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  • c. 60,000 BCE - 32,768 BCE
    Human habitation of India.
  • c. 44,000 BCE - c. 54,000 BCE
    Estimated time at which Denisovans interbred with the ancestors of present-day Melanesians, presumably in Southeast Asia.
  • c. 5,000 BCE
    The Cyclades are first inhabited by settlers from Asia Mnior.
  • c. 3,300 BCE - c. 1,200 BCE
    The Bronze Age, lasting from c. 3300 BCE- c. 1200 BCE in the Near East and South Asia and c. 600 BCE in Europe.
  • 1,500 BCE
    The Aryans - nomadic northerners from central Asia, begin to migrate into the Indus Valley.
  • 850 BCE
    Medes migrate into Iran from Asia.
  • 750 BCE
    Persians migrate into Iran from Asia.
  • 513 BCE
    Darius I of Persia invades Asia Minor, Miltiades becomes Persian vassal.
  • 499 BCE
    Ionian Greek colonies of Asia Minor revolt against Persia; Miltiades supports them.
  • c. 466 BCE
    Athenian general Cimon twice defeats the Persians at Eurymedon on the southern coast of Asia Minor.
  • 1 Oct 331 BCE
    Battle of Gaugamela. Alexander calls himself "King of Asia."
  • 323 BCE - 31 BCE
    The Hellenistic Age.Greek thought and culture infuses with indigenous people.
  • 323 BCE - 31 BCE
  • 261 BCE
    Antiochus, king of the Seleucid empire, is killed in battle against the Galatians at Ephesus in Asia Minor.
  • 260 BCE - 195 BCE
    King Euthydemus I of the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom rules in Central Asia.
  • 217 BCE
    Prusias of Bithynia in Asia Minor massacres the Aegosages including the women and children.
  • c. 189 BCE
    The treaty of Apameea Kibotos. Peace and alliance is established between the Seleucid Kingdom and Rome joined by her allies, such as Pergamon and Rhodes. The Seleucids have to evacuate all the land and the cities from Asia Minor and to pay a huge war indemnity.
  • 138 BCE - 126 BCE
    Zhang Qian, as envoy of the Han emperor, opens up the 'Silk Road' trading route between China and central Asia.
  • 129 BCE
    Samos becomes part of the Roman province of Asia.
  • 61 BCE
    Pompey is granted his third triumph in Rome for his exploits in Asia.
  • 42 CE - 62 CE
    St. Paul goes on missionary journeys across Asia Minor, Greece, and Rome.
  • 50 CE
    Epictetus is born a slave in Hierapolis, Asia Minor.
  • 121 CE - 125 CE
    First trip of Hadrian around the Empire: Gaul, Germany, Noricum, Britain, Tarraconis, Cappadocia, Gallatia, Bythinia, Asia, Greece, Mesia, Dacia and Pannonia.
  • 455 CE - 484 CE
    Reign of the Tegin Tunjina or Khingila of the White Huns in the region known as Gandhara.
  • 470 CE
    Beginning of White Hun Raids into India.
  • 484 CE - 515 CE
    Reign of the White Hun king Tormana, son of Tunjina.
  • 515 CE - 533 CE
    Reign of the king Mihirakula of the White Huns in Gandhara.
  • 552 CE
    Fall of the Rouran Empire of Central Asia; flight of the Avars.

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60,000 BCE - 32,768 BCE: Human habitation of India.
 
44,000 BCE - 54,000 BCE: Estimated time at which Denisovans interbred with the ancestors of present-day Melanesians, presumably in Southeast Asia.
 
5,000 BCE: The Cyclades are first inhabited by settlers from Asia Mnior.
 
 
3,300 BCE - 1,200 BCE: The Bronze Age, lasting from c. 3300 BCE- c. 1200 BCE in the Near East and South Asia and c. 600 BCE in Europe.
 
 
1,500 BCE: The Aryans - nomadic northerners from central Asia, begin to migrate into the Indus Valley.
 
850 BCE: Medes migrate into Iran from Asia.
 
750 BCE: Persians migrate into Iran from Asia.
 
 
513 BCE: Darius I of Persia invades Asia Minor, Miltiades becomes Persian vassal.
 
 
499 BCE: Ionian Greek colonies of Asia Minor revolt against Persia; Miltiades supports them.
 
 
466 BCE: Athenian general Cimon twice defeats the Persians at Eurymedon on the southern coast of Asia Minor.
 
331 BCE: Battle of Gaugamela. Alexander calls himself "King of Asia."
 
 
323 BCE - 31 BCE: The Hellenistic Age.Greek thought and culture infuses with indigenous people.
 
 
323 BCE - 31 BCE: Hellenistic civilization in Greece, the Mediterranean and Asia.
 
 
261 BCE: Antiochus, king of the Seleucid empire, is killed in battle against the Galatians at Ephesus in Asia Minor.
 
 
260 BCE - 195 BCE: King Euthydemus I of the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom rules in Central Asia.
 
217 BCE: Prusias of Bithynia in Asia Minor massacres the Aegosages including the women and children.
 
 
189 BCE: The treaty of Apameea Kibotos. Peace and alliance is established between the Seleucid Kingdom and Rome joined by her allies, such as Pergamon and Rhodes. The Seleucids have to evacuate all the land and the cities from Asia Minor and to pay a huge war indemnity.
 
 
138 BCE - 126 BCE: Zhang Qian, as envoy of the Han emperor, opens up the 'Silk Road' trading route between China and central Asia.
 
 
129 BCE: Samos becomes part of the Roman province of Asia.
 
61 BCE: Pompey is granted his third triumph in Rome for his exploits in Asia.
 
42 CE - 62 CE: St. Paul goes on missionary journeys across Asia Minor, Greece, and Rome.
 
50 CE: Epictetus is born a slave in Hierapolis, Asia Minor.
 
 
121 CE - 125 CE: First trip of Hadrian around the Empire: Gaul, Germany, Noricum, Britain, Tarraconis, Cappadocia, Gallatia, Bythinia, Asia, Greece, Mesia, Dacia and Pannonia.
 
 
455 CE - 484 CE: Reign of the Tegin Tunjina or Khingila of the White Huns in the region known as Gandhara.
 
 
470 CE: Beginning of White Hun Raids into India.
 
 
484 CE - 515 CE: Reign of the White Hun king Tormana, son of Tunjina.
 
 
515 CE - 533 CE: Reign of the king Mihirakula of the White Huns in Gandhara.
 
552 CE: Fall of the Rouran Empire of Central Asia; flight of the Avars.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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