Ancient Middle East I: the Bronze Age 3500 BCE
The earliest urban civilization in world history is taking shape in Mesopotamia.
The civilization of Ancient Egypt has now emerged in the Middle East.
Already by this date some of the most iconic structures in world history, the Pyramids of Giza, have been built.
The first great empire of world history has now appeared in the Middle East.
The Akkadian empire has vanished, and the Sumerian city of Ur now controls a large territory.
The Amorites, a pastoral people, are invading Mesopotamia.
Hammurabi, king of Babylon, now rules Mesopotamia.
The kingdom of Egypt has again broken up into different states, in the "Second Intermediate Period".
Egypt has been reunited by strong and warlike pharaohs who have founded the “New Kingdom” of ancient Egypt.
The Hittites and Mitanni are growing powers in the Middle East.
The Hittites are a growing power in the Middle East.