Visual Timeline: Urbanization

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6500 BCE: Jericho is the first major walled city, with a population of about 2,500.
 
4500 BCE: First walled cities. Uruk in Mesopotamia first city.
 
4100 BCE - 2900 BCE: Uruk Period in Mesopotamia. First cities.
 
4000 BCE: First settlement of Ur.
 
 
3400 BCE: Priests become the rulers of Mesopotamian cities.
 
 
3000 BCE - 2600 BCE: The rise of the great Indian cities of Mohenjo Daro and Harappa.
 
 
1700 BCE - 1500 BCE: Decline of the Harappan Culture in India.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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