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3500 BCE: First written evidence of religion in the world recorded on Sumerian tablets.
 
 
3500 BCE: First written evidence of religion in Sumerian cuneiform.
 
2900 BCE - 2700 BCE: Nergal first appears in Mesopotamian religion as a regional god of Kutha known as Meslamtaea.
 
1336 BCE: Tutankhamun re-establishes the old religion of Egypt after the death of Akhenaten; cult of Amun resumes.
 
 
1336 BCE - 1327 BCE: Reign of pharaoh Tutankhamun who reverses Akhenaten's policies and restores traditional religion to Egypt.
 
1320 BCE - 1295 BCE: Horemheb rules Egypt, restores the old religion and temples.
 
 
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.
 
224 CE: Zoroastrianism becomes Persian state religion under the Sasanian dynasty.
 
224 CE - 240 CE: Reign of Ardashir I, who reformed the Persia by centralizing power, making Zoroastrianism state religion, and rivalling Rome.
 
300 CE - 400 CE: Rise of Christianity in Egypt replaces Heka and old religion with new model of belief.
 
314 CE: Armenia adopts Christianity as the state religion.
 
 
372 CE: A Confucian Academy is established in the Goguryeo kingdom of northern Korea and Buddism is adopted as the state religion.
 
 
384 CE: Buddhism is adopted as the state religion by the Baekje kingdom of western Korea.
 
391 CE: Christianity becomes official religion of Empire.
 
415 CE: Cult of Amun proscribed by the new religion of Christianity. .
 
 
712 CE: The Kojiki is written, a collection of oral myths forming the basis of the Shinto religion.
 
712 CE - 756 CE: Taoism becomes official religion of China under the Emperor Xuanzong.
 
 
720 CE: The Nihon Shoki is written, a collection of oral myths forming the basis of the Shinto religion.
 
 
807 CE: Imibe-no-Hironari writes the Kogoshui, a collection of oral myths forming the basis of the Shinto religion.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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