1699 To 1400 Bce
x - Egypt Memphis falls to the Hyksos.
x - Mediterranean Volcanic eruption destroys Minoan settlements on the island of Thera.
x - Egypt Introduction of horse-drawn chariots.
x - Hebrews move to Egypt.
x - Greece Beginning of Mycenaean civilization.
c - Military Technology Iranian tribes begin using war horses and light two-wheeled chariots in Mesopotamia.
x - The Hittite king, Mursilis, succeeds in destroying Aleppo.
x - Kassites rule Babylonia. u.1157
x - Egypt Amosis I frees Egypt from Hyksos.
x - Hebrews enslaved in Egypt.u.1280
c - Egypt The Egyptian Book of the Dead is collected during the 18th dynasty of Egypt.
x - Hittites conquer Mesopotamia from Asia Minor.
x - The earliest form of steel is made by the Chalybes, subjects of the Hittites.
x - The Hittites begin smelting iron.
x - Nubia Egyptians begin conquest of upper and Lower Nubia. u.1100
x - China A written language develops.
x - Amenhotep I rules Egypt. u.1526
x - During Tuthmosis III, Egyptian rule is extended as far as the Euphrates to the east and south to the Fourth Cataract of the Nile. u.1448
x - Phoenician alphabet.
x - Medes and Persians invaded Iranian plateau.
x - Akkadian Cuneiform became common language of West Asia. u.1200
x - India The Aryans, under the leadership of Indra, invade.
x - South America Beginnings of Olmec civilization.
c - Military Technology Egyptian, Hittite and Palestinian chariots are very light and sophisticated and are drawn by two or three horses with chest girths secured by poles and yokes.
c - Military Technology Armor of overlapping scales of bronze laced together or sewn onto a backing of padded fabric is used in Mesopotamia, Syria, and Egypt. Egyptians are still using bindings and rivets for their axes.
c - Military Technology Ax has developed into the sickle sword, a bronze sword with a curved concave blade and a straight thick handle.
x - Egypt Tuthmosis IV digs the Sphinx out of the sands.
x - Invaders overun Crete and occupy the Cyclades.
x - Egypt The pharaoh Tutmosis III deals the final blow to the Hurrians.
x - Mediterranean Minoan civilization disappears.
x - Middle East Iron working is developed.
x - Oldest record of writing in China, on bones.
x - Greece Mycenean Greeks dominate the Eastern Mediterranean.
x - India Second Aryan Invasion; under Bharata from Afghanistan, conquering much of the upper Ganges valley.
c - Military Technology Phoenicians develop ships with two banks of rowers on either side and rams.
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