Visual Timeline: Near East

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10000 BCE: Beginnings of agriculture in the Middle East.
 
 
8000 BCE: Ovens in use in the Near East are applied to pottery production.
 
 
7700 BCE: First domesticated wheats in the Fertile Crescent.
 
 
7000 BCE: Domestication of goats.
 
 
5000 BCE: Irrigation and agriculture begin in earnest in Mesopotamia.
 
 
853 BCE: Babylonian kings depend on Assyrian military support.
 
850 BCE: Medes migrate into Iran from Asia.
 
750 BCE: Persians migrate into Iran from Asia.
 
734 BCE: Babylon is captured by Chaldeans.
 
729 BCE: Babylon is occupied by Assyrians.
 
722 BCE - 705 BCE: Peak of the Assyrian empire under the reign of Sargon II.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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