Visual Timeline: Civilization

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5000 BCE - 1500 BCE: The Indus Valley (or Harappan) Civilization.
 
 
5000 BCE - 1750 BCE: Sumerian civilization in the Tigris-Euphrates valley.
 
 
2000 BCE - 1450 BCE: Minoan civilization in Crete and the Aegean.
 
 
1900 BCE - 1100 BCE: Mycenaean civilization in Greece and the Aegean.
 
 
1200 BCE - 400 BCE: The Olmec civilization flourishes in Mesoamerica.
 
 
1000 BCE - 338 BCE: Ancient Greek civilization in Greece and the Mediterranean.
 
500 BCE - 900 CE: The Zapotec Civilization flourishes in Mesoamerica.
 
 
323 BCE - 31 BCE: Hellenistic civilization in Greece, the Mediterranean and Asia.
 
200 BCE - 600 CE: The Nazca civilization flourishes in ancient Peru.
 
1 CE - 800 CE: The Moche civilization flourishes in ancient Peru.
 
600 CE - 1532 CE: The Wanka civilization flourishes in central Peru.
 
 
900 CE - 1150 CE: The Toltec civilization flourishes in Mesoamerica.
 
 
1345 CE - 1521 CE: The Aztec civilization flourishes in Mesoamerica.
 
 
1425 CE - 1532 CE: The Inca Empire flourishes in South America.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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