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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.
3300 BCE: Early Harappan Civilization of India practices burial of the dead.
3200 BCE - 1100 BCE: The Cycladic Civilization in Greece.
3000 BCE: Sumer civilization in Mesopotamia use gold in jewellery manufacture.
2800 BCE: Later Harappan Civilization turns to cremation over burial.
2200 BCE - 1500 BCE: The Minoan Civilization flourishes on Crete, Greece. King Minos establishes the first navy in the region.
2000 BCE - 1450 BCE: Minoan civilization in Crete and the Aegean.
2000 BCE: Pottery wheel introduced to Minoan civilization on Crete.
1900 BCE - 1100 BCE: Mycenaean civilization in Greece and the Aegean.
1750 BCE: Elamite invasion and Amorite migration ends the Sumerian civilization.
1500 BCE - 500 CE: The Gandhara Civilization flourishes in what is today the northern portion of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
1400 BCE - 1100 BCE: Culture in the Cyclades is increasingly influenced by the Mycenaean civilization of mainland Greece.
1400 BCE: Rhodes has significant contact with the Mycenaean civilization.
1200 BCE: Chavin civilization in Peru manufactures gold goods.
1200 BCE: The Olmec civilization springs from the grouping of ancient villages along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
1200 BCE: San Lorenzo becomes the great ceremonial centre of the Olmec civilization.
1200 BCE - 400 BCE: The Olmec civilization flourishes in Mesoamerica.
1000 BCE - 338 BCE: Ancient Greek civilization in Greece and the Mediterranean.
900 BCE - 800 BCE: Surviving sphinxes from the Assyrian civilization, usually placed as guards outside palaces.
900 BCE - 200 BCE: The Chavin civilization flourishes in ancient Peru.
900 BCE - 590 BCE: The Urartu civilization flourishes in ancient Armenia, eastern Turkey and western Iran.
860 BCE - 840 BCE: Reign of Arame, the first named king of the Urartu civilization.
835 BCE - 825 BCE: Reign of Sarduri I, king of the Urartu civilization and founder of the capital Tushpa.
810 BCE - 785 BCE: Reign of Menua, king of the Urartu civilization.
800 BCE: Beginning of the Etruscan civilization in Italy.
785 BCE - 760 BCE: Reign of Argishti I, king of the Urartu civilization.
780 BCE: Argishti I, king of the Urartu civilization, campaigns against the Hatti and Dsopk.
776 BCE: Argishti I, king of the Urartu civilization, founds the city of Argishtihinili (Armavir).
760 BCE - 743 BCE: Reign of Sarduri II, king of the Urartu civilization.
685 BCE - 645 BCE: Reign of Rusa II, king of the Urartu civilization.
685 BCE: Rusa II, king of the Urartu civilization, founds the city of Teishebaini.
500 BCE - 900 CE: The Zapotec Civilization flourishes in Mesoamerica.
500 BCE: San Jose Mogote is the capital of the Zapotec civilization.
400 BCE - 100 CE: The Pukará civilization flourishes north of Lake Titicaca.
323 BCE - 31 BCE: Hellenistic civilization in Greece, the Mediterranean and Asia.
300 BCE - 400 BCE: La Venta is destroyed, monuments are defaced and the Olmec civilization ends.
200 BCE - 600 CE: The Nazca civilization flourishes in ancient Peru.
1 CE - 800 CE: The Moche civilization flourishes in ancient Peru.
75 CE - 450 CE: Kushan rule in the Gandhara region, arguably the golden era of the Gandhara civilization in which art, architecture and the propagation of the Buddhist religion excelled.
250 CE - 950 CE: The Classic Maya Period which saw the height of the Maya Civilization in cities such as Chichen Itza, Palenque, Tikal, Copan and Uxmal.
450 CE: The adobe brick pyramids Huaca del Sol and Huaca de la Luna are constructed at Moche, capital of the Moche civilization.
450 CE - 1000 CE: The Wari civilization flourishes and builds an empire across ancient Peru.
550 CE: Moche is abandoned as the capital of the Moche civilization.
600 CE: Hokoham Civilization develops.
900 CE: Mitla becomes the most important city of the Zapotec civilization.
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