A Little History of the World Chapters 1-20 Outline

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A Little History of the World 
Chapters 1-10

Chapter 2-
4000 BC Start to discover metals.
Bronze Age begins.
Chapter 3-
3100 BC Menes rules Egypt. 
2500 BC Cheops rules Egypt.
2100 BC Rebellion in Egypt (then back to normal).
1370 BC Akhenaton rules Egypt believes in one God.
Chapter 4-
Days of Week based after Gods.
Mesopotamia, unlike Egypt was ruled by many kings, most important tribes are Sumerians, the Babylonians, and the Assyrians. Sumerians had already built houses and temples of brick, at Ur. 1700 BC King Hammurabi rules Babylonia, oldest law book. Abraham leaves Ur. Cretans have built palaces etc. Cuneiform

600 BC Nebuchadnezzar, last great Babylonian king.
Chapter 5-
Abraham leaves Ur.
Jews find Jerusalem, first king Saul.
1000 BC Kong Solomon in Jerusalem. After, country split into Israel and Judah.  722 BC Israel destroyed by Assyrians.
586 BC Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem, leads Jews to captivity in Babylon.  538 BC Babylonia destroyed by Persians. Cyrus frees the Jews, they return to homeland. Old Testament first written. Chapter 6-

Tyre and Sidon big traders of the World.
Chapter 7-
1200 BC Cretans have built palaces etc. Crete has been destroyed. Greek tribes (Dorians, Ionians, Aeolians) conquer Mycenae. Dorians found Sparta. Ionians settle in Attica, found Athens. Chapter 8-

538 BC Cyrus’s son conquers Egypt.
490 BC Persians, under Darius, now have a huge empire. Attack Athens but are defeated. 480 BC Persians, under Darius’s son Xerxes, attack Athens, defeat Spartans (Athens’ ally) at Thermopylae, but are repelled from Athens after razing it. Chapter 9-

776 BC First Olympiad.
1100 BC Spartans, Dorians, arrive.
594 BC Solon introduces laws to Athens instituting democracy. Chapter 10- 
2500 BC Mohenjo Daro, a big city, was in India.
500 BC Gautama/Buddha experiences his Enlightenment in India.
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