3200 BC Beginning of first phase of Cycladic civilization
2700 BC Beginning of Egyptian Old Kingdom
2650 BC First Egyptian pyramid built at Saqquara
2150 BC Collapse of Egyptian Old Kingdom
2040 BC Establishment of Egyptian Middle Kingdom
2300 BC Beginning of full European Bronze Age
Cretan Frieze male 2000 BC
FORMATION OF STATES ON MINOAN CRETE, WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF PALACES AT KNOSSOS, MALIA, ZAKRO AND PHAISTOS, EACH THE CENTRE OF A TOWN
1783 BC Fall of Egyptian Middle Kingdom
Saffron Gatherer 2 1500 BC
VOLCANIC ERUPTION ON SANTORINA (ANCIENT THERA)
1550 BC Beginning of the Mycenean period in Greece
1570 BC Rise of powerful Egyptian New Kingdom. Rulers buried in rock-cut tombs in the Valley of the Kings
Dancing Girls 1400 BC
THEBES, EGYPT: NEBAMUN’S BANQUET
1450 BC Mycenaens take over Minoan Crete
1000 BC Iron industry established in the Aegean and Central Europe
850 BC First settlement at Rome; cluster of huts on Palatine Hill
800 BC Rise of the Etruscan city-states in central Italy
750 BC Earliest Greek colonies set up from the western Mediterranean to the eastern shores of the Black Sea. (Magna Grecia?)
600 BC Poseidonia (modern Paestum) founded by Greeks
600 BC Rome becomes an urban centre
400 BC Poseidonia (modern Paestum) conquered by Lucanians
Dancer 600-400 BC
THE CREATION OF THE NECROPOLIS OF MONTEROZZI, TARQUINIA, ITALY
273 BC Paestum (ancient Poseidonia) conquered by Romans
50 AD Rome the largest city in the world with a population of one million
Ibis 79 AD
POMPEII, HERCULANEUM, OPLONTIS (TORRE ANNUNZIATA), BOSCOREALE, BOSCOTRECASE ENTOMBED BY THE DEVASTATING ERUPTION OF VESUVIUS
 

 

   
 

 

   
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