Archery : 440 BCE : Greece

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Years : 1,000 BCE to 1 BCE

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1000 BCE DictionaryChina re-invented by Samual Johnson (England, 1604)
1000 BCE KiteChina  
950 BCE Peanut CultivationSouth America in modern Brazil and Peru
900 BCE Use of CavalryMesopotamia by the Assyrians
750 BCE False TeethEtruria in modern Italy
750 BCE Iron Scissors and SawsEurope the Celtic Hallstatt people (modern day Austria)
750 BCE Metal Locks and KeysRome  
700 BCE AquaductMesopotamia
Middle East
Nineveh (Assyria)
Jerusalem (Judiah)
700 BCE Archimedes ScrewMesopotamia used for irrigation
700 BCE Galley WarshipsPhoenicia
multiple level oars
700 BCE Musical NotationIndia  
700 BCE Toga and TunicEtruria  
650 BCE 3-D PaintingGreece on vases in Corinth
650 BCE Legalised ProstitutionChina  
650 BCE WindmillPersia to grind corn
640 BCE CoinageLydia in modern Turkey
600 BCE LighthouseMediterranean a bonfire on a tower
600 BCE PoloPersia played on horseback
592 BCE AnchorGreece metal with curved arms
550 BCE ScrewGreece by Archytas
550 BCE Water TunnelsGreece by Eupalinus of Megara on Samos Island
500 BCE CrossbowChina  
500 BCE First HighwaysPersia with inns for travellers along the way
500 BCE PassportPersia to allow government officials to travel without hinderence
500 BCE RailwayGreece 7km at Corinth for moving boats
440 BCE ArcheryGreece in Crete
400 BCE CatapultGreece
400 BCE Ice CreamPersia  
400 BCE MirrorPhoenicia from Sidon (modern Lebanon)
323 BCE MuseumEgypt in Alexandria
312 BCE ChronologyPersia by Seleucid Empire
years counted sequentially and not by ruler
300 BCE Metal BitEurope by the Celts for controlling horses
300 BCE Steam PowerEgypt used for toys by Hero
250 BCE LeverGreece explained by Archimedes
250 BCE PistonEgypt by Ctesibius
200 BCE Horse Collar and HarnessChina  
200 BCE HorseshoeRome  
180 BCE BookGreece bound papyrus
150 BCE Central HeatingRome under floor
150 BCE Screw PressRome used for making wine and olive oil
100 BCE Glass BlowingSyria hollow glass vessels
100 BCE Hinged Boat RudderChina  
100 BCE ParchmentPergamum in modern day Turkey
100 BCE Public BathsRome  
82 BCE Clockwork MechanismGreece used for astronomical calculations
80 BCE GearGreece used in a bronze astronomical computer
60 BCE Steam BathsEurope in the Douro Valley (modern Portugal)
60 BCE Window PanesRome in Pompeii from blown glass
45 BCE The CalendarRome by Sosigenes (the Julian Calendar)
40 BCE First Coal MinesChina  
40 BCE InsecticidesChina  
30 BCE DomesRome  
30 BCE Iron PadlockRome  
30 BCE Road MapsRome  
30 BCE Surgical InstrumentsIndia  
30 BCE Thumb PrintChina used to determine identity
15 BCE Fish FarmingMediterranean in Cyprus
10 BCE Seed DrillChina re-invented by Jethro Tull (England, 1701)

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Key Moments

The centre of civilisation moved to the Mediteranean with the Phoenicians, Greeks, Etruscans and the Romans. Egypt was ruled by Greeks between 332 BCE (when conquered by Alexander The Great) and 30 BCE (when the Egyptian-Greek queen, Cleopatra, died). China continued to innovate.

Cultural events (Eurasia) of the period include:

Cities and settlements:

Religious and philosophical leaders:

Monarchs, rulers and emperors:

In the Greek world, many famous people were born during this period:

The Battle of Salamis took place in 480 BCE; Greece beat Persia and went on to dominate the Mediterranean region. Greece came under Roman rule in 146 BCE. A series of conflicts known to the Romans as the Punic Wars took place after 200 BCE: Rome beat Carthage and went on to dominate the Mediterranean area. Palestine came under Roman rule in 63 BCE. Rome invaded Celtic Britain in 55 BCE.

Writers of the Roman world included:

In Central America, the Zapotecs thrived from 400 BCE; the great pyramids at Teotihuacan were construced after 150 BCE; the Mayan civilisations began c100 BCE in Palenque.

In Africa speakers of Niger-Congo languages began migrations from the Cameroon region southwards. These languages now cover most of Africa south of the Saharan.

Iron reached Britain in 700 BCE.

On 28 May 585 BCE, Cyaxares of Media (modern Iran) and Alyattes of Lydia (modern Turkey) were about to start a battle when a total eclipse of the Sun occurred. The two nations were so frightened that they signed a peace treaty. Because eclipses can be predicted very accurately by astronomers, this remains the earliest historical event that can be dated to the exact day.

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The major points in humans' understanding of the size and scale of the Universe and our place in it.

How calendars work. The different types. The link of time to astronomical observations.

The Etruscans, fore-runners of the Romans, have given the English language a number of words.

Some of the hundreds of Greek words now used in the English language.

Some of the hundreds of Latin words now used in the English language.

A few Punic words in English. Punic was the language of the Carthaginians.

A brief introduction to total eclipses of the sun. Occurrence of eclipses (how often and where seen). A listing of the next ten total eclipses of the Sun.

Biographies including Homer, Zarathustra, Cyrus The Great, Pythagoras and Darius I.

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