Indian Ocean Timeline

Timeline created by jherr001
In History
  • 3,000 BCE

    Monsoons

    Monsoon winds created water patterns that helped traders figure out which was the best way to sail for trading.
  • 1,000 BCE

    Bananas

    Bananas
    Bananas was one of the first "crops" spread to Africa during this time.
  • 1,000 BCE

    Sugar Cane

    Sugar cane started out in Southeast Asia and by the end of the Classical Era, it had reached Persia where it was then used as a sweetener.
  • 1,000 BCE

    Iron

    Iron trade was known in Western Asia, Southeastern Europe, and West Africa. Kind David also made Jerusalem his capital during this time.
  • -900 BCE

    Trade began to Decline

    Mesopotamia and many other countries had a huge decrease in trade during this time.
  • -600 BCE

    Greek Coin

    Greek Coin
    600 B.C.E. the Greek coin currency was founded
  • -600 BCE

    Silk

    Silk was introduced to the trade system. China was the first country to export silk. It was then exported from India, the Middle East, and the Roman Empire.
  • -600 BCE

    Iron trade in China

    Iron was exported from China at this time
  • -550 BCE

    Cyrus the Great

    Cyrus the Great
    Created a large Persian Empire, which welcomed more trading/trading routes
  • -323 BCE

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great
    Conquered the Persian Empire and founded Alexandria in 332 B.C.E., creating more area for trading.
  • -300 BCE

    Frankincense and Myrrh

    Frankincense and Myrrh
    One of the first traded goods in the Indian Ocean Trade. These were traded with goods such as spices, stones, textiles, and so much more.
  • Period:
    2,800 BCE
    to
    300

    Ubar

    Became know as the biggest city to have a center for incense transports and huge sales during this time. Incense trade began as early as 5000 BCE. This trade happened by land and by sea.
  • Period:
    1,500 BCE
    to
    300

    Classical Era

  • Period:
    -600 BCE
    to
    -300 BCE

    Religion

    During this time, religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism spread to Southeast Asia
  • Period:
    -550 BCE
    to
    -330 BCE

    Achaemenid Empire in Persia

    First known empire in the Classical Era.
  • Period:
    -380 BCE
    to
    -250 BCE

    Buddhism Spreading

    Asoka was a huge believer in Buddhism and allowed it to spread to other countries other than India
  • Period:
    -324 BCE
    to
    -185 BCE

    Mauryan Empire in India

    Roman coins mingled here. Persian jewelry was also known to settle here.
  • Period:
    -202 BCE
    to
    -220 BCE

    Han Dynasty in China

    The last emperor was killed in 220 C.E. China was then dived intothree different kingdoms for several years following.
  • Period:
    -33 BCE
    to
    -476 BCE

    Roman Empire in the Mediterranean

    During this time, China's silk came to the Roman aristocrats
  • Period:
    45
    to
    58

    Apostle Paul

    Spread Christianity through the Mediterranean.