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c.3500 B.C.

Sumerians civilizations develops

2

c.3300 B.C.

Sumerian innovations include the 1st writing system

3

c.2900 B.C.

Powerful city-states ruled by dynasties emerge

4

c.2500 B.C.

Royal burials in the Sumerian city-state of Ur include human sacrifices

5

c.2300 B.C.

King Sargon of Akkad conquers Sumer and establishes an empire

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c.2000 B.C.

Early versions of the Epic of Gilgamesh are written on clay tablets

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c.1792 B.C.

Hammurabi becomes king of Babylon; he complies a collection of laws known as the code of Hammurabi

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c.1650 B.C.

The Hittie Empire in Anatolia reaches its height

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c.1595 B.C

Hitties conquer Babylon, ending the Babylonian dynasty

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c.1200 B.C.

Aramaeans gain control of the rich overland trade between Egypt and Mesopotamia

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c.1000 B.C.

During the reign of King David, the Hebrews set up their capital at Jerusalem

12

c.900 B.C

Assyrians in northern Mesopotamia begin imperial expansion

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c.650 B.C.

The Lydians develop a wealthy kingdom in Asia Minor

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c.605 B.C.

During the Chaldean Dynasty, Nebuchadnezzar ll expands the Babylonian empire

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c.534 B.C.

Cyrus the Great of Persia seizes Babylon and conquers the rest of the Chaldean Empire