1550BC to 1050 BC
    Egytian rule over Kush: 1550BC to 1100BC
    Kushite rule over Egypt: 751BC to 670sBC
    End of Kush: 300sAD
  • Period:
    2,300 BCE
    to
    500

    Chapter 4: Ancient India

    Harrapan civilization: 2300BC to 1700BC
    Aryan society: 1500BC to 320BC
    Founding of Buddhism: 528BC
    Mauryan Empire: 320BC to 185BC
    Gupta Empire: 320AD to 500AD
  • Period:
    1,600 BCE
    to
    220

    Chapter 6: Ancient China

    Xia Dynasty: 2200BC to ???
    Shang Dynasty: 1500BC to 1050BC
    Zhou Dyanasty: 1100BC to 400BC (longest dynasty)
    Qin Dynasty: 221BC-206BC
    Han Dynasty: 206BC-220AD