Visual Timeline: Empire
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2500 BCE: First Dynasty of Lagash under King Eannutum is first empire in Mesopotamia.
2334 BCE - 2279 BCE: Sargon of Akkad (the Great) reigns over Mesopotamia and thus creates the world's first empire.
1504 BCE - 1492 BCE: Egyptian empire reaches greatest extent under Tuthmosis I.
1500 BCE: Egyptian empire extends to the Euphrates.
1350 BCE - 1250 BCE: The Hittite empire is at its peak.
1285 BCE: Peak of Hittite power.
298 BCE - 272 BCE: Chandragupta's son, Bindusara, rules and expands the Maurya Empire.
188 BCE: Maximum extent of the Pergamon Empire after Apamea peace.
100 BCE - 44 BCE: Life of Gaius Julius Caesar, founder of the Roman Empire.
31 BCE: Greece absorbed into Roman Empire.
60 CE - 61 CE: Boudicca's Revolt in Britain.
83 CE: Battle of Mons Graupius in Scotland.
200 CE - 1000 CE: Tiwanaku Empire flourishes based around Lake Titicaca.
802 CE - 1431 CE: Khmer Empire in South East Asia.
1425 CE - 1532 CE: The Inca Empire flourishes in South America.